Biography of Edmund P. Whisman
Tipton County, IN Biographies





EDMUND P. WHISMAN, farmer and stock raiser, is a native o Wayne County, Ind., and was born February 1, 1845; he is the eldest son of Peter and Mary J. (Miller) Whisman, natives respectively of Virginia and Indiana, and of German and English descent. In the fall of 1851, his parents located in Cicero Township, this county, and there Peter Whisman died, June 30, 1861, at the age of forty nine. The subject of this sketch being the eldest son, was taught the use of the ax, maul an d wedge in his youth. When his father died, he took charge of the home farm; he supported the family until he was twenty five years of age, and in 1870 went West to prospect for a home; he traveled three years in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Indian Territory, after which he returned to this county and engaged in farming the home place. In 1877, he located on the farm where he now lives; he was married in the fall of 1873 to Miss Cynthia Thatcher, of Tipton County. She was born in Switzerland County, Ind., in 1847, and is the daughter of Jesse Thatcher. Four children blessed this union - Martha V., Peter, Eva and Jesse. Mr. Whisman is identified with the Democratic party, and he and his wife are members of the New Light Church.

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


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