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Alex M Carson

CARSON, WEIR

Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 3/22/2019 at 13:23:27

James A. Carson is a retired farmer residing on section 12, Oregon township… He is a native of eastern Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Blount county on the 16th of May, 1841. His parents were Alexander and Jane (Weir) Carson. The father was born in Indiana and when a boy went to Tennessee. He had not yet passed beyond the period of youth when he enlisted for service in the war of 1812. He became a resident of Washington county, Iowa, in 1855, at which time he located in Oregon township but was not long permitted to enjoy his new home, for his death occurred on the 12th of May of the same year and his remains were interred in the Camp Ground cemetery. His entire life was devoted to general farming. His wife was born in Virginia and they were married in Tennessee. Following their removal to Iowa she continued a resident of this county until her demise in 1875, when her grave was made by the side of her husband's in the Camp Ground cemetery. Their family numbered eleven children: Thomas E., D. F. and Mary C, all now deceased; Alexander, who has likewise passed away; Emeline, the wife of John McCrory, of Illinois; Phoebe Jane, who has departed this life; Sarah, the wife of William Robinson, of Ainsworth, Iowa; L. W., who died while serving in the Union army in the Civil war; James A., of this review; and Harriet Ann and Andrew V., both of whom are deceased.

Source: History of Washington County, Iowa; From the First White Settlements to 1908 by Howard A. Burrell. Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of James A Carson, page 456.

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