Biography of William Datamore
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM DETAMORE was born May 21, 1807, in Augusta County, Va., and is the son of Jacob and Sophia (Loutz) Detamore, of German descent; his grandfather, Christopher Detamore, was in the Revolutionary war, and his father was in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch was married in Virginia to Miss Margaret Shull. They had eleven children, one dying in infancy. Mr. Detamore came to How; and County in the fall of 1850, and entered the farm on which he now 'lives, when it was in its native state; his wife died in 1863, and the following year he was married to Mrs. Zelah J. Lilly, who came to this county in 1847. They have one child. Mr. Detamore was a wagon maker by trade, and was bound out for three years, hence he had little opportunity for an early education; he has been a church member for fifty five years, and is now a member of the United Brethren Church; he was a Jackson Democrat, but in 1856 voted for John C. Fremont; he has since voted the Republican ticket, and has held some of the minor offices in the township Hie is a liberal citizen, and has taken an active part in the public and benevolent enterprises of the county.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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