Posted By: Doretta Pimlott Cowman (email)
Date: 4/16/2013 at 21:13:15
The 1880 History of Poweshiek County Iowa
Sugar Creek Township
STANLEY, AARON -- Section 7, P.O. Searsboro, Iowa. Was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, on the 15th of February, 1832, from which place his parents removed, when Aaron was a lad, to Henry county, settling near Greensboro, in the timber. Here Aaron was brought up to manhood, laboring continually during the summer and attending the farm, with no other opportunities of acquiring an education than by attendance on the common schools of those days during the winter months, which were by no means such schools as are now found in the country districts of this county, and which were not free then as now. His father died when he was but ten years of age, leaving his mother with seven small children to be fed, clothed, and educated. Mr. Stanley continued to live with his mother until her second marriage, when he was about eighteen years old, after which he shifted about for a year or two, and then removed to Iowa and settled in Wapello county, where he engaged in farming for about two years, and here was married to Martha S. Martin, on the 19th day of October, 1852. He removed to Indiana, where he remained about four years, and then returned to Iowa, settling in Jasper county, where he lived about three years, and removed to the place which he now occupies about the year 1869, where he has resided ever since. His home is a pleasant one, on an elevated spot, facing the Skunk River, surrounded by a beautiful natural and artificial grove. He had the misfortune to lose his companion the 16th day of September, 1866. Has brought up a family of five children, whose names are Lenora E., John H., Michael K., Charles F., and Peninah A., who is a very intelligent young lady, and keeps house for her father, which she has done since she was thirteen years old.
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