RICHLAND TOWNSHIP BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY

A   LBERTSON, G. J., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Richland.

Allen, W. W., Richland.

Arehart, G. W., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Richland.

B   AILY, STEPHEN, Richland.

Baily & Trigg, Richland.

BALES, WM., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Richland; born in Tennessee in December, 1811, and lived there until 1849, when he came to Iowa and settled where he now lives; he owns a farm of 109 acres of improved land; he married Miss Huldah Morgan in September, 1835; she is a native of Tennessee; they have four children: Jessie, Mary J., Hannah and Rhonda; lost one son, Levi M.

Bales, Z., Richland.

Bales, John, Richland.

Bales, W. W., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

BANNING JOHN, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Richland; born in Marshal county, Virginia, June 19, 1829 in 1851 he moved to Iowa and settled in Henry county, but being dissatisfied with his location he visited Kansas and other places with a view to changing his place of residence, but finally selected the place where he now lives, and owns a farm of 150 acres; he married Miss Eliza Bowman, October 6, 1851; she was born in Wayne county, Ohio; December 24, 1830; they have one daughter, Laura F., (now Mrs. A. W. Reynolds); they also have two adopted children: William H. Cox and Maggie McGrew; the parents of Mrs. Banning found a pleasant home with the subject of this sketch.

BASSETT, LESLIE CAPT., postmaster at Richland; born July 12, 1835 in Ohio; he was educated at Woodward and Oberlin college; there he lived till 1859, when he came to Washington county, Iowa; he enlisted in 1861 as a private in Company K, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry; was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant, after eight months' service, and to first lieutenant of his company September 17, 1862, and to captain February 1, 1863; served until the close of the war and was honorably discharged November 1, 1864; he was appointed acting assistant inspector general July 10, 1864, by order of Major General F. P. Blair; at close of the war he came to Washington county, Iowa; was married March 8, 1865 to Miss Mary Israel, a native of Ohio; she died July 3, 1871, leaving a family of two children living; Nellie A. and Bessie A., and one infant, deceased; was married again March 18, 1874, to Miss Lizzie Armentrout, a native of Ohio; she died October 12, 1878; since 1868 he has been in the drug business in Richland; he is now postmaster of Richland and a candidate for county auditor on the Republican ticket; is an honored member of
I. O. O. F.

BENNETT, FREEDOM, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Richland; born in Pennsylvania April 10, 1817, and was taken from his native place by his parents to Ohio, where he lived until 1847, and then removed to Iowa and settled in Muscatine county, and remained there two years; thence to Iowa county, two years, and came to this county in 1851; in 1864 he located where he now lives, and owns a farm of 100 acres; he has been twice married: first to Miss C. Smith, in January 1840; she was born in Franklin county, Ohio; by this marriage they had fourteen children, three of them still living; Iowa, Wallace, and Olive; he married for his second wife Mrs. Mary Ann Kerby, in 1872; she is a native of Knox county, Tennessee, and was born in 1839; by this union they have six children: William, Flora, Charles, Dora, Elmer and Clara.

Bond, H. C., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

Bond, Wm., Jr., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

Bond, Amon, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

Bond, J. H., farmer, Secs. 2 and 12; P. O. Richland.

BRISTOW, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland; among the early settlers who have passed the ordeal of pioneer life in the West, no one is more deserving of special notice than the subject of this sketch; he was born in Bourbon county Kentucky, September 8, 1806; he removed with his parents to Ohio in 1807, and lived there until 1837, and then removed to Fountain county, Indiana; at this place he lost both of his parents, two brothers and three sisters from the effects of milk sickness, he then went to Warren county, Indiana, and while living there married Miss Celia Frame, on the 29th day of September, 1829; she died in 1832; he married for his second wife Miss Phebe Marshall, February 15, 1833; they have two children living; John H. and Martin L.; they have lost five; he came to Iowa Territory March 15, 1839, and settled on the farm where he now resides; at that time he came over the Indian reservation lines, and on what was afterward known as the Second Purchase, and is the oldest permanent white settler in Keokuk county; he is a man of remarkable constitution, and for forty years there has not been a day but what he could attend to his daily avocations; he owns a fine farm of 400 acres of improved land, and has held various township offices; he is an active member of the Christian Church.

Bowman, Samuel, Richland.

Bralliar, Lafayette, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

BRALLIAR, W. G., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Richland; born November 12, 1831, in Knox county, Ohio; came with his parents to Iowa Territory in 1844, and settled near Richland, where he lived till 1865, when he moved upon his present farm, and owns a well improved farm of 80 acres; he is a miller by trade, and has worked at it some ten years since he came to this county; he was married December, 1853, to Miss Martha Hornback, a native of East Tennessee; they have a family of seven children: Alice, Emilett J., Maggie T. Christiana, John, Sallie A., and Floyd B., now living, and one deceased: William; he has held various offices in the township and is now assessor of his township; he is a consistent member of the Advent Church.

Brifogle, Daniel, Richland.

Bristow, M. L., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

Bristow, J. H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

Byers, Enos, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

Byers, Prudence, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

C   ARPENTER, CATHARINE, Richland

Carrell, E. H., Richland.

Carmichael, John, Richland.

CHARLTON, SAMUEL, hardware merchant, Richland; born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, October 5, 1820, and lived there until 1846; he learned the trade of wagon-making; in 1846 he came to Iowa and settled in Jefferson county, and remained there until 1849, and then came to this county and followed his chosen avocation, and has worked at it more or less up to the present time; he is associated with his son in business, and they aro (sic) doing a successful and profitable trade, he married Miss Lilly Flora in April 1843; she is a native of Pennsylvania and was born May 26, 1819; they have a son; August C., associated with his father in business; one son Geo., M. D., was killed at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, and fell a sacrifice to his country; he rendered himself of value not only as a citizen, but as a soldier, at a time when men’s souls were tried and their true worth was based upon their bravery and love of their country; Mr. and Mrs. Charlton have long been active members of the M. E. Church.

Chacy, Abner, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Richland.

Charleton, A. C., hardware merchant, Richland.

Coble, Riley, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

Coleman, J. C., Richland.

Collett, William, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Richland.

Cook, S. T., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Richland.

Cook, W. S., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland.

Cowguill, William, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Richland.

COX, JAMES H., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Richland; born May 10, 1840 in Blunt county, Tennessee; he came hith his parents to Iowa territory in 1844; has been in Keokuk county since its organization; has sixty acres of land where he now lives, which is well improved; was married to Miss Lizzie Yates, April 8, 1870; she is a native of Indiana and was born in 1850; they have four children living: Flora, David, Milo and Effie; Mr. Cox enlisted in company M, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, February 22, 1864; was mustered out June 22, 1867; was with the regiment in all the marches and battles during their term of service and came out with his share of the honors.

Cox, Nathan, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

COX, URIAH, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Richland; born in Randolph county, North Carolina, December 12, 1822; when seven years of age he moved to Indiana, and in 1845 came to Iowa; he located where he now lives in 1850; owns seventy-five acres of well improved land; he married Gertrude Hiatt, a native of Indiana; she was born in 1819; they have six children: William B., Joshua, John D., Hannah (wife of J. C. Jessup), E., and Rachel J.; he has held various offices in his township and is a member of the Friend’s Society.

Cox, John, Richland.

Cox, William B., Richland.

D   AVIS, JOSEPHUS, Richland.

Davis, W. H., Richland.

Davis, James, Richland.

Davis, John, Richland.

Davis, Isaac, Richland.

Davis, D. M., Richland.

Davis, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Richland.

Dean, Wm., Richland.

DIVELBISS, L. W., Richland, carpenter and builder; born August 21, 1843; in Franklin county Pennsylvania; lived there till the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted October 19,1863, in company D, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, and severed (sic) until the close of the war, and was discharged July 8, 1865; was wounded in the battle of Spottsylvania, Virginia, by having his chin and part of his teeth shot away; at the close of the war he came to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, where he followed his trade till March 1877, when he came to this county; is unmarried.

Dobenspike, Philip, Richland.

Downing, Reasou, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

Drummond, W. T., Richland.

E   VANS, S. A., Richland, attorney at law; born in Strawberry Plains, Jefferson county, Tennessee, August 29, 1811, and resided here until 1841; his father was a blacksmith, and the son learned the trade of his father, and followed it as an occupation until 1857; left Tennessee in 1841, and came to Iowa and settled in Van Buren County, now Davis county, and was the first postmaster appointed in the county, and was the first school director in the county, and carried the first mail taken into Bloomfield, the county-seat of Davis county; came to Richland in 1847, and was soon after elected justice of the peace, and was re-elected several terms; in 1851 he removed to Lancaster, the county-seat of Keokuk county, and remained there until the county-seat was moved to Sigourney, and then returned to Richland; he formed some taste for the practice of law and after preparing himself was admitted to the bar in Sigourney in 1857; cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson for President, and has always affiliated with that school in political matters, and while he has always been a partisan he has steadfastly refused nominations for political offices, save justice of the peace; was married to Miss Sarah Mitchell in 1836; she died in 1865, leaving four children: S. B. Evans, editor and proprietor of the “Ottumwa Democrat” G. L. Evans, Maggie E., and Nan. M.; Mr. Evans has a cozy home, presided over by his daughter, Maggie, in which he found more happiness and contentment than falls to the ordinary lot of mankind.

F   ARMER, B. H., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Richland; born in November 1848, in Des Moines county, Iowa, and moved with his parents to Keokuk county, this State, in 1851; had the advantage of a common school education, and was taught the science of farming by his parents, which he has practiced since; was married to Miss Mary C. Mitchell, September 28, 1871; she is a native of Jefferson county, Iowa; by this union they have three children living: William C., Isabelle, and Cora; he has 87 ½ acres of land where he now lives; he settled on the place February 1878; it is well improved and is in a high state of cultivation.

Fearis, W. G., Richland.

Foregrave, J. H., Richland.

Foregrave, John, Richland.

FREE, ISAIAH, farmer, Sec. 35; P. Richland; born May 20, 1819, in Randolph county, North Carolina, and lived there until 1835, and moved with his parents to Hendricks county, Indiana; he received a common school education; in 1841 he came to this State (then a Territory), and settled where he now lives and improved his farm of 307 ½ acres; Mr. F. is one of the pioneers of the county and has suffered all the hardships incident to the life of an early settler; he is an active and energetic, as well as a thorough, farmer, he married Miss Lucinda Wilson January 9, 1845; she was born in Virginia in 1821 and died in 1863; he married for his second wife Miss Emily J. Hill, in January 1864; she was born in Indiana; their family consists of seven children: Sarah E. John B., Amanda J., Mary A., and Nancy M. by first marriage, and Emaline H. and Lilly E. by second marriage; has lost four by first marriage and one by second marriage.

Fritz, John, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Richland.

Funk, D. B., Richland.

G   ARRETSON, I. H., Richland.

GRAHAM, A. A., M. D., physician and surgeon, Richland; born in Union county Indiana, August 7, 1828; when young he moved with his parents to Kentucky, and after remaining there for a time returned to Indiana, and in 1855 came to Iowa; at an early age he became quite proficient as a ventriloquist and magician, and he traveled through this State and others for ten years; he afterward made choice of medicine as a profession, and studied with Dr. Samuel Graham as preceptor; after preparing himself he commenced the practice of his profession in 1860; he settled where he now lives in 1864 and has built up an extensive practice; he owns forty acres of improved land; during the rebellion in 1861 he was commissioned captain of Brush Bend Zouaves; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity; March 11, 1852, he married Miss Laura Dexter, a native of Vermont; she was born October, 2 1835; they had by this union three children, one of whom, Bruce is now living; he was born March 1, 1854; he was again married in May, 1868, to Miss Mattie Tracey a native of Ohio, and born in August, 1847; they have two children: Hope and Jessie.

Grafton, P. B., Richland.

Grammar, J. M., Richland.

GRAHAM, DR. SAMUEL, physician and surgeon, Sec. 18; P. O. Richland; born May 6, 1820, in Preble county, Ohio, and made choice of the medical profession as an avocation, and commenced preparing himself, but before finishing his course, removed to Logansport, Indiana, and entered the office of Dr. J. T. Taylor, of the City Infirmary, who became his preceptor; came to Keokuk county in 1855, and has built up a successful practice; he has also a taste for agricultural pursuits, and owns a farm of sixty-five acres; was married to Miss Phebe A. Connes, November 6, 1848; she was a native of Indiana, and was born in 1832; she died in 1858; by this marriage they had two children: Casper N. and Dora S.; he married for his second wife Miss E. S. Pencie, May 3, 1860; she is a native of Ohio; by this marriage they have eight children: living: Clarence P., Arnold A., John D., Victor B., Benton A., Zepha D., Charley P. and Samuel J.; lost three.

Graham, Arnold, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Richland.

Greenlee, James, Richland.

GREESON, DAYTON, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 9; P. O. Richland; born in Morton county, Indiana, September 25, 1845; he came with his parents to this county in 1848, and has been raised and educated in Keokuk county; settled on his present farm in 1875; owns five hundred acres of well improved land which he devotes largely to stock-raising; he gives his attention to thoroughbred and graded stock; was married March --, 1868, to Miss Eliza Ann Greenlee, a native of this county; they have four children: Etta G., John L., Martin L., and William Hayes.

Gregory, Joel, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Richland.

GREESON, OSWALD, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Richland; born in Keokuk, county, Iowa, December 29, 1851; owns a finely improved farm of one hundred and seventy acres, well stocked; March 6, 1873, he married Miss Annis Crakell; they have one child: Orvil J.

Greeson, Levy, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Gregory, S., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Richland.

Gregory, Numidia, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Richland.

Gregory, Elisha, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Richland.

Grisham, David, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

H   ADLEY, JOSHUA, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Richland; born in North Carolina, November 27, 1815; in 1842 he came to Iowa, while it was yet a Territory, and settled where he now resides; owns a finely improved farm of 486 acres; has been twice married; first in 1842 to Lydia Hobson; they had eight children: Mary, Zeurah, Julia, M. R., Jessie N., George A., Alfred and Milton; married again to Sarah A. Parchall; by this union they have one child, living: Addison; she has one: Julia by former marriage; he is operating a large coal mine, which is situated on his land; is a member of the Society of Friends.

Hadley, Jonathan, Richland.

Hadley, Elmwood, Richland.

Hadley, Josephus, farmer, Sec.34; P. O. Richland.

Hadley, Franklin, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Richland.

HALFERTY, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Richland; born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1817; when young his parents removed to Richland county, Ohio; where he was raised a farmer; came to Iowa in 1845, while it was a Territory, and settled on the land on which he now resides; he owns a farm of 330 acres, well improved; he can well be called one of the pioneer settlers of the county and with his wife, has endured all the hardships incident to the early settlement of the county; an incident of his life, we feel, is here worth recording; on the day that Fort Sumpter fell he planted two evergreens to commemorate the event, and the growth the have attained since then seems almost prophetical of the growth and greatness of the country; he married Miss Mary Brailliar, in 1843; she was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in 1824; their family consists of seven children: Jordan A., Eleanor (now Mrs. Roop), Columbus C. Zephariah, Leonidas, Van and Dora; they have lost one.

Halferty, J. N., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Richland.

Hammond, J. H., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Richland.

Harlan, Stephen, Richland.

Hardin, Henry, Richland.

Harris, J. N. L., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Richland.

Harris, C. M., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Richland.

Harmon, George, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Richland.

HAYWORTH, LYDIA, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Richland; born in Highland county, Ohio, in July, 1811, and lived there until her marriage to Eli Hayworth, January 31, 1828; he was born in Highland county, Ohio, August 27, 1806, and moved to Hendricks county, Indiana in 1829; thence to Vermillion county, Illinois in 1830; they came to Iowa in 1840, when it was a Territory, and the following year settled where she now resides; owns 120 acres of land, well improved; when they first settled in this county their nearest neighbor was the Indians; they saw all the hardships incident to a pioneer life in preparing a home for themselves and family; they were active members of the Friend’s Society, organized at an early day at Pleasant Plains, he died October 11, 1854, leaving the subject of this sketch and four children surviving; Sarah, James D., Annie and Ruth.

Hayworth, Rees, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Haycock, G. A., Richland.

HAYCOCK, B. A., miller, Richland; born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in April 1821, and lived there until 1833, when, with his parents, he moved to Carroll county, Ohio; here he served as apprentice to the milling business with Benjamin Haycock; after serving three years at the business he attended Mt. Pleasant seminary for two years; in 1856 he came to Keokuk county, Iowa, and engaged in the milling business and has built several mills in this county, and owns a large flouring mill in Richland, which he is running to its full capacity; has held various township offices; Mr. H. is one of the prominent businessmen of the county; as an industrious and energetic citizen he has few equals, always planning some public or private improvement, and never resting or halting until he sees it completed; he represented the county in the State legislature in 1868, and served with credit to his constituents and honor to himself; he started in life with a laudable ambition to succeed and has not been disappointed; he married Miss E. A. Hargrove, November 1, 1843; she was born in Virginia, September 22, 1821; their family consists of five children: George A., Anna M., (now Mrs. Reynolds), Jenette B. (now Mrs. Hutchinson), Mary R. (now Mrs. Hobson) and Minnie W.; they have lost five.

HERRING, NOAH, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Richland; born August 20, 1842; in Hamilton county, Indiana, where he lived till 1854, when he came to this county; he located where he now lives in 1869; he was married November 15, 1868, to Miss Malinda Pringle, a native of Iowa, and born in this county; they have two children; Ida and Etta, both living; he owns a nice farm of 137 acres of well improved land; he is a thorough farmer.

Hinshaw, Ira, Richland.

HINSHAW, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Richland; born October 25, 1826; is a native of Tennessee; in the year 1851 he moved to Keokuk county, Iowa, and settled on the place where he now resides; he has 100 acres of land, which is in a good state of cultivation; he is a member of the Friends’ Society; he has held various offices in his township; he married Louisa Stalker in December, 1850; she died in 1863; July 27, 1864 he married Sarah Crakall, who is a native of Indiana; they have six children living: Alpheus M., Oscar, Margaret J., Alta, Elda, and Elvin; lost five: Lucinda, Albert, Ada, Orvin, and Orin.

Hinshaw, E. W., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Richland.

Hobson, Nathan, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland.

HOLLINGSWORTH, JEREMIAH, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Richland; one of the most worthy citizens that ever made his home in Richland township; born in Union county, Indiana, February 25, 1809 and lived there until 1824; when he removed to Vermillion county, Illinois; he was raised a farmer and received the benefit of the common schools; he was married April 5, 1831, to Miss Catherine Amons; she was born in Benton county, Kentucky; February 18, 1806; came to this county in 1840, and settled on the farm on which he now resides in 1842; he owns 132 acres of land at the present time having divided a large number of acres among his children; he was one of the board of commissioners appointed to organize the county, and also served as a member of the constitutional committee that met at Iowa City in 1857, and had the honor to help frame the laws under which the citizens of Iowa are governed; they have seven children: Amos, Emily, and Eliza (twins), America and Amanda (twins) John W. and Julia; have lost five.

Hollingsworth, Amos, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Richland.

Hollingsworth, J. W., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Richland.

Horton, Lewis, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Richland.

I   RWIN, BARBARA, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Richland.

Israel, Robert, Richland.

J   EFFERIS, W. H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

Jefferis, E.W., farmer, Sec. 25; P.O. Richland.

JOHNSON, J. C., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Richland; among those prominently identified with the interest of Richland township, no one is more deserving of a notice in these memoirs than the subject of this sketch; born in Randolph county North Carolina, February 3, 1815 and lived there until fifteen years of age, and then, with his parents, removed to Hendricks county, Indiana; he received the benefits of the common schools, and being a diligent student, he has supplemented his education by extensive reading and close observation, and is one to the best informed men in the township; he was raised a farmer, and he has demonstrated that he is thoroughly practical in all its details; he came to this county in 1846, in time to vote on adoption on the State Constitution; he settled in the place where he now resides in 1849; and has made all the improvements; he owns 294 acres in his home farm, and eighty acres in Jefferson county, and has given attention to good graded stock; he has been honored by the citizens of the county with various offices of trust and honor; he has held various township offices and served three terms as a member of the board of supervisors; he served the unexpired tem of E. S. Sampson in the State Senate in 1868, when the latter was elected District Judge; he is a member of the Kossuth Lodge, I. O. O. F.; he married Prudence Sanders, August 8, 1839; she was born in Ohio, February 12, 1816; their family consists of three children: Oswald N., Amanda E., Martha R: they lost one daughter: Sarah Jane.

Johnson, Lot M., Richland.

Johnson, O. N., Richland.

Jones, Enos, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Richland.

Jones, E.C., farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Richland.

Jones, Linley H., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Richland.

Jones, Jesse, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland.

Jones, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 13; P. P. (sic) Richland

Jones, Abram, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland.

Jones, Jonathan, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland.

Jones, David H., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Richland.

Jones, Hezekiah, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Richland.

Jones, Obediah, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

Jones, E. C., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

Jones, William, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

Jones, David, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Richland.

K   ENT, J. H., Richland.

Kinger, Henry, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Richland. [Coordinator note: This surname is probably a typo. Should be Kinzer]

L   EMLEY, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Richland; born July 25, 1827, in Wittemberg, Germany, and came with his parents to the United States in 1829 and landed at New York; from there he went to Richland county, Ohio, thence to Washington county, this state; not being satisfied with the location he moved to Keokuk county, and in 1859 settled on the place where he now lives; he has 80 acres of land, which is in a high state of cultivrtion (sic); he has held various offices in the township, and is a member of the Disciple Church; Mr. Lemley was married December 19, 1849, to Miss Caroline Greene a native of Ohio, who died May 19, 1870; he was again married on March 30, 1872, to Miss Emma Wistler, a native of Ohio; they have nine children living: Mary U., John W., Christina, Ellen, Clara, Elnora, Lillie L. Hattie, Green, Milo, Amanda and Mabel; lost three.

Logan, A. W., Richland.

Lemley, John W., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Richland.

Lewis, William, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Richland.

Long, G. W., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Richland.

Lundin, Oliver, Richland.

M   cCLURE, J. A., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

McConnell, Henry, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Richland.

Maupin, Thos., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Richland.

May, A. C., Richland.

Mendenhall, Moses, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Richland.

MILLS, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Richland; born in Jefferson county, Tennessee, December 22, 1817; he came to Iowa while it was still a Territory, and settled in Davis county in February, 1841, and thence to this county, where he owns a homestead of 37 ½ acres, and business property in Richland; he married Miss Nancy Mitchell June 1, 1839; she was a native of Tennessee, and was born March 3, 1818; their family consists of three children: John W., James and Sophia Jane (now Mrs. Morgan).

Mills, J. S., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Richland.

Mills, Pleasant, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

Mills, Charles, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Richland.

Mills, Sarah F., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Richland.

Mills, E. A., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

Mitchell, J. W., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Richland.

MORGAN, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Richland; born June 14, 1806, in Jefferson county, Tennessee; in 1844 he came to Iowa Territory and settled in what was known as Washington county; he remained there till 1852, when he moved to Keokuk county and settled in the place where he now resides; he has 140 acres of land, in a good state of cultivation; he is one of the oldest settlers in the township and has helped to make it what it is to-day; he is an active member of the Friends’ society; he has one child: Sarah E.; lost one: Zachariah.

Morgan, D. B., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, Rueben, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, Isaac, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, T. W., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, W. S., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, W. H., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

Morgan, G. W., farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. Richland.

N   EICE, J. M., Richland.

Neis, Henry, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Richland.

Nelson, H. H., Richland.

NICHOLSON, J. F., farmer and merchant; P. O. Richland; born in Tennessee January 18, 1837; he came to this State and settled in Washington county, and thence to this county, where he has since been engaged in farming and mercantile pursuits; he married Miss Mary E. Alexander January 24, 1861; their family consists of six children: William B., Esther J., Margaret E., John W., Josephus C. and Rosa C.; lost two.

Nordyke, Jessie, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Richland.

Nordyke, Samuel, Richland.

O   SWALT, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Richland.

P   AMPEL, C. F., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Manhattan; born January 2, 1820, in Saxon Altenbarg, Germany; he was married in May 1850, to Miss Castina Winter, a native of Germany; they have a family of nine children; Emma R., Minnie A., Frank P., Mary A., Margaret E., Anna J., Sophia M., Christie, John D., they came to the United States in 1853, landing in New York; they came to Iowa and located where they now live in 1853; he owns a farm of ninety-seven acres of well improved land; he is a weaver by trade and followed the business till he came to the United States, since which time he has turned his attention to farming; he is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Payne, A. E., Richland.

PAYNE, R. H., M. D., physician and surgeon, Richland; born February 22, 1836, in Vermillion county, Ill.; his parents moved to Iowa in fall of 1836 and located in Washington county; here he was raised and educated; in 1854 he came to this county and located at Ioka; here he taught school and read medicine with Dr. Myers; he taught the first school that ever was taught in Ioka; he was married November 21, 1857, to Miss Martha J. Falkner; they have six children living: Anna E., Jessie D., James F., Carrie M., Johnnie E. and G.; Logan and Robert H., deceased; in the winter of 1857 and 1858 he moved to Henry county and finished his studies with Dr. D. A. Kittle, of Marshall and entered into practice with him; in the fall of 1858 he moved to Doniphan county, Kansas, where he remained three years, when he returned to Marshall, Henry county, Iowa, and graduated at the Keokuk Medical College in 1862, when he returned and located in Richland, where he engaged in the practice of his profession; he also keeps a stock of drugs, which is presided over by his oldest daughter, Anna E.; during the late war he was commissioned assistant surgeon Third Wisconsin Cavalry and promoted to contracting surgeon at the United States hospital at Keokuk, Iowa; his mother who was born in 1800 is still living and finds a pleasant home in the family of her son.

Portafield, James, Richland.

Pringle, J. S., Richland.

Pringle, Henry, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Richland.

Pringle, Harvey, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Richland.

Pringle, Pleasant, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

Pringle, Alfred, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

Pringle, Joel J., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

R   AMSEY, A. J., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Richland.

RASH, ROBERT, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Richland; born April 13, 1805; is a native of Wilkes county, North Carolina; he lived there till 1833, during which time he was married to Miss Setha Bryan, in August, 1824; she is a native of North Carolina; he remained there till 1835; and from there went to East Tennessee, where he remained till 1850; not being satisfied with this location he came to this county in 1853 and settled in the place he now lives on; has 100 acres of land, well improved; his family consists of eight children, living: Malinda E., Levi M., Lewis E., John A., William W., Daniel W., Nancy J. and Amanda A.; lost two; Mr. Rash is a member of the United Brethren Church and is a good neighbor and well respected citizen.

Reddig, Belinda, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Richland.

Reed, David, Richland.

REED, JOHN F., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Richland; born in Miss., Sept., 13, 1836; in his childhood he came to Washington county, Ohio, with his parents; there he received the advantages of a common school education; remained there till 1856, when he came to Keokuk county, Iowa; was married to Miss Celia Shockley, June 4, 1860; she is a native of this State; by this union they have six children living: George E., Emma A., Frank, Lemuel, Dora, Albert R.; seven deceased; he has eighty acres of land that he now lives on; has held various offices in his township and is a well respected citizen.

Reed, Hugh, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Richland.

Rose, Abram, Richland.

Rummer, Parley, Richland.

S   ASSEEN, D. R., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Richland.

Sasseen, John, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Richland.

Seaton, R. P., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Sellars, Anderson, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Richland.

Sellars, Phebe, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Richland.

Shafer, Dudley, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Richland.

SHERADEN, SOLOMON, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Richland; owns a farm of 120 acres of land; born October 18, 1819, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio; parents moved to Richland county, Indiana, in 1820, where they lived till 1838, when they moved to Ashland county, Indiana;he came to this county in 1850, and settled on the farm where he now lives; he is one of the old settlers of the county, having lived here more than a quarter of a century; he is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Richland; has held various township offices; he was married in November, 1841, to Miss Sabina Campbell, a native of Delaware; she died in June, 1854; was married again in December, 1855, to Miss Herietta Erwin, a native of Pennsylvania; their family consists of twelve children: Elvira, Winfield S., Cornelius, Jane, Adaline R., James, Albert, Maggie, Flora, Emma, Anna and Elmer, living, and four that are deceased.

Singleton, James, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Richland.

Singleton, John, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland.

Singleton, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Richland.

SMITH, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Richland; born in this county April 18, 1846, and has been raised a farmer; he owns a farm of 85 acres; he married Miss Isabel Ramsey March 17 1860; she is a native of Ohio, and was born February 30, 1845; their family consists of six children: Lloyd W., Ira L., Myrtle, Clyde E., Orville G. and an infant.

Smith, A. A., Richland.

SMITH, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Richland; born in Tennessee March 18, 1804, and was raised there; he moved to Indiana and came to Iowa in 1864, and settled in Keokuk county on the place where he now resides; he owns a farm of 105 acres; he has held various township offices, and is an active member of the Methodist Church; he has been twice married, first to Miss Lydia Mills, a native of Tennessee; born April 20, 1802; she died February 21, 1871; by this union they had nine children: three of them still living; Nathan, Mary and Henry; lost six; John, Louisa J., Sarah, Emily, Enos, and Philo; he married for his second wife Mrs. E. J. Atchinson, a native of Kentucky, who came to Iowa at an early day.

Smith, W. H., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Richland.

Snyder, G. W., Richland.

Stalker, G. D., Richland.

Stalker, George, farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Richland.

Stalker, Aaron, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Richland.

Stalker, Allen, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Richland.

Stephens, B. G., Richland.

Steele, Chas., Richland.

Stephens, G. W., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Richland.

Stephens, John, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Richland.

Stockman, J. C., Richland.

Stroup, John, Richland.

Stuart, Joshua, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Richland.

Stuart, Gourney, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Richland.

SWAYZE, Dr. H. A., physician and surgeon; Richland; born November 12, 1838, in Fairfield county, Ohio; he lived there until 1851, when he came to Mahaska county, Iowa, where he remained until 1866; during this time he made a choice of the medical profession, and after due and liberal preparation by study, attended the Rush Medical College of Chicago, Illinois, where he took a full course of lectures and graduated with honors in 1861; he then returned to his home in Oskaloosa and began the practice of his profession, which he continued in that place until 1866; he then concluded to change his residence and practice, which he did by removing that year to Richland, in this county; here he opened, in connection with his practice, a drug and general merchandise store, which he still carries on; he enjoys a good practice in his profession and is esteemed by all his friends and neighbors; he was married February 13, 1862, to Miss Sarepta Moore, a native of Indiana; they have one child: Mary.

T   HOMPSON, THOMAS, proprietor of Thompson House, Richland; born May 2, 1818, in Washington county, Pennsylvania; he is a tailor by trade; he traveled as a journeyman tailor from 1838 till 1843; he came from Carrol County Ohio, to Keokuk county, Iowa in 1854; he was married November, 1844, to Miss Caroline Runkenbrod, a native of Ohio; she died October 12, 1855; he married again August, 1856, to Miss Hannah Van Dike, a native of Ohio; he came to Richland in 1857, and bought the hotel he now keeps, and has followed it since; he is a practical hotel man, and a model landlord, and one who is highly esteemed by the traveling public; is a member of the M. E. Church and I. O. O. F.

Thornburg, Clark, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Richland.

Townsend, Charles, Richland.

Tracey, Andrew, Richland.

Tracy, H.W. farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Richland.

Trigg, George, Richland.

Turner, Miles, Richland.

V   ANDYKE, RICHARD, , farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Richland; born April 12, 1844; is a native of Jefferson county, Tennessee; lived there till he was twelve years of age, then, with his parents he came to Adams county, Illinois; lived there till 1868, when he came to this county, and settled on the place upon which he now resides; he was married November 12, 1866, to Miss Susan Sassern, a native of Indiana; she was born August 5, 1845; by this union they have four children living: Zena S., Estella, George L., Lester; he has ninety-two acres of well improved land; is a member of the Masonic fraternity; was in company A, Fifty-ninth Illinois Infantry; served from the time of his enlistment till the war closed; enlisted at Quincy, and was discharged at Springfield, Illinois.

W   ADE, ZEPHANIAH, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Richland.

WASSON, JOHN, retired farmer, Richland; born February 6, 1805, in Bourbon county, Kentucky; his parents moved to Preble county, Ohio, in 1807; was educated in the common schools, and came to Wayne county, Indiana, in 1823; here he served an apprenticeship of three years and worked at his trade till 1832; when he went to Warren county, Indiana, remaining there until 1839, at which time he came to this county; was married February 1, 1837 to Miss Susan Pringle, a native of Clark county, Ohio; they have one child living: Martha J. (now Mrs. Notham Johnson), and two deceased; in 1840 he was elected county commissioner, and in 1845 he was elected organizing sheriff of the county; he has held various office in the township; was justice of the peace for twelve years; is one of the oldest settlers in the county; he organized the first Lodge of Sons of Temperance in the county; was elected member of the Ninth General Assembly, of Iowa, from his district, and is an active member of the Christian Church.

Ward, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Richland.

WHARTON, LINTON, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Richland; born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1805, and moved with his parents to Ohio in 1818; he came to this county in 1863, and owns a farm of forty-six and a half acres of improved land; has a large apiary and devotes considerable attention to bee culture; married Miss Sarah A. Turner, February 15, 1832; she was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, September, 27, 1805; their family consists of two children: Martha (now Mrs. S. Yap), and Michael T; they have lost two.

Wiggins, Griffin, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Richland.

Williams, C. O., Richland.

Wonderlich, Chas., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Richland.

Y   ULE, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Richland; own 210 acres of land under a high state of cultivation; born May 15, 1794, in the county of Aberdeen, Scotland; he emigrated to the United in 1836; and landed in New York city; from there went immediately to Ashland county, Ohio, and remained there till 1854, when he came to this county and settled where he now lives; he has been active an active member of the Congregational Church for twenty three years; is a man well informed in the history oh his native country, also of his adopted country, and takes great interest in the institutions of the same; he is probably the oldest man now living in the township, having long since passed his three score and ten years; but still retains, to a remarkable degree, his natural faculties; he can relate with remarkable accuracy, incidents which occurred more than three-quarters of a century ago; has ever made honesty and integrity his standard of life, never forgetting the Golden Rule; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” he was married February 5, 1829, to Miss Jennette Thompson, a native of Bauf county, Scotland, who still lives to cheer and comfort him in his declining years; they have had seven children: John, George, William, Margaret, Ellen, Samuel, Joseph, living, and one: James, deceased; their son John, is now a resident of California, where he has twice been elected to the legislature of that State.

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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