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Gammon, James


Posted By: Mary H. Cochrane, Volunteer
Date: 7/17/2019 at 15:53:56

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa, (Lewis Publishing Company (1887)), p. 563:

"JAMES GAMMON, deceased, son of Lovina and Dozier Gammon, was born in Tennessee, June 16, 1825, and removed to Indiana with his parents in 1828. He was married in Monroe County, Iowa, November 4, 1852, to Armilda E. Myers, who was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1829, and removed to Monroe County in 1850. Her parents were Thomas and Eliza (Jones) Myers. They removed from this State to Nebraska, where her father died, and where her mother still lives. Mr. and Mrs. Gammon came to Decatur County in 1855, and settled on section 24, Eden Township, where his family still reside. He died February 11,1886, aged nearly sixty-one years. His family consists of his wife, eight sons and three daughters. The four youngest sons are still at home. Mr. Gammon was an honorable man and an upright citizen. Politically he was a Democrat; religiously he was opposed to the churches, and denied the authenticity of the Bible, but believed in doing right at all times and under all circumstances.

(Submitted to the Decatur County GenWeb site by Christy Jay, email: Jaygenie@aol.com)


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