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From "The History of Henry County, Iowa.
Containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns and Census."
Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879.

Updated by Conni McDaniel Hall, October 2017


was once known as Washington; but when it was decided to locate a post office at this point, the name was changed to Hillsborough, because of another town in the State named after the immortal George - or the place where is now seated the head of the Government. J.R. Moore and William Newman laid out the place February, 1840. So the people were content.

Among the first comers in this place were John A. Pope, Col. Samuel Pope and John Chainholtz.

There are three churches, a school, flouring-mill and two or three stores at Hillsborough.

The oldest church organization is the Methodist, although they did not build a church until 1874.

The Congregationalists put a church in 1852-58, being a few years after their organization.

In 1858, or about that time, the Free Baptist Church was organized, and soon built a church. All three societies have good buildings.

There is a graded school at Hillsborough. The building used was once a storehouse, and was, about four years ago, repaired and made over to accommodate the district.

In 1876, John Taylor and Robert Carter built a flour-mill here. It has had a successful run, and is now owned by Carter individually.

Hillsborough Lodge, No. 373, I.O.O.F., was organized here in October 1877.

The charter members were Daniel Wood, W.J. Newbold, R.P. Kimes, W.E. Elerton and J.R. Davidson. 

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ARNOLD, P.C., tinner, Salem.
Allen, J.B., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro
Almond, Pleas, far., S. 13; P.O. Salem
Alton, G.W., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Alton, Solomon, Hillsboro.
Arnold, J.H., far., S. 12; P.O. Salem.

BANTA, W.V., merchant, P.O. Salem.
Ball, L., far., S. 16; P.O. Salem.

BAILEY, GEORGE, farmer, Sec. 24; residence Salem; owns 252 acres; was born in Ohio in 1823; he removed from Ohio to Lee Co., Iowa, in 1845; came to Salem Tp., Henry Co in 1847; crossed the plains to California in 1850; remained in California and Oregon three years, returned to Salem in 1853. Married in 1854, Elizabeth Frazier, a native of Indiana; their children are Dora L., Eugene S., Cophine, Mena, Lester, Gilbert and Herman. Mr. Bailey lived in Jackson Tp. from 1865 to 1871; has resided in present location since 1871.

Barnes, Noah, far.; S. 29; P.O. Hillsboro.
Beales, Joseph, far., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Bartlett, J.W., far. S. 20; P.O. Hillsboro
Beard, E. & G., fars. S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Beckley, Jacob, Hillsboro.

BICKSLER, JOHN, manufacturer of wagons, carriages, harness, etc., Salem; Mr. Bciksler was born in Fairfax Co., Va., in 1832; he learned the blacksmith trade in Loudoun Co., Va; removed to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1854; came to Salem in 1856; had just enough money to purchase a set of blacksmith tools; he began the manufacture of wagons in 1865, and the livery business at about the same time; since he began the manufacturing business, he has made and sold 500 wagons, he put in over one thousand rods of drain-tile on his farm two and one-half miles northwest of Salem, which was the first drain-tiling laid in Salem Tp. for draining farm land. Married in 1859 Sarah A. Buffington, a native of Pennsylvania; has one son- W. Scott, born 1861.

Billingsley, P., far., S. 31; P.O. Hillsboro.
Binford, John, far.; P.O. Salem.
Bishop, D.D., mason, Salem.
Blackman, L.M., blacksmith, Salem.
Bixler, J.F., far. S. 15; P.O. Salem.
Boyce, T., Salem.
Briggs, Job, far., P.O. Salem.
Brown, Isaac, far, S. 14; P.O. Salem.
Brown, Jacob, far., S. 14; P.O. Salem
Brown, J.A, far. S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Brown, J.R., far., S. 2; P.O. Salem
Brown, Lewis, carpenter, Salem.
Bryant, A., far., S. 20; P.O. Hillsboro.
Buffington, J., far., S. 27; P.O. Salem.
Burden, D., far. S. 21; P.O. Salem.
Burrough, R., far. S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.
Byers, C.D., far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.
Byers, John, far; P.O. Salem.

CAMMACK, LEVI, far., S. 27; P.O. Salem.
Cammach, N., far., S. 24; P.O. Salem.
Carlisle, James, far., S. 7; P.O. Salem.
Carman, C., far., S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.

CARROLL, THOMAS, attorney, Salem; born in Philadelphia, Penn., in 1842; his parents removed to Wisconsin in 1854. He enlisted in the 8th Wis. V.I. (Eagle Regiment) in 1861; he participated in seventeen engagements, among them Corinth, Vicksburg and Frederickton; was wounded in his hand, foot, and right arm at Vicksburg; mustered out in September, 1864. Settled in Salem in 1868; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875; previous to beginning the practice of his profession he was engaged in the lumber business. He married in 1865 to Anna J. Frazier, of Keokuk; has two sons- Frank S., born in 1868; and Arthur T., born in 1876.

Carsbie, John M., far., S. 5; P.O. Salem.
Carsen, Robert, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Carter, Samuel, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Charinhalt, John, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Chamberlain, John, carpenter, Salem.
Cherry, John, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Childs, E., far., P.O. Salem.
Childs, Isaac, far., S. 15; P.O. Salem.
Childs, J.D., far.; S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.
Childs, S.J., far., S. 27; P.O. Salem
Clark, W.J., far., S. 34; P.O. Salem
Clawson, M.F., far., S. 27; P.O. Salem
Collatt, John, tinner, Salem
Coburn, John, far., S. 6; P.O. Salem.
Collins, Eddis, restaurant, Salem
Cochran, A., far., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.

COMER, JAMES, far., residence Salem; owns eighty acres. Mr. Comer was born in South Carolina in 1804; his father removed to Indiana about 1808. He married Beulah Jessup, a native of Virginia; she died in 1863; had four children, three of whom are living- John, Isaac, and Ann C, (now Mrs. Budell), all residents of California. Mr. Comer's present wife was Mrs. Tama A Hobson, formerly Miss Gibson. Mr. Comer came to Henry Co. in 1842.

Conner, W.L., far., S. 5; P.O. Salem.
Conner, Elijah, far., S. 28; P.O. Salem.
Conrad, C.C., carpenter, Salem.
Converse, G.V., far., S. 30, P.O. Hillsboro.
Cook, Jesse, far., Sec. 12; P.O. Salem.
Cook, John, far., S.8; P.O. Salem.
Cook, Lewis, far., S. 4; P.O. Salem.
Cook, Nathan, far., S. 36; P.O. Salem.
Cook, O.H., far.., Sec. 36; P.O. Salem.
Cook, Payton, far., S. 4; P.O. Salem.
Cook, Silas, laborer, Salem
Cooper, Calvin C, mechanic, Salem.

COX, GEORGE, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro; born Jan 21, 1814, in Highland Co. Ohio; in 1849 moved to Lee Co., Iowa; in 1855 removed to Henry Co. Owns 195 acres of land. Married Catherine Lane in 1837; she was born Aug. 30, 1819, in New Jersey; had five children; two living- David and John. Has been Township Treasurer. Republican; member of the M.E. Church.

Cox, Robert, far., S. 33; P.O. Hillsboro.
Cox, William, far., S. 12; P.O. Salem.
Crawford, Edmund, Salem.
Crew, M.L., far., S. 10; P.O. Salem
Crew, W.R., far., S. 16; P.O. Salem

Davidson, J.R., Hillsboro.
Davis, John, far., S. 35; P.O. Salem.
Davis, William, far., S. 28; P.O. Salem.
Deacon, William, far., S.1; P.O. Salem.
Doan, John W., far., Sec 4; P.O. Salem.
Doan, Joseph, far., Sec. 7; P.O. Salem.
Donaldson, R., Salem.

EDWARDS, John, Salem.
Eighme, Jerome, far., Sec. 24; P.O. Salem.
Ellerton, Jas., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Eighme, John R., far., S 24; P.O. Salem.
Ellerton, F.J., far., Sec. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Ellerton, J.W., far., Sec. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Elliott, J., far., Sec. 4; P.O. Salem.
Elliott, W., Sr., far., S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Endushy, E., far., Sec. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Enterwendt, H., far., S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.
Entriken, S.K., laborer,Salem.

FARR, LEONARD, far., S. 13; P.O. Mt. Pleasant.
Fell, D.M., far.., S. 6; P.O. Hillsboro.
Fenn, A., far., S. 13; P.O. Salem.
Farr, H.M., physician, Salem.
Feree, Isaac, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Feree, Wm., far., S. 31; P.O. Hillsboro.
Fisher, Alex. W., confectioner, Salem.
Fisher, C.A., far., S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Fisher, J.W., far., S. 14; P.O. Salem.
Foss, Z., cooper, Salem.
Frame, Albert, far., S. 6; P.O. Salem.
Frame, George, mechanic, Salem.
Frame, J.M., far., S. 6; P.O. Salem
Frame, M.H., teacher, Salem.
Frazier, B.H., far., S. 35; P.O. Salem.
Frazier, S., far., S. 14; P.O. Salem.
Frazier, J., far., S. 36; P.O. Salem.

GARRETSON, I.L., farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Salem.
Garrettson, C.L., far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.
Gaybr, W.M., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.

GALER, W.M., Postmaster, also, stone and brick mason, Hillsboro; born Oct. 11, 1823, in Licking Co., Ohio; in 1848, moved to Illinois; in 1855, came to Henry Co; was appointed Postmaster in 1867. Married Lucinda Ferrill in September, 1850; she was born in 1826 in New York; have four children-Clara (now Mrs. Smith), Ella, Queen and Roger S. Republican; Baptist.

GIBSON, ISAAC T., farmer; residence Salem; born in Greene Co, Ohio, in 1831; his father moved to Morgan Co., Ind., in 1837; he came to Salem in 1849. He married, in 1858, Anna M. Hiatt, a native of Indiana; they have three children - Allen H., Mary E., and Thomas E.; lost four children, all in infancy. Mr. Gibson was sent by the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends as an agent to establish schools among the colored people of Missouri; was also appointed by the American Missionary Society to act in the same capacity; was employed by the Freedmen's Bureau Department under Gen. Howard; in the fall of 1869, he took charge of the Osage Indians, and other tribes embraced in the Neosho Agency. Was Notary Public eight years.

Gillespie, I.P., far., S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.

GREGORY, LEVI, merchant, Salem; born in Jefferson Co., Iowa, in 1850; he came to Salem in 1872, and entered Whittier College; was appointed in his senior year, conductor of the commercial department of the College; he graduated in 1874; after his graduation, he was appointed to take charge of the school established for the education of the Shawnee Indians, in Indian Territory; was also engaged in allotting land to the tribe; he returned to Salem in the autumn of 1875, and resumed teaching in Whittier College; engaged in business in 1876; is at present a member of the Board of Directors of the College. Married in 1873, Lydia A. McMillan, a daughter of Amos McMillan of Salem. Mr. Gregory has been Superintendent of the Friends' Sabbath school at Salem for over three years.

Grim, D.P., far., S. 27; P.O. Hillsboro.
Grim, J., far., S. 27; P.O. Hillsboro.
Grim, Joseph, far., S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.
Gray, David, laborer; P.O. Salem.

HALLODAY, WM., far., S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Hallowell, R., far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.
Hammond, F.M., far., S. 7; P.O. Salem.
Hammond, H., far., S. 6; P.O. Salem.
Hammond, J.W., far., S. 31; P.O. Hillsboro.
Hammond, W.H., far., Sec. 6; P.O. Salem.
Hargrave, A., far., S. 24; P.O. Salem.
Harlan, E., far. S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.
Harlow, Isaiah, S. 30; P.O. Salem.
Harper, J., far., S. 20; P.O. Hillsboro.
Harper, R.M., far., S. 29; P.O. Hillsboro.
Hartley, T.C., far., S. 36; P.O. Salem.
Hayer, E., far. S. 29; P.O. Hillsboro.

HENDERSON, DUVALL W., farmer; residence Salem; farm in Sec. 26; was born in Loudon Co, Va., in 1811; his father removed to Ohio in 1814. He married in 1832 Mary Garretson, a native of Grayson Co., Va.; came to Henry Co in 1838 and settled in Jackson Tp; he came to Salem in 1848, where he has since resided; he has four children - John G. and Henry T., residents of Keokuk; Eliza A., (wife of Mr. Sanford Lewis), resides in Salem, and Elma M., (wife of John E. Mitchel), resides in Keokuk.

Hiatt, Allen, far., S. 24; P.O. Salem.
Hildibrand, D.K., far., S. 20; P.O. Hillsboro.
Hobson, Peter, far., S. 14; P.O. Salem.

HOCKETT, EDW., retired S.I.; P.O. Salem; he was born Jan. 21, 1802, in Guilford Co, N.C.; when he was a child he moved with his parents to Highland Co., Ohio; in 1818, moved to Indiana; in 1838, came to Henry Co., and is one of the oldest settlers in Salem Tp.; owns 161 acres of land. Married Betsy Harris in 1822; she was born in 1804 in South Carolina; had twelve children, ten living - Jessie, Jehu, Jonathan, Rebecca, Mary, John, Jane, Margaret, Eli and Nathan H. Republican; Friends' Church.

Hockett, Jno.M., far, S. 1; P.O. Salem.

HOCKETT, JOSEPH, far. S. 14; P.O. Salem; born Sept. 1, 1828, in Randolph Co, Ind; in 1838, came with his parents to Salem Tp; he now owns and lives on the old homestead farm entered by his father, including 114 acres. Married Ruhama Davis, Oct. 5, 1854; she was born in 1824 in Orange Co, Ind.; have two children - Theodore S. and Caroline I., Friends' Church; Republican.

HOCKETT, LEVI, far., S. 11; P.O. Salem; born Dec. 18, 1838, in Salem Tp., S. 16; in 1866, removed to his present farm; owns eighty-eight acres land. Married Mary A. Brown Feb. 2, 1865; she was born in 1845 in Salem Tp.; have three children - Louis, Eugene, and Carl. Has been Township Treasurer. Friends' Church; Republican.

Hockett, N.N., far., S.1; P.O. Salem.
Hockett, Sam'l., far, S. 3; P.O. Salem.

HOCKETT, WM. S., Sr., far., S. 14; P.O. Salem; born June 20, 1820, in Randolph Co., Ind.; in 1838, came to Henry Co; he owns ninety-four acres of land, which his father entered and deeded to his son, who has since improved it, and has the first improved farm in this locality. Married Sarah Pickering Aug. 14, 1840; she was born Dec. 12, 1819, in Frederick Co., Va., had four children, one living - Lydia, now Mrs. Russell. Republican; members of the Friends' Society.

Hodson, Geo., Sr., far., S. 11; P.O. Salem.
Hodson, I.N., far., S. 11; P.O. Salem.
Hodson, Jas., far., S. 3; P.O. Salem.
Hodson, Wm, Sr., far., S. 3; P.O. Salem.
Hodson, Z.L., far.; S. 2, P.O. Salem.
Hoggate, W.H.H., lab,. Salem.
Holliday, C.B., and F., fars., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Hollingsworth, J.W., far., S.8; P.O. Salem.
Holmes, John, far., S. 34; P.O. Hillsboro
Honnucutt, Able, lab., Salem.
Hough, M. & D., Salem.
Huff, E., far., S. 27; P.O. Salem.

INGUIN, JOSEPH T., carp., Salem.
Isaman, Samuel, far., S. 31; P.O. Hillsboro.

JAY, A.L., far., S. 28; P.O. Salem.
Jay, Henry W., mechanic, Salem.
Johns, G., far. S. 33; P.O. Salem.
Johnson, B.F., far., Sec. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.

JOHNSON, Wm. C., retired far; P.O. Salem; born in North Carolina, in 1800; his father removed to Ohio, when he was about 7 years of age. Mr. Johnson married in 1828 Hope Inskeep, a native of Ross Co, Ohio; her parents removed to Highland Co., Ohio, when she was a child; they have three children - Maria, wife of Alfred Belfield; Clark P., resident of Van Buren Co, Iowa; Daniel E, resident of Burlington. Mr. Johnson belongs to the Society of Friends; his wife is a member of the Methodist Church.

JONES, HIRAM, blacksmith, Salem; born in Ohio, in 1834; his parents came to Henry Co, in 1839; his father removed to Lee Co, in 1841; where he resided until his death. Mr. Jones returned to Henry Co in 1852. He married in 1858 Joanna Reeder, daughter of Joseph Reeder; they have one child - Edward I.; have lost two children - Frank M. and Forrest Belle. Mr. Jones has been engaged in his present business in Salem since 1861.

JONES, JOEL., far, Sec. 15; P.O. Salem; born June 15, 1826, in Harrison Co, Ohio; in 1839 came to Henry Co; owns 200 acres of land. Married Caroline Rhodes, Dec. 21, 1856; she was born Oct. 28, 1830, in Warren Co., Ohio; have four children - Alvin, Arthur, Ida and Jessie. He has been Township Treasurer and Assessor. Republican.

Jones, L.C., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Salem
Jones, Thos., far., Sec. 35; P.O. Salem
Jordan, J.L.; P.O. Hillsboro
Joy, R.F., huckster, Salem.
Joy, Stephen, huckster, Salem.

KELLUM, NATHAN, far.; Sec. 36; P.O. Salem
Kemple, E., Salem

KITTLE, WM., merchant and proprietor of Salem House; born in Pennsylvania, in 1823; he came to Fairfield, Jefferson Co., in 1840; to Salem in 1851. He married Minerva A. Hannigan, a native of Virginia; have had nine children, four now living. Mr. Kittle has been proprietor of the Salem House since May, 1862.

Knight, Marshall, wagon-maker, Salem.
Knight, M.L., wagon-maker, Hillsboro.
Knight, Peter, mason, Salem.

LAMM, HENRY J, far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.
Leech, J., boots and shoes, Salem.
Lemmon, R., far., S. 4; P.O. Hillsboro.

LESTER, ANTRIM, merchant and farmer; born in Pennsylvania in 1813; he removed to Jacksonville, Ill., in 1840; came to Lee Co., Iowa, in 1844, to Salem in 1848. He married in 1848 Harriet White, a native of Vermont, born in 1827; their children are George B., Ida May, Horace G., Albert, Hattie L, and Maggie B; they lost one child - Norval. While in Lee Co., Mr. Lester was employed in the manufacture of plows; has been in mercantile business most of the time since he came to Salem. Mr. Lester owns a fine farm of 200 acres in Sec. 20, Jackson Tp.

Lewis, E., far, S. 28, P.O. Salem.
Lindsay, G.W., Hillsboro.
Lindsay, James, Hillsboro.
Loper, J.A.J., lab. Salem.
Loughry, W., far. S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.
Lupton, S.F., far. S. 2; P.O. Salem.

McBRADY, J.W., far., S. 27, P.O. Salem.
McMillen, A., far., S. 14; P.O. Salem.

McMILLAN, ELI, retired, S. 26; P.O. Salem; born Feb. 19, 1799, in York Co, Penn.; in 1829, moved to the Wabash Valley, Ind; engaged in merchandising and grazing for five years; then removed to Lee Co., and engaged in farming and stock raising; continued this until 1866, when he removed to Henry Co; he now owns seven improved farms consisting of 945 acres, valued at $41,000; also, about fifty acres of timber land. Married Adaline Vale in 1839; she was born in 1812, in York Co., Penn; they had two children, one now living - Emily D, now wife of John M. Bell, who died Aug. 11, 1878, leaving two children - Carrie M., aged 10 years and Annie J, aged 8 years; they lost their son - James F., in 1868 aged 24 years. When in Lee Co., Mr. McMillan held about all the school offices. Republican; Friends' Church.

McVey, M., far., S. 25; P.O. Salem.
Macey, J., carpenter, Salem.
Maddock, S., far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.

MARSH, A.B., merchant, Salem; born in Pennsylvania in 1815; removed to Ohio in 1849; came to Salem in 1854. Married, in 1857, Adeline Woodmansee, a native of Ohio; they have one child - Minnie Cora. Mr. Marsh has been engaged in the mercantile business in Salem since he first came to the State.

Marshall, Wm., retired farmer, Salem.
Matthews, J.R., far., S. 15; P.O. Salem.
Matthews, S.F., far., S. 15; P.O. Salem.
Matthews, Wm, far, S. 24; P.O. Salem.
Martin, I.A., clerk, Salem.
Maxley, John, far., S. 17; P.O. Salem.
Maxsden, Wm, far., S. 25, P.O. Salem.
Maycock, H., far., S. 16, P.O. Salem.
Mendenhall, E., far., S. 35, P.O. Salem.
Mendenhall, I., far., S. 2, P.O. Salem.
Mendenhall, J, far. S. 35; P.O. Salem.
Mickelwaite, J., far. S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Meddaugh, D., far., S. 34; P.O. Salem.
Mitchell, I., Sr., far., S. 22, P.O. Salem.
Mitchell, I., Jr., far, S. 22, P.O. Salem.
Moyle, W., Sr., far., S. 28; P.O. Hillsboro.
Moyle, W., Jr., far. S. 28, P.O. Hillsboro.
Murphy, J.B., laborer, Salem.

NEWBOLD, J., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro
North, W.T., mechanic, Salem.

OSBUN, JONATHAN, far., S. 15; P.O. Salem.

PARKINS, DAVID, far., S. 22; P.O. Salem.
Percival, M.N., Hillsboro.
Percival, W.O., mechanic, Hillsboro.
Phar, G., Salem
Phifer, J., far., S. 28; P.O. Hillsboro.
Phillips, Daniel, Salem.

PICKERING, J.H., retired carpenter and builder, Salem; born in Harrison Co., Ohio, in 1810; he removed to Indiana in 1829, where he resided eleven years; he came to Salem in the fall of 1840; he erected what is now known as the Salem House the same year; this was purchased of Mr. Pickering by his father in 1841; was conducted as a hotel for seven or eight years. Mr. Pickering purchased and improved what is known as  the Leonard Farr farm; he went to California in 1851; remained ten years, engaged in mining; he returned in 1861; in 1869, Mr. Pickering was employed by Agent Tatum to erect a sawing and grist-mill for the "Kiowa and Comanche Agency" at Fort Sill, Indian Territory; in 1871, he erected mills for the Sac and Fox Agency in the same territory; was appointed Indian Agent in 1871; continued in that capacity over three years; he was employed most of the time in the construction of various school and mission buildings for  the Indian tribes. Keokuk, son of the noted old chief Keokuk, became civilized and converted to Christianity during his stay among the Indians. Mr. Pickering married in 1831, Mary Pickering, of Henry Co., Ind.

Pidgeon, H., far., S. 16; P.O. Salem.
Pidgeon, I.M., far., S. 25; P.O. Salem.
Pidgeon, W.K., far., S. 25; P.O. Salem.
Pilkington, G.H., far., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Pittman, George, far., S. 13; P.O. Salem.
Pope, John A., far., S. 31; P.O. Hillsboro.
Pope, Joseph B., far., S. 32; P.O. Hillsboro.
Pope, Nathaniel, far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Pope, Samuel, Hillsboro.
Pouller, Charles, far., S. 9; P.O. Salem.

RAGOR, R. & S., fars., S. 27; P.O. Salem.
Raines, R., laborer, Salem.

RANSON, WILLIAM, farmer. Sec. 32; P.O. Hillsboro; born Jan. 17, 1825, in England; in 1833, moved with his parents to Morgan Co., Ill.; in 1842 came to Henry Co.; he owns 999 acres of land. His father died here in August, 1853, aged 75 years; his mother lives with him; she was born in England in 1796. He is School Director and Treasurer.

Reeder, Jacob, Salem.
Reeves, Isaac C., druggist, Salem.
Reeves, John M., retired far., Salem.
Rhodes, T.B., far., S. 21; P.O. Salem.
Rice, T., far., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Rigbee, Ralph, Salem.
ROGERS, L.J., M.D., Salem.
Root, R.T., Hillsboro.
Rose, J.B., Justice of the Peace, Salem.
Russell, Stephen, far., S. 11; P.O. Salem.
Russell, Wm., far., S. 36; P.O. Salem.

SANDERSON, C., Sr., far., S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.
Savage, John, far., S. 9, P.O. Salem.
Savage, Wm., far., S. 10; P.O. Salem.
Shampoin, Thos., shoemaker, Salem.
Sheldon, F., far., S. 23; P.O. Salem.
Shreiner, Theo., physician, Salem.
Simmons, A.T., far., S. 6; P.O. Hillsboro.
Simpkins, Ed., far., S. 10; P.O. Salem.
Sink, Geo., far., S. 14; P.O. Salem.
Siveter, Thos., Sr., physician, Salem.
Sneatt, H., far., S. 18; P.O. Hillsboro.
Spray, John, far., S. 16; P.O. Salem.
Spray, Jonas, far., S. 16; P.O. Salem.

SPURRIER, RICHARD, merchant, Salem; was born in Ohio in 1812. He was married to Anna Barrett, a native of Virginia in 1832, came to Iowa in 1842; he first settled in Johnson Co.; came to Jackson Tp., Henry Co., in 1844; settled in Salem in 1845; has been engaged in the mercantile business here about twenty-one years; has three children - Thomas B., Wm. H., and R.C. Thomas B. resides in Kansas; Wm. H., in Decatur Co., Iowa; R.C. is a resident of Henry Co.

Stanley, A., far., S. 16; P.O. Salem.
Steadman, Ann, far., S. 20; P.O. Hillsboro.
Steinets, J.H., harness-maker, Salem.
Stevens, C.A., blacksmith, Salem.
Stephens, G., far., S. 12; P.O. Salem.
Stonehocker, J.M., far., S. 36; P.O. Salem.
Sweter, S., Salem.
Sypherd, J., far., S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.

TAYLOR & CARTER, millers, Hillsboro.
Taylor, Jas., far., S. 22; P.O. Salem.
Taylor, John, far., S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.
Taylor, O., far., S. 30; P.O. Hillsboro.
Taylor, Wm. far., S. 29; P.O. Salem.
Taylor, W.E., far., S. 7; P.O. Hillsboro.
Teeter, J., far., S. 19; P.O. Hillsboro.
Teeter, A.M., hotel, Salem.
Thatcher, J., retired far., P.O. Salem.
Thatcher, S., far., S. 12; P.O. Salem.
Tomlinson, M., druggist, Salem.
Tomlinson, R.J., teamster, Salem.
Tribby, J.W., far., S. 7; P.O. Salem.
Triplett, J.M., merchant, Salem.
Trueblood, A., far., S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Trueblood, D., far., S. 1; P.O. Salem.
Trueblood, M., far., S. 11; P.O. Salem.

VANWINKLE, ALBERT, farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Salem.

WAY, LEANDER, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Salem.

WAHRER, CARL F., teacher of mathematics and sciences in Whittier College, Salem; was born in 1850 in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany; he came to Keokuk from Germany with his father in 1852; removed to Lee Co., Iowa, in 1860; he was educated at Whittier College; graduated in 1875. Married, in 1876, Sarah McCracken, a daughter of Hiram McCracken, one of the pioneers of Jefferson Co., Iowa; has two children - Clara E. and an infant son. Mr. Wahrer has been engaged in teaching in the public school of Salem and in Whittier College for five years.

Weeks, Henry L., far., S. 21; P.O. Salem.
Weeks, Nathan, Salem.
Weeks, T.E., mechanic, Salem.
Weeks, Wm., far. S. 21; P.O. Salem.
Welpton, James, far; P.O. Salem.
White, R.N., wagon-maker, Salem.
Wilmeth, I.J., far.; Sec. 34; P.O. Salem.
Wilmeth, W.H., mail contractor, Salem.
Wing, C.C. teamster, Salem.
Withrow, L.A., Postmistress, Salem.

WOOD, DANIEL, blacksmith, Hillsboro; born Sept. 28, 1841, in Clark Co, Ill; in 1853 moved to Clark Co, Mo; in 1861, to Lee Co., Iowa; thence to Van Buren Co.; in 1868, removed to Hillsboro; he first commenced to learn his trade in 1860, in Missouri; has been constantly engaged in it since 1863; is Justice of the Peace, School Director and Notary Public. Married Sarah E. Fightmaster April 21, 1867; she was born in 1843 in Missouri; had three children, two living - Oscar R., and Hattie N.; lost Florence A., aged 3 years and 9 months. Republican; Free Will Baptist.

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