Biography of Orange T. Florea
Howard County, IN Biographies





ORANGE T. FLOREA was born May 13, 1847, in Rush County, Ind., and spent his early life on the farm; he obtained a good common school education, and was married, August 31, 1871, to Miss Mattie Smith, daughter of Ebenezer Smith, a native of South Carolina, born June 14, 1804, and Mary A. (Hadden) Smith, born in South Carolina in 1809. Mrs. Florea's parents were married June 12, 1828, and located in Rush County in May, 1834. This union was blessed with thirteen children, two of whom died in infancy. In 1829, Mr. Smith united with the church, and was always one of its most active and happy members until his death. In 1871, Mrs. Smith came with her children to this county, and located on a farm in Union Township. Orange T. first obtained land in Grant County, and subsequently purchased ninety six acres in this county, where he now resides. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1857, and his wife united with the same church in 1872. Mr. Florea's great grandfather's name was Albert Florea; he married Miss Charity Baker, and they had ten children - Rebecca, Elizabeth, Charity, Nancy, Mary, Ruth and Rachel (twins), John, Isaac and Joshua. Joshua Florea, our subject's grandfather, was born October 14, 1787; was a native of Kentucky, and of German and French descent. He was married, August 3, 1812, to Mary Spurgin, born in Kentucky December 20, 1794, and was of English descent. This union was blessed with the following children - John, born July 11, 1813; Cyrus, born June 20, 1819; William Riley, born November 8, 1821; Joseph and Josiah (twins), born October 30, 1823; Jordon, born November. 26, 1825, died October 3, 1826; and Morris, born September 4, 1830, died June 18, 1831. Joshua Florea was a soldier in the war of 1812; he died February 28, 1867, and his wife survived him over two years, and died October 6, 1869. Cyrus Florea, the father of our subject, was married January 13, 1841, to Miss Almira Keever, born August 18, 1822. They had six children - Orange T., born May 13, 1847; Mary J., born October 19, 1848; Josh E., born May 17, 1850; Sarah E., born September 15, 1852, died July 1, 1854; Joseph Dale, born July 5, 1854, died October 9, 1860; Fiorella A., born December 24, 1856. Mr. Florea is an industrious farmer, an excellent gentleman, and a worthy citizen in the community in which he resides.

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


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