Biography of William H. Slaughter
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM HENRY SLAUGHTER was born October 9, 1845, and is the son of William Slaughter, a native of Virginia, and of Scotch Irish descent. William Slaughter was a farmer who came to Indiana about the year 1835, and was shortly married to Miss Pinia Beck, of Fayette County, Ind. Soon after his marriage, he moved to Hancock County, and there purchased a farm of eighty acres, where he has since lived. Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter have had eleven children, seven of whom are still living - James C., Samuel, William Henry, Mary E., Francis M., Lavinia and Robert A. Mr. Slaughter was a prominent member of the Good Templars, and has been an active worker in the Democratic party since the year 1831, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. William Henry was reared on his father's farm, and lived at home until he was married in March, 1867, to Louisa Johns, daughter of Mathew and Ellen (Maggart) Johns. Her father, a native of Tennessee, and of German descent, was a farmer and a blacksmith by trade. Mr. Slaughter, after his marriage, rented a farm for fourteen years, during which time he purchased sixty acres of land in Union Township, Howard County, which he rented for two years, and in 1881 removed to this county, where he has since made his home. By industry and economy, he has been able to add forty acres, and now owns 100 acres of good farm land. Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter have had five children, all of whom are living - Martha E., Robert A., Minnie B., Charles E. and Francis M. Mr. Slaughter has been a prominent member of the Good Templars Lodge, and has closely adhered to its principles. He is a conservative politician in the Democratic ranks, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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


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