Strather Herod, farmer and carpenter, is a native of Putnam County, Ind., born November 14, 1846, and is the fifth in a family of nine children born to Rev. E. D. and Lucinda (Kendall) Herod. His father was born in Kentucky, December 28, 1815, and his mother, a native of the same state, was born in 1823, and died January 30, 1888. In 1831, the father came to Indiana and settled in Putnam County, and later removed to Johnson County, where he now resides. For almost fifty years he has been a Baptist minister. The immediate subject of this biography was raised on the farm, and received a common school education. At the age of twenty years he began life for himself, and in 1871 came to Johnson County, and settled in White River Township, where he remained for one year, and then removed to Hensley Township, where he resided until 1881, when he came to Franklin Township, where he has a good farm. Mr. Herod was united in marriage September 1, 1881, to Mrs. Margaret E. Mullendore, whose maiden name was Nay. Mrs. Herod was born in Johnson County, Ind., April 22, 1847. They have one child, Ralph T., born November 25, 1885. At the time of her marriage to our subject, Mrs. Herod had these three children: Jesse V., Maude M. and Wilda W. In politics, he is a democrat, also a K. of P. and a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Herod is member of the Christian Church.