JAMES ALTIG, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; was born in Mason Co., Ky., in 1821; his father died soon after this date, and his mother, with her family, removed to this township in 1836; since that date, he has lived within two miles of his present residence. He was first married, in 1844, to Sarah W. Berry, who lived but a short time; a second matrimonial alliance occurred in 1847, when he was joined in wedlock with Sarah Ann Potter; they have ten children living; one of the sons is a Deputy Assessor in this county. Mr. A. has never been active in politics, but has held several offices in the gift of the people; has been School Director fifteen years, School Trustee two terms and is at present one of the County Commissioners. He owns 468 acres of land, well improved and valued at $15,000.