S. W. Courson
was born in Venango County, Pa., April 8, 1818. He
resided there until 1825, when he removed with his father
to Warren County, Pa., and remained there until 1854. He
then removed to Clayton County, and settled upon the farm
he now owns in Grand Meadow Township. He has 340 acres of
fine land, in a good state of cultivation, on section 11.
He raises stock of all kinds, and makes a specialty of
blooded cattle and sheep, owning a number of short-horn
cattle and Leicester sheep. He was married in 1839 to
Esther Thompson, who was born in Warren County, Pa., Oct.
30, 1820. They have five children-- Margaret L., born
July 18, 1841, married H.S. Alward; Anthony W., born Aug.
3, 1847; Mary M. (now Mrs. H.A. Stowe) born Sept. 29,
1851; W. W., Dec. 10, 1854; and Elmer T., born Nov. 20,
1857. Mr. Courson votes the Republican ticket. He now
holds the office of School Director. He is one of Clayton
County's most prominent and wealthy farmers.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 827
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