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Williams, John (1821-1903)

WILLIAMS

Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/18/2020 at 18:24:01

Standard Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Iowa; containing maps of villages, cities and townships of the county, 1901

JOHN WILLIAMS, now residing in Section 25, Fairview Township, is among the very first pioneers that located in this section of the state. He was born in Indiana February 13, 1820, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Chandler) Williams, who were natives of North Carolina. John Williams became a settler in Marion County in the spring of 1843. His earthly possessions at the time were a team of horses and about $100.00 in money. He entered 130 acres of land, and bought 110 acres, which he farmed for many years. This he sold in 1882 and purchased 300 acres one mile north of Monroe, which is well improved and free from encumbrance. Coming to the state at that early date, our subject has truly endured all the hardships of a pioneer. His market place for many years after his first settlement was at Keokuk, 150 miles away. Lucinda Murrens [Mullins] became his wife in the spring of 1852. She was the daughter of Wiley and Prudy (Datson) Mullens. They are the parents of two sons, Henry C., born February 24, 1854, and James M., born February 8, 1859.


 

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