Biography of Joseph Haskett
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOSEPH HASKETT is the sixth of eight children born to Isaac and Rebecca (Evans) Haskett, both natives of South Carolina; his parents were early settlers in Ohio, having located in that State in 1812. Joseph was born in Miami County, Ohio, November 10, 1818, and there remained until 1860, working on the farm, helping to maintain the family; he attended school during the winter months until he was nineteen years old. Upon leaving Ohio, he settled in Taylor Township, Howard County, upon a farm which he cleared and cultivated; he sold this and went to Fairfield to engage in the manufacturing of flour; he is at present sole proprietor of the Fairfield Mills, which is an ornament to any State. It has the capacity of 500 bushels per day, and is one of the best mills of its size in the State. Mr. Haskett was married, December 3, 1863, to Miss Abbie Rickle (now deceased). Mr. Haskett has always been connected with the Friends' Church, has been an ardent friend to the poor, and a liberal giver to all branches of industry; he is a prominent citizen, and a supporter of all religious and benevolent societies; he also deals in grain, and ships flour extensively to the East. He cast his first vote for President Harrison, was a Whig formerly, and now votes the Republican ticket.

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


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