Biography of Sylvester J. De Poy
Tipton County, IN Biographies





SYLVESTER J. DE POY, farmer and teacher, is a native of Howard County, Ind., and was born September 9, 1852. He is the son of William and Catherine J. (King) DePoy. His father was born in Virginia September 2, 1823, and removed to Fayette County, Ohio, when he was quite young. He spent his youth on a farm in that county and was there married, August 29, 1849, to Miss Catherine J. King, born in Ohio, March 1, 1830. In 1850, he removed to Howard County, Ind., and purchased a farm one mile north of Kokomo. In 1860, he sold this and purchased a farm of sixty acres in Pulaski County, near Star City, where they have since resided. He has a family of seven children, four of whom are residents of Tipton County Sylvester J., Fletcher J., Laura E., a teacher, and Ella J., a teacher. The rest of the family reside at their home in Pulaski County, viz.: Susan E., Alice B. and Willie H. The subject of this sketch remained in Howard County until he was eight years of age, when he removed with his parents to Pulaski County. In 1873, he came to Tipton, where he attended the high school three years, and has since been engaged in farming and teaching in Tipton County, and has given good satisfaction in the teachers' profession. He is identified with the Republican party and takes an active interest in the political issues of the day.

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


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