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The following is a chapter from "The History of Jefferson County, Iowa", Pages 534-540, published by the Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1879.

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A B B R E V I A T I O N S.

agt ................................................. agent | mach .................. machinist
carp ..................................... carpenter | mech.....................mechanic
clk ................................................ clerk | mer .................... merchant
Co. ......................... company or county | mfr ............. manufacturer
dlr ............................................... dealer | mkr .......................... maker
far ............................................. farmer | P.O. ............... Post Office
gro .............................................. grocer | prop ................ proprietor
I. V. A. ..... Iowa Volunteer Artillery | S. or Sec. .............Section
I. V. C. ........ Iowa Volunteer Cavalry | st ............................. street
I. V. I. ....... Iowa Volunteer Infantry | supt ......... superintendent
lab ............................................. laborer | Treas ............... Treasurer

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BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP.

ADAMS, H. M., farmer, S. 30; P.O. Beckwith.

ALLENDER, J., far., S. 12; P.O. Salina.

ALLENDER, SAMUEL, farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Fairfield; born in Bedford Co., Penn., April 7, 1822; came to Jefferson Co. in 1840 and, with his parents, settled on their present farm; owns 118 acres. Married Miss Eliza J. Green; have six children -- Mary E., Walter, Emery M., James H., Knox E., Annie R. and Wm. C. Members of M. E. Church; Republican.

AUGUST, J., far., S. 23; P.O. Beckwith

BARTON, W. A., far., S. 33; P.O. Fairfield.

BATES, G., P.O. Salina.

BEATTY, H. A., far., Sec. 32; P.O. Fairfield.

BEATTY, I., far., S. 1; P.O. Salina.

BENNETT, J. F., far., S. 16; P.O. Fairfield.

BERGQUIST, A. F., blacksmith, and manufacturer of plows, Beckwith; born in Sweden, Nov. 27, 1848; came to New York in 1867; to Jefferson Co. Sept. 3, 1878; is located at Beckwith, and following his occupation.

BERKHIMER, NATHAN, farmer, Sec. 8; P.O. Fairfield; born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 7, 1805; came to Jefferson Co., 1854; owns 184 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Miss Temperance Hood April 1, 1832; she died in 1860; married again, Miss Elenora Powell Feb. 25, 1862; she died Feb. 25, 1865; married again, Mrs. Martha A. Welty Nov. 22, 1866; she was born in Perry Co., Ohio, June 17, 1835; her family is a prominent one of that county. Mr. B. has five children by his first wife -- John, William, Thomas, Margaret and Annie. By his second wife one -- Addie E., and by his present wife two -- Geo. W. and Laurel G. Members of M. E. Church; Republican.

BOOKER, S. F., far., S. 27; P.O. Fairfield.

BOWMAN, J. H., Sec. 6, Fairfield.

BRADSHAW, J. B., Salina.

BRIER, W., far., S. 12; P.O. Salina.

BRIGHTON, H. M., far., S. 22; P.O. Fairfield.

BRYTE, Gus, Salina.

BUSH, D., far., S. 7; P.O. Fairfield.

BUSH, J., far., S. 7; P.O. Fairfield.

BUSH, M., far., S. 7; P.O. Fairfield.

BUSH, W., far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

CASTELL, J. M., far., S. 13; P.O. Salina.

CAVINESS, H. A., far., S. 21; P.O. Fairfield.

CAVINESS, K., far., S. 21; P.O. Beckwith.

CAVINESS, R. M., far., S. 22; P.O. Beckwith.

CAVINESS, R. E., far., S. 27; P.O. Beckwith.

CAVINESS, S., S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

CAVINESS, W., far., S. 22; P.O. Beckwith.

CHANDLER, LEWIS, farmer and stock dealer, Sec. 20; P.O. Fairfield; born in Washington Co., N. Y., April 16, 1816; lived in Essex Co., where he followed hunting and trapping; came to Jefferson Co., in 1841. Married Miss Annie Emerson Nov. 1. 1842; have six children -- Jane, Susie, Bell, Kate E., Andrew J. and Jessie V.; three deceased. Mrs. C. was born in Morgan Co., Ohio, Jan. 30, 1821. Mr. C. owns 234 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre. Mrs. C. is a member of the M. E. Church; Democrat.

CHANDLER, PHILANDER, farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 17; P.O. Fairfield born in Warren Co., N. Y., March 12, 1814; followed the business of hunting and trapping in Essex Co. N. Y.; came to Jefferson Co. in November, 1840, and entered his present farm; now owns 480 acres, valued at $50 per acre; improved it, and has it all under good cultivation; has trees he raised from the seed, now three feet in diameter. Married Miss Martha Bannifield Jan. 1, 1842; have four children -- Harriet S. Hobbie, Iowa E. Hoops, Warren E. and Charles S. When Mr. C. came to Jefferson and settled on his claims, he did not have money enough to pay for it, so he left his wife with his brother's wife, and started for the wilds of Wisconsin to hunt and trap, to get money to pay for his claim; was gone five months; returned and paid for his land; in 1850, moved to Wisconsin; while there, cut from the stump timber enough to build his present residence, and floated it down the Mississippi River to Burlington, and then hauled it fifty miles with a team; now has a beautiful home and all the comforts of life. Mrs. C. is a member of the M. E. Church; Mr. C. is a Republican.

CHANDLER, W., far., Sec. 17; P.O. Fairfield.

CHARLTON, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 3; P.O. Perlee; born in Franklin Co., Penn., Nov. 8, 1815; came to Jefferson Co. in 1846. Married Miss Keziah Bell March 21, 1854; she was born in Bedford, Penn., Aug. 6, 1818; have three children -- Maggie B., Scott and William A. Mr. C. served as Assessor of Penn. Tp., School Director, and as adminstrator of the estate of Isaac Garmae (sic - Garmoe); is administrator of the estate of Jacob Courtney, both old settlers of Jefferson Co. Mr. C. owns ninety-five acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Democrat. When Mr. C. came to Jefferson Co., wheat was 35 cents per bushel, corn from 5 to 8 cents per bushel, pork $1.25 per hundred, and had to be hauled sixty miles to market.

CHATTERTON, A. B., far., Sec. 16; P.O. fairfield.

CHATTERTON, O., far., Sec. 16; P.O. Fairfield.

CHILCOTT, Asa, retired, Salina.

CLAPP, J. W., far., Sec. 28; P.O. Fairfield.

CLAPP, W. D., far., Sec. 23; P.O. Beckwith.

CLARK, LORAN, farmer and sheep-raiser, Sec. 35; P.O. Fairfield; born in Union Co., Ohio, July 29, 1831; came to Jefferson Co., in March, 1851. Married Miss Jane Van Nostrand July 18, 1860; born in Ohio, 1838; died Jan. 20, 1873; married again, Miss Laura Green, Nov. 18, 1874; has two children by present wife -- Carley W. and Ada E. Owns 200 acres, valued at $30 per acre; made all the improvements. Member of the M. E. Church; Republican.

CLARK, Solomon, merchant, Salina.

CLOVER, T., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Beckwith.

CLOVER, WILLIAM, carpenter and farmer, Sec. 26; P.O. Fairfield; born in Pennsylvania Feb. 6, 1833; came to Jefferson Co. in 1845. Married Miss Mary J. Fawcett Aug. 26, 1858; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, March 26, 1839; have three children -- Emily J., Harry and Edith. Owns forty acres, valued at $40 per acre. Republican.

COCHRAN, GEORGE, farmer and dealer in stock, S. 18; P.O. Fairfield; born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, Jan. 7, 1827; came to Jefferson Co., settling on the claim made by Scott Walker in Round Prairie Tp., Sec. 21. Married Miss Elizabeth J. Lynch Dec. 16, 1849; she was born in Kentucky March 5, 1831. Have been members of the M. E. Church for twenty-five years. Mr. C. held the office of Justice of the Peace, Trustee, and other offices. Owns 300 acres, valued at $12,000. Has four children -- Francis A., Willie J., Charles C., Ulysses S. G., and two dead -- Alice B., Mary E. Is a Republican.

CONNELLY, H., far., S. 13; P.O. Salina.

COOPER, S., far., S. 22; P.O. Beckwith.

CROSKEY, J., Salina.

CULBERTSON, J. W., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

CUMMINGS, E., renter, Salina.

CUMMINGS, S., far., S. 33; P.O. Fairfield.

CUMMINGS, W., far., S. 2; P.O. Fairfield.

DAVIS, ELLIOTT, far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

DAVIS, E. D., S. 8; P.O. Fairfield.

DAVIS, J., far., S. 26; P.O. Beckwith.

DAVIS, W., far., S. 28; P.O. Beckwith.

DAVISON, E., far., S. 22; P.O. Beckwith.

DEISON, C., far., S. 7; P.O. Fairfield.

DOUGHTY, H., far., S. 34; P.O. Fairfield.

DOWNING, A., farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 16; P.O. Fairfield; born in Berkeley Co., Va., Aug. 12, 1818, and at 13 years of age, moved to Clark Co., Ohio, then to Elkhart Co., Inc.; came to Jefferson Co. in 1839. Married Miss Rachel Keltner; married again, Miss Harriet Wagner Sept. 1, 1860; she was born in Morgan Co., Va., Aug. 19, 1824. Mr. D. has three children by former wife -- Francinia, Thomas, Sarah H., and one died in infancy; by present wife two --- William F. and Ulysses W. Mr. D. owns 319 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre, all under good cultivation. Mr. D. went to California in 1852; remained there five years. Republican.

DOWNING, WM., Sec. 22; P.O. Beckwith; born in Berkeley Co., Va., Oct. 21, 1811; when 19 years of age, moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. Married Miss Sarah Miller March, 1835; she died in 1852. Mr. D. came to Jefferson Co. in 1840; lived five years in California; married again, Mrs. Mary James in 1858; she was born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., in 1817; Mr. D. has six children by former wife -- Jacob R., Eldridge L., Alvin, Mary E., Charles W. and Philip; and by present wife five -- Louis, Abba E., Sallie, Lora A. and Dora A.; Mr. D. owns 100 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Members of M. E. Church; Republican.

DUNCAN, Jas., far., S. 10; P.O. Salina.

DYER, N., far., S. 16; P.O. Fairfield.

EDWARDS, LEVI C., far., Sec. 1; P.O. Salina.

FAWCETT, LEVI, far., S. 26; P.O. Beckwith.

FINCHBAUGH, L., far., S. 3; P.O. Perlee.

FOOTE, D. G., far., S. 1; P.O. Salina.

FOOTE, J. B., far., S. 1; P.O. Salina.

FRASHER, G. H., Postmaster, Salina.

FRUSH, Jas. and John, fars., S. 18; P.O. Fairfield.

FUNCK, Jacob, far., S. 39 (sic); P.O. Fairfield.
[Note: Only 36 sections in a township.]

GARMOE, JACOB, far., S. 10; P.O. Fairfield.

GARMOE, J., far., S. 33; P.O. Fairfield.

GATES, D., far., S. 5; P.O. Fairfield.

GATES, Hiram, far., S. 5; P.O. Fairfield.

GILBERT, Geo., far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

GORDON, Joseph, far., S. 11; P.O. Salina.

GREEN, Alfred, far., S. 3; P.O. Fairfield.

GREEN, Alonzo, far., S. 11; P.O. Fairfield.

GREEN, Dennis, far., S. 4; P.O. Fairfield.

GREEN, Nelson, far., S. 4; P.O. Fairfield.

GREEN, SYLVESTER, farmer, S. 2; P.O. Fairfield; born in Bedford Co., Penn., Sept. 27, 1821. Married Miss Elizabeth Foot Dec. 12, 1843, she was born in Bedford Co., Penn., June 11, 1819. Mr. G.'s mother is living with him; she is aged 93 years; she was born in Huntingdon Co., Penn.; March 4, 1785. Mr. G. has six children -- Alonzo J., Winfield F., Ollie J., Clara A., Orrin W. and Della M.; two deceased -- Claretta and Benjamin A. Mrs. G. is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. G. owns 114 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Republican.

GREEN, Winfield, far., S. 1; P.O. Fairfield.

GREEN, W. J., farmer and stock dealer, Sec. 10; P.O. Fairfield; born in Bedford Co., Penn., May 5, 1818; at 18 years of age, went to West Virginia and pursued medical studies; returned to Pennsylvania and practiced; came to Jefferson Co. Nov. 8, 1840, where he followed his profession and farmed; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre, of which he made most of the improvements. Married Miss Plantina Allender April 29, 1843; she was born in Bedford Co., Penn., Nov. 11, 1818, and died Feb. 3, 1869; he married again, Dec. 24, 1874, Mrs. Margaret Foot; has seven children by former wife -- Alvernon L., Perry O., Melville S., Ada C., Elliott O., Duane W. and Charles W., and one dead -- Emma E. Mrs. Green is a member of the M. E. Church; she was born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., Nov. 20, 1832. Republican.

GUSTISON, L., P.O. Salina.

HAWK, CARL, farmer. Sec. 2; P.O. Fairfield.

HEATER, J., far., S. 24; P.O. Salina.

HICKENBOTTOM, J., far., S. 24; P.O. Salina.

HILLANDER, G., far., Sec. 24; P.O. Salina.

HOAGLAND, Wm., far., S. 17; P.O. Fairfield.

HOLLISTER, M., far., S. 23; P.O. Beckwith.

HOOPS, E. D., far., S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

HOOPS, J., far., S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

HOOPS, O. T., far., S. 19; P.O. Fairfield.

HOUGLAND; W., far., S. 17; P.O. Fairfield.

HUDGEL, J., far., S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

HUTCHINSON, J., far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

HUTCHINSON, J. J., far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM, far. and dealer in stock; P.O. Fairfield; born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in Parish Cappie, Jan. 25, 1811; came to Philadelphia in 1836, where he worked in a marble-quarry and at railroading for several years; came to Jefferson Co. in the spring of 1847. Married Miss Margaret Calhoon in 1836; she died 1848; married Miss Selina Powell in 1850; has three children by former wife -- Matilda, Charles and William H.; by present wife two -- John J. and Annie. Owns 200 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre, on which he has made all the improvements. Members of the Baptist Church; Democrat.

JACOBSON, JOHN, far., S. 13; P.O. Salina.

JAMES, T. P., S. 27; P.O. Beckwith.

JAMES, W. F., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Beckwith.

JENKS, S., far., S. 21; P.O. Fairfield.

KANN, JOHN, far., S. 4; P.O. Perlee.

KINER, J., far.; P.O. Beckwith.

KIRKPATRICK, H. H., far., Sec. 32; P.O. Beckwith.

KYLE, J. J., far., S. 26; P.O. Beckwith.

LABAUGH, PETER, far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

LEE, L., far., S. 9; P.O. Fairfield.

LEWELLEN, George. carpenter, Salina.

LONG, H., far., S. 22; P.O. Beckwith.

LOUDER; J., far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

LOUDER, Wm., far., S. 6; P.O. Fairfield.

LOWRIE, THOS., agent and operator; Beckwith; born in Pennsylvania, June 4, 1857; came to Wapello Co., Iowa, with his parents, in 1869; went to Cliffland, Iowa, and learned telegraphing; came to Beckwith in 1878, and has charge of the C., B. & Q. R. R. office. Republican.

LYNCH, R. E., far., S. 18; P.O. Fairfield; born in Jefferson Co., Iowa, March 8, 1846. Married Miss Kate Hilbert Dec. 28, 1869; she was born in Harrison Co., Ohio, Jan. 18, 1849; they have one child -- Flora. Mrs. L. is a member of the M. E. Church; Mr. L. is a Republican.

LYNCH, T. Y., far., Sec. 18; P.O. Fairfield; born in Jefferson Co., July 3, 1848; is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Class of 1868-1869; then attended the law department of the State University; graduated in 1872; came to Fairfield and practiced for two years; then moved on the old Noble farm, where he now resides. Married Miss Bell Brooks, March 23, 1875; she was born in Van Buren Co., Iowa, Aug. 2, 1850. Members of the M. E. Church. Held the office of Township Clerk for three years; is re-elected; is Treasurer of the Agricultural Association. Republican.

McCARTY, DAVID, far., Sec. 8; P.O. Fairfield.

McCARTY, EDWARD, Sec. 6; P.O. Fairfield; born in Alleghany Co., Md., Oct. 19, 1824; at 28 years of age, moved to Virginia, where he was a preacher of the M. E. Church for five years; came to Jefferson Co. in 1857. Married Miss Louisa P. Davison in 1848; she was born in Harrison Co., Va., Feb. 22, 1826; have two children -- Julia V. and Frank. Owns eighty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Has held the office of Assessor two years. Is local preacher of the M. E. Church. Greenbacker.

McCHESNEY, W. T., physician, Salina.

McCLAIN, G. W., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Beckwith.

McCLAIN, T., far., Se.c 2; P.O. Perlee.

McCASHLIN, D. A., far., Sec. 33; P.O. Fairfield.

McCORMICK, George, far., Sec. 35; P.O. Lockridge.

McCULLY, John, far., Sec. 12; P.O. Salina.

McGAW, H., far., Sec. 2; P.O. Fairfield.

MANATRY, P., far., S. 34; P.O. Fairfield.

MAXWELL, BENJAMIN, Sec. 22; P.O. Fairfield; born in Cumberland Co., Penn., July 18, 1806; came to Jefferson Co. in 1850; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $5000; made all the improvements himself. Married Miss Jane McCormick May 22, 1827; she was born in Rockbridge Co., Va., Sept. 15, 1808; have nine children -- John C., George W., William W., Elizabeth, Abner, Harvey C., Isabell, Isaac, James M., and five deceased -- Mary, Eliza J., Catharine, Henry E. and Sarah E. Mr. M. served as Trustee two years. Mrs. M. is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. M. was in the 3d Iowa Cavalry, and had three sons in the army. Republican.

MESSER, C., far., S. 4; P.O. Salina.

MOYER, E., far., P.O. Salina.

MULKINS, K., far, S. 17; P.O. Fairfield.

MULKINS, W., far, S. 17; P.O. Fairfield.

MUNSON, P., Salina.

MURPHY, W., far. S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

NELSON, C., Far.; P.O. Glendale.

NORVELL, E., far., S. 32; P.O. Fairfield.

OVERHOLSER, W., far.; P.O. Fairfield.

PARKER, O., far., S. 4; P.O. Fairfield.

PARKER, WILLIAM, far., S. 3; P.O. Perlee; born in England, Jan. 15, 1793; came to Huntingdon Co., Penn., in 1832; worked at the shoemaker's trade. Married Mrs. Rachel Soap in 1842; she was born in Baltimore Co., Md., Dec. 10, 1811; had one child by former marriage, and, after twenty-two months' married life, separated, Mr. Soap taking the little girl; moved to Ohio, married again, and deserted his family; the girl lived at different places until 19 years of age, then married J. McDawell, and came to Henry Co., Iowa. Mrs. Soap married Mr. Parker and came to Jefferson Co.; they lived within thirty miles of each other for thirty years, each supposing the other dead, till 1876, when they met for the first time in forty-eight years. Mr. Parker came to Jefferson Co. in 1844; owns 102 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; has two children -- Alfred and Oliver. Republican.

PARKER, ALFRED; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., June 25, 1845. Married Miss Francis Collins in April, 1870; have two children -- Olive M. and William H. Mrs. Parker is a member of the M. E. Church; Mr. Parker is a Republican.

PARSONS, B., far., S. 25; P.O. Glendale.

PARSONS, J. J., far., S. 25; P.O. Glendale.

PARSONS, JOHN R., farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 25; P.O. Glendale; born in Randolph Co., W. Va., Dec. 22, 1806; came to Jefferson Co. in April, 1837, and took possession of his farm before it was surveyed; owns 480 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Miss Diana Parsons Dec. 11, 1827; she was born in West Virginia, Randolph Co., June 22, 1811; died Aug. 28, 1876; Mr. P. has eight children -- Lucie A., Travis, Eugene S., Robert E., Solomon, Rebecca E., Archibald, Baldwin, Mary J. and John J.; one dead -- James. Mrs. P. was a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. P. served as Justice of the Peace ten years, the first one in Buchanan Tp.; has held other offices of the township, and was on the first jury. Democrat.

PARSONS, R. E., far., S. 35; P.O. Fairfield.

PETERSON, J., Salina.

REED, S., far., S. 3; P.O. Perlee.

REZER, L., far., S. 16; P.O. Fairfield.

RASMUS, H., far., S. 30; P.O. Fairfield.

RINGELSPACHER, P., far., S. 9; P.O. Fairfield.

REPPERT, HENRY J., dealer in dry goods and groceries, Beckwith; born in Burlington, Iowa, Oct. 15, 1858; came to Beckwith March 7, 1878, where he engaged in the mercantile business, of which he has the monopoly.

ROACH, E., far., S. 24; P.O. Salina.

ROOT, L. A., Sec. 26; P.O. Beckwith.

SALIDAY, E., far., S. 4; P.O. Perlee.

SALIDAY, H., far., S. 4; P.O. Perlee.

SHAFER, M., far. S. 10; P.O. Salina.

SHAFER, P., S. 15; P.O. Fairfield.

SHELLEY, S., far., S. 20; P.O. Fairfield.

SMITH, F., dairy, S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

SMITH, W., far., S. 9; P.O. Fairfield.

SMITH, W. T., Salina.

SNOOK, Jo, far., S. 32; P.O. Fairfield.

SNOOK, John, far., S. 32; P.O. Fairfield.

SHIELDS, R. B., far., S. 33; P.O. Fairfield.

SNOOK, P., far., S. 21; P.O. Fairfield.

SPENCER, D., Salina.

STALLMAN, A., far., S. 15; P.O. Fairfield.

STEWART, J. B., far., S. 23; P.O. Beckwith.

STEWART, J. C., far., S. 36; P.O. Glendale.

STONEBERGER, J., far., S. 30; P.O. Fairfield.

STONER, H. W., far. S. 7; P.O. Fairfield.

SHAW, E. B., farmer, Sec. 8; P.O. Fairfield; born in Knox Co., Ohio, May 29, 1831; where he was a merchant for seven years; came to Iowa Co, Iowa, in 1855, and engaged in farming and stock-dealing in Jefferson Co., in 1864, where he is farming. Married Miss S. McCugin Jan. 5, 1852; she was born in Washington Co., Penn., May 17, 1833; have five children -- Alice H., George R., Lottie E., Billie S. and Milligo. Mrs. S. is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. S. owns 283 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Republican.

SUESS, LOUIS, manufacturer and dealer in lager beer, malt and hops, Fairfield; born in Germany, in the city of Worms, on the Rhine, July 15, 1850; came to New York in 1867; thence to Iowa, and settled in Fairfield; is engaged in the manufacture of beer. Married Miss Louisa Chlemlein Jan. 17, 1871; she was born in Minnesota Oct. 3, 1854; have four children -- Lizzie, George, Laura and Jacob. Mr. S. is the owner of the brewery, worth $6,000.

SWANSON, D., far., S. 13; P.O. Salina.

TEETER, HENRY, carpenter; P.O. Salina.

TEMPLETON, W. M., farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. Fairfield; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 5, 1837; came to Jefferson Co. in the fall of 1843. Married Miss Melinda Gallier Oct. 7, 1857; she was born in Jefferson Co., Iowa, Oct. 7, 1840; have five children -- Major H., Della, Frank S., Maude, and Guy M., and two dead -- Fannie and Blanche. Mr. T. served as Deputy Sheriff six years. Mrs. T. is a member of the M. E. Church. Democrat.

TAELLER and SUESS, Sec. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

TRUMP, C. M., far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

TULLER, C., far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

ULM, E., far., S. 5; P.O. Fairfield.

VANNOSTRAND, C., far., S. 18; P.O. Fairfield.

WEBB, J., far., S. 14; P.O. Salina.

WEBB, H. A., farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. Salina; born in Warren Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1833; came to Jefferson Co. July 27, 1849. Married Miss Mary J. Hoops Oct. 18, 1855; she was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, Aug. 25, 1833; have six children -- Alice M., Alonzo P., Sarah E., Luella M., Emma D. and Lottie; two died. Mr. W. was a member of the Board of Supervisors. Owns eighty-three acres of land, valued at $20 per acre. Members of the M. E. Church; Republican.

WELSH, J., far., S. 32; P.O. Fairfield.

WHITE, G. W., far., S. 36; P.O. Glendale.

WHITE, Wm., far., S. 11; P.O. Salina.

WHITHAM, J. M., far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

WOODSIDES, R., S. 30; P.O. Fairfield.

WOODSIDES, W. A., far., S. 30; P.O. Fairfield.

WILKINS, J., far., S. 28; P.O. Fairfield.

WORKMAN, J. M., far., S. 5; P.O. Fairfield.

WORKMAN, JOHN, S. 4; P.O. Fairfield; born in Kentucky July 30, 1819; came to Sangamon Co., Ill., in 1821; to Jefferson Co., fall of 1840; purchased a claim of William Smith, and built a cabin. Married Miss Amanda J. Kerr in 1840; she was born in White Co., Tenn., March 23, 1820; died in 1846. Mr. W. married again, Melissa D. M. Kerr in 1847; she was born in White Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1825. Mr. W. has two children by former wife -- William A. and Sarah A. McCarty; by present wife, seven -- James M., Kizzie A., Nettle J. Merchant, John C., Edward W., Eleanora and George B.; two died in infancy. Members of M. E. Church; Mr. W. owns 399 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; made the improvements himself.

WORKMAM (sic), WILLIAM, far., S. 3; P.O. Perlee; born in Jefferson Co., Iowa, Oct. 24, 1841. Married Miss Dora S. Herring Oct. 4, 1864; she was born in Germany Dec. 10, 1842; have six children -- Lucie A., Lennia, Nellie, Katie, William B. and Emma. Mr. W. owns 104 acres of well-improved land, valued at $25 per acre; member of A., F. & A. M., No. 15. Democrat.

WRIGHT, Isaac, far., S. 29; P.O. Fairfield.

YOUNG, JOSEPH, far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

YOUNG, Robert, far., S. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

YOUNG, William M., far., S. 32; P.O. Fairfield.


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