Farm home dates back more than a century
SMITH, FRESCOLN, COLLINS, CURRAY
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/2/2006 at 20:53:02
"Fairfield Ledger", Nov. 17, 1962, Pg. 3
FARM HOME DATES BACK MORE THAN A CENTURY
About 1 1/2 miles n.e. of Batavia; has been in the same family for the past 115 years, and the last three owners have been married in the old farm house. The present owners are Mr. and Mrs. Leo SMITH who purchased the old home farm from Mrs. SMITH's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. FRESCOLN...
The farm was first established by Elijah COLLINS and his family who came to Iowa in 1844... on Jan. 1, 1847, he purchased 80 acres in Locust Grove Township.... A son James COLLINS remained on the farm in Locust Grove township.... His daughter Emma COLLINS married J. A. CURRAY Nov. 24, 1886; he died Mar. 14, 1944.... Mabel CURRAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. CURRAY, married J. R. FRESCOLN Sept. 16, 1912.... Dorothy FRESCOLN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. FRESCOLN, was married to Leo SMITH on Aug. 18, 1940....
*Transcribed for genealogical purposes; I have no relation to the person(s).
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