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John Burley

BURLEY

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/26/2005 at 00:09:32

John Burley, Boonesboro; was born in Muskingum county, Ohio Feb 8, 1829, and in March 1851 moved to Pennsylvanina, where he resided for three years and then returned to Ohio; remained there until 1869, during which time he was mostly engaged in the mercantile business at Pleasant Valley; in that year he came to Iowa and located in Glidden, Carroll county, and for two years was engaged in selling goods; in 1872 he came to Boonesboro, and until the latter part of 1877 was engaged in business---a part of the time he was in the grocery and the balance in the hardward business; in the fall of 1877 he was elected sheriff of Boone county, which position he held for two years; Nov 30, 1854, he was married to Miss Harriet A Williams, born July 18, 1836 in Pennsylvania; have seven children : Florence H, Ida, Hattie, George, John, William and Emma; have lost two: Elizabeth and an infant.

Bio from the 1880 Boone county history book pg. 559-560


 

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