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Liberty W. Cole
Clayton Twp.

Liberty W. Cole is a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind., born May 31, 1819. In 1821 he removed with his parents to St. Louis, Mo., where they resided a short time, then went to St. Charles, that State. His father purchased a farm in the vicinity of St. Charles, upon which he resided until his death, which occurred in 1833. In 1844 his mother, with her family removed to Clayton County, where our subject has located two years previous. In 1842 he went to Delaware County, and engaged in farming there until 1862, when he returned to Clayton County, and purchased his present farm in Clayton Township. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 200 acres on seciton 27. He was married in 1843 to J. D. McClellan, who was born in Fayette County, Pa. July 3, 1826, and came to Iowa when twelve years of age. Ten children have been born unto them, viz.: Louise, born April 14, 1845, married Frank Shoemaker; Anna, now Mrs Robert Fishel, was born Jan. 10, 1847; Charles A., born Oct. 1, 1849; Seth J., Dec. 15, 1852; Juliet, born Jan. 15, 1854, died April 16, 1855; Ovrissa J., now Mrs. H. Brock, was born Feb. 1, 1856; Deloss, May 7, 1858; Edgar E., Feb. 20, 1863; Benjamin, born Oct. 23, 1865, died Aug. 26, 1869., Alta E., born Feb. 14, 1868. Mr. Cole is a Republican, and has been School Director and officiated as President of the School Board.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 720-721
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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