Thomas  E.  Trackwell

          Thomas E. Trackwell, was born in Liberty Township, this county, February 5, 1850, a son of  John and  Frances (Ballard) Trackwell, natives of Virginia.  John Trackwell was born July 15, 1809.  In his early life he was a pilot on the Ohio River.  In 1834, he married a Miss Ballard, who was born July 20, 1816. In 1838, he left the river and located in this county, where he remained until his death January 14, 1873.  His wife died March 3, 1865.  Thomas Trackwell was reared a farmer and had a good common school education.  When twenty years of age he began teaching school and has taught school several winters, twice in this county and Rush County. He followed farming during the summer season. He moved to his present home in March, 1887, where he runs a general store.  He is a staunch Democrat and is now Postmaster of  Meltzer, this county. He was married January 31, 1883, to  Miss Josephine Higgins, of this township.  By this marriage two children were born,  Jennie, born December 12, 1884, and  Jessie, born December 7, 1886.  Mrs. Trackwell is a member of the Catholic Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches", page 693.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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