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A. G. Coombs


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 4/4/2023 at 22:21:30

A. G. COOMBS was born in Lincoln County, Maine, December, 1818. When quite young, he went to sea, and when he attained the age of twenty-one, he married Miss Harriet Kellock. He then engaged in farming and lumbering until 1850, when he made a voyage to California, from which he returned in October, 1851. He then caught the "Indiana fever," and, in the spring of 1852, emigrated thence with his wife and three children; they arrived safely in Laporte County, Indiana, where Mr. Coombs cleared a small farm from the virgin forests of the Hoosier State. After eighteen years in Indiana, farming and keeping store, he decided to look for a healthier climate than that State afforded. Accordingly, in 1873, he sold his farm and started for Union County, Iowa, where he purchased and improved eighty acres of land five miles southeast of Afton, where he now resides. Mr. Coombs has been a prominent Mason and is now a member of the Afton Lodge.

Illustrated Centennial Sketches, Map and Directory, Union County, Iowa
Published by C. J. Colby, Creston, Iowa 1876


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