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S. W. Courson
Grand Meadow Twp.

S. W. Courson was born in Venango County, Pa., April 8, 1818. He resided there until 1825, when he removed with his father to Warren County, Pa., and remained there until 1854. He then removed to Clayton County, and settled upon the farm he now owns in Grand Meadow Township. He has 340 acres of fine land, in a good state of cultivation, on section 11. He raises stock of all kinds, and makes a specialty of blooded cattle and sheep, owning a number of short-horn cattle and Leicester sheep. He was married in 1839 to Esther Thompson, who was born in Warren County, Pa., Oct. 30, 1820. They have five children-- Margaret L., born July 18, 1841, married H.S. Alward; Anthony W., born Aug. 3, 1847; Mary M. (now Mrs. H.A. Stowe) born Sept. 29, 1851; W. W., Dec. 10, 1854; and Elmer T., born Nov. 20, 1857. Mr. Courson votes the Republican ticket. He now holds the office of School Director. He is one of Clayton County's most prominent and wealthy farmers.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 827
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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