Shelby  County,  Indiana

Pliny  Hungerford

          Pliny Hungerford  was born in Rush County, Ind., August 22, 1847, the eldest of seven children born to  John and  Nancy (Callahan) Hungerford,  both natives of Ohio.  John Hungerford came to Rush County in early manhood, where he was married January 1, 1846.  He purchased a farm and made a good home, where he lived the remainder of his life.  He died in February, 1862, at the age of forty-two.  His wife is still living at the age of fifty-seven.  Pliny Hungerford was reared on a farm, and had a common school education.  On becoming of age he started for himself, farming on rented land, which he continued for seven or eight years.  He then purchased a farm of ninety-three acres, where he is now living.  In October, 1871, he married  Miss Savannah E. Johnson,  of Fulton County, Ind.  She was born December 26, 1851, and is a daughter of  Elijah Johnson.  By this marriage two children were born:  Ora,  died at the age of eight years  Bertha,  born April 3, 1883.  Mr. Hungerford is a fine farmer, and has made life a success.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches,"  page 687-688
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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