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    A. P. IDDINGS, farmer and stock-breeder; P. O. Troy. Mr. Alfred P. Iddings, one of the prosperous farmers of Concord Township, is the eldest son of Harrison and Eunice Iddings, who were among the early settlers of Union Township. They were married forty-six years ago; Harrison, the father of Alfred, has been principally engaged in the mercantile business during his life, and now resides at Indianapolis, Ind. His son Alfred, the subject of this sketch, was born in March, 1835, in Union Township, Miami Co ., Ohio; when he was 4 years of age, his parents moved to Peru, Ind.; Alfred still remembers the journey, and the large bands of Indians they passed; when he was 7 years old, his mother died, and he, together with his younger brother, John, came back to Miami Co., and made their homes, John with his uncle, and Alfred with his grandmother; at the expiration of a year, Alfred, also, went to his Uncle David Patty's to live. The boys were hard-worked, and but little attention was paid to their education. O n the 27th day of March, 1855, Alfred was married to Miss Sarah A. Johnson, eldest daughter of John C. and Julia A. Johnson, of this township, Rev. T. P. Childs, of Troy, Ohio, conducting the ceremonies. They have resided in this township ever since; commenced at the bottom of the financial ladder, but are now numbered with those at the top; Mr. Iddings owning 220 acres of excellent land, of which he has 190 the other 40 being heavy timber. He pays especial attention to breeding fine horses, and has some of the best Clydesdale colts in the township; the other stock -- hogs, sheep and cattle -- bear evidence of good care. Their children are five in number, three sons and two daughters; the first child, John H., November 10, 1858, but died in infancy; Joseph H. was born Jan. 9, 1860; Samuel P., Dec. 7, 1862; Rosa B., Aug. 28, 1865; Sarah A., March 31, 1870. Joseph E. will continue his studies until graduation, as, by an accident, he is incapacitated from farm work. The children are all lovers of literature, and the girls are especially interested in music. Mr. and Mrs. Iddings belong to the Christian Church, and are exemplary members. Politically, Mr. Iddings is a Conservative Republican, but in national affairs votes the sentiments of his party. His income is sufficient to supply every need; he is a generous liver, and friends are always welcome.

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