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Brought, David (1811-1888)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/1/2017 at 21:01:05

BROUGHT, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 25, Jackson Township; P. O. Indianola; born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1811, where he was raised; he was married September 23, 1832, to Miss Margaret Marks, a native of Mifflin county, Pennsylvania; by this union there are seven children, now living: F. C., L. N., Josephine (now Mrs. Campbell, of Kansas), C. G., Rosetta M. (now Mrs. James White, living in Kansas), Samuel M. and David E., having lost one daughter, who died when an infant; his son Paterson, at the age of twenty-four years, in 1860, strangely disappeared, without apparent cause, and has not been heard from since, though every effort has been made in his behalf; August 14, 1852, Mrs. Brought died, of cholera, leaving her bereaved husband the care of 7 small children; in the fall of the same year he removed to this county, arriving here Nov. 8, 1852; Mr. Brought had used up all his funds when he arrived at Burlington, but succeeded in effecting a loan of ten dollars, which enabled him to reach his destination; bankrupt in money, but rich in pluck, energy and a noble purpose, he has, by economy and good management, succeeded in surrounding himself and family with a splendid home, where hospitality is extended, not only to friends, but strangers; genial, whole-souled and generous-hearted, he now, in his old days, is loved by all that know him; owns an extensive farm of 640 acres, with a grand old orchard, an extensive grapery and 125 stands of Italian bees.
Source: History of Warren County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, & etc., Union Historical Co.; Des Moines, IA, 1879, p.658 [David Brought died in 1888, buried in White Lake Cemetery, White Lake, Aurora County, South Dakota]


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