From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 385, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"JONATHAN HIGH was born in Hampshire County, Virginia, June 9, 1809, and is the fifth of the twelve children born to HENRY and SUSAN (MEYERS) HIGH, natives of the same county and of German descent. HENRY HIGH was a soldier during the war of 1812, and also helped to quell the whisky rebellion in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He died on his own farm in his native county January 24, 1834, a believer in the doctrines of the German Baptist Church, although not a member of the society. JONATHAN HIGH, although he received comparatively little education in his youth, is a man of more than ordinary memtal powers, and has given himself a practical business education. Until his thirtieth year, he remained on his father's farm, and in 1838 brought his family to Tippecanoe County, this State (Indiana), where for ten years he farmed on shares. In 1848, he came to this township, where he bought a partially improved farm of 200 acres, on which he still resides, and to which he has from time to time added, until he now owns 640 acres. MR. HIGH was married, September 15, 1836, to MISS S. SHOEMAKER, also a native of Hampshire County, Virginia, and to their union were born twelve children, of whom only two are now living - NANCY A. and THOMAS J. MRS. HIGH died October 20, 1875, a member of the United Brethren Church. MR. HIGH is a member of the German Baptist Church, is a Democrat in politics, is one of the early settlers of Big Creek, and is one of the most prominent farmers in the township."