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Posted By: Mona Sarratt Knight (email)
Date: 7/27/2009 at 06:15:25

Source: The History of Appanoose County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Records of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Appanoose County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc.; illustrated; Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878.

SIMON MUSGRAVE, 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 fourteen years; in 1867 came to this county where he owns 110 acres of land, valued 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.


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