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Benjamin Jellings
Sperry Twp.

Benjamin Jellings is a native of England, born in 1831, and emigrated to America in 1848. He worked at the machinist's trade in Lockport, N.Y., seven years, and in 1855 came to Clayton County, and settled on a farm in Sperry Township, and has been engaged in that occupation most of the time since. He was married to Elizabeth Lowe in August, 1857. She was born in Carroll County, Ohio, in 1836. They have had six children - John Joseph, born Nov. 8, 1859; George G., Sept. 13, 1864; Emma B., Dec. 30, 1866, David B., Nov. 20, 1868; Clara S., Dec. 31, 1874, and Willie, Nov. 1, 1881. Mr. Jellings is a Republican in his political views. He owns a fine farm of 261 acres, and is one of the representative farmers of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1098


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