Liberty W. Cole
is a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind., born May 31, 1819. In
1821 he removed with his parents to St. Louis, Mo., where
they resided a short time, then went to St. Charles, that
State. His father purchased a farm in the vicinity of St.
Charles, upon which he resided until his death, which
occurred in 1833. In 1844 his mother, with her family
removed to Clayton County, where our subject has located
two years previous. In 1842 he went to Delaware County,
and engaged in farming there until 1862, when he returned
to Clayton County, and purchased his present farm in
Clayton Township. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 200
acres on seciton 27. He was married in 1843 to J. D.
McClellan, who was born in Fayette County, Pa. July 3,
1826, and came to Iowa when twelve years of age. Ten
children have been born unto them, viz.: Louise, born
April 14, 1845, married Frank Shoemaker; Anna, now Mrs
Robert Fishel, was born Jan. 10, 1847; Charles A., born
Oct. 1, 1849; Seth J., Dec. 15, 1852; Juliet, born Jan.
15, 1854, died April 16, 1855; Ovrissa J., now Mrs. H.
Brock, was born Feb. 1, 1856; Deloss, May 7, 1858; Edgar
E., Feb. 20, 1863; Benjamin, born Oct. 23, 1865, died
Aug. 26, 1869., Alta E., born Feb. 14, 1868. Mr. Cole is
a Republican, and has been School Director and officiated
as President of the School Board.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 720-721
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