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Posted By: Doretta Pimlott Cowman (email)
Date: 4/16/2013 at 18:51:02

The 1880 History of Poweshiek County Iowa

Sugar Creek Township

Page 691

ROACH, L. DOW -- Farmer and stock-raiser, in Sugar Creek township. Was born in Hendricks county, in the State of Indiana, on the 3rd of April, 1845, where he continued to live until he was about four years of age, when his parents removed to Iowa and settled in Keokuk county, where they remained about four years and then removed to Union township, this county, settling near what is now Forest Home, then an unbroken wilderness. Hence he may be justly termed one of the pioneer settlers of the county. He continued to live with his parents, laboring on the farm and enduring the hardships incident to a pioneer life in a new country, until the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, when he enlisted in company C, Twenty-eighth Iowa, which regiment did more hard marching and traveled more miles than any regiment from the great young State of Iowa. Mr. Roach was always with his regiment and on duty every day of his service except two. He participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, consisting of Vicksburg, Champion's Hill, Sabine Cross-roads, Pleasant Hill, Kane River, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. He was mustered out of the service in August, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa, On March 14, 1871, was married to Miss Lucy Wickham, by whom he has two children: Helen Myrtle, and Inez May.


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