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 747, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"I. L. WASHBURN was born in this county April 17, 1842, and is the son of MOSES L. WASHBURN, of Indian Creek Township. He was married in Cass County, Indiana, February 2, 1862, to MARY E. McCOMBS, who was born in that county December 13, 1844, and is the daughter of JOHN and ALICE McCOMBS. MR. WASHBURN engaged in farming in Cass County until March, 1865, when he moved to this township; in 1867, he purchased a farm on Sections 4 and 5, which he resided on and improved until March 1880, when he sold and moved to Star City, where, in the fall of 1882, he entered into the hotel business, which he is still engaged in, with profit to himself and to the satisfaction of the public. He has had born to him five children - SUSANNAH, RACHEL A., JOHN E., MARTHA A., and FRANCIS M. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and has held the office of Assessor two years, was a school-teacher for four terms, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church."