John H. Carlton was born in Hancock county on June 6, 1873. He is the son of James and Mary (Power) Carlton. James Carlton was born in Ireland and maried Mary Power, who was born in Pennsylvania She was the daughter of Jacob Power, who was a farmer and who spent his last days in Hancock county, Indiana. The father of James Carlton was Daniel Carlton, who was born in Ireland and who came to America with his family. He was a farmer and belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church. He married Nancy McElroy and they had the following children: Samuel, David, John N., Mary P. Eliza Ann, Thomas, James, who was the father of the subject of this sketch, and Ellen. James Carlton received little education. He was three years old when he was brought to America by his parents. He is a farmer and owns a tract of one hundred and thirty acres in Center township. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is the father of the following children: John J., who is the subject of this sketch; Charles, who lives in Center township and who married Iva Cox; Marshall, who lives in Center township and who married Blanche Harland.
John H. Carlton was educated in the common schools of Hancock county, and farmed until about 1900. He is a Democrat in politics and was sheriff of this county for four years from 1905 to 1909. He lived in Greenfield during the time he was sheriff, and moved to Maxwell in 1909 and since then has been in the grain and elevator business with Frank Brandenburg, of Greenfield, Indiana.
John H. Carlton was united in marriage to Minnie Cooper, who was born in Maxwell, Indiana, the daughter of E. L. and Louise (Roberts) Cooper, the former of whom had a general merchandise store in Maxwell for twenty years. Mr. Carlton is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, and of the Improved Order of Red Men.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 888-889.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 20, 2001.
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