Daniel J. Warrum

Daniel J. Warrum, a native of Green township, near where he now lives, was born on December 12, 1860, being the son of James and Sarah (New) Warrum, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. The paternal grandparents of Daniel Warrum came to Hancock county as pioneers and settled in Blue River township, where they entered land. They later came to Green township. Harmon Warrum, the grandfather, entered one hundred and sixty acres of land in Blue River township in 1805 and later, after having lived in Green township, moved to Center township, where he died. He was married to Mary Butler, of Wayne county, who was of Quaker descent. To them were born two sons, Nobel and James, and four daughters. While in Blue River township, Harmon Warrum built the first frame house in Hancock county. Mrs. Warrum died at the home in this township. Here in the township Mr. Warrum accumulated a large farm of several hundred acres.

The maternal grandparents of Daniel J. Warrum were Daniel New and wife, who were natives of Kentucky. They were pioneers of Blue River township, where they entered land and her made their home and here died.

James Warrum received his education in the schools of Hancock county and early in life became a farmer in Green township. Here he lived until the time of his death. He owned about one hundred and sixty acres of land, a part of which is the farm of Daniel J. Warrum. James Warrum and wife were the parents of the following children: William H., Elizabeth, Amanda, deceased; Harmon, deceased; James N., deceased; Mary M., Daniel J. and Louisa. The father and mother both died in Green township.

Daniel J. Warrum received his education in the schools of Hancock county and at the Spiceland Academy and the Danville Normal. After completing his education he engaged in farming in Center township and later moved to the farm where he was reared and her he has ninety-five acres.

Daniel J. Warrum was married on October 23, 1884, to Elizabeth Frost. To this union two children have been born: Ernest E. and Jesse J. Mr. Warrum has but lately retired as township trustee, in which position he served for six years .Fraternally, Mr. Warrum is a member of the Free and Accepted masons and has taken the chapter degree. He and his wife belong to the Friends church.

Elizabeth (Frost) Warrum was the daughter of James and Eliza (Trowbridge) Frost, both natives of Indian. Mrs. Warrum is a native of Center township, where her paternal grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Curry Frost, settled in an early day. The father of Mrs. Warrum was reared in Hancock county and lived here until his death. He was an extensive landowner. Mrs. Warrum's parents both were dead before she was two years of age.

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 1007-1008.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI October 22, 2001.

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