Biography of A. B. Foreman
Howard County, IN Biographies





A. B. FOREMAN was born in Fayette County, Ind., August 28, 1828, and was the son of Harrison and Mary (Sanders) Foreman, natives of Virginia, and of German and English descent, They were pio. fleets of Fayette County, and in 1838 located in Henry County on a farm. Mrs. Foreman here died in 1842, and Mr. Foreman was married to Ann Woollen, of Henry County. In 1854, he moved to this county, where h.e lived a farmer until his death in 1868. His wife still resides on the home farm. Our subject worked on the farm and attended school until he was twenty one, when he rented the home farm, and September 20, 1849, was married to Elizabeth Woollen, who born in Henry County, Ind., March 9, 1832, and was the daughter of William and Amelia Woollen. They have had ten children, two of whom are living; William H., a farmer in Nuckolls County, Neb., and Louisa A., wife of William Powell, a Howard County farmer. Mr. Foreman came to this county in 1854, and soon purchased forty acres of unimproved land, and two years later bought his present home of eighty acres, which he has cultivated and improved, and upon which he has erected good frame buildings. Mr. Foreman enlisted in 1864, in Company I, One Hundred and Forty second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private; his company was in the siege of Nashville, and later did a great amount of skirmishing. On July, 1865, he was honorably discharged, when he returned home and took up farming. Mr. Foreman is an active member of the Republican party, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he has been a liberal supporter of all public enterprises, and benevolent purposes. and is a worthy citizen of the cornmunity in which he lives.

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


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