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Re: Pre-statehood records search


Posted By: dk
Date: 1/20/2022 at 02:29:49

In Response To: Pre-statehood records search (Jennifer Thornburg)

“Thomas Schoonover, the father of our subject, was born in Broome County, N. Y., and his wife, who bore the maiden name of Sarah Jane Wiggins, was a native of Beth, N.Y. They were married in Bradford County, Pa., and by their union were born four children, three sons and one daughter.
Mrs. Schoonover was the daughter of Lawrence Wiggins, of English descent, and her death occurred August 12, 1894, when she had nearly reached the age of eighty-five years.
The father was born in 1806, and died on the old homestead in Wayne Township, April 22, 1890.
He removed to Jones County in 1855 from Indiana, and entered a tract of land on section 14, Wayne Township. The patents which he obtained from the Government are now in the possession of his son, the property involved comprising one hundred and sixty acres, and he was actively engaged in its cultivation until shortly before his death….” [Pgs. 274/275; Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties]
The biography continues at length.

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