Absalom Lukenbill, b. 1812
|ABSALOM LUKENBILL, a native
Hoosier, was born in Washington County in 1812, and when
five years old removed with his parents to Owen County,
Ind., where he was raised, and subsequently married to a Miss
Thomas, who was born in Pulaski Co., Ky., in 1824, a
daughter of Elias Thomas, who came to Indiana in
about 1826. This lady died January 13, 1883, leaving to
survive her one daughter, Jeretta, now Mrs. Jospeh
Vail, who resides with her father at present,
together with her two children--Bessie J. and Otis.
David Lukenbill, father of Absalom, was the second
son of Henry and Mary Lukenbill, who were natives
of North Carolina, and German descent. He came to Indiana
as early as 1806, but returned to his native State, and
was there married in about 1810, and then returned to the
home he had selected in Washington County, Ind. From this
place, he moved to Owen County, and from there to Iowa,
where he died in 1853, leaving seven sons and one
daughter by his first marriage, and two sons and three
daughters by his second. When Absalom Lukenbill and his
father settled in Owen County, this State, everything was
in a wild and uncivilized condition. Indians and wild
game of numerous kinds were in abundance, while their
nearest white neighbors were miles distant. Here, the
subject of this sketch was reared to manhood, working at
farming. By working around, he had earned $400 to begin
married life with, and since that time he has increased
that amount materially. In 1866, he came to Greene, where
he has since resided. He is a member of the Christian
Church and an influential citizen.
HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF INDIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC., CHICAGO: GOODSPEED BROS. & CO., PUBLISHERS. 1884.
GREENE CO., IN., FAIRPLAY TWP. PAGE 403
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