J. P. Crosswait
J. P. Crosswait, now a resident of Atlantic, was born in Kentucky in 1803. He located in Lewis May 22, 1856. When he stopped in Lewis he did not expect to remain, but he did remain and is now not sorry that he did.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 58.