Samuel B. Slaughter was born near Warrington, Hancock county, on January 1, 1843, and was the son of William and Penina (Beck) Slaughter. The father was a native of Virginia and the mother of Wayne county Indiana. William Slaughter was reared in Virginia and came to Hancock county as a young man. Here he bought a farm of eighty acres and began farming. He was later married in the county. To William Slaughter and wife were born the following children: James, Samuel, William, Mary, Franklin, Levina and Robert.
Samuel Slaughter received his education in the common schools of Hancock county and after leaving school he became a carpenter, at which trade he worked for thirteen years. At the time of his marriage he gave up his trade and bought one hundred acres of land in Green township and began farming. He still resides on the original farm, where he has erected modern and substantial buildings and has his farm under good cultivation. He is a breeder of fine Duroc-Jersey hogs. During the past four months Mr. Slaughter has been in ill health and his son attends to the active management of the farm.
In 1873 Mr. Slaughter was united in marriage to Herzella Bradley, and to this union the following children have been born: Daisy, who married William Rogers and lives in Madison county, Indiana, and has three children, Ralph, Helen and Howard; Ray, who married Susie Curry, lives in Green township, Hancock county, and has one child, a girl, Elthia; Pluma, who married Ward Keller, lives in Wilkinson, Hancock county, and has one child, Elizabeth; Edna, who married Paul Ferrell, lives in Kokomo. Mr. Slaughter and family are members of the United Brethren church.
Fraternally, Mr. Slaughter is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and takes an active interest in the success of the order. He has never been an office-seeker, but looks to the election of the best men to office.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 1005-1006.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI October 22, 2001.
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