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William Holmes

HOLMES, ABBOTT

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 21:53:45

William Holmes, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec 36, P O Moingona, was born in Ohio, January 16, 1814, and when twelve years of age commenced going to school and continued study until 1830, then went to Indiana, and commenced farming and followed that trade for about five years, then learning the carpenter’s trade, in 1838 he came to this state and again engaged in farming , and in 1851 he went to California and two years later he returned to Iowa and continued the carpenter’s trade, in 1857 he was elected sheriff and served for four years, and once more followed farming and now owns 130 acres of land well fenced, September 22, 1838, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Abbott, they have four children living: Jasper W, Miriam, Sarah J and Thomas B, have lost three, George, Martha and John

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