From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 429, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"PHILANDER L. BUSH was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana August 28, 1837, and is one of the five living children born to WILLIAM S. and JANE (KILGORE) BUSH, natives of Marion County, Indiana, and Ohio respectively. The parents of WILLIAM S. BUSH were pioneers of Tippecanoe County, and there the latter was reared from childhood, was married, and there he died, in 1850, on his homestead, which bore the name of the Mound Farm, near Dayton. PHILANDER L. BUSH was but thirteen years old when his father died; he then removed with the family to Green County, Wisconsin, and was employed at farming five years; he commenced to learn blacksmithing, but abandoned it at the end of four months, and in the fall of 1855 returned to Tippecanoe County, and served an apprenticeship at hatting, in LaFayette, of two and a half years. He then engaged in farming in various parts of Indiana and Illinois until the fall of 1875, when he came to this township and bought eighty acres of wild land developed a farm, on which he still lives. November 24, 1861, he married LYDIA A. MORRIS, a native of Tippecanoe County, who has borne him nine children, seven still living. In politics, MR. BUSH is a Democrat, and for the past five years has been a Justice of the Peace of the township; in 1882, he was nominated as County Commissioner, but his office precluded his acceptance of the honor offered him by his party."