Ambrose E. Nowlin

    Ambrose E. Nowlin, farmer, stock dealer and general trader Lawrenceburgh, is a native of Dearborn County, and was born in 1843, son of Jeremiah Nowlin. He grew up a farmer boy and received a common school education with the advantage of a two years course of study in the Miami University, of Oxford, Ohio, in 1863 and 1864. On reaching his majority Mr. Nowlin began business operations for himself. He taught three terms of school, when, becoming convinced that that occupation was not his forte, he began farming and stock dealing, which he has ever since continued with marked success. Mr. Nowlin was married in August, 1870, to Miss Flora B. Baker, daughter of William H. Baker, of Manchester Township, Dearborn County, and two children have been born of this union: Oakey B. and Margaret P.

    In former years Mr. Nowlin entered land of his father, but on the death of the latter he received his portion of the general estate, which he heirs divided among themselves without the aid of court, lawyer or administrator. In 1880 he purchased his farm of eighty acres near Greendale and has since resided there. About the same year he purchased a farm of on Tanner's Creek. Mr. Nowlin takes an active interest in local politics and has served two years as chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Dearborn County. He is one of the seven stockholders of the People's National Bank, a director of the same, and as a citizen, a representative man in the best sense of the term.

Source: History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana by F.E. Weakley & Co., 1885.