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John Henry Sydebotham


Posted By: David (email)
Date: 11/16/2004 at 12:52:39

14 Nov 2004

* BIOGRAPHY: John Henry Sydebotham
"History of Lucas County Iowa" - J.H. Sydebotham
Col. Warren S. Dungan
Des Moines State Historical Co.
Des Moines, Iowa - 1881 - Page 695

SYDEBOTHAM, J.H., farmer, section thirty-five [ED NOTE: Liberty Township],
post office, Oakley. Born February 15, 1824, near Winchester, Frederick
County, Virginia. When but an infant his parents went to Baltimore County,
Maryland, and when he had reached his seventh year they again moved,
locating in Perry County, Ohio. Here he grew to manhood, spending his youth
in farm labor. When young he received a limited education. As his father was
poor and disabled he remained at home until twenty-four years of age, when
he began farming, which he has since followed. In 1848 he taught his first
school for eleven dollars per month. He has been teaching in Ohio and
Illinois, and has taught ten terms where he now resides. In 1857 he moved to
McDonough County, Illinois, and came to Iowa in 1869. He was married
February 17, 1848 to Miss Sarah Fowler, of Perry, County, Ohio. This union
brought them five children, four of which are living: George T., Charles P.,
Mattie J., and Mary E. Mrs. S. died January 10, 1874. He was married a
second time March 29, 1878 to Mrs. Frances Dillman, originally Miss
Hendrickson [ED NOTE: Maiden name might be Henderson]. She was born in
Indiana, and first married to Mr. Dillman, by whom she was the mother of
seven children: Harriet, Ella, Susan, Laura, George W., Simon P., and Henry
C. The oldest is deceased. Mr. S. is an active member of the M.E. church,
and has been closely identified with the interests of that denomination. He
has served as a township officer in many different capacities, and is
township clerk at the present time. He now owns 160 acres of good farming
land, mostly improved, with a comfortable house and thrifty orchard.
Transcribed from the original by:
Gary W. Tharp


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