Joseph H. Mullendore was born November 3, 1855, in Shelby County, Ind., son of Lewis and Harriet E. (Record) Mullendore, the former born in Miami County, Ohio, in 1823, and the latter born in 1831. In 1857 the family removed from Shelby County to Johnson County, and here our subject was reared and educated. By occupation he is a farmer, and by industry and good management has secured a valuable farm comprising 160 acres, upon which he settled in 1878. He has a good residence, erected in 1886, and a substantial barn built in 1887, also one of the best drained farms in that locality. Mr. Mullendore was married October 14, 1877, to Miss Sarah E. Mitchell, a native of this county, born October 20, 1858, daughter of William and Lucinda Mitchell, the former born in 1837, the latter in 1842, and died in 1861. To this union were born these children: Elzora B., born July 8, 1881, Gracia B., born April 1, 1885, and Alonzo E., born August 15, 1878, and died December 15, 1885. Politically, Mr. Mullendore is a republican, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.