Vermillion County Indiana Genealogy
WILLIAM P. CARMACK, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 8, Vermillion Township, where he owns eighty-five acres of good land, under a high state of cultivation. He is a native of Vermillion County, born July 4, 1841, a son of Andrew and Rachel (Nichols) Carmack, natives of Tennessee, and early settlers of Vermillion County, now living in Dana. William P. was reared on his father's farm and with the exception of three years has always followed agricultural pursuits. He was given good educational advantages and has taught three winter terms of school. He was married in 1866, to Mary E. Asbury, who was born in Vermillion County, in 1847, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Jones) Asbury. They have nine children -- Ida M., Sarah E., Rachel J., Fred O., Elsie L., William R., Robert R., Carrie B. and Mabel F. In politics Mr. Carmack affiliates with the Republican party. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
HENRY H. AYE, farmer and stock-raiser section 9, Helt Township, Vermillion County, was born on the farm which he now occupies, the date of his birth being May 14, 1846. His father, Henry Aye, was a native of Maryland, and one of the old and honored pioneers of Vermillion County, Indiana, coming here in 1839 from Marion County, Ohio, where he had lived from boyhood. The father being a farmer, our subject was reared to the same vocation, which he has followed the greater part of his life. He received his education in the public schools of Montezuma, Indiana, and the Indianapolis Commercial College. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting July 19, 1862, in Company G, Sixth Indiana Cavalry, or Seventy-first Mounted Infantry. He was discharged February 11, 1863, for disability, caused by a gun-shot wound received at the battle of Richmond, Kentucky. He now draws a pension from the Government. Mr. Aye was united in marriage February 5, 1870, to Miss Minnie James, a daughter of the late Daniel James. Four children have
JACOB UNDERWOOD, who has been identified with the county many years, was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1818, a son of William and Elizabeth (Huffman) Underwood. In 1828 they removed to Coshocton County, Ohio, where he was reared on a farm, and attended subscription school, taught in the rude log cabins with their puncheon floors, clapboard roof and slab seats. When a young man he taught school a short time. He spent a few years in Licking County, Ohio, and in the fall of 1854 he came to Vermillion County, Indiana, settling where he now lives on section 5, Helt Township. He has made farming the principal vocation of his life, and is now the owner of a fine farm containing eight acres of choice land, well improved and under a good state of cultivation. Mr. Underwood was united in marriage August 21, 1842, to Miss Mary A. Slater, who was a daughter of Nehemiah Slater. They had born to them eleven children, of whom four are deceased. The names of those yet living are as follows -- Mary E., William, Joseph, Elizabeth J., David S., Emma A., and Henry O. Mrs. Underwood died November 12, 1869, and February 16, 1873, Mr. Underwood was again married to Mrs. Rosa J. Pierce, widow of Albert S. Pierce, and a daughter of Thomas and Hannah Dugger. To this union three children have been born, named -- Thomas, Rhoda and Cyrenia G. Mr. Underwood is a member of the United Brethren church, and his wife belongs to the Baptist church.
SAMUEL R. JAMES, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 3, Helt Township, where he has a fine farm of eighty acres. He was born in Helt Township, Vermillion County, August 2, 1826, a son of Dr. William James, who was the pioneer physician of the county, practicing medicine here when the Indians were the principal inhabitants. Our subject was reared to the vocation of a farmer, receiving such education as could be obtained in the rude log log cabin subscription schools of that early day. He was married March 16, 1848, to Matilda Hougland, who was born in Helt Township in 1829, a daughter of William Hougland, who came to this county from Ohio among the early pioneers. Nine children were born to this union of whom six are yet living -- Maurice H., Henry B., Caroline, Joseph F., George W. and Robert C., all of whom are married and living near the old homestead. Maurice married Caroline Kearns, and of their four children, two named Harvey L. and John, are living. Henry has been twice married, his first wife being Virginia Anderson, who left at her death two children -- Myrtle M. and V. Gertrude. He was subsequently married to Caroline Dinsmore, and to this union four children have been born, three still living -- Homer, Golda and Samuel. Caroline married Charles Bassett, and has two children -- Albert and Ethel. Joseph married Alice Randalls and
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