Biography of Lemuel M. Githens
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LEMUEL M. GITHENS, one of the prominent farmers of Taylor Township, was born in Rush County, Ind., September 15, 1838, and is the son of Samuel A. and Jane E. Githens, natives of New York and Pennsylvania, and of English descent. He was reared on a farm and received a common school education, and shortly after his majority was married to Permelia Miller, daughter of Archibald and Ann (Barber) Miller, natives of Virginia. Four years after his marriage, Mr. Githens located in Grant County, Ind., and there cleared a farm of 200 acres. This he subsequently sold, and purchased 270 acres in Taylor Township, Howard County, upon which he still lives, and which has all necessary improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Githens have had eight children - Rosalie A., John M., Eliphalet, Susan, Iona, Luvina, George and Labetta, five of whom are yet living. Mr. Githens was a prominent member of the Grange movement, holding the position of Worthy Master, and is an active politician, voting with the Republican party.

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


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