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Moses Eversoll


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 13:02:10

Moses Eversoll, farmer and stock raiser, Sec 21 P O Prairie Hill, was born in Delaware county, Ohio, October 24, 1827, and in 1845 his parents move to Shelby county, Illinois, where he lived until 1853, he then came to Iowa and located where he now lived and has lived on the same farm since, he now owns 380 acres, of which about two hundred acres are under cultivation, he raises, principally, corn and feeds it all to his stock, he has held the office of justice of the peace for more than twenty years and is undoubtedly the oldest on in the county and has been secretary of the school board most of the time since the law creating that office was established, has been twice married, first, February 28, 1849, to Miss Letitia Pike, a native of Ohio, she died February 15, 1860, leaving five children: Sarah (wife of Hiram Roads of Benton county, Arkansas), Moses, William and Martin H living and one deceased, was again married January 9, 1866, to Mrs Melissa Pike, a native of Michigan, they have two children: Samuel L and Minnie, we mention an incident in Mr Eversollís early life which came near proving fatal, he had wounded a deer, but supposed he had killed it and went up to it and found it only stunned, Mr Eversoll grapple with it, however, and succeeded in cutting its throat, but would have been glad at any time to have given up if there had been any assurance of safety, it is a matter of fact, connected with Mr Eversolls official record, that during the time that he has held the office of justice of the peace there have been a great many appeals taken from his decision and but one judgment reversed and that the case of A Rusherford V L L Wheeler, tried before him on change of venue, he has held the office of assessor several terms and was enrolling officer during the war and also commissioned lieutenant in the State service

1880 Boone Co History Book


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