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    James C. Hilliard. For one of the most interesting landmarks and one of the oldest and most honored families of Spring Creek township, one should visit the farm of James C. Hilliard. There, at 417 Staunton street, on the old Troy road, is to be found an old stone house which has been in the family for three generations and is now 104 years old. It was erected by the grandfather of Mr. Hilliard, one of the sturdy pioneers of Miami county, who passed his life as a farmer in Spring Creek township and was a man of recognized worth and standing in his community. Here was born the son of the pioneer, as well as the grandson and great grandson of the builder, all of whom have been identified honorably with the agricultural progress of the community. James C. Hilliard was born in this house, a son of James and Rosanna (Gill) Hilliard, and still resides therein. His entire life has been passed on the farm and at the present time he is the owner of 168 acres of valuable land, all under a high state of cultivation. In addition to the home, which is still in a good state of preservation, there are other buildings of substantial character, more modern in style, and good equipment and appurtenances for the carrying on of farming and stock raising under twentieth-century methods. Mr. Hilliard is a capable and intelligent farmer and a public-spirited citizen, and during the war period was an active supporter of all war movements, while Mrs. Hilliard was a willing Red Cross worker. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Hilliard was Miss Josephine Lawrence, of Marysville, Union county.

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