Jacob  Guile

          Jacob Guile  came to Indiana from Ohio, in 1834, when he joined his father in Shelby County.  His father had come to Shelby County from Cincinnati, Ohio, some time previous to this.  His father was married twice, first to Miss Mary Howe, the mother of Jacob, and after her death to Miss Nancy Spurlin.  He was a farmer and started in Shelby County as a pioneer.  He died in 1824, leaving a farm of 640 acres, mostly wild land.  Jacob married Miss Mary Clark, January 14, 1836.  She was of this county, but was born in Manchester, England, May 25, 1816.  They resided on their first farm for twenty years, then sold and located where they now live.  They have now a fine farm of 15 acres, with a good house. They had eight children, of whom four are now living:  Martin J.,  Newton,  Martha  and  Jacob A.   J. Newton enlisted May, 1861, in Company A, Sixteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers.   His regiment was in the First Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, with General Banks, Division Commander.   He fought at Ball's Bluff and Winchester, and in many skirmishes.  He was discharged in May, 1862.  He enlisted again May 2, 1864, in Company E, One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment Indiana Volunteers, under Captain Stephen Allen.   They joined General Thomas' command at Nashville, Tennessee, and did service through Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. He was discharged September 16, of the same year.   Mr. and Mrs. Guile are respected and honored citizens.  Grandfather Guile was a soldier in the War of 1776, and after the Battle of Lundy's Lane was never heard of.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, page 788.
Contributed by Laurie Dean

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