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G B Needham


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 13:18:19

G B Needham, farmer, Sec 24, P O Prairie Hill, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, April 5, 1818, and the same year his parents moved to Cayuga county, New York, and he was there raised had but limited educational advantages, and in 1837 came to Iowa located on Turkey river, only remained there a short time and then went to Michigan, in 1851 he moved to Illinois and located in Fulton county, and in 1854 came to this county and located on Sec 18, Cass township, he resided in that township until the spring of 1858, then went to Marcy township, and in 1861 located where he now lives, he owns 160 acres of land and is one of the oldest settlers in the township, Mr Needham has been married three times, first July 6, 1841, to Miss Cordelia A Foster, who died April 24, 1850, leaving one child: Chester Y, living, and three deceased, James M and Oliver P who died in the army, again September 15, 1850, to Miss Irena M Eldred, who died April 5, 1871, leaving nine children living: Ada M (wife of Jesse Collum of Minnesota), John D, Ida I (wife of Lewis Purington of Cass township), Rubie A and William S, lost three, he married for his third wife Mrs M A Hutchings, March 10, 1872, they have three children living: Minnie M, Identa M, and Ella M, one is deceased, Mr Needham helped build the first house in the township

1880 Boone Co History Book


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