Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County " by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 160, submitted by Judy.
E. Curtis Hines (deceased) was born July 19, 1817 , at Florence , N.Y. , the youngest in a family of six children born to the marriage of Olney Iines and Miss H. Curtis, who were both natives of New England . Olney Hines came to what is now known as Warrick County, Ind., in January, 1819, and entered a large tract of land in Boon Township , upon which he resided until his death, April 18, 1872 . He was one of Warrick County's earliest and most prominent pioneers, and was a stanch advocate of the temperance cause. At one time after his removal to Indiana he returned to his native State on foot and then returned with a flat-boat load of useful utensils, which he sold among the settlers.
His wife died March 25, 1866 . E. Curtis Hines, subject of this memoir, was raised by his parents on the old home farm, receiving only such schooling as was common during his boyhood. February 7, 1844, he wedded Nancy Garwood, who bore him two children---Mary Jane and Nancy Margaret and died January 1, 1847 .
Mr. Hines was married May 3, 1849, to Liversa Spencer, a native of
Geneva, Ohio, and to their union ten children were born, as follows:
Martha M., Berian O., Olney S., Ada H., Nathan P., Bertha A., Clara E.,
Anna E. and Emma E. (twins), and Charles C. Mr. Hines was an unassuming,
honorable, upright citizen, a man respected and admired for his many
sterling qualities of both heart and mind, a true Christian, an advocate
of temperance and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died
May 19, 1878 , mourned by a large circle of friends. Since his death
Mrs. Hines has continued to reside on the home farm, which is managed
successfully by her son, Nathan P.
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