Biography of James Recobs
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JAMES RECOBS was born in Fayette County, Ohio, January 12, 1829, and is the son of Frederick Recobs; he was reared upon a farm, and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Ohio until 1849, when he removed to Tipton County, Ind., and followed blacksmithing for about twelve years; he then farmed in different parts of Cicero Township, and in 1864 purchased 160 acres of land in Section 24, of this township, thirty acres of which were under cultivation; his farm is now well drained with tile, and has 150 acres under cultivation; in 1877, he built a commodious brick residence, and has a good barn and other outbuildings; he raises an average of fifty bushels of corn to the acre, and from fifteen to twenty five bushels of wheat. In August, 1847, Mr. Recobs enlisted in the Mexican war, in Company D, Second Ohio, and served in Scott's army as far west as the city of Puebla, where he was stationed; he was discharged in July, 1848. He was married, October 30, 1848, in Fayette County, Ohio, to Miss Lydia C. Burnett. They had thirteen children, eight of whom are living - Jane Ann, Mary E., Yerell F., Robert M., John H., Gay, Freddie and Samuel J. Mr. Recobs is a prominent citizen, is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically is identified with the Democratic party.

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


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