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    JOHN CLARK HARSHBARGER, who comes of an old and respected family of Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, is engaged in general farming and lives upon and owns a farm of forty acres in Section 12. He will also be the owner of ninety-two acres at his mother's death, willed that way by his father. He pays his mother a dowry of one- third, which formed a part of the old homestead. He was born in this township, December 15, 1861, and is a son of George K. and Mary Ann (Sipes) Harshbarger.

    George K. Harshbarger was born in Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, where his father was among the pioneer settlers. He engaged in farming throughout his active life, and became the owner of a valuable property in Newton Township. He died at Atwood, Illinois, in 1902 and is survived by his widow, who resides at Pleasant Hill. They were parents of two children: Mina, and John Clark Harshbarger.

    John C. Harshbarger attended the public schools in Newton Township and assisted his father in the work on the farm, a part of which he helped to clear. After his marriage he set up housekeeping on the ninety-two acres of the home place his mother now owns and lived there for twenty-one years, at the end of which time he over his present farm. He is engaged in general farming and tobacco raising, having about three acres in the latter project. He is a Republican in politics, and served one year as road supervisor. February 5, 1887, Mr. Harshbarger was united in marriage with Effie Carey, a daughter of Stewart Carey, of Newton Township, and they have two sons, Ira and Alonzo. Religiously they are members of the Christian Church of Pleasant Hill.

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