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Ora Bond
Lodomillo Twp.

Ora Bond, retired farmer and mechanic, was born in Windham County, Vt., March 21, 1798. His parents were Josiah and Ruth (Rugg) Bond. Of their three children, Ora was the eldest. The mother died when Ora was eight years old, and his father married again. At the age of fourteen he went to live with his uncle on a farm. Remained with him till of age; then worked three years at different places, when he was married to Laura Carpenter, of Massachusetts, Jan. 15, 1822. She was the daughter of Frederick and Eunice (Burrough) Carpenter. Of their six children, five are living-- Henry F., Eliza Ann, Mary Ette, Marshall O. and Laura M. Mrs. Bond died April 25, 1871. Mr. Bond was again married Feb. 28, 1872, to Mrs. Annie Cumber, formerly Annie Hilman, daughter of John and Rebecca (Thomas) Hilman. Mr. Bond came to Clayton County in 1856, locating in "Yankee Settlement." Here he built the second house north of Delaware County line. He and his wife are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church. They have resided in Edgewood since their arrival here, with the exception of six years spent on a farm. Mr. Bond was Postmaster under Lincoln four years; acted in that capacity under Buchanan also, but was not regularly appointed. He has held various local offices in New York and here; was Justice of the Peace in Edgewood ten years. He is, politically, a Republican and Prohibitionist; formerly was a Whig. Mr. Bond's father served in the war of 1812. He is an old settler of Lodomillo, and fills a large place in the hearts of his neighbors.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 885-886
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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