|Birth: ||May 31, 1825|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1872, USA|
Mr. BORUM was born near Leesburg, Highland Co., Ohio, May 31, 1825. His parents were natives of Virginia. His father, OBED A. BORUM, was the proprietor of a large plantation and a number of slaves. He was a gentleman of culture and refinement, and his ideas were greatly in advance of the time and locality in which he lived. He regarded the institution of slavery as a national evil, and after a consideration of the subject, granted liberty to his own slaves and determined to leave a region where the pernicious influence of the institution existed.
Accordingly, he with his mother and two sisters moved to the North, locating near Leesburg, Highland County, Ohio. Soon after locating in that county he married Miss ALICE INSLEY. Five sons and two daughters blessed this union, and for a number of years the happiness of the family circle was complete. The farm had been cleared and improved by him, and he began to see the reward of his labors. But in the midst of prosperity he was called away by death, ere his children had reached an age when they could provide for themselves. The farm was conducted by the mother after the decease of her husband, and from its products she contrived to sustain the family and provide each of the children with a fair English education. As the latter grew to maturity they began to seek their own fortunes in various parts of the country. CYRUS J., the third son and subject of this sketch, left his home in 1848, reaching LaFayette after a tedious overland journey. He proceeded immediately to Jackson Township and located on a small farm one mile north of Shawnee Mound. Two years after locating upon this farm (February 19, 1850), he united in marriage with Miss ANN H. MANLOVE, daughter of MARK MANLOVE, Esq. one of the pioneers of Tippecanoe County. He with his wife, JANE MANLOVE, emigrated from Highland County, Ohio, in 1834, and purchased a farm on Longlois Reserve, west of Shawnee Mound, where he continued to reside until 1864, when he moved to Illinois. Few improvements existed at the time of his settlement in this township and educational advantages ere especially limited. As a consequence, his daughter ANN was deprived of the facilities for developing an intellect of unusual native vigor; but the refining influences and precepts of educated parents placed her far above mediocrity, socially and intellectually, and she grew up beloved and respected by all.
Growing out of the period of girlhood, she assumed the responsibilities of the matron at the date above mentioned. Six children crowned the happiness of this union, namely, MARK MANLOVE, NEWTON OBED, MILTON EVERETT, ADDIE AMELIA, EMILY AURELIA and JOHN FRANKLIN. Her husband was one in whose nature was combined a vast amount of kindness, sagacity and native goodness, united with an indomitable will and unyielding perseverance. Throughout his life he wielded a subtle though potent influence which constantly drew friends to him with almost magnetic power, and he was universally regarded as a good man. He was no less remarkable for his business qualities than for his social attainments.
Although prudent in all his business transactions, he was not one who would "drive a close bargain," or take an unfair advantage. Honesty was a ruling characteristic of his nature, and he was recognized by all as a valuable and worthy citizen. But the love of family or friends could not interpose to avert death's fatal thrust, and on the 21st day of November 1877, after a protracted illness, he died. A good man has gone to his rest, and the "peace of God goeth with him." Long will his memory be cherished on earth by those who have reason to bless his bounty.
Combination Atlas Map of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, page 48 [Kingman Brothers, 1878]
Obed A. Borum (1789 - 1839)
Alice Insley Borum (1797 - 1877)
Ann H. Manlove Borum (1822 - 1908)
Mark Manlove Borum (1851 - 1924)*
Newton Borum (1852 - 1935)*
Milton Everett Borum (1853 - 1931)*
Ida J Borum (1855 - 1855)*
Justin C Borum (1856 - 1857)*
Loneta A Borum (1858 - 1862)*
Addie A. Borum (1859 - 1938)*
Emily A Borum Wilson (1861 - 1935)*
John F. Borum (1862 - 1919)*
Cyrus J. Borum (1825 - 1872)
Obed A. Borum (1833 - 1901)*
Wheelers Grove Cemetery
Plot: Old section owned by Cyrus
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Aug 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95952781