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John F. Upton
Boardman Twp.

John F. Upton was born in Maryland, Sept. 18, 1836. He came to Clayton County in 1850 with his father and settled on section 35, Boardman Township, where he resided eight years, then located on his present farm in section 27. He was married in Elkader, to Emelia Russell in 1859. She is a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1840. Their union has been blessed with four children-- Edward L., born in 1861; Julia, in 1867; Emma, in 1872; and Charles, in 1874. Mr. Upton has held various township offices, and has served as School Director a number of terms. In politics he is a Democrat, and is one of the enterprising and energetic citizens of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 675


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