McGrew, D.D.,



                                      farmer, Sec. 12; makes a specialty of small fruits, strawberries, etc.; owns 212 acres of land, valued at $10,000; was born Oct. 3, 1824, in Jefferson Co., Ohio; moved to Knox Co. in 1848, and from there to this county in the Spring of 1856; settled in this township; entered from Government the northeast quarter of Sec. 36, which he still owns. Married Deborah Hammond March 9, 1848, in Jefferson Co., Ohio; she was born Dec. 20, 1829, died Oct. 13, 1859, in Iowa; was again married to Alpha Pierson Jan. 23, 1861; she was born Dec. 15, 1839, in Miami Co., Ohio; have nine children, four by first wife—Benjamin H. and Jacob B. are living, Anderson H. and Harriet C. are dead; by second wife, Margaret H., Henry E. and Sarah E. are living, Mary E. and Martha A. are dead. Mr. McGrew and family are members of the Friends’ Church; Republican.

                                      p.597, Le Grand Township




                             --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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