George Lytle, one of the prominent and well-to-do farmers of Clayton County, was born in Erie County, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1832, a son of Matthew S. and Jane (Nicholson) Lytle. George was reared on a farm and received a common-school education. When twenty-two years of age, in company with his brother, J. N., he came to Clayton County, where he has been identified since. In 1865 he married Rosa, daughter of Thomas Glass, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Feb. 18, 1803, and when a young man came to the United States and located at Pittsburg, Pa. While there he became acquainted with Jane Gray, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 20, 1811. They were married in Pittsburg, May 5, 1835. Ten children were born of this union, six of whom are living--Rosa A., William H., Jennie, John, Robert and Isabel. In 1842 he left Pittsburg and went to Monroe County, Ohio, where he remained ten years, then returned to Pittsburg, and in 1855 came to Clayton County, where Mr. Glass entered a large tract of land and accumulated a fine property. He died Dec. 24, 1875. Mrs. Glass died in June, 1876. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and had held several local offices of trust. Mr. and Mrs. Lytle are the parents of two children--Jennie Bell, born April 15, 1866, and George Ivy, June 22, 1871. Mr. Lytle has a farm of 320 acres of land in a beautiful farming country, under a high state of cultivation, and valued at $50 per acre. In politics he was an old-line Whig, but at the time of the organization of the Republican party, joined them, and has affilitated with them since.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1049
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