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H. H. Lassiter (b. 1840)

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H. H. Lassiter (b. 1840)

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Classification: Biography
Edited: 1027236681000
Surnames: Lassiter, Wood, Allred
H. H. Lassiter, a prominent farmer of Dallas Township, is a native of Randolph County, N. C., born near Ashborough, July 8, 1840, being the sixth in a family of thirteen children, born to William and Eliza (Wood) Lassiter, who were also natives of North Carolina, of which they always continued residents. Our subject was reared in his native State, remaining with his parents until he attained the age of twenty-two years, receiving a very limited education, greatly supplemented in later years by hard study without the aid of a teacher. In 1862 he engaged in salt manufacture at Wilmington, continuing in that business until April 11, 1864. He then met with quite an exploit, running the blockade. He went to sea for five days and upon landing at Fortress Monroe was arrested and confined for not taking the oath of allegiance. From there, after a short stay at Baltimore and Annapolis, he emigrated to Indianapolis, from whence and until December, 1864, he went to and remained at Knightstown, Henry County. At that time he removed to Huntington County, where he has since made his home. March 20, 1862, his marriage with Caroline S. Allred was solemnized, and to their union these eight children have been born: William M., James H., Delfina J., Nathan P., Alvira C., Wiley M., Patia J. and Henry A. His occupation has been principally farming, and he has been very successful. He now owns 121 ½ acres of well improved land. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Lassiter has traveled quite extensively, having visted most of the States and Territories in the United State. In politics he is a Republican and he always manifests a good live interest in the political affairs of the county and community in which he lives.

History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical sketches of Dallas Township, page 624
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