From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 315, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN HANNAH was born in Greene County, Ohio, December 14, 1810, and is the son of ROBERT and ELIZABETH HANNAH, natives of Pennsylvania. At the age of twenty, he rented land and farmed until November, 1834, when he came to this county and entered 120 acres, and made his home with his father (who had come here in 1833) until he had made some improvements. November 27, 1838, he married MISS MARGARET, daughter of WILLIAM and MARY GIBSON, who came here from Greene County, Ohio, to this township in 1834. To his marriage were born eleven children, of whom six are living - MARY E., LUCINDA, ISABEL J., MARGARET, JOHN W. and WILLIAM H. MRS. HANNAH died October 4, 1882, aged sixty-three years. In 1865, MR. HANNAH rented his farm and moved to Burnettsville, where he bought a stock of groceries and other goods, and conducted business until 1871, when he traded his goods and village property for the DALE farm, south of town. On this he lived until the June following, when he moved to Idaville, and again engaged in merchandising until the fall of 1873, when he exchanged stocks with PERRY GATES, of Burnettsville, at which point he did business until December, 1877, when he traded his goods for a farm of 160 acres in Cass Township, on which he lived until 1880. He then resided in Burnettsville two years, and returned to the farm he had originally entered, where he lives in retirement with his youngest son. MR. HANNAH is one of the oldest and most useful citizens of Jackson. He was present at the first election in the township, and was one of the first petit jurors of the county. He assisted in building the first schoolhouse, and has done as much as any man for the building up of Burnettsville."