Farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Edenville; born April 5, 1831, in England; in 1835, came to New
York; in 1849, came to Janesville,
Wis.; in 1851, came to Kalamazoo,
Mich; in 1852, removed to White Pigeon, Mich.; in
1853, came to Valparaiso, Ind.; in 1856, removed to Shelby Co., Ill. In 1861,
enlisted in Co. F, 54th Ill. V.I., and served until March 1, 1865;
he then returned to Valparaiso, Ind.; in 1868, came to Chicago, and in 1870, removed to Marshall
Co., Iowa, and to his present farm in 1871; owns 160 acres of land. Married
S.E. Garis June 19, 1854; she was born Sept. 29,
1837, in Ashtabula Co., Ohio;
have six children, five of whom are living—James L., Minnie M.L., Willie R.,
Harry J. and Irene A.; lost Lee in 1874, aged five months and seventeen days.
He is Township Assessor.
--Taken from “The History of Marshall
County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its
Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.
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