Thomas B. Chalfant a prominent farmer on sec. 31; P. O., South Bend; is the son of Evan and Anna (Bulla) Chalfant,
and was born in Wayne county, Ind., Feb. 18, 1820, and is of English-Irish-Welsh-Dutch descent. He came to this
county with his parents Nov. 1, 1832, and settled on the farm on which he still resides; here his father and mother
both died, the former, who was a native of Pennsylvania, in 1870, the latter, a native of North Carolina, in 1849.
In 1848 Mr. C. was united in marriage to Jane Melling, a native of Ohio, born in 1825 and died in 1861; she was
the mother of 4 children, of whom 2 are now living: Nancy J. and Evan P. Mr. C. was married the second time in
1864, to Eleanor C. Alford, a native of Indiana, who was born in 1841; from this union they have been blessed with
2 children: Anna L. and Mary L. Mr. C. has held the office of Tp. Trustee; he is a member of the Grange, of which
organization he is Treasurer. Politically, he is a Republican. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
His education was limited, but he reads a great deal now, and takes nine or ten papers. He owns 236 acres of land,
175 of which are under cultivation; lie values it at $75 per acre. Mr. C. is a successful farmer, and an industrious
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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