ADAM GIRTON was born in Butler County, Ohio, September 4, 1832. He was the youngest son of Jacob
Girton. Adam was reared a farmer boy in his native county and schooled in the old log school-house. He
moved to Shelby County with his parents in 1853. He took a position as clerk in his father's store, where
he continued until 1857, when he took an interest in his father's planing mill, and in 1860, took charge of the
planing and saw mill. He remained here until 1869, when he returned to the home farm, where he now resides.
He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and an active worker. He was married December 13, 1859, to Miss
Adeline Taylor, of Virginia, who was born in 1835. She died in 1869, leaving five children: Hannah,
wife of Joseph Ryder; Arthur, Susan, wife of John Williams; Flora,
wife of David Hawkins, and Jacob. Mr. Girton married his present wife, June 24,
1880, when Miss Anthony became the bride; she is the daughter of Micajah Anthony. Mr.
Girton has made a success of life and now is well off. He and his wife are highly respected citizens.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, page 788.
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