Laban Allred, the subject of this sketch, one of the substantial young farmers in Lancaster Township, was born in Huntington County, Ind., March 26, 1861, and is the eldest son of Abner and Jane (Sparks) Allred, natives of North Carolina and Indiana, respectively. Abner and Jane Allred were married June 10, 1860, and are the parents of two children, viz: the subject of this biography and Lundia, wife of Alonzo L. Ham. They are still living at their home at this time, being about one mile north of Roanoke in Jackson Township. Laban Allred was raised on a farm, and in addition to the common schools attended three terms at the Central Normal College, Danville, Ind., where he obtained a liberal education. At the age of twenty-two, he took charge of a farm of 146 acres, in Section 30, Lancaster Township, which he has since successfully managed, owning at this time sixty-six acres of the tract. His farm is well improved, and he is looked upon as one of the successful agriculturists in the community where he resides. He is a Republican in politics, but has never aspired to official preferment.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township, pages 699 and 700.