John Remley was born in Ohio but came to Indiana in the 1820s and purchased land. Mr. John Remley and Sarah McCain celebrated 50 years of marriage in March 1875 with family present. The couple had nine children (eight growing to maturity): Elizabeth,
James C., John, Ambrose, Daniel, David, Ruhama W. (died at 25). Remley lived in a log cabin when he came to ready the home for his bride, then built a hewed log home which burnt just as he finished the building stage. Next, Remley built a brick home that he lived in until the time of his death (2 January 1879). Sarah McCain Remley lived until 10 January 1890. At the time of John Remley's death (age 78 years 7 months and 11 days) he owned more than 2,000 acres of land and had been a member of the Presbyterian Church.