Biography of S. P. B. Letherbery
Tipton County, IN Biographies





S. P. B. LETHERBERY, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Marion County, Ohio, June 28, 1852, and is a son of Santford and Elizabeth (May) Letherbery, both natives of Ohio. His father belonged to one of the pioneer families of Marion County. Our subject was reared by his grandmother, and received a common school education. At the age of twenty, he began farming on rented land, and in the spring of 1880 came West and purchased 100 acres of his present home. He began life with limited means, but by 1880 had $2,500, besides a good farming outfit. He now owns 120 acres well improved, together with 105 acres of tillable soil. Mr. Letherbery was married, May 16, 1865, to Miss Matilda A. Harris, of Marion County, Ohio, born July 15, 1858, daughter of Jacob and Sarah A. (Kerr) Harris. Mr. Letherbery is one of the leading sheep raisers of Wild Cat Township, and an active worker in the Republican party. He has filled some of the minor offices of the township. He is a worthy citizen, and with his wife is a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

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


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