Biography of J. P. Katon
Tipton County, IN Biographies





J. P. KATON was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, June 26, 1817, and was reared in his native county. He left there at the age of twenty six, and spent a short time in Iowa, after which he engaged in making linseed oil in Pittsburgh, Penn. He continued in this business about three years, and then erected a white lead factory in Zanesville, Ohio, where he continued in business three years. In 1853, he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and operated a saw and grist mill and carding machine. In 1855, he sold out this business and engaged in farming a short time. He then operated a saw mill at Cedarville, Ohio, for three years, and in 1863 removed to Tipton County and settled near Petersburg. In 1867, he purchased a farm of sixty seven acres in Cicero Township, and has cleared forty acres, and it is here that he now resides. Mr. Katon was married in Pittsburgh, Penn., September 14, 1848, to Miss Mary E. McKee. They have three children living - Granville B., Mellville G. and Mrs. Marianne G. Reed. Mr. Katon is a well to do farmer, and politically is identified with the Republican party.

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


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