Biography of John E. Rumsey
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN E. RUMSEY, dealer in musical instruments and sewing machines, representing the Estey and Cymbella organs and the Singer sewing mpachine, was born in Mason County, Ky., April 2, 1820. His father, Charles Ramsey, removed to Rush County, hid., in 1833, and came to Tipton County in 1849. He was a carpenter by trade, bat after he came to this county, engaged in farming. He purchased a large tract of land, and resided on that until his death in July, 1872. John E. Rumsey had very limited opportunities to receive an education, but after he was grown up he attended the academy at Waveland three years. In 1852, he came to Tipton County and located on a farm during one year. He engaged in teaching and taught his first term in the Tipton High School. He followed teaching fifteen years, after which he engaged in mercantile pursuits a short time. He then followed the life insurance business until 1872, when he was elected by the Republican party as a Representative of Hamilton and Tipton Counties. He served in the General As. sembly in the special session of 1872, and the regular session of 1783, and soon after engaged in his present occupation, where be is doing a good business. He owns a good residence in Tipton. Mr. Rumsey was married, October 5, 1843 in Patman County, Ind., to Miss Zerelda Osborn.

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


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