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Joseph M. Jennings
Sperry Twp.

Joseph M. Jennings is a native of Warren County, Ill., born Nov. 11, 1843. In 1847 he came to Iowa, locating in Iowa City, where he remained several years, then removed to Delaware County. He now resides in Sperry Township this county, where he owns eighty acres of valuable land. He enlisted in Company A, Thirty-eighth Iowa Infantry. During his service he spent one year in Texas, and participated in many battles, among them that of Vicksburg. He serve three years and returned home in 1865. On March 25, 1866, he was married to Ellen Crane, who was born in Winnebago County, Ill., Sept. 18, 1843. They have had five children - Joseph Henry, born Dec. 29, 1866; James S., Dec. 31, 1868; Walter E., Feb. 18, 1871; Samuel O., Oct. 12, 1873, and Hester Ellen, born Aug. 14, 1880. Mr. Jennings has ever been active in Sabbath-school work, having been Superintendent of the Deep Creek Sunday-school over six years. He is a licensed minister in the United Brethren church, and has been preaching for the past two years. He is an ernest worker in the temperance cause, as well as all others which tend to promote the moral welfare and happines of his fellow beings.

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


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