Caroline Boring was born in Rush County, November 27, 1824, and is the sixth of eight children born to William and Mary (Wheeler) McCartey, natives of Pennsylvania, who emigrated to Kentucky in an early day, and afterwards came to Indiana, and settled in Rush County, and there lived until 1862, when they came to Shelby County, and here her father died in 1869, in his seventy-sixth year, and the mother died two years previous in her seventy-fifth year. Mrs. Boring was married to Jacob L. Boring, a native of Ohio, born October, 1821; he was a son of Jacob and Catharine (Ruskiser) Boring. Seven children were the production of that marriage, viz: William, born 1842; Cyrus, born 1844; Lawrence, born 1846; Mary, born 1849, and died in 1850; Frank P., born 1853; Jacob, born 1855 and John L. born 1858. By occupation the husband of Mrs. Boring was a farmer, which he continued until his death in August, 1865. Mrs. Boring now owns 200 acres of well improved land, and is a devoted member of the Methodist Protestant Church. Cyrus Boring remained at home until twenty-two years of age, when he was married to Catherine J. Winton, who was born in Shelby County, and is the mother of these nine children: Jacob L., William R., Irvin, Lawrence, Adda M., Flora B., Mary E., Franklin W. and George C. In 1878, Mr. Boring was elected Trustee of Van Buren Township. He began teaching school when nineteen years of age, and continued that occupation until 1885. He now owns forty acres of land in Van Buren Township, is a Mason and a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. John L. Boring, another member of this family, was reared on the old home farm and received a fair education, is by occupation a farmer and owns a sixty-acre farm. He was married in 1877, to Miss Mary, daughter of John and Sarah (Lapham) Hendricks, and is the mother of these two children: Emily L. and Eunice P. Jacob W. Boring, another representative of this family, received an ordinary education and at nineteen years of age was married to Miss Lucinda Crud, who was born in Shelby County, and is the daughter of Allen and Louisa (Ballard) Crud*, natives of Ohio and Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Boring are the parents of four children, viz: Addie L., Myrtle, Murry E. and Ezra L. Mr. Boring continued farming until 1882, when he engaged in the merchandise business in Carlton, Indiana, which he continued one year, and then resumed his former occupation. His farm consists of nearly 100 acres. Politically, he is a Democrat, and a member of the Methodist Protestant Church.
History Of Shelby County, Indiana,
Brant & Fuller, 1887,
Pages 780 & 781
Submitted by Barb Huff for Peggy Wilson
* Creed is the correct spelling