Solomon  Macy

          Solomon  Macy,  is a native of Guilford County, N. C., born Nov. 3, 1805, a son of  Thaddeus and  Catherine (White) Macy,  natives of the same county, of Welsh descent.  He lived on a farm till sixteen years of age when he went to learn the saddler's trade.  He served as an apprentice two years, but on account of failing health returned to the farm and remained a year.  He then again began working at his trade and worked on the farm and in the shop two years.  In 1826 he came to Indiana and lived in Wayne County a year; then went to Washington County and remained a years, and in 1829 came to Henry County and opened a harness shop in Greensboro with  Job Dix,  which they carried on successfully three years.  He then taught school for a time and subsequently entered 148 acres of unimproved land from the Government where he has resided since 1833.  He was married Dec 2, 1830, to  Priscilla,  daughter of  John and  Elizabeth Ham.  They have had a family of six children -- Edwin,  Martha A.,  Elwood,  Samuel H.,  Caroline  and  Mary J.;  the latter is deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Macy are members of the Society of Friends and are among the most influential and respected citizens of the county.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 820-821.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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