Biography of John H. Mack
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies

Johm H. Mack, son of the late John Mack, of South Bend, came to La Porte in April, 1844. The next winter he engaged in teaching school. For a number of years he taught daring the winter, and worked at his trade in the summer. In the fall of 1855 he bought an interest in a saw-mill in Green tp., and has been engaged in lumbering till about seven years ago, when he went to farming; has 160 acres in sec. 4. The record of their family is given here. John Mack, Sr., was born April 2, 1762, and died March 6, 1818; Silence Enos, born Oct. 14, 1771, died Oct. 30, 1799; Elizabeth, born June 4, 1790, died April 25, 1873; married Richard Smith; Mary Polly, born Nov. 3, 1792; she married Samuel G. Barr, who died Jan. 24, 1876, aged 84; she died April 6, 1835; John Mack, Jr., born Nov. 15, 1794, died April 8, 1878; James E., born Dec. 6, 1797, died. March 20, 1832; Experience Joyner, second wife of John Mack, Sr., was born in August, 1775, and died in 1857. Their children are: Pauline E., born Feb. 6, 1801, married Mr. Hall, and died May 4, 1861; Charlotte, born May 11, 1803, married Mr. Gillett, and. died Dec. 29, 1873; Williani J., born Sept. 30, 1805, and resides in Buffalo; Hiram, born May 19, 1808, left Buffalo May 16, 1834, starting for St. Louis, and was never heard of afterward; James Huggins, second husband of Experience Jovner, was born. July 4, 1766, and died Oct. 31, 1842; Joseph Hanford, father of Clarissa W. Hanford, was born in 1739, and died May 2, 1826; Clarissa W. Hanford was born Feb. 8, 1793, and died Sept. 6, 1841; John H. was born Oct. 26, 1820; an infant was born Aug. 17, 1822, which died the next day; Helen, born April 10, 1824; Elizabeth M., born Oct. 26, 1825, and died July 30, 1826; Walter B., born May 6, 1827, residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa; William, born Oct. 9, 1828, and resides in this county; Achsah M. Leland, second wife of John Mack, Jr., born Feb. 22, 1805, and died April 6, 1875; a female infant was born March 6, 1846, which died the same day; James L., born June 28, 1849.

John Mack, Sr., married Silence Enos Sept. 16, 1788; and for his second wife, Experience Joyner, Nov. 2, 1799. Children of John Mack, Sr.: Elizabeth, married Richard Smith Jan. 18, 1808; John Mack, Jr., married Clarissa W. Hanford March 7, 1819, and for his second wife, Achsah M. Leland, March 27, 1842; Pauline E. Mack, married Asa Hall, Dec. 96, 1820; Mary Polly, married Samuel T. Barr Feb. 19, 1821; James E., married Marcia White Jan. 14, 1822; Charlotte, married Reynolds Gillett Dec. 2, 1827; William IT., married Ann Holbrook Nov. 28, 1833. Experience Mack, former wife of J. Mack, Sr., married James Higgins Dec. 11, 1825; Samuel T. Barr, former husband of Mary Mack, married Marcia Mack, former wife of James E. Mack.

Children of John Mack, Jr.: William, married Lauretta Thurber Feb. 4, 1852; Walter B., married Rebecca Southerland June 28, 1853; John H. Mack, married Sarah S. Wharton Feb. 7, 1866; James L. Mack, married Ella Funk March 30, 1871.

Family of John H. Mack: Sarah L. Wharton Mack was born in 1845, and their children are: John W., born Feb. 9, 1867; Franklin H., born Aug. 14, 1870; Walter J., born March 1, 1875; Reuben S., born July 20, 1877; and Olarissa W., born Oct. 30, 1879.

History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.

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