JOSEPH H. THROCKMORTON, a farmer and stock-raiser by occupation, and school teacher by profession, was born in Johnson County, Ind., December 11, 1836, and is the son of Samuel and Cyntha Ann (Brown) Throckmorton. The father was born in Monmouth County, N. J., in 1811, and died in Johnson County, Ind., March 12, 1882. He was the son of Joseph and Polly (Marland) Throckmorton. Joseph and Polly Throckmorton were early settlers of Franklin County. Samuel was reared on a farm, but served an apprenticeship at cabinet-making, and this was his vocation of life. He came, about 1832 or 1833, to Johhson County, in which county he was united in marriage with Cyntha Ann Brown, a short time after he came to the county. Cyntha Ann Brown is the daughter of Henry Brown, an early settler of Johnson County, and she was born in December 9, 1818, and now resides with a son in Union Township. Her marriage was blessed by the birth of the following children: Sally, deceased, Joseph H., Polly, deceased, Harriet, Melvina, Charles B., Winfred S. Joseph was raised on a farm, and educated in the common schools. Later, he attended two terms at the Butler University, at Indianapolis, Ind. In 1855, he began teaching in the public schools of the country. He has taught both in Morgan and Johnson counties. He continued to teach up to 1885, when he suspended teaching, and since has devoted his entire attention to farming and stock-raising. He began the battle of life a poor man, and by means of energy and enterprise he has been successful in life, and is now a prosperous and self-mad man, enjoying the esteem of his fellow citizens. He owns three tracts of land in this county, all aggregating 196 acres. April 6, 1862, he married Sarah J. Taylor, daughter of John and Sally Taylor, early settlers of Johnson County. Mrs. Throckmorton was born in this county, November 22, 1835. Her marriage has resulted in the following births: Horace, Ora, Carrie, deceased, and Sallie. Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton and their children are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Throckmorton is a member of Waverly Lodge, No. 318, I.O.O.F., and in politics, he is a staunch republican.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.