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Transcribed biography of Ransom


Thomas Jefferson Ransom -- born May 9, 1831 in McGrawville, Cortland County, New York. Married Mary Keene September 20, 1856 -- also a native of New York. Moved to Porter County, Center Township after the Civil War. Nine children were born: Lucius, Griffin, May, Minnie, Archie, Anna, Lottie, Jimmie, and Robert -- (2nd generation) -- all deceased.

He first farmed with oxen, lived in a log cabin. A new house was built on the same site in 1868, using the parlor of the log cabin as a kitchen in the new home which is still standing.

3rd generation: Roy J. Ransom, son of Griffin, born September 6, 1901. Married June 2, 1924 to Lolabell Schatz. Still lives on homestead.

4th generation: Roy E. Ransom, son of Roy J., born June 24, 1931. Married Charlotte Orange December 27, 1952. Also lives on same farm. They have 3 sons -- Robert, Charles and David Ransom -- 5th generation.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 146

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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