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

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Ellerton, F.N., plasterer, Moulton.

Earnest, J.L., far., Sec. 32; P.O. Beetrace; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1825; removed to Appanoose Co. in 1856; has 220 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre.   Married Miss Elizabeth Murdy in 1853; she was born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1832; they have six children - Murdy M., Mary Bell, N. Alice, Kate, William and Eva.   Republican; members of the M.E. Church.   Mr. Earnest has held the offices of Township Assessor, Trustee and is now County Supervisor, and has held the post office in his township for twenty years, it being the oldest post office in the county.   Was a day-laborer up to the time of coming to this county, working on the B. & O.R.R.

Edwards, N.W., attorney at law; office, Main st.; residence, Fifth st.; born in Macomb Co., Mich., in 1839; removed with his parents to Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, in 1858; thence after railroading (contracting) until 1871, settled in Moulton; owns two lots.   Married Mrs. Fannie A. Pendleton in 1870; she was born in Sheridan Co., Mo., in 1839; they have four children - Egbert D., Harry C., Dick E. and Winnifred.   Republican.   Has held the offices of Mayor, Constable and City Marshal.   Members of the M.E. Church.   He is a member of the A., F. & A.M., No. 312, Sincerity Lodge, Moulton, and the Chapter at Centerville.   Enlisted in the 15th I.V.I. in 1861; participated at Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, first and second; Iuka, Vicksburg, all through, and all the battles from Resaca to Atlanta, inclusive, on Sherman's march to the sea; present at the capture of Johnson's army; mustered out as Captain in 1865; Commissioned as First Lieutenant of the 15th U.S. Regulars by President Johnson.

Ellerton, J.R., carpenter, Moulton.

Ellerton, F.W., teamster, Moulton.

Ellerton, Wm., laborer, Moulton.

Elledge, H.V., Sec. 15; P.O. Moulton.

Elledge, Wm., laborer, Moulton.

Epperly, D.H., Sec. 21; P.O. Unionville.

Epperly, Henry,Sec. 22; P.O. Unionville.

Epperly, I.H., Sec. 20; P.O. Unionville.

Evans, A.J.,Sec. 31; P.O. Beetrace.

Exline, Isaac, Sec. 18; P.O. Moulton.

Feast, Peter, wagon maker, Moulton.

Fleming, L.J., Sec. 36; P.O. Orleans.

Fleming, W.Y., Sec. 36; P.O. Orleans.

Fox, B.F., Sec. 8; P.O. Moulton.

Fox, Charles Sec. 17; P.O. Beetrace.

Fox, E. B., Sec. 7; P.O. Moulton.

Fox, J.G.,Sec. 8; P.O. Moulton.

Fox, Otto,Sec. 18; P.O. Beetrace.

Fox, S.H., Sec. 8; P.O. Moulton.

Freeland, F.P., laborer, Moulton.

Freeland, John S., Pastor of the M.E. Church, Moulton; residence Seventh street; born in Greene Co., Penn., Aug. 23, 1845; removed with his parents to West Virginia, where his father, as well as himself, engaged in the ministry until 1876, when he was transferred to the Iowa Conference; since which he has been preaching at the above-named church, where he has a good attendance, the Church being well represented by a large body of Christian people, and is at present in a growing and flourishing condition.   Married Miss Mary L. Kinnaird in 1872; she was born in West Virginia in 1851; they have two children - Milton P., born in 1873, and Belilah B., born in 1877.   Republican.   Member of A., F.& A.M., Wert Lodge, No. 45, at Burning Springs, W.Va.; also, I.O.O.F., No. 297, Moulton; Chaplain.   Enlisted in Co. D, Capt. Kelldore, 155th Penn. V.I., Aug. 23, 1864; participated in two battles at Hatchie Run, Five Forks; at the surrender of Lee and other of less note; mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 12, 1865.

Gale, J.W.,Sec. 25; P.O. Moulton.

Galleher, C.H., teamster, Moulton.

Galleher, J.W., carpenter, Moulton.

Garr, Elias, S. 25; P.O. Orleans.

Gebhart, H., S. 11; P.O. Moulton.

Good, Jos.,S. 19: P.O. Unionville.

Gregory, Joel,S. 14; P.O. Moulton.

Gustem, Joseph, cooper, Moulton.

Hahn, R., Pastor Presbyterian Church, Moulton.

Hakes, H., S. 14; P.O. Centerville.

Hale, M.B., telegraph operator, Moulton.

Hale, Wm. A., carpenter, Moulton.

Hamilton, Wm., S. 31: P.O. Kerkwood.

Handke, Christ, S. 13; P.O. Moulton.

Hardman, I.,S. 23; P.O. Unionville.

Harm, A.M., boots, shoes, leather and findings, Main street, corner Third, residence Third street; born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1833: moved to this county in 1855; owns residence, store and corner lot, etc.   Married Miss T. Sumner in 1864; she was born in Spencer Co., Ind., in 1836; had one child - Segal, born in 1866; died Feb 28, 1876.   Democrat.

Harrman, Chas. S., farmer, Sec. 32; Beetrace; born in Darke Co., Ohio, in 1825; moved to Woodford Co., Ill., in 1866, thence to this county in 1871; owns 105 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre.   Married Miss Elizabeth Joh in 1850; she was born in Preble Co., Ohio, in 1830; have two children - Leander and Margaret.   Republican.   Members of the United Brethren Church, he being Pastor of the same.   Enlisted in the 126th O.V.I., May 16, 1865; participated in no battles, and was mustered out in August 1865.

Harter, Silas, apiary, Moulton.

Hays, T.H., farmer and breeder of Jersey cows, Sec. 9; P.O. Moulton; born in Jefferson County, near Madison, Ind.; moved with his parents to Lee Co., Iowa, where his father was engaged in farming until 1856, when he came to this county and purchased the farm now owned and occupied by his son, T.H., consisting of 260 acres, valued at $35 per acre.   Married Miss Maggie Spraker in 1870; she was born in DeKalb Co., Ind., in 1847, and died in February 1875, leaving two children - James T., born in 1872, and William H., born in 1874.   Mrs. Hays was a member of the M.E. Church.   Mr. H. holds the office of Township Trustee.   Republican.

Haughey, Annie M., residence West street, Moulton; born in Fayette Co., Ohio, in 1837, her maiden name being Irvin; her father, Stephen M. Irvin, was born in Bedford Co., Va., Oct. 3, 1780; afterward settled in Bedford Co., Ky., and, in 1813, left that county and travels north to seek a home where American slavery was prohibited by law, and settled in Fayette Co., Ohio, in a perfect wilderness of very heavy timber, erected a cabin and cleared off a garden spot, the nearest trading point, Hillsboro, being thirty miles distant he again saw the privation of a pioneer life as he had before seen it in Kentucky, having to beat a portion of his food in a mortar, formed by hollowing out one end of a log of wood, and a pestle made by splitting one end of a stick, and inserting the iron wedge with rings to hold, made the thing complete.   He raised seven girls and seven boys; five of his sons became ministers, one died in a rebel prison, of starvation, and the other lives at Atlanta, Ill.; the daughters all live in different portions of the West.   The subject of this sketch married S.G. Haughey, in 1854, and with him came to Southern Illinois the same year, where he engaged in farming and brickmaking for two years, when they moved to Davis County, this State, and purchased a farm, remaining there until 1858, and cam to Moulton, this county, where he was engaged in the lumber trade for three years, and again started the brick and tile business, his yard being in the eastern part of the village; the remains are still standing as a memento of former and better days of Moulton.   Mr. Haughey was born in Green Co., Ohio, and died at Moulton, in 1876, being kindly attended to his last resting-place by the Lodge, I.O.O.F., of Moulton; he left six children - Frank E., Ida M., Clara A., Joshua A., Burnet and Willie.   They were members of the Christian Church.   He was a member of the I.O.O.F., having joined one of the first lodges organized in Ohio.   Mrs. H. owns her residence, also property in East Moulton.

Hankee, Robert, carpenter, Moulton.

Heaston, J.W., P.O. Centerville.

Henshaw, E.J., Sec. 17; P.O. Moulton.

Henderson, Jas, Sec. 32; P.O. Beetrace.

Henderson, Jno., Sec. 19; P.O. Beetrace.

Hester, S.W., tinner, Moulton.

Hetzler, Henry, Sec. 10; P.O. Moulton.

Higenbothem, G.M., Sec. 29; P.O. Beetrace.

Higenbothem, J.C., Sec. 31; P.O. Beetrace.

Hileman, James, Sec. 7; P.O. Moulton.

Holmes, J.L., agent and operator for the B.& S.W.R.R., Moulton; residence corner Fourth and Oak sts.; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1848; removed to Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1870; thence to Hancock Co., Ill., in 1873, and to this county in 1877.   Married Miss Bell Browning in 1874; she was born in Illinois in 1853; they have one child - Hugh D., born in 1875.   Mrs. Holmes is a member of the M.E. Church, he is a member of the Friends' Church; Republican in politics.

Hopkins, S., Sec. 23; P.O. Unionville.

Hornady, W.F., Sec. 29; P.O. Beetrace.

Houser, Jacob, Sec. 15; P.O. Moulton.

Houser, M.C., Sec. 5; P.O. Beetrace.

Howell, M.V.B., physician and surgeon, Moulton.

Hubler, D., Sec. 20; P.O. Beetrace.

Hubler, L., carpenter, Moulton.

Hughes, M., far., S. 10; P.O. Moulton.

Hughes, J.L., Sec. 10; P.O. Moulton.