From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 333, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"A. C. TAM was born in Carroll County, Indiana, April 8, 1843, and is the son of STEPHEN and MARY TAM, both natives of Delaware, and born in 1801 and 1803 respectively. The parents settled in Carroll County about 1830, and were among the pioneers. A. C. TAM was left an orphan at the age of four, and until eight, he resided with a brother in Cass County, (Indiana); he then hired out, and roamed over Iowa and Minnesota until nineteen, when he returned to Cass County, owner of a good team of horses, one of which he soon after lost. He then worked by the month one year, and then commenced farming on rented land. December 25, 1863, he married RACHEL A. SMITH, born in White County March 30, 1844, and daughter of JACOB J. and HESTER H. (TIMMONS) SMITH. Soon after marriage, MR. TAM located on the farm where he now resides in this township. He has now 170 acres, which are nicely improved, and he is worth about $8,000, earned by his own exertions. He is a Democrat, and in the fall of 1882 was elected County Commissioner, having already filled several township offices. He is the father of six children - GEORGE B., JOSEPHUS, JOHN I., ROSA H., ISAAC J. and MILTON A. MRS. TAM is a member of the Church of God."