MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 355 (consists of 8 handwritten pages)
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Sept. 29, 2007
OLD SETTLERS SOCIETY
NOTES FROM THEIR RECORD BOOK
The Old Settlers Society of Muscatine County was organized Feb 9th 1856 on the occasion of the death of Arthur Washburn who came to Muscatine in 1835 when there were only two counties in Iowa.
Mr. Washburn was our first Postmaster in 1836 at the mouth of Pine called Iowa T. O our first Judge of Probate (1838) and first County Judge 1851
At the organization of this Society there were present Joseph Williams , T. S. Parvin, Pliny Fay, Joseph Bridgman, Suel Foster , H Q (?) Jennison, Zep. Washburn , H. H. Hine, G. W. Humphreys, J. T. Walton, Myran Ward, Wm Chambers, M. Couch, Giles Pettibone , J. S. Allen Abner T Banks. Judge Jos. Williams was chosen Prest. Thomas Burdett V. P. T. S. Parvin Secy.
All who came here previous to Jany 1 1840 were considered members.
Stephen Whicher is the first death noticed in the records
There seems to be a hiatus in the records
Of the Society until Jany 6 1865 at which date we had a reunion at the residence of Hon. D. Cloud and revived the Society by electing Wm Leffingwell Pres, Suel Foster V.P -- P. Jackson Secy.
The first death noticed after this reorganization is that of Adam Ogilvie Feb 5 th 1865 next Samuel D. Viele April 5th 1867.
The next meeting of the Society recorded was April 10th 1869 at which meeting a resolution was passed that all persons now Citizens of Muscatine Co who were citizens of Iowa prior to its admission into the Union although not then citizens of this County be considered members of this Society.
At our anniversary June 29th 1869 John H. Parvin was chosen Prest, S. Foster V. P
At our annual meeting Sep 6th 1870 Genl. Fletcher was mad Prest. Col g. W. Kincaid V. P. P. Jackson Secy - 1870 there are 11 (4?) deaths recorded
Mar 31 Judge Williams Apr 1 Mrs Woodward Aug 18 Samuel Nichols Dec 28 John Miller In 1871 - 3 deaths Feb 24 Judge Woodward Sep 11 Mrs Judge Williams Oct 13 Mrs Hannah Magoon Pg. 3 1872 Apr 8 Genl Fletcher Apr 24 David R. Warfield May 1 Brinton Darlington July 14 Revd Geo Bumgardner Aug 8 Mrs (??) Gordon Aug 10 Mrs Jos Bennett Aug 10 Mrs Grac Magill 1873 Apr 22 Genl Ansel Humphreys Sep 22 Mrs W. D. Ament Oct 18 James H franklin Dec 8 Saml Gilbert Dr Eli Reynolds 1874 Jany 6 Mrs Wm Chambers Feb 27 Mrs And. Chambers Apr 4 John H. Tigman Apr 15 Mrs Ester Burdett Apr 18 Wm St John Apr 23 Jacob Butler May 17 Mrs Moylan May 18 Mrs Martha Stewart Jul 19 Reuben Warren Sep 10 Mrs Lydia Parvin Sep 22 Mrs Dr Merry Dec 7 Chester Weed Dec 28 Wm Chambers Dec 28 Mrs John Chambers 1875 Jany 7 Mrs James Dunn Jany 7 Mrs Reecca Brisbine Jany 8 Mrs D. R. Warfield July 14 J. B. Dougherty Aug 27 Wm McCormick B. F. Berry 1876 Jany 16 Mrs S. D. Viele Jany 26 Mrs. G. Olds Jany 30 Reuben Warren Mar 16 Dyer Williams Jun 29 Fred. Hacker July 6 Mrs Eliza Dunsmore Nathaniel Halleck July 13 Samuel Tar Nov 30 Wm Gatton Oct 19 G. W. Kincaid Oct 25 Wm Leffingwell Nov 11 Jos. A. Green I. Kennedy Williams
At our annual meeting Oct 31 1876 Judge D. C. Richman President it was resolved to admit as members of this Society persons settling in the County prior to 1861 and that the membership be divided into two Classes to wit those who were residents of the County at the Organization of the State of Iowa to be called members of the first class And
Those who became residents subsequent to the organization of the State and prior to 61 to be called members of the second grade.
1877 Jany 4 John G. Gordon Mar 27 D. Dunsmore Dec 9 James Maliur 1878 Jany 10 John G. Deshler Dr. J. M. Robertson Feb 8 Seth Gates Feb 10 Mrs Judge J. P. Richman Mrs. Azuba Nye Apr 24 Silas Goldsbury George Fitzumons 17 Frank A. Ogilvie Franklin Thurston Aug 5 Saml Lucas J. C. Parham Oct 11 Mrs Serena Berry Decius Humphreys Dec 17 Alfred Purcell John Heller 11 Mrs Sarah Headly H. V. Bodman Mar 27 Ed. Hock Harrison Gray 1879 Dr. J. S. Horton Jun 10 A. Fisher Mrs. Asenath Pettybone Sep 23 Moses Couch John Schmidt Oct 21 Mrs B. Matthews 30 Mary Nyce 2 Lewis Quinn Dec 31 Malon Brown
At our annual meeting held at the Court House Oct 25 1879 D. C. Richman was chosen Prest. Rev. A. B. Robbins V. P.
1880 Jany 25 Mrs Eunice A. Walton Jany28 Mrs Hiram Matthews Jany31 John Murphy Feb 25 Dave J Parvin M M Bartlett Mar 15 Mrs R. S. Miller Mar 18 Andrew J. Fimple Apr 1 Benj Middleton May 14 Mrs Whicher May 16 Mrs W. T. Wright Jun 12 Mrs Tas. T. Phelps Jun 15 mrs Mirand Cloud Jun 12 Mrs Sarah A. Jackson Aug 5 James Schoonover Nov 8 Mrs Barbara Wheeler
At the annual meeting held Oct 9 at the Court H. Mr. Richman declining Joseph Bridgman was made Prest.
Pg. 5 1881 Jany W. H. Stewart Aug 5 Marx Block Aug 10 John T. Hitchcock Aug 11 Green Sparks Sep Mrs M. J. Stewart Aug 17 F. H. Stone
At the annual meeting held in Armory Hall same Officers reelected with the addition of Suel Foster 2nd Vice President.
1882 Sep 23 Horace Denning Mar 11 Mrs Wm Parvin Sep 11 John J. vance Sep 11 Saml Houser July 30 Mrs Margaret Silverthorn Oct 5 Mrs J. A. Reuling Dec 13 Wm. Parvin
At the annual Gathering held in Hook Hall Suel Foster was chosen Prest Wm Gordon vice President.
1883 Feb 2 John Brown Feb 21 Frederick Miller April Robert Beatty April Mrs Mary Lee Apr 21 Francis Hopkinson May 17 Mrs Amanda Lillibridge Jun 23 Joseph N Harker Jany 27 Ellen Anderson Jul 25 Thomas M Isett Sep 23 Mrs Marce Richardson Dec 24 Ralph P. Lowe Robert Williams Wm B Laugridge Mrs Rhoda Smalley John Zeigler
The semi Centenial of Iowa was held this year June 1 at Burlington.
1884 Jany 28 Mrs Elizabeth Mahin Jany 1 Mrs Nancy Reece John M. Kaue Feb 27 Henry Molis M. M. Berkshire Aug 25 Joseph Eveland Nov 13 Thomas Estle O W Brown Dec 21 Theo Becke Dec 27 James Jackson
Anniversary held at mouth of Pine. J. P. Walton Prest. J. A. Parvin Vice Prest.
1885 Jany 13 Azel Farnsworth Feb 15 Jacob Hershey Mrs Wm White Mar 16 Wm Brownell Mrs H. I. Jennison Mar 29 Mrs Francis Tuttle Wm Beard Apr 12 Mrs Ruth L Cadle Richard Lord Mrs J. P. Freeman G. W. Williams Jul 22 Mrs. W. A. Clark
The anniversary this year was celebrated Sep 9 by a boat ride to Buffalo same officers
1886 Jany Suel Foster Joseph Mulford Jany 8 Alfred Nye Feb R. W. H. Brent Mar 12 Cornelius Cadle April Wm H. Miller Mrs Arthur Washburn Henry Funck Mrs Almaria Satterthwaite 26-Jun Mrs Maria Robertson 14-Aug Pliny Fay E Houser Wm Dill Dec 3 Dr. I. L. Graham Oct 20 Mrs C C. Klein Oct 16 Chester Healy Dec 1 J. Nevett Dec 6 Mrs D S. Zedeker Mrs Susan F Stone George Mason James Vanater
Anniversary Sep 8 Boat ride to Mouth of Pine Feb 16 of this year we had our thirtieth anniversary
1887 Jany Dr Wm S Robertson Feb 8 Mrs Elizabeth Dold G W Coriel Mrs Seth Humphrey Mar 4 Hiram Gilbert Mar 1 Mrs O Dickenson Feb 21 Mrs M G Cass Feb 24 Mrs D E Colbert Mar John A. Parvin Ap 8 Mrs C Davis Ap 14 Patrick Fahey Mar 26 Mrs Newton Hine Jul 14 Mrs. Elizabeth Green Michael Murphy P W Howell Mar 27 H D McKibben Mar 28 Mrs Cordelia Matthews Lewis Coe Jul 28 John Semple
Annual held at Cherry Bluff. John Barnard elected V. P.
1888 11-Mar Mrs Catherine Redman 12-Mar Mrs C B Kuebler Mrs Anna Schall Mrs Elizabeth Smith Mary Anson Joseph Crane Wm Spring Mrs E H Tewksbury Mrs Maria Sample Mar 7 C Kegel Mar 11 Abel Aldens Ap 11 Mrs H H Hollister John V. Winn Jun 4 Mrs L. L. Lane July 24 Andrew Walace Oct 4 Henry Beauchard Oct Frank R Lewis
Annual held in Court House Square
1889 Jany 29 John Dodge S. M McKibben Feb 19 Vincent chambers John McGrew Benjamin Neidig Mrs Susannah Beaumont Ap 30 Mrs J. J. Hoops Apr 29 Henry Becke Mar 30 D G. M Cloud May 14 Mrs Jacob Hershey Aug 19 Thos Platt Aug 26 Mrs Saml McNutt Dec Geo. B. Dennison Dec 18 David McCoy Michael Fahey Geo Kneese Wm Fletcher
Annual meeting July 4 at the new Fair ground no change in officers
1890 Jany 5 Wm B Fryberger Jany 21 W. D. Ament Mrs Mary R. Williams Mar 8 Mrs L. Foss Mar 18 Mrs W. G. Block Mar 28 Mrs Louisa C Nail Mar 8 Mrs David McCoyu Mar 30 Mrs Adrianna Beard Mar 18 Mrs Elizabeth A. Waide Mar 13 Mrs Lucina Spangler July 7 Mrs Milton Rice Mrs Altekruse J. B. Henneker L. T. Neusseau May 18 Mrs Geo H Scheafer May 14 Mrs Mary K Metser John T. Lewis Mrs John S McCormick Jun 29 Mrs Salie A. Block July 30 Mrs Margaret Thurston John Shellabarger Dr J Hardman John Schmidt John MacKamore Mrs G. W. Fulliam
Annual Meeting held Sep 3d at Wilton same officers with the addition of S. W. Stewart as Vice President.
Pg. 8 1891 Jany 7 W H Marshall J. A. Wilson Feb 11 Dr Charles Drury Isiah Davis Charles Hone Feb 22 George Slatterthwaite Feb 7 Mrs Reece Hoops Mar 7 Edwin Brown Rev M. G. Cass Apr 5 James B. Hawley Apr 6 George Manly Apr 10 Mrs A. M Winn May 9 I. R. Mauk May 10 B. H. Eversmeyer May 25 Rev. John Hudson May 28 Mrs Joseph Heinley Jun 2 Mrs Asa Gregg July 11 John Shoemaker July 22 Mrs John H. Walace July 22 Samuel M Thompson May 31 Alexander Clark
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