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Jackson Township 1878 Biographies
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Transcribed by Kate Connerth.
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Alcorn, Jerry, far., S. 36; P.O. Vinton.

Alcorn, David, Sec. 25; P.O. Vinton; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1847; came to Iowa in 1865, and settled on present farm. Married Hannah Brewer in 1869; she was born in Kentucky in 1847; have one child-Lola, born in 1872.

Alcorn, Wm., A., far., S. 2; P.O. Vinton.

Allen, R., far., S. 14; P.O. Vinton.

Allen, S., far., S. 32; P.O. Garrison.

Austin, Jas., far., s. 15; P.O. Vinton.

Austin, R., far., S. 15; P.O. Vinton.

Austin, S., far., S. 10; P.O. Vinton.

Baldridge, W.M., Sec. 3; P.O. Vinton.

Barkdoll, Peter, dealer in lumber, Garrison; owns 120 acres land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Alleghany Co., Md., in 1832; came to Iowa in 1854, and settled in Benton Co.; removed to his present farm in 1855. Married Rebecca Baker in 1855; she was born in Hampshire Co., Va., in 1838; have eight children-George A., Sarah C., John, Charles G., Barbara, Elizabeth, Edward, Franklin; lost one-Ann. Republican.

Baresford, B.L., far., S. 26; P.O. Vinton.

Barkhurst, R., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Baum, G., Sr., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Baum, Geo., far., S. 6; P.O. Garrison.

Baum, Joh, dealer in general merchandise; born in Richland Co., Ohio, in 1854; came to Iowa in 1856, and located with his parents in Benton Co.; he removed to Garrison in 1874.

Bergen, J.C., dealer in hardware and groceries, Garrison; born in Johnson CO., Ind., in 1854; came to Iowa in 1858, and settled in Big Grove Tp., with his parents. Married Mary Burris, in 1877; she was born in Bureau Co., Ill., in 1860. Members of the Presbyterian Church; Republican.

Blanbaugh, L.F., far., Sec. 21; P.O. Garrison.

Brolliar, Samuel & Son, Sec. 16; P.O. Garrison; own 200 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Samuel Brolliar was born in Bedford Co., Penn., in 1802; came to Iowa in 1856, and settled on his present farm. Married Sophia Spitle in 1858; she was born in Bedford Co., Penn., in 1812; have two children-Barbara A. and Christian. Christian was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, in 1854; came to Iowa with his parents. Mr. Brolliar, Sr., is a member of the German Baptist Church.

Brown, Martin, far., Sec. 8; P.O. Vinton.

Brownlee, A.L., Sec. 5; P.O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1834; came to Illinois in 1852, and settled in Mercer Co.; removed to Iowa in 1865, and settled on present farm. Married Lenora J. Graham in 1864; she was born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1838; have five children-Lena A., Ella M., Edith Cassie, James William, Adah Grace; have lost four-Alexis G., Ulysses R., Dora E., and one in infancy. Mr. B. is Town Clerk, and has held other town offices. Are members of the U.P. Church; is a Republican.

Burris, William , dealer in clothing, boots and shoes, Garrison; born in Alleghany Co., Md., in 1824; came to Iowa in 1870, and located in Homer Tp.; removed to Garrison in 1873. Married Anna Brisaland in 1846; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1822; have eight children-William E., Sarah R., Christena, H.C., Ida, James E., Charles, Jennie.

Busler, Wm., far.; S. 17; P.O. Garrison.

Butterfield, E.G., far., S. 18; P.O. Garrison.

Clark, E., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Vinton.

Catlin, L.L., Sec. 26; P.O. Vinton; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Otsego Co., N.Y., in 1831; came to Iowa in 1856, and located in big Grove Tp. Married Salome Stern in 1869; she was born in Page Co., Va., in 1844; have three children-Carrie, Mary and Ruby. Mr. C. has one child by a former wife-Arthur L. Was Deputy County Treasurer nine years. Enlisted in Co.G, 13th Iowa V.I. in 1861; discharged in 1865.

Chapman, Richard, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Vinton; owns 211 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Cornwall Co., England, in 1822; came to America in 1844, and located in Jefferson Co., Wis.; removed to Iowa, in 1862, and settled on his present farm. Married Mary Cannon in 1854; she was born in England, in 1828; have three children-Arthur E., Charles W., J. George. Are members of the United Brethren Chuch. Mr. C. has held the office of Supervisor, and Town Trustee in Sumner, Jefferson Co., Wis.

Campbell, G.W., far., S. 26; P.O. Vinton.

Cokely, E., far., Sec. 23; P.O. Vinton.

Cortright, C.L., far., Sec. 34; P.O. Garrison.

Covert, George K., merchant, Garrison.

Cown, M., far., Sec. 6; P.O. Vinton.

Crooks, F., far., Sec. 35; P.O. Vinton.

Culp, A., far., Sec. 20; P.O. Garrison.

Dagget, J.F., Sec. 30; P.O. Garrison.

Delhorbe, P., far., Sec. 12; P.O. Vinton.

Delhorbe, E.A., far., Sec. 11; P.O. Vinton.

Donald, Jackson, far., Sec. 9; P.O. Garrison.

Dresser, F.G., far., Sec. 22; P.O. Garrison.

Eaton, Josiah, far., Sec. 1; P.O. Vinton.

Edmond, S.M., far., Sec. 4; P.O. Vinton.

Elliott, Warren, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Vinton; owns 140 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1813; he came to Iowa in 1860, and settled on his present farm. Married Catharine Smith in 1837; she was born in Columbia Co., N.Y., in 1812; have one child-Mary (now Mrs. Rampton); lost one-Hannah, born in 1838, and died in 1861. Are members of M.E. Churcn; Republican.

Ellsworth, P.C., attorney at law, Garrison; born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1845; came to Iowa in 1874, and located in Garrison. Married Alice Gregory in 1868; she was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1846; have two children-Arthur E., and Gregory. Rep.

Flickinger, J.G., far., Sec. 29; P.O. Garrison.

Garrison, Nelson, far., Sec. 29; P.O. Garrison.

Gilchrist, J.A., Sec. 24; P.O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Washington Co., Ind., in 1835; came to Iowa in 1864, and settled on his present farm in 1868. Married Marind Houts in 1869; she was born in Ohio in 1835; have one child-William. Mr. G. has one child by a former wife-Allie. Democrat.

Graham, W., far., Sec. 11; P.O. Vinton.

Gulick, A.J., far., S. 33; P.O. Garrison.

Hamilton, Wm., far., S. 9; P.O. Vinton.

Hanna, W.S., Sec. 17; P.O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1841; came to Iowa in 1856. Married Hettie Harris in 1864; she was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, in 1845; have five children- Eva Maud, Bessie J., Sarah E., Brick P., Wilson S.; lost one-John G. Mr. H. enlisted in 1861 in Co. G., 13th Iowa V.I., and was discharged in 1865; was in all the battles that the regiment participated in. Democrat.

Heil, James J., far., S. 36; P.O. Vinton.

Heller, Joel, far., Sec. 1; P.O. Vinton.

Henkle, A.S., far., S. 7; P.O. Garrison.

Henkle, H.C., far., S. 7; P.O. Garrison.

Henkle, J.T., far., S. 19; P.O. Garrison.

Hevener, A., far., S. 35; P.O. Vinton.

Holaway, J., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Hulihan, R., far., S. 26; P.O. Vinton.

Hull, B.F., far., S. 6; P.O. Garrison.

Hull, H.P., far., S. 22; P.O. Garrison.

Hunt, C.J., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Johnson, Stephen, far., Sec. 8; P.O. Garrison.

Johnson, George, far., Sec. 8; P.O. Garrison; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1842; came to Iowa in 1867, and settled in Jackson Tp. Married Ellen Robertson in 1869; she was born in Illinois in 1851; have two children- Silas and Zephaniah W. Mr. J. enlisted in 1862 in the First Ringgold Battalion, and served two years, and the regiment was recruited and went in as the 22d Penn. Cav., and was discharged in 1865; was in all the battles that the regiment participated in.

Joyce, Jacob, far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Kabrick, John.

Kearnes, Arch.

Kearns, Hiram.

Kline, Benjamin F.

Knipple, J.H.

Lewis, S.R., far., S. 21; P.O. Garrison.

La Grange, Robert, physician and surgeon, Garrison; born in Johnson Co., Ind., in 1846; came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Taylor Tp. Benton Co.; removed to Garrison in 1874. Married Hattie Laughlin in 1875; she was born in New York in 1853; have on child-John Wesley Allen, born Feb. 2, 1876. Are members of the Presbyterian Church. Republican.

Lewis, E.M., Postmaster and dealer in stock, Garrison; born in Essex Co., N.Y., in 1847; came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Jackson Township. Married Mattie Carrie Carrick in 1871; she was born in Logan Co., Ohio, 1850; have on child-Edwin C., born in 1872. Are members of M.E. Church. Enlisted in Co. E., 15th N.Y. Engineer corps in 1863, and discharged in 1865. Republican.

Libby, J., far., S. 4; P.O. Vinton.

Liller, J.A., far., S. 27; P.O. Garrison.

Lonan, W., far.; Sec. 3; P.O. Vinton.

Loizeaux, C.J., far., S. 10; P.O. Vinton.

Loizeaux, J.J., far., S. 10; P.O. Vinton.

Mar, C.W., far., Sec. 31; P.O. Garrison.

Marietta, D., far., S. 25; P.O. Vinton.

Martin, A.W., far. Sec. 12; P.O. Vinton; owns 100 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Hancock Co., Ohio, in 1840; came to Iowa in 1854, and settled with his parents in Eden Township. Married Martha Kirkpatrick, in 1867; she was born in Adams Co., Ohio, in 1846; have six children-Charles Co., Cora, W.F., Lydia, David and Mary. Mr. M. enlisted in Co. D, 28th I.V.I. in 1862, and discharged in 1865; was held a prisoner in Camp Ford, Texas, about a year. Are members of U.P. Church.

Martin, D.E., far., Sec. 13; P.O. Vinton; owns 420 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Fiarfield Co., Ohio, in 1829; came to Iowa in 1854, settled with his parents in Eden Township; located on his present farm in 1875. Married Rebecca H. Wallace, in 1861; she was born in Virginia in 1836; have six children-Morrow R., Alice, Robert, Martha, John, Ann; lost two-Wallace and Charles.

Mease, J.P., far., S. 26; P.O. Vinton.

Merchant, A., blacksmith, Garrison; born in Fayette Co., Ohio, in 1836; came to Iowa in 1859, and settled in Big Grove Tp. Married Susan A. Baker in 1861; she was born in Virginia in 1844; have five children-George W., Mary Rosa, Louie L., James and Nettie. Enlisted in Co. H, 6th I.V.C., in 1862; discharged in 1865. Democrat.

Mentzer, D.W., merchant, Garrison.

Montcreiff, D., far., S.4; P.O.Vinton.

Montcreiff, J.D., far., S.9; P.O. Vinton.

Oppelt, Alvin.

Patton, Thomas; P.O. Garrison.

Percell, L., far., S. 31; P.O. Garrison.

Percell, L.C., far., S. 31; P.O. Garrison.

Pogue, J.G., far., S.22; P.O. Vinton.

Pollock, S., far., S. 18; P.O. Garrison.

Pollock, G., far., S. 12; P.O. Vinton.

Potter, C.H., far., S. 12; P.O. Vinton.

Reece, W.N., far., S. 22; P.O. Vinton.

Reeve, J.B., miller, Garrison; born in Stark Co., Ohio, in 1834; came to Iowa in 1861, and located in Jackson Tp.; engaged in his present business in 1875. Married Sarah Allen in 1861; she was born in Ohio in 1841; have one child-Mary Ella, born in 1857. Are members of the M.E. Church; Republican.

Reeve, M., far., S. 20; P.O. Garrison.

Rice, Patrick, far., S. 3; P.O. Vinton.

Ridenour, J., far., S. 17; P.O. Garrison.

Robertson, A., far., S. 19; P.O. Garrison.

Robertson, J., Sr., far., S. 20; P.O. Garrison.

Roman, J., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Russel, N.E., far., S. 21; P.O. Garrison.

Scott, A., far., S. 4; P.O. Vinton.

Scott, A., far., S. 2; P.O. Vinton.

Scribner, C.S., far., S. 13; P.O. Vinton.

Sharp, Alex., far., S. 2; P.O. Vinton.

Shaw, J.C., far., S. 35; P.O. Vinton.

Shields, J.H., proprietor billiard rooms, Garrison; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1818; came to Iowa in 1850, anc located in Tipton; removed to Vinton in 1854. Married Margaret Spear in 1842; she was born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1820, and died in 1866; have two children living-John C. and Eliza J. Enlisted in the 47th I.V.I., in 1864 and discharged the same year.

Stanley, J.S., far., S. 7; P.O. Garrison.

St. Clair, H., S. 10; P.O. Vinton.

St. Clair, W.A., Sec. 4; P.O. Vinton; owns 117 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1831; came to Iowa in 1875, and settled on his present farm. Married Sarah A. Kerr, in 1854; she was born in Crawford Co., Penn., in 1836; have two children-George A. and Catherine E. Are members of the U.P. Church; Republican.

Tilson, David, far., S. 13; P.O. Vinton.

Underwood, E., far., S. 6; P.O. Vinton.

Urice, George, merchant, Garrison.

Urice, W.J., livery, Garrison.

Utley, J.E., hotel, Garrison.

Wallace, R., far., S. 11; P.O. Vinton.

Wenner, C., Sr., far., S. 28; P.O. Garrison.

Wheeler, W.H., far., S. 13; P.O.Vinton.

White, J., far., S. 35; P.O. Vinton.

Willet, D., far., S. 16; P.O. Garrison.

Willford, J., far., S. 17; P.O. Garrison.

Williams, B.F., far., S. 36; P.O. vinton.

Willson, John.

Wolf, J.H., far., S. 34; P.O. Garrison.

Young, B.D.



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