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    J. H. HORTON

    J. H. Horton, editor, P. O. Tippecanoe City; was born in Westchester Co., N. Y., Sept. 5, 1834, and comes of English ancestors; he came to this county with his father, Joseph C., in 1839, and located in Piqua; his father was a smith by trade, and still lives in Piqua, retired from active work. Col. Joshua H. is the oldest of a family of five children; he was reared and schooled in Piqua, and early learned the printer's art, which he has followed principally through life; after serving an apprenticeship he worked at journey-work till 1860, when he started the Piqua Democrat, which he conducted till the outbreak of the war, when he responded to the first call for troops and enlisted in the Ilth O. V. I. as 2d Lieutenant of Co. F. At the expiration of three-months term of service, he re-enlisted as private, and was soon promoted to the same rank which he held before. In this regiment he served two years, and was promoted from 2d to lst Lieutenant, and to Adjutant of the regiment, which office he f illed one year he then went into the 84th O. V. I., which he assisted in organizing, and was appointed Adjutant, and was discharged at the end of one year on account of physical disability while with the llth O. V. I. he was in West Virginia, and engaged in numerous severe skirmishes, the most important of which were Tyler Shoals, Mill Creek (2 days), Hawk's Nest (2 days), Sewell Mt., Gauley Mt., Cotton Hill (6 days), and over, twenty road and brush fights with rebel forces from 200 to 4,000 ; with the 84th O. V. I., he engaged in fight at Tate's Ford, retreated with the army to Louisville, Ky., and after fight at Perryville was taken prisoner by Morgan's forces, but was soon paroled; after his discharge he returned home and remained an invalid for the following year; went to Dayton, Ohio, and superintended the U. B. printing establishment for four years, when he came to Tippecanoe in 1869 and founded the Tippecanoe City Herald, which he continued to operate successfully till quite recently, when poor health required him to abandon the office ; has the appointment for census taker for Monroe Township, and is Lieutenant Col. of 3d 0. N. G : During the railroad riots of July, 1873, his regiment was called into service to suppress the mob in various places in Ohio. Col. H. was highly complimented for services during this time. He finds expression for his political views in the Republican party; is a member of the A.F.& A.M., I.O.O.F. and Encampment, and is a representative, from this district, of the Grand Lodge Encampment. He was married in December, 1855, to Miss Rebeeca M. Hannan, of Piqua. Six children have been the issue of this union.

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