Dr. Samuel Records, early resident of Lawrence
Samuel Records was born July 13, 1819 in Pendleton County, Kentucky to Spencer and Mary Records. His ancestors came to America from England, settling in Delaware and the moving to Pennsylvania and Kentucky. His father was a farmer and lumberman on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. In 1834 he moved to Indiana eventually settling on a farm in the Castleton area. He died in 1843 at age 47.
Dr. Records lived in Ketucky until he was 15, when he moved with his family to Indiana. For most of his childhood, he farmed the family line and attended subscription schools in the area. He later began to study medicine and opened a practice in 1847 in Lawrence Township. He took more training at the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati and the medical department of Asbury University (now De Pauw University). He went on to pratice medicine in Marion County until his death July 5, 1904. He was married to Martha Fletcher and had five children. Martha died in 1855, and he remarried a year later to Sarah Jane Tyne and had three more children.
A settlement called “Recordsville” was once name after the doctor and his family.
All photos courtesy of Sergio Bennett.