Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Monday, January 16, 1933
Ill Since Last Tuesday,
Retired Farmer Passes
Away Early Today.
          Ill only since last Tuesday with pneumonia,  William H. Roan,  died at his home east of Morristown this morning at 5:20 o'clock.  He was well known over the county as a farmer, he having retired from that profession some years ago.
          Mr. Roan was a life-long resident of the county and of the neighborhood where he died.  He was born July 20, 1862, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Road.  At the time of his death, he was aged seventy years, five months and twenty-six days.
          He was first married in 1883 to  Miss Margaret Elliott,  to which union two children were born.  Following her death, he was united in marriage to  Miss Mary Curtis  and the couple became the parents of three children.
          Surviving relatives, besides the widow, are the five children,  Oscar,  Indianapolis, and  Walter,  Ora,  Talmage  and  Russell,  all of Shelby county.  There are also four grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Nazarene church in Morristown Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in charge of  Rev. Singhurst,  the pastor.  Burial will take place in the Blue River Chapel cemetery in Marion township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, April 26, 1887
Page 1, column 3
          Richard Roan was born in Kentucky, March 24th, 1802, was married to  Elsie Davis about 1821, moved to Indiana in 1823 and to Shelby county in 1824.  They attended the first court ever held in the county, which was held in a log house.  Logs were used for seats and other furniture.  They entered land in 1833 upon which he lived continuously afterwards until his death.  He was the father of ten children, leaving forty-one grandchildren and 74 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.  He joined the Christian church early in life and remained a constant member until his death, which occurred April 21, 1887, caused by paralysis.  He was buried at Concord cemetery April 23.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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