Samuel  A.  Sandefur

          SAMUEL  A.  SANDEFUR,  a prominent citizen of Hendricks Township, is a native of Jackson Township, Shelby County, where he was born November 3, 1836, being seventh in a family of eleven children born to James B. and  Nancy  (Shipp)  Sandefur, who were both natives of Kentucky, and came to Indiana and Shelby County in a very early day.  In the spring of 1837, they removed to Johnson County, where they lived until their deaths.  Our immediate subject was reared to manhood in Johnson County, remaining home and assisting his parents until he attained the age of twenty-three years, receiving a common school education.  November 3, 1859, his marriage with Agnes Williams was solemnized, and to their union twelve children were born, these eight now living:  Dora, wife of  Andrew Glover;  Jane, now Mrs. John Harding;  William, unmarried;  Nancy, consort of  Thomas Ware;  Addie, wife of  Morton Howell;  John,  Effie  and  Reuben.  August 22, 1882, Mr. Sandefur suffered the bereavement of losing his beloved wife.  He has always made farming his principal occupation, in connection with which he has for sixteen years been engaged in tile manufacturing and he has been quite successful.  He now owns 525 acres of well improved land.  He belongs to the Methodist Protestant Church.  In politics he is a Democrat.
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