William  Major

          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

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