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Richard Edmonds
Lodomillo Twp.

Richard Edmonds is a native of Jefferson County, N.Y., born April 4, 1821. His parents were John and Phoebe Edmonds, nee Cox, born in New York, and the parents of six children. He resided on the farm with his father until his marriage to Lucinda Weaver, which occurred Sept. 17, 1844. She was born in Utica, N.Y., and was a daughter of Jacob and Mary Weaver, also of that State. Their union has been blessed with three children-- Mary, now Mrs. C.B. Kelly; Charles, who married Hattie Shaw, and Leroy, married Lydia Easton. After his marriage, Mr. Edmonds resided on the old homestead one year, then emigrated to La Salle County,Ill., and settled in Prairie Center. Three years later he went to Aurora, Ill., and in July, 1855, came to Clayton County, and settled in Lodomillo Township. He owns a fine farm of 145 1/2 acre, ninety under cultivation, and containing many excellent improvements. Mr. Edmonds has held various local offices of trust, and served two years as County Supervisor. He has ever taken an active interest in educational matters, and has held all the school offices. He is one of the pioneers of the county, and has seen its rapid development from a wild, uncultivated region, into a properous and growing county, abounding in beautiful homes and cultivated farms.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 886-887
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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