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Edwin Prichard

PRICHARD, SMITH, ROUNDS, HOVER, HARRINGTON, TYLOR, HEWITT, NICHOLS, WINTERMYER

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 2/20/2012 at 22:25:14

Edwin Prichard, a well-known and representative farmer, residing on section 22, Grant Township, made a settlement in this county in March, 1865.

He was born in Lorain County, Ohio, December 18, 1822, and is the son of one of the Revolutionary heroes that bore arms in our struggle for Independence. Jared Prichard, his father, a native of Connecticut, born in 1758, was reared upon a farm, and at the age of sixteen years entered the Continental Army, and served throughout the entire war, being promoted from rank to rank until he fairly won his commission as Captain, a title which he retained until his death. After the War of 1812-15 he removed to Ohio, and took up a tract of land in Lorain County. In 1838 he removed to Logan County, in the same State, where he was engaged in farming until his death. His first wife died in early life, and in Lorain County, Ohio, about 1820, he married Miss Elizabeth Smith, a native of Vermont, who was born October 7, 1748, and who died February, 12, 1871. By this union they had but one child, Edwin, the subject of this sketch.

Edwin was about eleven years of age when he removed to Logan County with his parents, and there grew to manhood, receiving, in youth, a good common-school education. In 1847 he left the parental roof-tree and came to Iowa, locating in Clayton County, where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of wild land, and brought it under cultivation, and upon which he remained until 1856. Selling out he removed to Shelby County, where he was engaged in farming until 1865, the date of his coming to Monona County.

Here he has resided ever since. He has a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres, eighty of it under excellent cultivation, with a neat and tasty residence and good barns and sheds upon it, and a considerable quantity of good stock.

Our subject was married, in Clayton County, Iowa. March 16, 1848, Miss Abbie Rounds, a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, who was born September 28, 1829, and is a daughter of John and Catherine (Hover) Rounds. Her father was born in Rhode Island, March 30, 1798, and died in Monona County, March 10, 1877. Her mother was born in Virginia, October 17, 1798, and died in Monona County, June 15, 1869. They were married in Ohio, whither they had gone in early life, and had a family of five children, of whom Mrs. Prichard was the third.

Our subject and his wife have had a family of ten children, of whom the following is a record: Catherine E. was born in Clayton County, Iowa. February 20, 1849, and married B. K. Harrington October 19, 1870, and is living at Lemars. Minerva Jane was born in Clayton County, May 9, 1851, and was married, October 19, 1870, to A. D. Tylor, and resides at Sloan. Jared was born October 15, 1852, in Clayton County, married Miss Sarah Hewitt in 1877, and lives in Woodbury County. John, who was born July 31, 1855, in the same place, married Miss Ida Nichols, and lives at Ticonic. George, who was born June 20, 1858, in Shelby County, died there August 22 following. Jacob A., a lawyer at Smithfleld, was born December 13, 1859, in Shelby County. William, living at home, was born in Shelby County, July 16, 1863. Eleanor, born in Monona County, December 29, 1865, was married, November 20, 1886, to F. B. Wintermyer, of Smithland. Abbie, born here, June 3, 1869, lives at home. Edwin, born July 11, 1875, died March 13, 1878.

~History of Monona County, Iowa; Chicago: National Publishing Company; 1890; pg 472-473


 

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