Biography of Perry Behymer
Tipton County, IN Biographies





PERRY BEHYMER is a native of Clermont County, Ohio, and was born December 4, 1850. He is the eldest son of nine children born to William and Martha (Littleton) Behymer, natives of Kentucky and Ohio, and of German and English descent. His father was a cooper by trade, but for the last thirty years has given his attention to farming. William Behymer removed to Rush County, Ind., in 1853, and in 1861 located in Grant County. He now resides in Rigdon, Grant County. He has served as Justice of the Peace, and now holds the position of Notary Public. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Perry Behymer spent his boyhood on the farm, having access to the common schools. At the age of eighteen he attended one summer term of seventy days, after which he received a twelve months' license to teach in Tipton County. He taught twelve terms in succession in Tipton, Grant and Madison Counties, and was Principal of the Windfall High School in 1876-77, continuing two terms of nine months each. He attended one term of seventeen weeks in the Normal School of Lebanon, Ohio. Soon after he began teaching at Windfall, he commenced reading law, and assisting as junior editor upon the Windfall News. In the summer of 1877, he and his brother became editors of this paper, which they published until May, 1880. Having purchased the Tipton Times, they removed to Tipton and united the strength of the News with the Times. This they conducted one year with a circulation of 900. After this, Mr. Behymer retired from the editorial work and returned to Windfall, where he soon after engaged in the practice of law, having been admitted to the bar in Tipton County in 1879. He has met with success in his practice. Mr. Behymer was married, March 14, 1872, to Miss Mary E. Legg, who died May 16, 1872. He was next married, March 11, 1880, to Miss Julia A. Graham, of this county, and daughter of Hollingsworth Graham. Mr. Behymer is a Democrat in politics, and has served as School Trustee, and as President of the School Board. In 1878, he was a candidate for County Superintendent, and was defeated by one vote. He is a highly respected citizen. and his wife is a consistent member 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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