Binford Family Genealogy Forum
From History of Rush County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1888, Reprinted 1966 by Eastern Indiana Publishing Co., Knightstown, Indiana, pages 558-559
Jared P. Binford, farmer, is a native of Ripley Township, born December 9, 1834, being the son of William and Mary (Jessup) Binford, who were natives of Northampton, N. C., and Wayne County, Ind., respectively, both of English descent. His father was the son of Micajah and Sarah (Patterson) Binford, and his mother was the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Hill) Jessup, all of whom were natives of North Carolina. When he was about sixteen years old, his mother died, and in about 1855, his father was married to Mary Henley, who was born in Randolph County, N. C., being the daughter of Joseph and Peninah (Morgan) Henley. His father died in August, 1885, but his stepmother still survives, and makes her home with the subject of this sketch. The latter was reared upon a farm in his native township, and at twenty-one years of age he took up the avocation of a farmer for himself, and has continued to follow that pursuit in Ripley Township ever since. He was married September 26, 1867, to Miss Emily Lamb, who is a native of Hamilton County, this State, born June 3, 1843, being the daughter of Phineas and Huldah (Bundy) Lamb, both of whom were natives of North Carolina, the former being the son of John and Sarah Lamb, and the latter being the daughter of Josiah and Huldah Bundy, all of whom were natives of North Carolina. Mr. Binford owns eighty acres, nearly all of which is in cultivation. It contains a handsome residence, and with its other substantial improvements and natural facilities, makes a very desirable home. Our subject and wife are members of the Friendsí Church. In politics, the former is an ardent Republican. He cast his first vote for Oliver P. Morton, for Governor of Indians, and he has supported the Republican principles ever since. He is a prosperous, well-to-do farmer, and he and his wife are among the best citizens of their township. They have in their family a foster child, who by name is Ella Binford, who was born March 15, 1868, being the daughter of Calvin and Peninah (Hill) Binford. Her home has been with Mr. and Mrs. Binford ever since she was two years old.
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