The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 743, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"R.B. MINTON was born in Henry County, Kentucky, August 24, 1849, and is the son of WILLIAM T. and ARMENIA MINTON. The former was born in Kentucky 1812, the latter in Indiana in 1822. They were married in Bartholomew County, Indiana, in 1838, and in 1847 moved to Henry County, Kentucky, and thence, two years later, to Fulton County, Indiana, where the father died in 1859. His widow married W. W. MAHLER and still resides in Fulton County. Her children are seven in number - JOHN G., MARY C., REUBEN B., WILLIAM, HARRIET and EMMA, by her first husband, and EDWIN by her second husband. REUBEN B. MINTON was married, April 21, 1873, to SARAH J. MURRAY, who was born in Berrien County, Michigan, March 21, 1854, and has given birth to three children - LILLIE, ANNA B., and PEARL. In 1880, MR. MINTON bought a farm in Harrison Township, this county (Pulaski County), on which he resided until April 1882, when he sold and purchased the 150 acres on Section 7, where he now lives."