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    Moses B. Earhart, lawyer, Troy. Mr. Earnhart is a young man of about 30 years; he was born near Fletcher, this county, and is the only son of Jacob and Philena (Branson) Earnhart. His father is a Christian minister, and his mother a daughter of Moses N. Branson. He received his early education in the common schools, and in the high school of Troy, of which he is a graduate, after which he took a course at the Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, and the Michigan University Law School, where he graduated in 1874. His mother dying in his boyhood, he afterward made his home with his uncle, Commissioner Northcut, until 1875, when he removed to Troy and began the practice of his profession. He has served two terms in the office of Mayor, discharging the duties satisfactorily. In the fall of 1879, he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of the county. He is an active worker in the affairs of the community, being Captain of Troy Guards at this time. As a practitioner, he is successful and entirely self made; is a reticent, non-obtrusive gentleman, preferring that modest worth should win him the respect and confidence of the people; his progress since his admission to the bar has been steady, and he bids fair to become one of the leading lawyers of the place. As a lecturer, he has a record not unworthy of mention; he has made several successful efforts in that line; among which was, "The Trial of Christ from a Legal Standpoint." On the 30th of July,.1876, he was joined in wedlock to Lizzie, daughter of David McCampbell. Mr. Earnhart is an active member in the Christian Church.

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