PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY

A   LLISON, CHESTER, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Thornburg.

B   ATES, BENJAMIN L., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek; born September 6, 1831, in Jefferson county, Ohio, and was raised on a farm; in 1853 he came to Iowa and settled in Washington county, near Crawfordsville, and lived there until 1856; he then removed to Keokuk county, and located where he now resides in 1858; he owns a well improved farm of 180 acres, and has proved himself one of Keokuk county’s most practical farmers; he has been honored with all the various township offices, had has filled them, alike creditably to himself and his constituents; he was married to Martha A. Cooper March 25, 1858; she was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, May 28, 1830, and was brought by her parents to Keokuk county, Iowa in 1855; they have two children; Chalkely C. born January 26, 1859, and Sarah C., born September 28, 1865; lost one daughter: Mary, born December 5, 1862, and died April 12, 1864.

BATES, JOSHUA, farmer and wool grower, Sec. 27; P. O. Thornburg; born on the 9th day of August 1829, in Jefferson county, Ohio, and was raised there a farmer, and has followed it as an avocation since that time; he came to Iowa in 1853 and settled in Washington county, and in 1856 removed to Keokuk county where he now resides; he owns a well improved farm of 235 acres, and gives considerable attention to the raising of sheep, mostly of the Merino stock; his herd is closely connected with the celebrated Hammond herd, of Vermont, and with the best families in Iowa; his farm is well adapted for the purpose to which it is devoted in regard to health – an important consideration in sheep raising; he also is engaged, to a moderate extent, in Durham cattle; the subject of this sketch is a thoroughly practical farmer, and much of his success may be attributed to his careful attention to all that pertains to his business, and is a valuable citizen of the country; he rendered valuable aid and assistance in securing railroad communication for his township, and has been honored by his fellow citizens with various township offices; he was married to Julia A. Plumner August 14, 1856; she is a native of Jefferson county, Ohio, and was born February 24, 1834; their family consists of four children: Mary N., born in July, 1858, Oliver L. born in September, 1860, Catharine A., born in June, 1863, Susan L., born in June 1869; lost two: Emma P. and Amos P.; he and his wife are members of the Society of Friends.

BARNHIZER, JOSEPH, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 17; P. O. Coal Creek; born March 6, 1819, in Washington county, Maryland, and lived there until his parents removed to Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in 1836; he was raised on a farm until nineteen years of age, and then learned the miller’s trade, and followed it as an occupation until 1861; during the time he was engaged in this business he repaired and run several mills in Ohio; he removed to this county in 1870, and settled in Prairie township, where he owns an improved farm of 320 acres, and is giving his attention largely to stock raising; he is a man of wide experience and sound judgment, and has the respect of all with whom he has business relations; he was married in Putnam county, Ohio, January 17, 1847, to Miss Samantha Stout, a native of Licking county, Ohio, born August 25, 1829; their family consists of nine children: John C., Edson G., Martha, Thomas J. Chester R. Abagail M., Jackson B., Guy C. and Jay; lost one son: Elisha F.

Barthelman, Chas., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Thornburg.

Baty, James, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg.

Bigelow, W. H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Thornburg.

Blackburn, Sarah, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Coal Creek.

Bonsall, Evan, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Thornburg.

BRANSON, ASA, merchant, Thornburg; born in Belmont county, Ohio, April 26, 1832, and was raised there on a farm; in 1854 he emigrated to Iowa, and settled in Cedar county, but not being satisfied with his location, he returned to Ohio in 1856, after a visit to Kansas, and other sections of the State, with the view of selecting a place of residence; in 1858 he went to Missouri, but the Rebel element was too strong to make it desirable or pleasant, and in 1862 he returned to his native county, and lived there until 1865, when he came to Keokuk county, Iowa, and engaged in agricultural pursuits; in 1869 he engaged in the mercantile business at Coal Creek and built up a large trade in general merchandise, and has been postmaster at that point since 1869; he has recently removed to the new town of Thornburg, and intends enlarging his business in the same line; he was married February 16, 1860, to Miss E. A. Craig, of Muskingum county, Ohio; she was born April 9, 1842; their family consists of seven children; Smith, William E., David C., Francis D., Emareta, Mary and Louis.

Bremmer, James, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Thornburg.

Briggs, Jonathan, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

Bruce, E. K., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Thornburg.

C   ARL, ABRAHAM, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. What Cheer.

Chandler, A., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Coal Creek.

CLENDENON, STEPHEN, merchant, Coal Creek; born in May 1833, in Belmont county, Ohio, and was raised a farmer, and followed it in connection with running a saw-mill; he came to Keokuk county in 1864 and purchased a farm, but after a time disposed of his farm and engaged in mercantile pursuits; he has recently been appointed postmaster at Coal Creek; he carries in stock a line of general merchandise and has built up a good trade; he has been twice married; first to Matilda Dawson, February 1, 1854; she was born in Belmont county, Ohio, and died June 5, 1857, leaving one daughter; Sarah J., the wife of R. Wood; he married for his second wife Elizabeth F. Branson, March 25, 1859; she was a native of Belmont county, Ohio; they have by this union seven children; Matilda J., Isaac W., Mary Lincoln, E. T. Smith, Hannah E., Amy and Lydia.

COOPER, EVAN, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1801, and when young was taken by his parents to Columbiana county, Ohio, where he was raised a farmer, and has since followed it for an avocation; he came to this county in 1855, and is one of the four early settlers of the township, and he has resided on the same place since that time; he owns at the present time fifty-five acres of well improved land, after dividing with his children; he has not only been a pioneer in Ohio, but in Keokuk county, Iowa; he was married August 27, 1823, to Mary Middleton, a native of Columbiana county Ohio; she was born October 13, 1804; their family consists of four children living; Martha, born in 1827; Hinchman, born in 1834; Albert, born in 1839; Ann, born in 1841; they have lost five: William, Chalkley, Sarah, Mark and one in infancy.

Cooper, Albert, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek.

CORY, P. S., retired farmer, Sec. 33, P. O. What Cheer; born in Miami county, Ohio, March 14, 1808, and was raised a farmer, and remained in his native State until 1832, when he moved to Tippecanoe county, Indiana, and lived there ten years; in 1842 he came to Iowa Territory and settled in Cedar county, and thence to Wilton Junction, Muscatine county, in 1856, and was engaged in mercantile pursuits, and the buying and shipping of stock; he came to this county in 1871; he was married January 19, 1831, to Rhoda Hain; she was a native of Ohio, and was born August 16, 1816; by this marriage they have two children living; L. S. and P. S. Cory, Jr.; they have lost six: Thomas J., Margaret, Martha, Harrison and two infants unnamed; Thomas J. enlisted in company D, Eleventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was killed at at (sic) the battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862; Mr. Cory, although but a small boy, can well remember when the war of 1812 closed, and the hardships endured at that period are fixed indelibly in his memory; his son L. S. Cory, was born August 5, 1839, in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, and came with his parents to Iowa in 1842; he was raised on a farm and received the benefits afforded by the common schools, supplemented by attendance at the Iowa College at Davenport one year; he enlisted in August 1862, in the Thirty-fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war, and was mustered out at Davenport in 1865; he was with his regiment in all the engagements in which it participated; after he was mustered out of the United States service he returned to his home in Muscatine county, and on September 27, 1866 was married to Miss Mary A. Sterrett, a native of Iowa, and born in Cedar county, January 6, 1841; by this union they have four children: Philo S., born in 1867; Clara A., born in 1868; Maggie M., born in 1872; Frank S., born in 1876; they moved to this county in 1868, and settled where they now live; his farm contains 320 acres of improved land, devoted largely to stock-raising, in which he has been very successful.

Cotes, E. J., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Thornburg.

COUPLIN, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Thornburg; born March 6, 1822, in Monroe county Ohio; there he was raised on a farm; he learned the trade of tailor, and continued in that business for some nine years; he then engaged in engineering and followed that occupation for nearly seven years; in 1850 he moved from Monroe county Ohio, to Wheeling, West Virginia, remaining there for two and a half years; he then returned to Ohio, settling in Jefferson county; after remaining there for seven years; he moved to Harrison county, and resided in that county for five years; he then came to Iowa and located where he now lives; owns 160 acres of good land; in June 1847, he married Miss Lydia Lupton; she was born August 6, 1862 in Jefferson county, Ohio; they have seven children: David F., Leander, Mary, Ann E., (now Mrs. I. D. Davis). Margaret J. (now Mrs. A. Grooms), Levi S. and Lewis; Mr. Couplin has held various offices in the township.

Coulson, Chas., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

Coulson, Benj., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

D   AVIS, J. D., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Dolcater, W. F., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Thornburg.

Draegert, Ludolph, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Thornburg.

E   CROYDE, SARAH, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Thornburg.

EDGERTON, JOSEPH, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Belmont county, Ohio, November 18, 1830; he was raised a farmer and has followed it for an occupation since that time; he emigrated to Iowa in 1857 and settled in Linn county and lived there two years and then removed to Taylor county, and after a residence there of five years he came to Keokuk county, where he still resides; his home farm consists of 160 acres of land, well improved; he is devoting his attention to stock and improving his grades and it is his intention to make still greater improvements and raise the standard in both cattle and sheep; he married Lydia Mitchell, April 27, 1853; she was a native of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and was born October 4, 1831; their family consists of seven children: William, Mary E., Edward, Sarah E., Nathan H., Joseph J., and Frederick M.

Edmondson, J., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Thornburg.

Ellis, David, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Coal Creek.

Emmons, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 32; P.O. Coal Creek.

Eyler, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg.

F   RANCE, HANNAH, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Coal Creek.

French, H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Thornburg.

G   addis, W. H., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Coal Creek.

Garwood, Jesse, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Coal Creek.

GIBBONS, HOMER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 16; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Belmont county, Ohio, December 29, 1833, and lived there until he removed to this county and engaged in agricultural pursuits; he came to Iowa in 1863 and settled where he now resides; his farm contains 138 acres of improved land; he married Ann Garretson, April 2, 1854; she was born January 24, 1832, in Belmont county, Ohio; their family consists of four children: Oliver H., born August 11, 1857, John F., born January 6, 1859, Elvira, born November 14, 1862, and Ruth Anna, born April 16, 1872; they are members of the Friends’ Society.

Glover, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Thornburg.

Goodner, Benj., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek.

Graves, D. D., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

H   ALDEMAN, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 34, P. O. Coal Creek; born August 9, 1813, in Columbiana county, Ohio; he was raised a farmer until eighteen years of age, and then learned the clothier’s trade, and followed this business as an avocation until 1843, when he engaged in agricultural pursuits; he came to Iowa in 1857 and settled in Cedar county, and thence to this county in 1858, and settled where he now lives; he owns a well improved farm of 160 acres, he has held various township offices and commands the respect and esteem of his friends and acquaintances; he was married to M. McBride, March 31, 1842; she was born November 18, 1815 in Columbiana county, Ohio; their family consists of ten children: Elizabeth A., Mary E., Milton, Newton, David E., Adaline, Jared, Ann J., Joseph and Susan C.; they are members of the Friends’ Society.

Hall, John, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Thornburg.

Halderman, Milton, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Thornburg.

Halderman, D.E. farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Coal Creek.

Hamilton, W. L., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Hamilton, Francis, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

Hampton, J. P., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg.

Harris, B., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Thornburg.

Hazen, P., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. What Cheer.

Heald, E., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek.

Hibbs, J., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Hoge, John, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Coal Creek.

Holloway, David, Coal Creek.

Holland, D.O.,farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Thornburg.

Holland, Gabriel, farmer, Sec. 13, P.O. Thornburg.

Horass, Casper, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Thornburg.

Hutchinson, Irwin, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Thornburg.

J   AMES, ISRAEL, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Thornburg.

JOHNSON, J.W., whose portrait appears in this work, was born June 23, 1841, in Stark county, Ohio; when three years of age his parents removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, where he lived until he was fourteen years of age; he returned to Mount Union; he enlisted in company K, One Hundred and Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in August, 1862, and served until the close of the war; during the war he was taken prisoner, March 28, 1863; but soon after paroled and returned to his command July 12, 1863; he participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, commencing at the battle of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, with Burnside on his expedition, at Cumberland Gap, at the siege of Knoxville, and with Sherman when moving on Atlanta; he was also with General Thomas in the engagement with General Hood, and numerous other battles; he witnessed the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnson, at Greensborough N. C.; he was mustered out of the service June 21, 1865; after the war he was engaged in mercantile business at Mount Union, Ohio, until 1867, and then came to Keokuk county and purchased a farm in Prairie township, in section 23, and engaged in agricultural pursuits; he has been prominently identified in the interest of his township, and was one of the active workers in securing the railroad, and is one of the proprietors of the town of Thornburg, located on his land, and its geographical location will make it one of the best towns on the line of the road; he married March 28, 1867, to Miss Esther Tutors, who was born in Stark county, Ohio, May 31, 1849; she died April 12, 1874; he married for his second wife, Miss Mary E. Taylor, October 29, 1865 [sic: correct date unknown]; she was a native of Massilon, Ohio; born August 12, 1849; they have two children: Frank C. and Dessie E.; they lost one son: Lewis.

JOHNSON, JOHN R., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Ireland in March, 1827; he was raised there on a farm; in 1846 he emigrated to the United Stated and landed at New Orleans; from this place he removed to Rock Island and lived there until 1876, when he came to this county and purchased the farm on which he now resides, containing 145 acres of improved land; he married Miss Mary Manes, December 24, 1854; she was born in Ireland in 1838; they have a family of eight children: Elizabeth, John, Martha, Robert H., Mary, Abigail, Maria and Margaret; lost two.

Johnson, Margaret, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Thornburg.

Jones, David, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Coal Creek.

K   ITZMANN, AUGUST, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Coal Creek.

Lee, A. T., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Thornburg.

L   UCAS, D. W. farmer, stock-raiser and stock-dealer, Sec. 3; P. O. Thornburg; among the prominent farmers of this township is the subject of this sketch; born in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23, 1840, and when young his parents removed to La Salle county, Illinois, where he lived until eighteen years of age, and then removed to Mason county, Illinois, he received a good common school education; he was raised on a farm and had considerable experience in handling stock; he came to Iowa in 1868 and settled in Prairie township, where he owns 700 acres of land; his homestead contains 280 acres, and his location is one of the conspicuous ones of the township; he has taken pains to make the surroundings of his home pleasing and attractive; he married Miss J. E. Daniels, February 23, 1864; she was born in Cass county, Illinois, but raised in Mason county, that State; Mr. L. has held various township offices and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

M   cADAMS, THOMAS, Coal Creek.

McCaley, W. J., farmer, Sec,. 2; P. O. Thornburg.

McCoy, Mark, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Rose Hill.

McCracken, James, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Thornburg.

McCracken, John, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Thornburg.

McGimpsey, Henry, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Thornburg.

Maines, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

Maines, John, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Thornburg.

Marshall, Wm., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Coal Creek.

MARSHALL, GEO. M., farmer, stock-raiser and stock-dealer, Sec. 7; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 30th day of November, 1840; he received excellent educational advantages in youth, in his native place; in 1856 he went to Germany and attended a high school at Biebrich, on the Rhine, and remained there two years, and then entered Heidleberg University; after his return to his native country his time was occupied in an office and attending a course of lectures in Columbia College, New York city; he came to Iowa in 1874, and settled in Prairie township, where he owns 520 acres of improved land, with the finest farm buildings in the county; his house was built at an expense of $11, 000 and his barn cost $3,000 and other buildings to correspond; his farm is well stocked with good graded cattle; is an enterprising, thorough-going farmer; he married Miss Lillie Holcomb, February 24, 1875; she was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1854; they have two children: William C., born December 25, 1875, and George M., born July 4, 1878.

Miller, Adaline, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg.

MILLER, J. N., farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek; born in Merrimack county, new Hampshire, on the 9th day of January, 1818; he was raised a farmer, and in youth had the advantages of the common schools; in 1830 he became a pupil in the Friends’ Boarding School; at Providence, Rhode Island, and remained there at intervals until 1837; he was engaged for some years in buying and shipping stock, mostly horses; he afterwards turned his attention to cattle and sheep; in 1853 he came to Iowa, and settled in Mahaska county, near Oskaloosa, and engaged in farming and handling stock and continued in this business about twelve years, and in consequence of impaired health deemed it expedient to quit business; in 1874 he moved to Keokuk county, and settled where he now resides; he owns 330 acres of land, and his homestead contains eighty acres of well improved land, this with good buildings; his grounds are adorned with handsome evergreen and shade trees, and few men have exhibited the taste or expended the time that the subject of this sketch has in making home attractive; he has held various township offices, and has proven himself a good neighbor, and a valuable citizen; he has been twice married; first to Mary V. Johnson, a native of New Hampshire, in February 1842; in October, 1851, he married Mary M. Meader; she was born in Vermont, and died February 4, 1879, leaving an adopted daughter (now the wife of Wm. Edgerton).

Miller, B., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

Miller, W. P., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Thornburg.

Miller, Robert, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Thornburg.

Minor, D. W., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Thornburg.

MOLYNEUX, THOMAS, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 10; P. O. Thornburg; born June 21, 1831, in Lancashire, England, and was raised there; he received the advantage of a common school education, and until twenty years of age was engaged in the coal business; in 1851 he emigrated with his parents to the United States and settled in New York, and thence to Morgan county, Ohio, where he engaged in farming; in 1862 he came to Iowa in company with his brother John; owns an improved farm of 320 acres, and they are in all respects good farmers; he married Miss Lida A. James, December 3, 1869; she was born in Ohio, of English and Welsh parentage; their family consists of four children: John J., born in 1870, Thomas E., born in 1872, Margaret A., born in 1876 and Stephen A., born in 1878; lost one son Robert E.

Moore, John, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Thornburg.

Moore, James, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Thornburg.

Moore, T. J., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Thornburg.

Moore, Alexander, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Thornburg.

Morrison, Michael, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Thornburg.

Mott, Geo., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek.

N   ARMORE, LEWIS, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Thornburg.

O   GDEN, T. J., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. What Cheer.

PALMER, E. B., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Thornburg.

P   enrose, Osman, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Coal Creek.

Phelps, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Thornburg.

Pim, Aaron, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Coal Creek.

Powell, C. B., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Thornburg.

R   ANDOLPH, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Thornburg.

Reasoner, B., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Thornburg

Reasoner, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Coal Creek.

Rugg, C. F., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Thornburg.

Rust, E., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Thornburg.

S   ANTEE, I. P., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Santee, David, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

Sears, David, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg.

Shaw, F., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Coal Creek.

SHEPHERD, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Thornburg; born in Landshire, England, March 19, 1827; there he was raised as a dairyman and farmer; he lived there until 1848, when he emigrated to the United States, landing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at this time he had but very little money, but he went to work engaging in coal mining; not being suited with that business, he served as fireman on a vessel; after remaining there for a short time he went to Johnston, Pennsylvania; there he paid his last dollar for subsistence over Sunday; he then undertook the journey on foot to Crawford county, Ohio; after travelling for three weeks, having relied on the mercies of the people for his living, he landed at Galion, Crawford county, Ohio; and from there went to Richland county and there engaged in building cisterns for three years; during this time he also made some money dealing in sheep and poultry, at which he continued until 1853; he then had enough money to enter the 160 acres of land where he now resides; he came to this county in 1853 and settled on his present homestead of 447 ½ acres; his farm is well improved and has upon it a nice barn and fine house; October 17, 1860 he married Miss Rebecca A. Coughlin, a native of Hancock county, Ohio; she was born November 11, 1829; by this union they have seven children living: Alexander R., Adnia E., Henry I., Kent J., Laura J., Linnia M., and Ida Z.; Mr. Shepherd has held various offices in his township, and has been school director for five years; in 1877 he returned to his native land to visit; on landing again on this shore he was in very different circumstances than when he arrived on this continent in 1853.

Smith, Patrick, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Thornburg.

Smith, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

Smith, Joshua, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

Smith, Evan, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Coal Creek.

Spencer, John, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Coal Creek.

Stanley, Ezra, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Stratton, William, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Thornburg.

Stroufe, James, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Sigourney.

Strassar, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Thornburg.

Strawser, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Thornburg.

Straten, John, farmer, Sec. 20, P. O. Coal Creek.

V   ERNON, MANOAK, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Coal Creek.

Vail, Robert, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Thornburg.

Vail, John, farmer, Sec. 31; Coal Creek.

W   AINWRIGHT, STEPHEN, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Thornburg.

Warrington, Nathan, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Coal Creek.

Wardrip, John, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Coal Creek.

Way, Marrin, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Thornburg.

Weersham, Thos., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Coal Creek.

Williamson, J. F., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Thornburg.

Wilson, W., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Thornburg.

Winegarden, Wm., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Coal Creek.

Winder, David, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Coal Creek.

Wood, A., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Thornburg

Transcribed by John Davis. Thanks John!
Proofread and edited to match the original text by Pat Wahl. Thanks Pat!

      Source: "History of Keokuk County, Iowa" ©1880, Des Moines: Union Historical Company

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