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Title: Jacob Sisk
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Year has been added to year and decade to decade until sixty years have been numbered with the past since Jacob Sisk, one of the old and well known farmers of Warren county and one of Kent township's most worthy and substantial citizens, took up his permanent residence here. As a representative of one of the early families in this favored region, he is eminently deserving of mention with the leading citizens of the locality, whose interests he has ever had at heart and soughy to promote whenever occasion presented itself, and it is with pleasure that the following reference to the family is presented.

Jacob Sisk was born on June 7, 1852, in Kosciusko county, Indiana, and has thus been all his life a resident of the old Hoosier state. At the age of two years he was brought to Kent township, and he has thus been a witness and participant in much of the history of this township. He is the son of William and Martha (Reed) Sisk, the former of whom was a native of North Carolina. He was a farmer all his life and was numbered among the leading citizens of the different communities in which he lived. He was the father of nine children, one of whom is deceased.

The subject received his education in the common schools of Kent township and as soon as old enough he entered actively upon the labors of the home farm. In those early days the operation of a farm entailed much more labor than is required in these days of improved machinery and advanced methods, but the subject there learned the true value of industry and during his later life he reaped the rewards of the indefatigable life he led. He was aways a hard-working man, exercising a practical control over his work so that his efforts were not wasted, and he was long numbered among the best farmers of his locality. He carried on diversified farming, giving also some attention to stock raising, and he kept his farm at a high standard of excellence. He and his wife own one hundred and twenty acres of land, all of which is cultivable but about fifteen acres, which is broken. About seven years ago the subject moved to State Line, where he owns a comfortable home and about fifteen lots in the town besides.

Mr. Sisk was married to Welcome N. Clem, a native of Mount township, Warren county, Indiana, the daughter of Jacob and Jane (Dixon) Clem. This union has been a most happy and congenial one and has been blessed by the birth of four children, namely: Dora William, who married Maude Rickett, is a farmer in Kent township; Charles Jacob lives with his brother Dora; Mollie is the wife of Charles Myers, of State Line; Lulu Verna is the wife of J. L. Cavanaugh, of State Line.

The subject's political beliefs are expressed in the platforms of the Democratic party, to which he gives his steadfast support, while his religious faith is in accordance with the creed of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has been an earnest and faithful member for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Sisk are well known in their neighborhood and their pleasant home is often the gathering place for their numerous friends who always find here an old-fashioned hospitality.

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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: 00000965
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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