Biography of James J. Lord
Howard County, IN Biographies





JAMES J. LORD was born in Kent County, Del., October 11, 1828, and was the son of Andrew and Letitia (Reed) Lord. Andrew Lord, of English descent, was a farmer of Delaware. He was married to Letitia Reed, of Scotch Irish descent, in 1814. They had ten children - William H., Sarah A, Catherine A., Jeanetta, Mary A., John A., Letta J., James J., Jonathan L. and Richard T. C.; six now living. Andrew Lord died in 1835, and two years later his wife and family moved to Belmont County, Ohio, where they remained two years, when they located in Butler County, Ohio. Two years later, they removed to Rush County, Ind., where she remained until her death, September 20, 1875. James J. Lord was reared on a farm, having the advantage of the common school, but, under necessities of work, having with older brother the care of the family, he received but a limited education. He was married in Rush County, Ind., October 11, 1855, to Miss Sarah Billing, daughter of Andrew and Harriet (Wyat) Billing, of Delaware. He lived in Rush County until 1860, when he removed to Howard County, Ind., and purchased an eighty acre farm on the banks of Wild Cat, near the village of West Liberty. By hard work he succeeded in clearing out a home, and by diligence and economy has added 100 acres more, making him a farm of 180 acres of well improved land. Mr. and Mrs. Lord have had seven children - William A., Joseph L., Francis O., Lilly J., Annie E., Thomas E. and Harriet L., five now living. Mr. Lord was a prominent member of the Union League during the dark hours of his country; he holds the position of Worthy Chief in the Good Templar Lodge, and has occupied a prominent membership in the Grange movement, holding the office of Worthy Master. Mr. Lord is an active politician, voting with the Republican party since 1849, and he and wife are among the most active members of the Christian Church.

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


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