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Vickers Preston


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 13:10:37

Vickers Preston, farmer and stock raiser, Sec 32 P O Xenia, was born September 29, 1815, in Campbell county, Virginia, and in 1833 his parents moved to LaPorte, Indiana, and there he was educated, in May 1842, he came to Jefferson county, this state, and remained about eighteen months, and then moved to Wapello county, near Eddyville, in 1848, he came to this county and has lived on the same place since coming, owns 245 acres of land, he is the oldest settler on living in the township, and has experienced trials such as are known only to pioneers, he put out he first orchard there in the spring of 1850, and raised the first apples from these trees, these trees he obtained in Indiana, and planted fifty of them, which are said to be the largest in the county, measuring now from forty-eight to fifty-one inches in circumference, has been twice married, first March 14, 1841, to Charlotte Foutsa, native of Indiana, she died December 3, 1844, leaving tow children: Mary E (wife of James K Todd Xenia, Iowa) and Orlonzo C, married again march 1, 1849 to Miss Rachel, daughter of Davis Fisher of New Columbia, Penn, she was born July 29, 1825, they have seven children living: Sarah V (wife of Dr Wm Leurs of Saylorville, Polk county, Iowa), Maggie A (wife of Wm Zediker of Dallas county), Zenas D, Rachel F, Elam F, Katie B, and Enoch, four died in infancy; Orlonzo C was a member of company D Second Iowa Cavalry, enlisting January 4, 1864, and serving to the close of the war, Mr Preston is a man of great perseverance, and has made all his large estate himself, his children have had all the advantages possible

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