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Charles S. Fourt


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/6/2009 at 04:12:48

Charles S. Fourt, superintendent of the Disciples Church Sunday school, was born Dec. 25, 1832, in Henry co., Ind., being there raised to agricultural pursuits.

In 1853 he emigrated to Iowa, becoming a pioneer in Allamakee county, where he entered land on section 12, Paint Creek township, breaking forty acres and building a log house thereon. In 1859 he sold this farm and purchased land on section 16, town 10, range 6, Crawford Co., Wis. He cultivated this farm and built a frame house, residing there until 1869. He then came to Sterling town and purchased land on section 14, town 11, range 6. In 1876 he bought his present home on section 11, this town, on which, in 1882, he built a neat frame house.

Mr. Fourt has been twice married. His first wife was Hannah Valentine, a native of Manchester, England, born Feb. 28, 1836. She died April 9, 1876, leaving seven children - Lavinia, Edwin and Edgar, twins; Ida E., Franklin, Minnie M. and Lucinda T. In October, 1876, he married Hannah Davis, born in Sullivan Co., Ind. Mr. Fourt has been for some time an elder in the Disciples' Church.

~History of Vernon County, Wisconsin; Chapter XLV the town of Sterling; 1884; pg 661


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