JOHN A. LISMAN, who is well known as the farmer of Haddon township who pays especial attention to raising horses, is a native of Scottsville, Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana. He was born January 28, 1864, a son of John Wesley and Margaret (Lovelace) Lisman. The mother was a native of Kentucky and came to Sullivan county when young. The father was born near Carlisle, Indiana, in September, 1814, and died in 1871, in Scottsville, near Carlisle. The grandfather, Andrew Lisman, was born in Germany and came to this country when but a child. He located near Carlisle and was a well-to-do farmer and reared a large family. John Wesley Lisman, the father of John A., of this notice, was a carpenter, but worked at farming in his later years. Fie performed much work at his trade in New Orleans and Natchez and other southern cities. He was noted for his integrity and strict honesty of purpose. Politically he affiliated with the Republican party and had the honor of voting for Abraham Lincoln in his first presidential campaign, in 1860. John W. Lisman's father and three of his brothers, were at the battle of Tippecanoe. The children of John Wesley and Margaret (Lovelace) Lisman were eight in number. The mother was of the Campbellite religious faith.

John A. Lisman was born and reared on a farm and had the advantages of a common school education. His parents died when he was quite young, and he was reared by Simeon Yocum, near Carlisle, with whom he remained from the time he was ten years of age until he was thirty-one. After reaching his majority Mr. Lisman farmed for Mr. Yocum and subsequently farmed on his brother's place-Dr. Lisman's. He engaged in the horse business, and was the owner of "Old Frank," "Hambletonian," which valuable animal died. He now owns "George," a grandson of "Sun Rise Prince."

Mr. Lisman's sister, Maggie, kept house for him on his brother's farm for about five years, after which he returned to the old Lisman homestead, where he has since lived. In 1905 he replaced the old house with a new and more comfortable cottage and he now owns seventy-seven acres and makes a specialty of raising horses. Politically Mr. Lisman affiliates with the Republican party. He was united in marriage November 6, 1899, to Lillie E. Edwards, born in Illinois, and reared in Lawrence county, Indiana. The date of her birth was March 13, 1875, and her parents were William H. and Rachel (Johnson) Edwards, both of whom are now deceased, dying when she was a small girl. Mrs. Lisman is a member of the Christian church in Georgetown, Indiana.