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Posted By: Mona Sarratt Knight (email)
Date: 7/26/2009 at 20:50:31

Source: The History of Appanoose County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Records of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Appanoose County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc.; illustrated; Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878.

SAMUEL BENGE, farmer, sec. 35; P.O. Kirkwood; born Oct. 20, 1826, in Madison Co., Ky.; when a boy, came with his parents to Indiana; in 1841 came to Des Moines Co.; in 1844 came to Davis Co.; in 1846 to Appanoose Co. Owns 173 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Ellinor Caylor, Feb. 28, 1851; she was born in 1822 in Ohio; had three children, two living - Martha J. and Sarah E.; lost Rachael M., aged 1 1/2 years. Republican; Baptist.

LEWIS MAIN JR., farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Moravia; born in Monroe Co., Ohio, August 1830. When four years of age, his father, Lewis Sr., removed to Ripley Co., Ind., cleared a farm and wore it out; came to Appanoose in 1855, and settled where he now resides in Taylor Tp.; his mother, Elizabeth (nee Funkhouser), was born in Pennsylvania in 1802, and died in this county in 1867. In 1851, in Ripley Co., Ind., Lewis Main married Miss Mary E. Brosher; born in Indiana in 1833; in the fall of 1855, came to this county, where he first purchased 110 acres, now owns 323 acres, valued at $20 per acre; have eight children - Alice J., John E., Zacharias L., Levi M., Mary E., Reuben F., Flora E., and Ludocia E. Republican. Holds the office of School Director. Enlisted in the 36th Iowa V.I., Co. F., Aug. 9, 1862; was at Shell Mound, Helena, Mark's Mill, Prairie de Ann, Little Rock, Elkins' Ford, Jenkins' Ford, Spring Mound, and others; mustered out at Duvall's Bluff, August 1865.


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