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James W. Sargent
Boardman Twp.

James W. Sargent was born in New Hampshire, Aug. 5, 1848. He came to Clayton County, Iowa, at the age of seven years, and was here reared and educated. When sixteen years of age he enlisted in Company F, Twenth-seventh Iowa Infantry, and served one year in that regiment, and was then transferred to the Twelfth Regiment, and served as dispatch carrier. Two of his brothes also served in this company. He participated in the battle of Nashville and several others, and was present at the taking of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley. He was discharged at Davenport, Iowa, and came to Elkader, where he has resided since. He was married to Sarah Love on Aug. 5, 1873. Mr. Sargent is engaged in the livery business in this city and keeps a first-class establishment in every particular. He is neutral in his political views.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 668
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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