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 746, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DARIUS SOUTH was born in Clermont County, Ohio, June 15, 1832, and is one of eleven children born to BENJAMIN and CATHERINE SOUTH, natives of Kentucky, who early settled in the county named, where they were married, and where they both passed the remainder of their lives. They were of English and Irish descent, and their children were named as follows: WILLIAM, ROSANNA, ISAAC, SARAH, MARTHA, JAMES, RICHARD, HANNAH, DARIUS, ZEDEKIAH and BENJAMIN. DARIUS SOUTH began the carpenter's trade in his eighteenth year, which trade he followed successfully for more than eighteen years. He was married, November 13, 1852, to ELIZABETH WARMAN, who was born in New Jersey October 2, 1829. In the fall of 1868, he moved to Pulaski County, settling first at Star City, where he opened a store, and about three years after moved to Rosedale, where he opened another store, which he is still successfully conducting. MR. SOUTH is a member of the I.O.O.F., and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His children are two in number, and are named TRUMAN C. and CHARLIE."