Biography of John W. Leavell
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN W. LEAVELL, Sheriff of Tipton County, was born February 11, 1842, in this county. He was reared on a farm. His facilities for obtaining an education were limited. He attended the log schoolhouse of primitive days. He learned, and for nine years followed, the trade of a tanner. He then returned to agricultural pursuits, in which he was engaged until his election to the office of Sheriff, in November, 1882. He is the owner of a fine farm of 140 acres in Madison Township, which he made his home for many years prior to his recent removal to Tipton to take charge of the duties of his office. Mr. Leavell is a Republican, and notwithstanding the fact that Tipton County is essentially Democratic, he was elected by a majority of about one hunderd votes. He is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity. March 23, 1862, he was married to Moley Beeson. They have had four chuldren, Madora B. William T., Benjamin F. and Leonidas.

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


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