The History of Appanoose County, Iowa

Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878

Transcribed by Renee Rimmert.    A complete copy of this book is available on-line at


agt - agent mach - machinist
carp - carpenter mech - mechanic
clk - clerk mar - merchant
co - company or county mfr - manufacturer
dlr - dealer mkr - maker
fmr - farmer P.O. - Post Office
gro - grower prop - proprietor
I.V.A. - Iowa Volunteer Artillery S. or Sec. - section
I.V.C. - Iowa Volunteer Cavalry st - street
I.V.I. - Iowa Volunteer Infantry supt - superintendent
lab - laborer treas - treasurer

Washington Township

A  -  B

Adams, E., Sec. 8; P.O. Orleans.

Alden, S.M., millinery and dressmaking, Main street; residence same; born in Stark Co., Ill., in 1845; moved to Clark Co., Iowa, in 1857; thence to Franklin Co., Ark., in 1864; then to this county in 1874, and commenced her present business in the spring of 1877.   Married G.C. Alden in 1861; he was born in Ohio in 1835.   Own their residence and place of business in Moulton, 190 acres of land in Franklin Co., Ark., as well as land in Kansas, their total tax the past year being $51.60.   Mr. Alden was formerly practicing law, but more recently merchandising, and still more recently has invented an article long needed in the country - a steamer for steaming food for stock, and is at the present writing in the West with his invention; was at one time County Clerk of Franklin County; also Justice of the Peace while in that county, and appointed weigher of cotton, in Third Collector's District of Arkansas, and was Postmaster at Ozark, Kansas.   Enlisted in the 18th I.V.I., Co. B, as Sergeant; was transferred to the 2d Ark. V.I., as Captain, June 28, 1864, having raised a company for that regiment; participated at Springfield, Mo., and others; mustered out at Clarksville, Ark., in August, 1865; was about to be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, when mustered out at the close of the war.   He is a member of I.O.O.F., of Ozark; she is a Daughter of Rebecca.    Have five children - Edwin C., Cora Bell, Effie R., Charles and Frank.

Alexander, W.B., furniture, Moulton.

Ammerman, D.W., railroad agent, Moulton.

Ankron, E., Sec. 11; P.O. Moulton.

Baily, WM. H., constable, Moulton.

Beach, B.P., Sec. 20; P.O. Moulton.

Beggs, Wm., Sec. 4; P.O. Moulton.

Beggs, W.S., Sec. 4; P.O. Moulton.

Bell, Jacob, P.O. Moulton.

Benge, A., Sec. 30; P.O. Beetrace.

Benge, J.A., Sec. 30; P.O. Beetrace.

Benge, M.J., Sec. 30; P.O. Beetrace.

Berry, A.P., boarding-house

Bird, R., Pastor of Baptist Church, Moulton; residence cor. Seventh and West streets; born in Bourbon Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1824; removed to Wapello Co., Iowa, in 1849; thence to Moulton, this county, in 1870.   Owns his residence here.   Married Miss Harriet E. Dickenson, February, 1849 at Zanesville, Ohio.   She was born at the same place Dec. 11, 1826.   They have seven children - Annie C., Mary E., George L., Wilfred F., Abel S., Louretta and Lydia B.   Greenbacker; is a member of A.,F. & A.M., 317, Moulton; Master of Lodge for years.   A member of Board of Township Trustees three years, a member of Council three years, Mayor one year, six years on School Board, and at present Marshal and Street Commissioner.   Enlisted in Co. D, 4th O.V.I., col. Chas. H. Brought, for the late war in Mexico.   Participated at the siege of Puebla, Atlixco, Thesalella; mustered out at Cincinnati in 1840; also enlisted for late war in Co. E. 13th Iowa V.I., Capt. Shirk, November 1864; participated at Nashville, Kingston and others; contracted the disease of bronchitis, from which he will probably never recover; mustered out at Philadelphia, June 20, 1865.

Blosser, D.W., druggist, Moulton.

Blosser, J.B., carpenter, Moulton.

Blosser, Lewis clerk, Moulton.

Bond, John, retired far., Moulton.

Bray, N.J., S. 28; P.O. Moulton.

Bridal, J.G.,S. 23; P.O. Moulton.

Brockus, T.S., S. 9; P.O. Moulton.

Brown, J.A., S. 16; P.O. Beetrace.

Bryan, William, S. 29; P.O. Beetrace.

Buck, L.R.,wagon-maker, Moulton.

Buckmaster, S.L., teamster, Moulton.

Buckmaster, R.M., far., Moulton.

Buckmaster, WilsonS. 20; P.O. Orleans.

Bulger, Samuel, merchant and Pastor Christian Church, Moulton.

Bulger, Samuel,S. 29, P.O. Moulton.

Burchett, B.B., grocer, Moulton.

Burdett, John, carpenter, Moulton.

Bulger, Samuel, of Caldwell & Bulger, dry goods, groceries and general merchandise, Main street, corner of Second; residence, Oak, between Sixth and Seventh streets; born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1839; removed to Ohio in 1840; then to Clinton, Iowa, in 1851 and to this county in 1874; owns 125 acres of land on Sec. 25, Washington Tp., valued at $25 per acres, and a half-interest in an extensive line of goods.   Married Miss Alice D. Stickwell in 1864; she was born in New Hampshire in 1839; they have three children - Clara, Bert and Charles.   Greenbacker.    Trustee of township and corporation.    Members of the Christian Church.    He is a member of I.O.O.F., No. 297, Moulton.    Was a resident of Texas in 1857; remained there until after the war broke out, and was pressed into rebel service; remained until taken prisoner and sent to Springfield, Ill.; left their service, and was sent to his home in Clinton, Iowa; was then again forced into service by the North; served three months and hired a substitute.

Bunton, G.W., Sec. 11; P.O. Moulton.

Bybee, J.H., Sec. 12; P.O. Moulton.

Burgess, E., Sec. 17; P.O. Beetrace.

Burr, Jas., carpenter, Moulton.