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Samuel Barnhouse
Mendon Twp.

Samuel Barnhouse, farmer, section 17, was born in Carroll County, O., May 14, 1836, a son of Francis and Nancy (Kelly) Barnhouse; the former was a native of Maryland, the latter o f Ohio. In the fall of 1856 the family removed to Clayton County, Ia., and settled in Clayton Township, where they have since resided. The subject of this memoir was married Jan. 12, 1870, to Ella J. Beaman, who was born in Oconomowoc, Wis., and was a daughter of Hiram C. and Mary A. (Kilham) Beaman. Two children have blessed their union, viz.: Hiram F., born Oct. 11, 1870, and Samuel A., April 29, 1879. Mr. Barnhouse owns a fine little farm of fifty acres in this township, and is known as one of Clayton County's early settlers and prominent men. In politics he is a Democrat, and strongly favors prohibition. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 968
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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