Bias, Garret


by 1810–after Mar. 1843. Mechanic, postmaster, sawmill owner/operator, tavernkeeper, farmer. Resident of Hamilton Co., Ohio, by 1821. Married first Mary (Polly) Linscott, 1 Mar. 1821, in Hamilton Co. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, by 1825. Moved to Union, Clermont Co., by 1830. Built and operated first steam sawmill in Hudson, LaPorte Co., Indiana, 1834–1838. Operated tavern in Hudson, 1835. Organized independent military company in Hudson and was made captain, 1838. Moved to St. Joseph Co., Indiana, by 1840. Wife died, by 1840. Married second Mary Gasett, 4 Oct. 1841, in St. Joseph Co.