Charles T. Pauley

Charles T. Pauley, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Snider) Pauley, was born on the farm in Green township on October 28, 1851. The father was a native of Virginia and the mother was born in Pennsylvania. The Sniders were of German origin and moved to Madison county in early life, and died there.

Joseph Pauley received but a limited education in the schools of Virginia and was bound out to learn the tanner's trade at the age of eight years. Mr. Sparks, to whom he was bound, came to Indiana immediately and brought the boy with him. Here young Joseph attended school but one term and was put to work on the farm. On reaching maturity he became the owner of one hundred and sixty aces in Madison county, which he sold in 1833, and came to the farm in Green township where Charles T. now lives. Here he lived until his death, at which time he had two hundred and fifty-five acres. He was very successful and dealt in furs as well as farmed. He went as far as Virginia in conducting his fur business.

To Joseph Pauley and wife were born the following children: James P., Rebecca Jane Snider, Tabitha Ann Jones, Leannah Mingie and Rachel R. Greene. These children were born to his first wife, who died, after which he was married to Katherine Snider, to this union the following children were born: Edward, who was killed at the battle of Richmond, during the Civil War; Mary A. Piper, George M. and Charles T.

Charles T. Pauley received his education in the schools of Hancock county. After leaving school he engaged in farming on the old home place and has been here most of his life. He has seventy-seven acres in the home tract, on which is a fine brick house, erected by his father. A large barn had also been erected, which has been remodeled by his son. Mr. Pauley does general farming and stock raising.

Charles T. Pauley was united in marriage on February 29, 1879, to Mary A. Eckhart, a native of Montgomery county, Ohio, and the daughter of Christian Eckhart and wife. Mrs. Pauley is a member of the Lutheran church. Fraternally, Mr. Pauley is a member of Eden Lodge No. 477, Free and Accepted Masons.

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 889-890.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 20, 2001.

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