From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 435, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"RICHARD J. NORTH was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, January 15, 1842, and is one of the fourteen children born to JONATHAN and HANNAH (REED) NORTH, natives respectively of Ohio and Delaware. JONATHAN NORTH, a farmer, was married in his native State, and in 1827 moved to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where he entered sixty-five acres of land, which he worked until 1830, when he went back to Ohio and farmed two years on shares, and then returned to Tippecanoe County, where he died January 11, 1859, aged fifty-nine years. RICHARD J. NORTH, at the age of eighteen, began working out by the month; in July, 1862, he enlisted in Company C, Seventy-second Indiana Mounted Infantry, and was mustered out at Nashville in July, 1865, having been in all the marches and engagements of his regiment, and having been slightly wounded while on picket duty at Columbia, Tenn. On his return, he farmed on shares until 1873, in Tippecanoe County, and then came to this township and farmed here for two years on shares. In the fall of 1874, he bought forty acres of wild land, to which he has since added forty acres. October 28, 1866, he married ELIZA J. MORRIS, a native of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and a daughter of CORNELIUS and NANCY (LAYTON) MORRIS, who were early settlers. To this marriage have been born four sons and three daughters. Both MR. and MRS. NORTH are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he is a Democrat."