Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 200-201, submitted by Judy.
Elisha Patrick Madden, born in Butler County, KY., October 8, 1817,
is one of ten children born to Elisha a Charlotte (Robinson) Madden, the
former being a native of Maryland and of Irish descent, and the latter a
native of Delaware, and of Welsh-English extraction. In 1830 the family
settled in Warrick County , Ind. , residing in Hart Township until the
respective deaths of our subject's parents. It was in this county E. P.
Madden grew to manhood on the farm of his parents, receiving only a
limited education.. When twenty-one years old, he entered land in his
own name, near the old homestead, which he improved, and on which he
resided about eight years, when he bought the old home farm. In 1855 he
purchased property where he now resides, and has since farmed
successfully, now owning 328 acres of good land. He also here owns a
small store from which he supplies the surrounding neighborhood with
general merchandise. Mr. Madden is a Democrat, emphatically having cast
his first ballot for President Van Buren. Although a member of no
church, he bears the universal reputation of an honest man, a good
neighbor and an excellent citizen. In 1843 he wedded Nancy H. Hinman,
half sister of the old pioneer James Hinman, and two of their seven
children,Rachel E. and Samuel J. are yet living. September 1, 1855, the
mother died, and November 29, 1855, he married Mrs. Mary (Bullivant)
Stevens, and by; her is the father of ten children, these eight yet
living: William Francis, Joseph H., John Gunn, George A., Patrick Ellis,
Moses Lycurgus, Sarah Ann and Charles.
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