Hiram W. Satterthwaite, a native of Warren Co., OH was born April 24, 1830, the second son of six children born to Joel and Phebe (Watson) Satterthwaite, natives of NJ and OH respectively, who emigrated to Huntington Co., Polk Township, in 1840, where they continuously resided until their respective deaths, which were, the father's in 1846, and the mother's in 1886. Our subject was the recipient of a common school education, was reared on a farm, and remained at his parents' home and superintended the workings of the farm until his twenty-sixth year, when he was married to Miss Margaret Weller, daughter of Peter and Maria Weller. Eleven children were born, whose names and dates of birth are as follows: Mary A., born Nov. 31, 1856, died 10 Sep 1861; Laura J., born Oct. 27, 1858; Benjamin L., born Jan. 13, 1861; Peter W., born April 15, 1863; Phebe M., born Apr 11, 1865; Fannie B., born Sept. 2, 1867; Hiram U., born Nov. 22, 1868; Joel W., born 7 Apr 1870; Frank O., born June 6, 1871; an infant, unnamed; Mollie M., born Aug 9, 1873; Herbert S., born Jan. 4, 1877. During the existence of the Grange Society he was a member of that order. He at present is the owner of about 700 acres of fine farming land, most of which is under a fair state of cultivation, and improved in a comfortable and substantial manner. His wife's birth occurred in Montgomery Co., OH, on the 18th day of Aug, 1837. Mr and Mrs. Satterthwaite have reared a large and happy family, and are now living in the happiness that is due them, they having begun life in limited circumstances, but by dint of economy, perserverance and energetic push, they have attained a position of high standing in the community in which they reside. In matters political our subject is a Repulican, and was the candidate of his party in 1882 for the office of County Commissioner, but was defeated by a limited majority.
p. 744&745 Biosketches of Polk Township
"History of Huntington County, Indiana" (Brant&Fuller:Chicago) 1887