Biography of John Q. Seright
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN Q. SERIGHT, Deputy Sheriff of Tipton County, was born in Decatur County, Ind., October 19, 1851, where he remained until his fourteenth year. His father, John Seright, was born in 1828; was married in 1848, in Decatur County, to Miss Charlotte Stirgus, and in 1864 removed to Tipton County, locating at Windfall, where for several years he engaged in the mercantile business, which he finally sold out and invested his means in a farm, on which he resided until his death, which occurred in 1873, April 13. He left behind him a family of two Sons, namely, our subject, and Lewis G., a resident of Windfall. The mother of our subject died September 28, 1860. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. John Q. Seright grew to manhood in Windfall, acquiring a good business education from the graded school of the town. His first business experience was as a cleik, after which he learned telegraphy, and after following that for some four years, he returned to his first calling, which he pursued until 1876, when he engaged in merchandising for three years, after which he again clerked until 1880, when he received the appointment of Deputy Sheriff of the county and removed to Tipton. He was again appointed Deputy by Sheriff Leavell in 1882, and is now discharging the duties of that position. He was married in Tipton County, December 12, 1875, to Miss. Julia R. Wright. They have two sons and two daughters, namely, Lottie, Andrew D., Creola, Gamalia Earl. Mr. Seright is politically a Republican. He is also a member of the order of Odd Fellows. He expects when his term as Deputy expires to retire to his farm of eighty acres, lying three miles east of Windfall.

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


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