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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 13:53:30

MRS. NANCY E. JEWETT was born in Olney, Maine, December 23, 1820. Her father's name was Nathan Plummer, born in northern Maine. Her mother's name was Nancy Plummer and she was born in Wiscasset, Maine. Mrs. Jewett was the only child of her parents.

She was married to John Jewett December 29, 1840. John Jewett was born in Whitefield, Maine, April 29, 1811, and died April 13, 1886. They had five children born to them, two boys and three girls, four of whom are living: Clara A., Sarah A. who married T. M. Ball, now residing in Colony township; D. B. Jewett married Horace H. Whipple, now in Colorado; Oliver P. Jewett, married Emma Wheeler, of Canada, now residing in this township; Clara A. Jewett married Albert Delany, now living in Nevinville. John Jewett was a strong Republican in politics.

Mrs. Jewett has always been a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Jewett removed from Maine to Adams county, Iowa, where they arrived May 10, 1858, and settled at Nevinville, where they lived until the death of Mr. Jewett, and where Mrs. Jewett still resides. Mr. Jewett owned in this township previous to his death, 270 acres of land. Mrs. Jewett retained thirty seven acres of the home farm, the same on which she resides. The dwelling, which is a large and handsome one, is situated at the edge of the town, surrounded by a beautiful grove of evergreen and deciduous trees; the grove embraces thirteen acres; there are five acres of orchard and an abundant supply of small fruit. Flowers and flowering shrubs are found on every side; the house is furnished in a style that indicates that it is the home of wealth, culture and refinement. A good barn, commodious cribs, sheds and outhouses complete the surroundings. Mrs. Jewett has lived in Adams county long enough to see small trees grow to large dimensions, from three to four feet in diameter, to see the wild deer and wilder Indian give way before the advance of civilization, and now at more than seventy years of age is still quite hale, enjoying the full use of body and mind. She and her husband were representative people of this township, and lent their aid to every enterprise that tended to better the condition of their fellow men, and have enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew them. All the family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Jewett held several township offices and was Treasurer for many years. He chopped the first log for a cabin in Colony township.


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