The late William Major, father of
Squier Major, our present County
Superintendent of Public Instruction, settled here in 1830, and was to
the day of his death, in 1877, a man that commanded univeral respect and
confidence. He was born December 24, 1807, in County Longford, Ireland;
was married to Eliza, daughter of Alexander VanPelt, July 8, 1836;
elected Justice of the Peace in 1837; served in that office sixteen
years, was Township Trustee a number of times, and was a member of the
State Legislature three times --- in 1847, 1852 and in 1856.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Noble Twp". Chicago: Brant
& Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Stephen Moberly