Abram Stotts was born in Edgar County, Illinois, October 15, 1849, and is one of the children of Uriah and Mary (Brunson) Stotts, viz: Maze (deceased), Reuben, Melinda (deceased), Mahala, Olive, Nancy (deceased), Abram, Mary (deceased), John and Uriah. The father was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1808; at the age of fifteen he began the tanner's trade in Columbus, Ohio, working at it until twenty-one; in 1831 he went to Elkhart County, Indiana, where he farmed sixteen years and then moved to Edgar County, Illinois, and there lived five years; he then came to Pulaski County and here died in 1861. Abram was about five years old when he came here with his father; he first lived one mile northeast of Winamac, for six years, and then for eight years three miles southwest of that town. In 1873 he moved to his present place three and a half miles west of Monterey. He was married on November 24, 1870, to Clara De Moss, who has borne him five children - Walter (deceased), Grant, Blanche, May and Kate. Mrs. Stotts was born and reared in Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, and taught school here for several years. Mr. Stotts pays particular attention to wheat raising and also rears hogs for the market. His farm contains 237 acres, forty of which were good land and eighty of which he has made good by nine years of well directed toil.