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John S. Graybill
Millville Twp.

John S. Graybill, a prominent citizen of Millville Township, was born in Millville Township, Clayton County, on June 30, 1848, and was the youngest of a family of nine children. He was married March 15, 1870, to Anna Smith, who was born in this township July 22, 1844. Five children have blessed this union, viz.: Charles, born Oct. 2, 1872; Ella, Nov. 31, 1874; Hattie, July 13, 1877; Martin, Dec. 8, 1879, and Orren, March 20, 1882. Mr. Graybill's mother, Amelia Graybill, was born in Union County, Pa., Dec. 4, 1808, and came to Iowa in 1841, settling first at Guttenberg, which at that time contained only three cabins. She afterward removed to section 23, Millville Township, where she is at present residing. When she came to the county it was yet in its infancy, being inhabited chiefly by the Indians. She says that as many as ten Indians have slept in her cabin in one night, they sleeping on the floor while the family occupied the beds. Mr. Graybill is now President of the School Board, and has held the offices of School Director, Road Supervisor and others. He gives the Republican party his support.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1014
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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