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Title: Jasper McNett
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The history of the loyal sons and representative citizens of Warren county would not be complete should the name that heads this review be omitted. When the fierce fire of rebellion was raging throughout the Southland, threatening to destroy the Union, he responded with patriotic fervor to the call for volunteers and in some of the bloodiest battles for which that great war was noted proved his loyalty to the government he loved so well. During a useful life in the region where he lives he has labored diligently to promote the interests of the people, working earnestly for all progressive influences. He has not only labored for his own material advancement, but has been devoted to the public welfare, doing what he could to benefit the community and advance its standard of citizenship.

Jasper McNett is a native son of the old Buckeye state, having been born near the city of Cincinnati on the 5th day of May, 1838. His parents were David and Eliza (Coalton) McNett. The father was a native of New York state, moving from there to Ohio, and from there he took his family to Illinois. After remaining there a while he came to Indiana, having secured employment in the construction of a canal. He was also a farmer and was a hard-working and industrious man.

The subject of this sketch has followed farming practically all his life. He attended the common schools of his home neighborhood in his youth and received a good practical education, which has been liberally supplemented during his subsequent life by wide reading and close observation, so that he is well informed on general subjects, being a man of broad conceptions and sound common sense. As soon as old enough he began working on his own account and, by persistent industry and wise economy, he has been successful in his efforts, being now the owner of a fine farm of two hundred acres, located on what is known as the McNett gravel road, in Liberty township, Warren county.

Upon the outbreak of the great Civil war between the North and the South, Mr. McNett's patriotism was aroused and he enlisted in defense of the Start and Stripes, joining Company E, Eighty-sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, the regiment beig commanded by Major Gemmer. Mr. McNett served his country nearly three years, taking part in a number of severe battles and many minor engagements, and at the battle of Chickamauga he was wounded. At the close of his service he received an honorable discharge and returned to the peaceful pursuits of home life.

In 1877 Mr. McNett was united in marriage to Eliza Belle Shroyer, and to them have been born seven children, namely: Charles, Martin, Jesse, Frank, Floyd, Lillie and Bessie. Mr. McNett is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to the various activities of which he gives an earnest and loyal support. He is a man of many fine qualities of character and enjoys the friendship of all who know him.


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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001030
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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