booneboone-mrs SALATHIEL BOONE.-Holding a position of prominence among the foremost agriculturists of Sullivan county is Salathiel Boone, of Haddon township, an extensive landholder, a leading stock raiser and feeder, and a keen, wideawake business man. A native of Sullivan county, his birth occurred August 9, 1853, in Fairbanks township. When he was a year old he was brought by his parents to Haddon township, where he lived until six years of age. The following eight years he lived near Sullivan, and in the public' schools of Hamilton township received his early education.

Coming, when a lad of fourteen years to Haddon township, Salathiel Boone lived with James J. Snyder, one mile north of Carlisle, for eleven years, during the last four years of the time working the Snyder farm on shares. In the fall of 1878, about six months after his marriage, Mr. Boone bought ninety-four acres of land lying east of Carlisle, and remained here until the fall of 1880. Selling then at an advantage, he purchased the Crantz farm, lying two miles east of Carlisle, and has here resided since. Succeeding well in his undertakings, Mr. Boone subsequently bought fifty-five acres of the Ellis farm, which adjoins his, and eighty-five acres of the McConnell farm, having now in his home farm two hundred and fifty-five acres of rich and productive land. In addition to his home estate he also owns three other farms, having title in all to five hundred and fifteen acres. For many years Mr. Boone has made a specialty of raising fine blooded horses, and has now two registered French draft mares, and is part owner of the French draft stallion "Model." He is an extensive feeder of stock, feeding from two to six carloads of cattle every year, and he also raises and sells from one hundred to three hundred head of hogs per annum. His estate, which is one of the finest in the vicinity, is, with its valuable improvements and equipments, a visible evidence of his industry, energy and good judgment.

On April 24, 1878, Mr. Boone married Sue Blything, who was born in Sullivan county June 25, 1853, and was here brought up and educated. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Boone, namely: James, born December 26, 1880; Jesse, born August 5, 1883; Jennie, born December 18, 1886; and Robert, born August 2, 1890. James, now living with his parents on the farm, completed his education at Purdue University, and was associated with Dr. J. R. Whalen and J. F. Alumbaugh in the construction of the gravel and rock roads of the county. He is a Mason, belonging, to Carlisle Lodge, No. 3, A. F. & A. M. Jennie is the wife of Bert Lisman, of Haddon township.

Mr. Boone is actively identified with many of the more important interests of this locality. He was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Carlisle, of which he is a stockholder and a director; he was also one of the organizers of the Carlisle Telephone Company, in which he is still a large stockholder, and of which he was for a number of years the president; he also assisted in organizing both the Carlisle Canning Company, which was operated three years, and the Carlisle Creamery, which existed about ten years, and of which he was president for sometime, and one of the directorate the greater part of the time.

Politically Mr. Boone is a stanch Democrat, and since January 1, 1905, has served as county commissioner. Fraternally he is a member, and worshipful master, of Carlisle Lodge, No. 3, A. F. & A. M., of the Eastern Star, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Alodern Woodmen of America. When seventeen years old he united with the Christian church and is a trustee and a deacon of the church in Carlisle, to which his wife and children also belong.