Now one of the prominent men of Indianapolis, is a native of North Carolina, but when a boy came with his parents to Wayne County, Indiana, thence to Newcastle, Henry County, where he successfully practiced law for several years, and represented that county three years in the State Legislature.
Newcastle he removed to Lawrenceburgh and became the law partner of Judge
Major; this (Dearborn) County he also represented one year in the State
Mr. Macy was induced to leave Lawrenceburgh in consequence of the too great water privileges of that city, he, not being amphibious, preferred a dry land residence.
He became a
resident of this city in 1852; in 1854 he was chosen President of the
Indianapolis and Peru Railroad, and under his supervision that road has become
one of the popular as well as paying roads of the State, and is considered a
While a member of the Legislature he made the acquaintance of and married the eldest daughter of Robert Patterson, who was one of the pioneers of this city, and for many years one of its most respected citizens.
built and owns the hotel that bears his name; he is, also, the owner of other
valuable city property, and owns and lives in one of the fine residences in the
north part of the city.
Nowland, John H. B., “Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis, with Short Biographical Sketches of Its Early Citizens, and of a Few of the Prominent Business Men of the Present Day,” 1870, pp. 383-384
Transcribed by Sherri Morem Bergman