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Misc. Selby Biographies
 
This page will contain misc. biographies of various Selby's found in old non-copyrighted books.  I will add a targeted index here at the top when the size of this page warrants it.
 
   

Beginning on page 488:

James H. Selby is one of the oldest citizens of Orange Township, Rush County, and was born in Harrison County, Ky.,  December 21, 1813, and is the son of John and Annie (McCallie) Selby.  The father was born on the east shore of  Maryland, in 1783, and was of English lineage.  He was a young man when he emigrated to Kentucky, in which state he married the mother of our subject, unto whom were born the following children:  John A., Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Jamima and James H., who reached man and womanhood.  In 1827, the father moved from Kentucky to Orange Township, Rush County,  where he settled and lived for a number of years.  He was a farmer, and a practical and successful one.(Continuing on Page 489): He was zealous member of the Christian Church, and was universally respected by his acquaintances.  He died in his  eighty-ninth year, ending a long and useful life.  Our subject was reared on a farm and received a common school education in the schools of Kentucky.  He has followed farming as an occupation, in which he has been a decided success.  In 1835, he was united in marriage with Drusilla Whiteman, unto whom has been born seven children:  William, Charles, Mary Ann, Indiana, Sarah, John, and one that died in infancy.  Only two of these children are now living, viz.:  Charles and Sarah.  Our subject is a progressive and a self-made man.  When he began the battle of life, he had no capital other than willing hands, and by his untiring energy and enterprise, together with integrity and frugality, he has been successful in accumulating wealth, and has established for himself a good character, and is universally respected as a representative citizen by all who know him.  He has been an endorser of religion and liberal education, and is a progressive man, and has encouraged such enterprises that have been for the benefit of the public.  From "History of Rush County, Indiana," 1888, Chicago, Bran and Fuller contributed by Larry Prater <LARPRA@aol.com>
 
 
C.M. Selby, a farmer, stock raiser and dealer, is one of the representative citizens of Orange Township, Rush County, and was born in said township, and is the son of James H. and Drusilla (Whiteman) Selby.  He was reared on a farm and received a common school education in the country schools.  He has followed farming as an occupation, raising stock and trading in live stock, has been connected with his farming.  When he began the battle of life, he had no capital to begin with, but he has been successful in his calling, by means of energy and enterprise.  He is a progressive man and a representative citizen.  In September 15, 1864, he was united in marriage with Samantha Carter, daughter of Finley S. and Eliza Carter.  Three children have been born unto the marriage, viz.:  Minnie Florence, Mary and Amanda.  Our subject has never aspired to public life, but has preferred the life of a prosperous farmer.  In politics, he is Democrat, and while he is not a member of any church, he is an advocate of true morality, and is a friend to education and encourages all commendable public improvement.  From "History of Rush County, Indiana," 1888, Chicago, Bran and Fuller contributed by Larry Prater <LARPRA@aol.com>
 

The next three are some  SELBY biographies
Pages 609-610.
John SELBY, son of Middleton SELBY and Rachel SELBY, was born in Madison Township,
March 28, 1831.  He is a farmer and carpenter.  He was married October 22, 1865, to Sarah D.
Catrow, daughter of George E. and Mary Ann Catrow, who was born in Madison Township July
24, 1847.  They have two children,- Effie S. born October 10, 1866, and Mary Lee, July 24, 1869.  Middleton SELBY, the father of John SELBY, was born January 22, 1793, in the State of Maryland, moving to Ohio in 1802 with his parents, when about nine years of age.  They settled
in Madison Township, where he lived upon the homestead until his marriage. By his own industry he received a common education, which enabled him to teach school at that early day.  In November, 1816, he was married to Rachel Temple, and immediately afterwards settled on a farm near a small stream known as Brown's Run, where he lived until his death, September 15, 1877, being sixty-one years on the same farm.  In 1824 he was elected a justice of the peace, an office he held for the term of twenty-four years in succession to the full satisfaction of the people.  He was then elected to position of trustee of the township, in which office he served for sixteen years, afterwards declining re-election on account of age.  He was a very marked man, of excellent habits, and was always a
great advocate for the education of the rising generation.  His word was as good as his bond.  By his industry, energy and high character he acquired considerable property, owning several farms at his death.  He brought up a family of thirteen children, six girls and seven boys, all whom are living, and all married and doing well.  There are seventy grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren.  Rachel SELBY, his wife was born in the State of Kentucky, and in 1792 moved to Ohio with her parents.  They located on a farm on the Great Miami River, near the State dam. After her marriage she became a member of the Baptist Church, and was an exemplary member all her life.  She was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She died in 1869, at the age of seventy-seven.
 from "A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio." 1882.  Western Biographical Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.  Provided by Kathleen Franklin, email: kathlee450@aol.com

 
 
Samuel SELBY, was born in Madison Township, Butler County, September 28, 1828, and is a farmer.  His parents were Middleton SELBY and Rachel Coon.  He was married February 2, 1854, to Amanda Gebhart, daughter of Daniel Gebhart and Christina Lingle, who came here in 1804.  She was born July 22, 1834, and has borne him six children.  Alice was born March 8, 1855; George, January 11, 1857; Edgar, April 12, 1859; Rachel Flora, October 20, 1861; Charles, September 11, 1864; and Harry W., January 22, 1873.  William Dine, his brother-in-law, was a soldier in the last war.from "A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio." 1882.  Western Biographical Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Pages 649-650
Peter Gebhart was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1800, and came out here with his parents when only four years old.  He is the son of John Gebhart and Catherine Geeseman.  Mr. Gebhart was in the War of 1812, at Detroit.  Peter Gebhart has been twice married. His first union was to Elizabeth SELBY, and his second to Nancy Hinkle.   The parents of the latter were Joseph Hinkle and Elizabeth Debolt.  Mr. Gebhart had ten children--Susannah, Christiana, Wolverton, Isaac, Andrew J., Peter, Elizabeth SELBY, Harriet Wagoner, Catherine Long, Eliza McGee, and Gustavus.
from "A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio." 1882.  Western Biographical Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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