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

Chariton Township

H  - M

Hale, Wm., far., Sec. 5; P.O. Iconium.

Hall, A.P., harness-maker, Iconium.

Haver, George R., farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Iconium; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1833; son of John and Jane H. (nee Rex), also natives and still residents of that county.  At that age of 22, he married Miss Anna S. Neal, daughter of Barnet Neal, now a resident of Johns Tp; soon after came to Logan Co., Ill.; in 1857, came to this county, where he now owns 174 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre.   They have six children - Wm. N., born in 1857; Jane R., born in 1859; Martha, born in 1861; George B., born in 1863; John C., born in 1869; Eldred, born in 1872.   Republican.  Has held the offices of Tp. Trustee, Constable and school offices.   Enlisted in the 36th I.V.I., Co. F, in August 1862; participated at Helena, Mark's Mill, Prairie de Ann and others; in 1865, was mustered out at Duvall's Bluff.

Haver, Hiram, far., Sec. 4; P.O. Iconium; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1844; his father, John H., born in same county in 1816, and his mother, Jane H. (nee Rex), born there in 1820.  At the age of 18, Hiram enlisted in the 85th Penn. V.I., Co. D, Capt. Horn, in October 1861; participated at Fair Oaks, Williamsburg, Southwest Creek, Ft. Wagner, Morris Island and others, twenty-seven in all; mustered out at Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1864.  Engaged in farming.  In March, 1866, he married Miss Hannah Rush; she was born in same county in 1846; they have five children - Charlotte J., born in June 1867; Emma L., April 5, 1869; Annie B., May 7, 1871; Mary E., Oct. 11, 1873; Georgie F., in May 1875.  Republican.

Hazelwood, G.C., far., S. 8; P.O. Iconium.

Hazelwood, J.G., far., S. 8; P.O. Iconium.

Hickenbottom, E., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Walnut City.

Hinebaugh, Z., far., S. 11; P.O. Iconium.

Hiner, D.F., far., Sec. 9; P.O. Iconium.

Hiner, F.,far., Sec. 16; P.O. Iconium.

Hixon, S., far., S. 27; P.O. Walnut City.

Hollingsworth, A.G.,Sec. 27; P.O. Walnut City.

Hollingsworth, J.,far., Sec. 22; P.O. Walnut City.

Hollingsworth, J.B.,far., Sec. 28; P.O. Walnut City.

Hollingsworth, W.O., far., Sec. 28; P.O. Walnut City.

Johnson, R.K.,farmer, S. 1; P.O. Moravia.

Kaster, R.,farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. Iconium.

Kinneman, D.,far., S. 25; P.O. Walnut City.

Knapp, J.,far., S. 20; P.O. Walnut City.

Long, S.Y.,farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Walnut City.

Long, T.,far., S. 27; P.O. Walnut City..

McCloud, Alex.,retired farmer.

McCloud, N.,far., S. 13; P.O. Moravia.

McDanel, Nathaniel,farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Moravia; born in Beaver Co., Penn., in 1829; received a common-school education; in 1849,went to Ripley Co., Ind., where he was employed by the month farming; in 1853, returned to Ohio, Ashland Co., and married Miss Louisa Keller, daughter of Henry and Mary Keller (nee Kring); in 1855 returned to Indiana; in the fall of 1856, came to this county and settled on the section where he now owns 120 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre.  Have seven children - Abram H., Dean R., Charles G., Mahlon E., Johnnie, Lillian C. and Harriet.  Democrat; members of the Christian Church.  Has held office of Township Trustee and school offices; Constable.

McDanel, Ryman,far., Sec. 24; P.O. Moravia; son of William McD., who was born in Pennsylvania in 1827, and, at the age of 15, with his parents, he came to Indiana.   Married Miss Julia A. Sweezy, whose parents were early settlers of Indiana.  Ryman McD., was born in 1851; in 1855, they moved to this county and settled where they now reside.   At the age of 19, he married Miss Nancy Stephens, who was born in Indiana in 1847; daughter of Clark Stephens, a resident of this township, and later of Adams Co.; after his marriage, remained on his father's farm for four years; in 1874, purchased the farm where he now resides, and owns 120 acres, valued at $20 per acre.  Have three children - Willie, born in 1871; Artie, born in 1873; Claud, born in 1875.  Greenbacker.   Has held the office of Township Assessor; lately elected Constable.

McDaniel, Wm.,far., Sec. 24; P.O. Moravia.

McKern, Caroline C.,far., Sec. 11; P.O. Iconium; daughter of Jabes and Mary Van Dorn, early settlers of Henry Co., Iowa, from Decatur Co., Ind.  In 1841, she married Mr. J. McKern, Sr., who was born in Ripley Co., Ind., 1819; with his parents came to Henry Co., in 1839, and settled near Mt. Pleasant, then consisting of one log store and cabin; in 1856, came to Appanoose and settled on the section where she, with her son, J. McK., Jr., now resides, and owns 142 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre.  In 1863, Mr. McKern enlisted in the 8th I.V.C., as private; was soon appointed Veterinary Surgeon; Aug. 30, 1864, he, with the regiment, was taken prisoner and held at Andersonville for a time, then taken to Goldsboro, where he died, Feb. 21, 1864, in his 45th year.  Their son, J.McK., Jr., was born in Henry Co., Iowa, in 1845; came to Appanoose with his parents and has always remained on the home farm; never passed three weeks away from home.  In September, 1872, he married Miss Jane Ford, daughter of Jacob and Catharine Ford, formerly of this county, now of Nebraska; they came to this county from Vermilion Co., Ind., in 1853; she was born in that county in 1842.

McKern, E.,far., Sec. 16; P.O. Iconium.

McKern, J.,far., Sec. 11; P.O. Iconium.

Maiken, A.D.,far., Sec. 6; P.O. Iconium.

Maiken, D.,far., Sec. 6; P.O. Iconium.

Main, J.W.,farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Iconium; of German descent; his grandfather, Daniel Main, born in Germany, was a very early settler of Virginia; when he went there, it was necessary for the colonists to dwell in forts for mutual protection against the Indians, near Wheeling, W.Va.,J.W.'s father, Dennis Main, was born in the year 1800; when 2 1/2 years of age, his father removed to Monroe Co., Ohio, Jackson Tp., where they were again early settlers.   In 1820, he married Miss Elizabeth Funkhauser, born in Beaver Co., Penn.,1802, daughter of Jacob and Nancy F., afterward residents of Ripley Co., Ind., where they died in 1845; their first child - J.W., was born in 1821; in 1826, they removed to Highland Co., Ohio; remained two and a half years; thence to Ripley Co., Ind., and cleared a heavily timbered farm.  In 1844, J.W. married Miss Sarah Thackery, daughter of John and Tabitha T.; she was born in Union Co., Ind., 1828, where her parents settled from New York; soon after which he engaged in farming; still retaining a residence in Ripley Co., until 1855, when they removed to Appanoose, where they still reside.  He owns 240 acres of well-improved and well-cultivated land, valued at $25 per acre; they have twelve children - Frances M., Rosa R., Melissa, Annabel and Arrable, Mary E., Milo F., Layman C., Lewis C., Charles M., Fanny A., Noble J.  Republican.  Held the office of Township Trustee, school offices, etc.  Mr. and Mrs. Main, their eldest son and all their daughters are members of the U.B. Church.  He enlisted in Co. G, 46th Iowa Infantry, May 1864, 100 days service, was detailed for guard duty in which capacity he served until mustered out a Davenport, Iowa, September, 1864.

Main, Lewis, Jr.,farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Moravia; born in Monroe Co., Ohio, August 1830.  When four years of age, his father, Lewis Sr., removed to Ripley Co., Ind., cleared a farm and wore it out; came to Appanoose in 1855, and settled where he now resides, in Taylor Tp.; his mother, Elizabeth (nee Funkhouser), was born in Pennsylvania in 1802, and died this county in 1867.  In 1851, in Ripley Co., Ind., Lewis Main married Miss Mary E. Brosher; born in Indiana in 1833; in the fall of 1855, came to this county, where he first purchased 110 acres, ow owns 323 acres, valued at $20 per acre; have eight children - Alice J., John E., Zacharias L., Levi M., Mary E., Reuben F., Flora E. and Ludocia E.  Republican.  Holds the office of School Director.   Enlisted in the 36th Iowa V.I., Co. F, Aug.9, 1862; was at Shell Mound, Helena, Mark's Mill, Prairie de Ann, Little Rock, Elkins' Ford, Jenkins' Ford, Spring Mound and others; mustered out at Duvall's Bluff, August 1865.

Main, L.,far., Sec. 1; P.O. Walnut City.

Murphy, W.,far., S. 16; P.O. Iconium.

Musgrave, Simon,farmer , Sec. 1; P.O. Moravia; born in Lancashire, Eng., in 1819 ; in 1820, his parents, James and Winifred M., emigrated to America, landed in Philadelphia, August 20, settled in Beaver Co., Penn., on a farm but little improved, and remained for twenty- eight years; in 1848, removed to Scioto Co., Ohio, thence to Pike co., where his father died in 1874 at the advanced age of 84 years; his mother, whose maiden name was Clayworth, was born in Lancashire in 1791; still lives in Pike Co.  Simon remained at home, had very little schooling, and in July 1849, married Miss Margaret McKee, born near London, Eng., in 1829; daughter of Thomas and Mary McKee, who emigrated to this country the year of her birth.   He was a silk-weaver; followed his trade at Fallstown, Penn.; moved to Pike Co., where he died in 1856; moved to Scioto Co., Ohio, where they lived for fourteen years; in 1867, came to this county where he owns 110 acres of land, values at $30 per acre.   Have six children - Mary E., Jemima J., James M., Caroline M., Sarah A. and Reuben.   Republican; members of the M.E. Church.  Mr. McKee served two years in the State Militia; enlisted June 27, 1863.

Moyers, A.,far., Sec. 5, P.O. Iconium.