John  M.  Moberly
            John M. Moberly, an enterprising farmer, is a native of Union Township, Shelby County, born August 8, 1843, being the eldest in a famiy of six children, four boys and two girls, born to  Thomas and  Julia (Barnes) Moberly,  who were both natives of Madison County, Ky.; the former came with his uncle to Shelby County when he was but seven years of age, and the latter came with her parents in an early day, and they have since continued residents of the county.  Our immediate subject was reared to manhood on the home farm, receiving a common education in the schools of the county sufficient to enable him to teach, which he did for nine terms.  He remained at home and assisted his parents on the farm until he attained the age of thirty-three years, when, December 27, 1876, his marriage with  Mary Dewitt  was solemnized, and to their union three children have been born, viz.:  Charles E.,  Harry M. and  Frank.  He has always made farming his occupation, and he has been very successful.  He now owns 122 acres of well improved land, he belongs to the Masonic fraternity, in politics he is a Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Addison [Township] Sketches," pages 595, Brant and Fuller, Chicago, 1887.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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