John Waggoner, Jr.
John Waggoner, Jr., a wealthy farmer and
stock-raiser of Liberty Township, is the son of John and Nancy (McDuffee) Waggoner. He was born
in Rush Co., Ind., Feb. 14, 1828. His father is native of Kentucky, but came to Rush Co. at an early day,
bringing with him his wife and one child. He had very little property, but a great deal of pluck and good
common sense made admirable stock in trade, and a good investment of each made him a comfortable home in what was
the "Green Timber" land. His wife died in May, 1877, but his is still living. He is a Democrat
in politics. He is a member of the M.E. Church, as was also his wife.
His son, John, Jr., the subject of this sketch, remained at home until he was 21, when he worked by the month for about four years, splitting rails, ditching, etc. In Rush Co., Jan. 20, 1853, he was married to Miss Susan Tinsley, daughter of Enoch and Nancy Tinsley. About this time, he commenced farming on a piece of land in Rush Co., bought by himself and his brother. He remained there until 1870, when he came to this county and settled upon the place he now occupies, one mile west of Cynthiana. It comprises 230 acres of choice land, on which he has a residence and barns, which are finely illustrated in this work. In addition to this, he possesses 160 acres of land in Rush Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner have four children --- Sheldon, Marshall L., Florida M., and Nancy, who died at the age of 8. Mr. Waggoner is a member of the Christian Union Church; his wife is a faithful Methodist.
In politics, Mr. Waggoner is a Democrat. As a man, he has always been honest, upright and conscientious. He is one of the prominent farmers of Shelby Co. He has a very interesting family and a pleasant home.
Atlas of Shelby Co., Indiana, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co, 1880, pg 71.
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