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    ISAAC BOONE, inventor; P.O. Troy. Isaac Boone is one of our wealthy farmers, who has lived long enough in this county to obtain a place in her history. He is a native of Virginia, born April 15, 1816; Abram and Mary (Areman) Boone were his parents; emigrated from Virginia and settled near Dayton in 1824. Isaac married to Miss Mary A. Holderman, May 2, 1839, by Squire John Burnett; they had seven children, five of whom are now living; 424 acres are now in his possession. In 1859, Mr. Boone exchanged his property for the farm where he now resides; the orchard furnishes an abundance of fruit; a large ice house on the farm is a prominent feature in it's revenue and this alone pays a handsome profit. Mr. Boone is worth from $35,000 to $40,000. Only one of his children (Mary A.) lives at home, and she is a lady of culture and energy. The children were born in the following order: Eliza, Apr. 23, 1840; Jacob H., March 30, 1843; William H., Dec. 2, 1847; David H., Sep. 8, 1849; Daniel F., June 16 1853; Mary A., Aug. 30, 1856; Malinda E., July 3, 1858. Mr. Boone can clearly trace his relationship to Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky. Of late years, he has devoted his especial attention to inventing a number of machines that seem destined to make him truly famous. His trade (that of a millwright) has been of much service to him in his work. We cannot pass by these meritorious articles without giving each one a brief notice. First in order comes his steam road-wagon, upon the feasibility of which much of the value of his inventions depends. It is surely a practical method of drawing heavy loads. It guides very easily, and can draw or push equally well. What seems to be the most important invention is a machine for picking cotton, and should it do what its inventor claims, it will surely revolutionize the cotton-picking business. Another invention is an ice-cutting machine, that, driven by the engine, which is now almost perfected, will do the work of one hundred saws per day. He also has a machine with which he expects to scald and scrape from 2,000 to 2,500 hogs, of all ages and sizes, per day, with the help of three men. The greatest of all his inventions is yet to come, and is supposed to be a life-saving apparatus, whereby patients who have been given over, by the physicians, to die, are placed it . It regulates and purifies the air, by furnishing the necessary amount of either hydrogen, nitrogen or oxygen, that the patient needs to sustain life. We sincerely hope, for the good of humanity, that the perfection of this machine shall be a success. The inventive genius of this man is wonderful, and should his machines prove equal to his expectations, he cannot fall short of becoming the wealthiest man in Miami County.

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