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D. L. Renshaw
Farmersburg Twp.

was born in West Virginia, on May 1, 1831, and was a son of George S. and Martha (Evans) Renshaw, natives of West Virginia, and among the settlers of Clayton County in 1852. They both died in Farmersburg Township, where they had located in 1853. D.L. received his education in the district schools of Pennsylvania, and came to Iowa when quite a young man, settling upon a farm in Clayton County. He now owns one fo the finest and most valuable farms in this section of the State, consisting of 250 acres on sections 22,23,24 and 27. His marriage occurred on May 1, 1855, to Persis Ann daughter of Elijah and Narcissa Angier, nee Loveland, the former of New York, the latter of New Hampshire. Elijah died in Garnavillo Township. She is living in Clinton County, Ia., aged eighty years. Eleven children have been born unto Mr. and Mrs. Renshaw, viz.: Leslie L., born March 5, 1856; Clarence Vernon, March 8, 1857, is married and resides in Sac County, Ia.; Herbert, born Jan. 11, 1859; Wilber, Oct. 24, 1860; Eustace, March 17, 1862; Cornelia Vivian, born Nov. 5, 1863, died March 21, 1864; Arthur, born Dec. 21, 1864, died May 17, 1865; Martha Narcissa, born Sept. 4, 1867; Stella, Oct. 15, 1869; Frank Le Roy, Aug. 8, 1871, and Carroll Wheaton, Oct. 6, 1873. The family are members of the M.E. Church. Mr. Renshaw is a member of A.F. & A. M. lodge, and was one of the charter members of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Colesburg. He has held many of the township offices and is the present Trustee. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 781-782
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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