Henry County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects
Jonathan C. Boone was born in Spiceland, Henry Co., Ind., Aug. 14, 1852, a son of Driver and Elizabeth C. Boone. His father was a native of North Carolina, and came to Indiana in 1830, settling in Spiceland, where he resided till his death in 1880, aged eighty-five years. He opened one of the first stores in the place and was appointed the first Postmaster. He was married in North Carolina to Anna Kesey, who died soon after coming to Indiana. He afterward married Elizabeth, widow of Richard Ganze, and to them were born five children Ð Richard G., now Superintendent of the Frankfort, Clinton County, schools; Christina B., widow of Dr. Thomas Ganze; John W. and Anna J., died in childhood; and Jonathan C., who was reared and educated in Spiceland. When sixteen years of age he began clerking for Samuel Parch. He afterward clerked for Halloway & Stanly four years, and for O.H. Nixon druggist. In 1879 he entered the office of T.B. Reeder, Recorder, and remained with him two months when he was employed by Milton Brown to complete a set of abstract-books. In 1882 he was elected County Recorder, his duties to begin Nov. 4, 1884. Mr. Boone was married in August, 1878, to Mary A. Dennis, of Wayne County, Ind. He is a member of Crescens Lodge, No. 33, Knights of Pythias.