Tunis Calvin List, of Franklin Township, is one of four children to the marriage of Theodore and Susan (Vannuys) List, and is of Scotch-Irish origin. The parents of our subject were natives of Kentucky; his father’s birth occurring in that state in 1797, and his death in Johnson County in 1877. The mother was born in Mercer County, and died in this county, at about seventy-five years of age. The family came to Johnson County in 1838. Here the boyhood days of our subject were spent, and here in a log-house which stood where the Hopewell school building now stands, he was educated. Mr. List has followed farming successfully all his life, and is the present owner of a good farm of 150 acres, upon which he has resided twenty-seven years. His marriage occurred in 1852, to Miss Mary C. Luyster, a sister of Capt. H. H. Luyster, mayor of Franklin. Mrs. List was born in 1836, where she now lives. They are the parents of four children: Luna May, born 1856; Robert M., born 1858; Samuel W., born 1863, and William, born 1866. Politically, Mr. List is a republican, and cast his first presidential vote for John C. Fremont, and since that time has voted for every republican nominee. Samuel W. List, a brother of our subject, was a soldier in the late war, a member of Company F, Seventh Indiana Volunteers. He was wounded at Petersburg, Va., and died at City Point, July 4, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Tunis C. List are members of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 629.