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Title: J. Edward Moffit
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The name of J. Edward Moffit is well known among the leading farmers of the eastern part of Warren county, a gentleman who, through close attention to business and unswerving industry, has met with a large degree of material success. He has in him many of the elements that always win in the battle of life, no matter where fought out, and because of his upright life and commendable habits he enjoys the sincere respect and esteem of the entire community.

J. Edward Moffit is a native of the same section of the county in which he now lives and is the son of John T. and Anna C. (Davis) Moffit. John T. Moffit was born in 1828 in Wasington county, Maryland, coming to Indiana in 1863, and engaged in farming. While in Maryland he was owner of a canal boat that ran from Cumberland to Alexander and Georgetown. In time of the war his boat was pressed into service and taken from him, but he never received any pay for it. He is still living, at the ripe old age of eighty four years, being numbered among the fine old men of the county. He is the father of four children, Mollie, Rena Belle, J. Edward and William, the latter being a resident of Prairie township, Warren county. The marriage of John T. and Anna C. Davis was consummated in 1863.

J. Edward Moffit secured his education in the common schools of Warren county. As a farmer he is a keen, sagacious man, of sound principles and excellent judgment, and in his dealings with his fellow men he is actuated by only the right motives. In his farming operations he has shown ability of a high order and his excellent farm is kept under a high state of cultivation. He raises all the crops common to this section of the state and also gives some attention to the raising of live stock, in the handling of which he has been successful. He has a pleasant and attractive home and the general appearance of the place is a credit to the owner. He has always followed farming, having worked on the home farm for his father during his boyhood vacation periods. He early formed habits of economy and, carefully saving his earnings, he was enabled to make his first purchase of one hundred and eighty-one acres in Liberty township, on the Range LIne gravel road, near Winthrop, which he sold, and then purchased his present farm of one hundred and fifty-four acres one mile north of Williamsport on the State gravel road.

Mr. Moffit was united in marriage with Sylvia A. Brier, the daughter of Albert Brier, an enterprising farmer and prominent citizen of Liberty township, this county, who is now living in retirement at Williamsport. Albert Brier was born on February 20, 1848, and is the son of Andrew and Malinda Brier, who were pioneers of Warren county, having come here from Ohio, in 1830. To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moffit has been born a son, Lester E.

Fraternally, Mr. Moffit is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Knights of the Maccabees. He is widely known and is well liked by 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: 00001052
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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