Samuel E. Satterthwaite, one of the leading pioneers of Jefferson Township, is a native of Warren Co., OH, where he was born May 30, 1825. His parents were Benjamin L. and Ruth (Evans) Satterthwaite, both natives of NJ, the former born in 1800, and the latter in 1801, of English extraction. They began life together in Warren Co., OH, and resided there off and on until about 1840, when they came west and built a cabin and removed to Huntington County permanently in 1843, and settled on a tract of wild land which Mr. Satterthwaite had entered in 1836. This was in Section 7, Jefferson Township. Here the parents resided until their respective deaths; the former passed away in 1869. He was a public spirited man and was well versed in political history; he always upheld the principles of the Democratic party, but never sought political honors. In theology he had few superiors, and was an able supporter of the Bible and its teachings; he was reared in the Quaker Church, and upheld its principles through life. During life he was united in marriage twice, his first wife dying in 1829. His second wife was Miss Mary Lukens, a native of Warren Co., OH, who was called away about 1868. Thus ended the lives of two prominent pioneers of Huntington County. Samuel Satterthwaite was reared on a farm, and received a fair education in his youth. At the age of twelve, it might be said he began life on his own responsibility. His father was one of the largest land owners in the county, and Samuel was his main assistant in running this large farm. On September 28, 1859, he was united in marriage with Miss Hannah Thomas, daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Cox) Thomas, old and respected residents of Grant Co., and among the first settlers of that county, where Hannah was born August 27, 1839. This union has been blessed with seven children: Orlando, Benjamin T., Charles N., Samuel W., John B., Gertrude, Vera Fay; of whom Orlando, Benjamin T. and Charles N. are deceased, all of whom died after maturity. Mr. and Mrs. Satterthwaite are members of the Quaker Church, with which they have been united during life. Politically Mr. Satterthwaite is a staunch Democrat, and firmly believes in the principles of his party. He has held the office of Trustee of Jefferson Township, being elected over his opponent by 25 majority, when the opposition had about 80 majority in the township. Mr. Satterthwaite has always responded when called upon to aid any public enterprise, and donated liberally toward the construction of the Wabash Railroad, the Mr. Etna Gravel Road and various other enterprises of a public nature. His is a fine farm, situated in Section 7, which is the old Satterthwaite homestead. It is provided with substantial improvements, and one among the best farms in this locality.
p. 686/7 Biographical Sketches of Jefferson Township
History of Huntington Co., IN. (Brant&Fuller:Chicago) 1887