|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1811|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1835|
"Jacob Banta's immediate family lived near Pleasureville, whence he moved to this neighborhood, as we have seen in the fall of 1832. He was barely past his twenty-first birthday at the time of his arrival, and his wife, Sarah Demaree before her marriage, was not quite eighteen. While yet in his teens at his old Kentucky home he had, as the tallest, broadest shouldered and best built man of his militia company, been chosen as their Captain. His young wife oftener weighed under one hundred pounds than over.
The young pioneer entered with zeal upon his farm work, and at the end of three years had not less than fifty acres under fence, thirty-five of which was in cultivation. He planted an orchard that bore fruit for many years, and he sowed the first blue grass seed that ever sprouted into green pastures in this western side of Johnson county. It is not going too far to say, that no man of his day had so promising a future in this neighborhood, in a worldly sense, as he; but alas! how soon did he realize the truth of the Preacher's words, 'vanity of vanities; all is vanity!'"
Making a Neighborhood. Delivered at the Shiloh Reunion, May 26, 1887, by D. D. Banta." Published by Republican Print, Franklin, Ind. 1877.
Sarah Demaree Young (1813 - 1891)
David Demaree Banta (1833 - 1896)*
Note: Died of Malignant Typhus (fever)
Created by: Stacey Foley
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
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