Taken from: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, 1885

TRUSTEN LAMAR, farmer, P.O., Santa Claus, was born in Spencer County, Ind., February 16, 1832, and is a son of John and Elizabeth Lamar, who were among the oldest and best known pioneers of Spencer County. Until manhood, Trusten made his home with his widowed mother, and during youth received a limited education. For a helpmate through life he selected an estimable lady, who died after bearing five children, these four yet living: Clarinda, Cordelia, Qunicy and George T. January 20, 1868, he married Mrs. Sarah Cannier, who was born February 28, 1842, and by her is the father of seven children, six yet living, named Ulysses S., Eliza E., Millie, Ferd F., Lola J. and Robert A. By her first husband, Mrs. Lamar became the mother of three children, two now living, named John K. and Henry R. Mr. Lamar is the possessor of a good farm of 120 acres, is a Republican in politics, and has served as constable of his township. He is an unassuming, unpretentious citizen, and is regarded with respect and esteem by his surrounding neighbors.