Joseph  M.  Farlow

          Joseph  M. Farlow  was born in Orange Township, this [Rush] County, July 22nd, 1841.  He is the son of  Hiram and  Elizabeth  (Townsend)  Farlow.  He is the ninth of twelve children, nine of whom are living.  He was raised on a farm and received a common school education.  He began working for himself at the age of twenty-one, and for more than ten years rented land.  In 1874 he removed to Anderson Township from Orange, and settled where he now lives.  He now owns 126 acres of land.  In 1864, he was married to Miss Lucinda Bowles, who was born in Fulton County, Indiana, August 12, 1845, daughter of  T. J. and Sarah Bowles.  To this union have been born six children, viz:  Effie M., born in 1872;  James B., born 1866;  Sarah E., born 1868;  Ruby M., born 1872;  Mertie A., born 1882;  Eda E., born 1877.  Mrs. Farlow as a politician is a Democrat.  Mr. and Mrs. Farlow are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He has made his own way in life, and has been very successful.  He is a representative of one of the first families of this county.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago:  Brant & Fuller, 1888.
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