Appleton Lovett , one of the pioneer children, and now representative citizens of Clayton County, was born in Elk Township, Sept. 28, 1850. He was reared and educated in this county, and has followed farming since he was old enough to handle a plow. On Dec. 7, 1873, Appleton Lovett and Margaret Hansel, were united in marriage. She was born in Clayton County, Jan. 11, 1853. To them have been born three children--Bertha, born Sept. 1, 1874, and Hephsa, June 17, 1880; one child, Alma, is dead. Mr. Lovett was reared in the Republican school of politics, and still adheres to the principles of that party.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 762
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