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John Small JR


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/6/2009 at 04:10:30

[brief excerpt from a longer biography]

John Small, Jr., son of John and Olivet (Skinner) Small, was born in Monroe township, July 22, 1824. He was married in 1853 to Mary Paxton, also born in Salt Lick township. After receiving a fair education, he engaged in teaching in Perry county. In 1855 he started west to seek a home, settling in Rossville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. He bought town property and engaged in teaching and later clerked in a store and also ran an engine in a saw and grist mill. He remained there until 1859, when he sold out and came to Stark town, settling on land that he had previously entered on sections 10 and 15. He built a log house on section 10, living there until 1872, when he built the frame house in which he now lives .....

~History of Vernon County, Wisconsin; Chapter XLIV The town of Stark; 1884; pg 636


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