Isaac Sawin, farmer, German Township, is a son of J. H. Sawin, who was born in the State of New York, April 29, 1802. At the age of ten, J. H. Sawin accompanied his parents to Ohio, locating near the city of Marietta, where the years of his youth and early manhood were spent. At the age of twenty, he went to Arkansas, where he remained eighteen months, during which time he saved sufficient from his earnings to buy him a home, which he purchased from the Government in Bartholomew County, Indiana, in the year 1822. He walked from Arkansas to Indiana, a distance of over 500 miles, and made his first improvements on an eighty acre tract of wild land in the southern part of the county. He married in Shelby County, Indiana, on the 26th day of February, 1826, Caroline Harris
[Harvey], daughter of Longstreet and Charity Harris
[Harvey], who was born in New York, September 23, 1808. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of thirteen children, seven of whom are now living. Mr. Sawin died April 14, 1872. His widow is still living, making her home in German township. Isaac Sawin was born in Bartholomew County, December 15, 1833, and is a farmer by occupation. He identified himself with the Regular Baptist church a number of years ago, and is widely and favorably known as a member of that denomination. January 21, 1855, he married Mary A., daughter of Isaac and Julia Hill, by whom he had ten children-two sons and eight daughters.
History of Bartholomew County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, pages 802 & 803
Submitted by Barb Huff for Bruce Green
[Name correction by Phyllis Miller Fleming]
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