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John E. Bailey resides on section 21, His farm includes two hundred and forty acres in that section, and one hundred sixty acres adjoining in section 22. His first purchase was the part lying in 21, which he bought in 1873. The remainder he purchased in 1879. All, with the exception of forty acres, is broken and fenced. His house was erected at a cost of two thousand dollars, and his barn and other farm buildings cost a similar sum. He is largely engaged in stock raising and makes a specialty of raising hogs. Mr. Bailey was born in Orleans county, Vermont, in October, 1846. His father, Colonel J.P. Bailey, in the spring of 1854, removed with his family from Vermont to Louisa county, Iowa, where he still resides. John E. remained with his parents until he came to Cass county, in 1873. He is the only one of his father's family who settled in this county. He has been twice married. His first wife was formerly Sally A. Hall. She died December 7, 1875, leaving one son...Johnnie S. He was married the second time to Lottie A. Williamson, daughter of E.T. Williamson, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. By this union there are three children -- Frank, Charles and Cora.

Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pp. 633.

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