SANGESTER, SANGSTER, JOHNSON, BALLARD
Posted By: Mary Hitchcock (email)
Date: 12/4/2015 at 08:07:40
E. Sangester, farmer and resident of West Lucas township, post-office, Iowa City; was born March 8, 1824, in London, England: came to America May 5, 1832; settled in Iowa City March 1, 1844; is a carpenter by trade.
He was married December 25, 1849, to Miss Delilah Johnson of Iowa City, a niece of Dr. Ballard, and a grand-daughter of Judge Johnson, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the first marshal of Iowa City, and James Robinson, father of the present deputy county auditor, was the first mayor of Iowa City.
They have a family of six children; Flora,who died of consumption, Ada, wife of Addison Kenard, Frank, Fred, Ebb and Herbert. He is a democrat in politics. His father Archibald Campbell Sangester, is still living, and has been an valid for five years. He was born March 6, 1787, in London England; was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church in 1820; was a member and pastor for sixty years of the Baptist Church; became a life member of the American Baptist Publishing Society August 25, 1867.
Source: History of Johnson County Iowa 1836-1882 page 912.
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