The First White Child Born-1876
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 2/3/2018 at 20:11:52
Dubuque Daily Times, Tuesday, February 08, 1876, Dubuque, Iowa, Page: 5
The First White Child Born
Special Correspondence to the Dubuque Times
BELLEVUE, Feb. 7
In your issue of the 6th inst., was noticed a communication signed Secretary, who reviews several places in regard to the first white child born in Iowa. We claim to have that honor in the persons of Mrs. Wm. Simpson and her brother Columb Bashp*. Mrs. Simpson was born in Sand Prairie, 1830, and two years afterwards, her brother. So we think this settles the question, and Jackson County varies the palm of having the first two white children born in Iowa.
• Bashp looks incorrect, but that is what is typed.
Jackson Documents maintained by Constance Diamond.
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