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Truman G. Slitor
Monona Twp.

Truman G. Slitor, retired farmer, was born in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., N.Y., March 27, 1809, a son of James and Fannie (Mandigo) Slitor, who were the parents of nine children, two living. The family are remarkable for their longevity, all living to the age of eighty or ninety. The subject of this sketch was married in Yates County, N.Y., to Jane Van Zant, who was born in Seneca County, N.Y., April 6, 1809. Their union has been blessed with five children, four living-- Hannah J., widow of Charles Strobridge; Richard, living in Le Roy, Minn.; Edward, and Mary Jane, wife of James Fonda. In 1853 Mr. Slitor left his home in Yates County, N.Y., and emigrated with his family to Clayton County, Ia., locating in Monona Township, where he followed the trade of a carpenter eight years, then purchased a farm, and followed farming until 1881. He then removed to Monona, where he purchaed property, and has resided since. He came to the county a poor man, but, by good judgment and economy has accumulated a competency, and to-day is enjoying the fruits of his labor.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1061
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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