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History of Delaware County, 1878

Hazel Green Township

History of Delaware County, Iowa,, Page 693 - 700

Published by Western Historical Co., Chicago, Illinois. 1878

 

 

Surname

Given name

Occupation

Residence

Receives mail

A

Abbey

G.

farmer

Sec. 32

P. O. Golden Prairie

Aldrich

Henry

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Golden Prairie

Aldrich

Lewis

renter

Sec. 21

P. O. Golden Prairie

Aldrich

L.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Delhi

Ames

J. M.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Golden Prairie

Ames

Robert W.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Golden Prairie

ANDREWS

ALONZO

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Delhi

owns 100 acres, valued at $3,000; born in New York State, in 1835; came to this county in 1859; married Miss Elvira Barnes Dec. 23, 1864; she was born in Canada July 17, 1844; has three children: Minnie M., Gertrude and Florence C. Republican.

Arnold

H.

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Uniontown

Atkins

A.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Golden Prairie

B

Belding

Amos

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Bensley

J. M.

farmer

Sec. 32

P. O. Nugent's Grove

Billings

F.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

Bloodgood

L. W.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Manchester

Brewer

C.

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Golden Prairie

Britt

P.

farmer

Sec. 21

P. O. Golden Prairie

Brown

W.

renter

Sec. 9

P. O. Golden Prairie

Burke

J.

farmer

Sec. 23

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C

Carpenter

E. G.

clergyman

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

Chrystal

D.

farmer

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

CHRYSTAL

JOHN

farmer

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns 360 acres, valued at $10,000; principal product corn and hay; born in Scotland Jan. 25, 1837; came to this county in 1856; married Miss Mary Orr March 21, 1867; she was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, Aug. 8, 1839; has four children living: Sarah J., born April 24, 1868; Robert A., Dec. 15, 1869; Catherine, July 19, 1871; Mary L., Sept. 11, 1873, died Jan. 22, 1874, and an infant, born Oct. 8, 1877; Mr. C. is a Republican in politics; in religion, Reformed Presbyterian.

Clark

F.

teacher

Sec. 5

P. O. Golden Prairie

Crosier

A.

laborer

Sec. 1

P. O. Hazel Green

CROSIER

BRADFORD

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 100 acres, valued at $3,000; born in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, August, 1822; came to this county in 1846, and to his present residence in 1853; married Miss Henrietta Pierce Nov. 21, 1849; has six children living: Henry, born in 1850; Elmira, 1852; Andrew, 1855; Emma, 1861; George, 1866; and William, 1869; enlisted Nov. 22, 1862, in Co. G, 6th I. C.; was honorably discharged May 28, 1865; is a Democrat.

Curtis

Preston O.

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

D

Dalgleish

Robt.

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Golden Prairie

Danford

S.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Delhi

Devine

P.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Hazel Green

Dickey

F. B.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

Dickey

F. N.

merchant

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P. O. Hazel Green

Dickey

G.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

Dickey

John G.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

Dickey

Win. G.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

Donahue

Theodore

farmer

Sec. 30

P. O. Nugent's Grove

Drummy

John

farmer

Sec. 19

P. O. Golden Prairie

Drummy

Simon

labor

Sec. 29

P. O. Manchester

Drummy

Wm., Sr.

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Manchester

Drummy

Wm. F.

farmer

Sec. 20

P. O. Manchester

Dullea

Dennis

farmer

Sec. 26

P. O. Uniontown

DUNLAP

J. B.

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 940 acres, valued at $20,000; born at Derry Co., Ireland, April 18, 1833; came to this county in 1854 and entered a quantity of land on which he moved in 1856; married Miss C. M. Comstock May 26, 1860. She was born in Washington Co., N. Y., Aug. 11,1833; have eight children living and two deceased: John A., born March 12, 1861; Almira J., Aug. 9, 1862, died Feb. 20, 1863; Thomas J., Feb. 9, 1864, died April 18, 1864; Robert E., March 9, 1865; Ida, Jan. 24, 1867; Geo. C, Dec. 26, 1868; James, June 4, 1871; Wm. J., July 18, 1873; Clara M., Sept. 12, 1875, and David L., Dec. 7, 1877. Mr. D. is one of the early settlers of this township; has surmounted the trials and difficulties incident to a pioneer life and now owns one of the finest and best equipped farms in this part of the county; is a Republican and Reformed Presbyterian.

DUNLAP

THOS. B.

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 220 acres, valued at $5,000; born in Ireland Oct. 10, 1839; came to this county in 1857; married Miss Rose Speers Oct. 15, 1867. She was born in Ireland Oct. 14, 1846. They have three children: Alexander E., born Aug. 4, 1868; Elmira J., Oct. 29, 1870; and Robert J., Oct. 7, 1873; enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, in Co. K, 21st I. V. I.; participated in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, capture of Mobile, and was honorably discharged July 15, 1865; is a Republican and Protestant

Dunlap

Wm.

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Golden Prairie

E

Eagan

Michael

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Grove Creek, Jones Co

Ellison

S.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Uniontown

F

Fields

Alexander J.

laborer

Sec. 23

P. O. Hazel Green

Flanegan

Patrick

farmer

Sec. 28

P. O. Golden Prairie

FLINT

C. L.

farmer & Stock Raiser

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

born in Schoharie Co., N. Y., July 31, 1825. Moved from Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., to Hazel Green, Delaware Co., Iowa, in April, 1853; has 1,300 acres of land, valued at $46,000. Republican in politics; in religion, a supporter of churches of all creeds; has been Postmaster, Justice of the Peace, County Supervisor, Trustee of the Iowa College for the Blind; has found in an experience of twelve years, with a dairy of forty-six cows, that dairying pays, notwithstanding out-door labor be purchased; that sheep pay well, though requiring great care, having had a flock varying from 1,000 to 2,000 for ten years; that raising horses also pays, having dealt largely in that business. Was married March 13, 1849. Maiden name of wife, Calista F. Holt, born May 12, 1830. Name of children: Charles L., born June 1, 1854; Hattie J., born Nov. 29, 1856; Harry W., born Jan. 22, 1862; Nellie C, born Nov. 22, 1865.

FLINT

CHAS. L.

farmer

Sec. 7

P. O. Golden Prairie

born in this county June 1, 1854; married Miss M. E. Coquillett Dec. 2, 1874; she was born in McHenry Co., Ill., April 19. 1857; has two children: Ethel C., born Sept. 14, 1875, and Clyde L., Dec. 16, 1877. Is a Republican and a Protestant.

Flint

P. P.

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Fredrich

H.

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

G

Goddard

H. R.

renter

Sec. 13

P. O. Uniontown

GREEN

NEWTON

farmer

Sec. 24

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 155 acres, valued at $4,000; born in Ripley Co., Ind., March 5, 1835; came to this county in 1846; married Miss America Smith March 18, 1855; she was bom in Hancock Co., Ky., Aug. 13, 1835; has four children: Mary E., born Jan. 24, 1857; Eva, Dec. 17, 1858; Newton A., March 5, 1864; Chas. E., July 26, 1874. Principal product, corn and hay. Enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, in Co. K, 21st I. V. I.; was at the capture of Mobile, and honorably discharged at Houston, Tex., August, 1865. Is a Republican and Free Will Baptist. Mr. G. has run a threshing machine for many years, and is prepared to guarantee satisfaction to all customers.

Grover

Wm.

farmer

Sec. 32

P. O. Grove Creek

GUTHRIE

THOMAS

farmer

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns 200 acres of land, valued at $5,000; born in Clarion Co., Penn., Oct. 7, 1815; came to this county in 1856; married Miss Elizabeth Lusk June 20, 1838. They have six children: Wm. S., born June 2, 1839, and served in the 1st Cavalry during the war; Albert A., Jan. 15, 1841, and served in the 4th Cavalry; Thomas L., June 24, 1843, and served in Co. K, 21st I. V. I.; James M., Feb. 26, 1845; John M., Nov. 15, 1847; Samuel O., May 20, 1850, and Mary O., Sept. 15, 1853, and died Feb. 7, 1873; is a Republican and Protestant. Mrs. G. was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. June 7, 1819.

GUTHRIE

WM. S.

farmer

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns 325 acres, valued at $6,000; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., June. 2, 1839; came to this county in 1856; married Sarah J. Orr April 8, 1869; she was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, Nov. 26, 1841; have three children living and one deceased: Thomas A., born Jan. 14, 1870; Edgar E , Aug. 4, 1871, died April 21, 1873; Lizzie L., April 29, 1874, and Arthur, Nov. 1, 1876; enlisted Aug. 25, 1861, in Co. L., 1st I. Cavalry, and served till Sept. 10, 1864, when he was honorably discharged ; is a Republican and Presbyterian; Mrs. G. is a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

H

Haigh

Wm.

farmer

Sec. 20

P. O. Golden Prairie

Harrington

Dennis

farmer

Sec. 13

P. O. Hazel Green

Haynes

R. W.

farmer

Sec. 4

P. O. Manchester

Heyden

C.

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Hickethier

Chas.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Golden Prairie

Hill

F.

farmer

Sec. 13

P. O. Hopkinton

Hill

H.

farmer

Sec. 13

P. O. Hopkinton

Houston

C. V.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Grove Creek

Houston

J. N.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Grove Creek

Hugh

G.

farmer

Sec. 22

P. O. Uniontown

I

IRELAND

JAMES

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Manchester

owns 147 acres of land, valued at $4,000; born in England May 23, 1837; came to this county in 1857; married Miss Adelaide Crosier Dec. 19, 1858; she was born in Ogle Co., Ill., April 15, 1841; have two children: Horace M., born March 1, 1861, and Annie L. Jan. 27, 1867. Is a Republican and Free Will Baptist. Enlisted in 1861, in Co. I, 2d I. V. C, and participated in many battles and skirmishes; was honorably discharged Oct. 3, 1864.

ISBELL

CHAS. M.

farmer

Sec. 15

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 142 1/2 acres of land, valued at $3,500; born in Otsego, Co., N. Y., in 1841; came to this county, 1873. Married Miss Dillon Feb. 13. 1873; she was born in this county Dec. 16, 1840; they have there children: Frances, born Nov. 24, 1873; Bessie, Dec. 27, 1875; and Charles T., Jan. 3, 1878; enlisted Sept. 5,1862, in Co. D. 8th I. V. C.; participated in forty-eight consecutive battles; was wounded at Chantilly Nov. 8, 1863, while charging on a Division of rebel infantry, having his horse shot under him; only missed three guard duties while in the service, and that while suffering with wounds from which he is now partially disabled. Republican.

J

James

Chas

laborer

Sec. 8

P. O. Golden Prairie

K

Keegan

James

farmer

Sec. 30

P. O. Uniontown

Keegan

Thomas

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Golden Prairie

Keith

J.

farmer

Sec. 15

P. O. Golden Prairie

Keith

B.

farmer

Sec. 15

P. O. Golden Prairie

Kellum

S.

farmer

Sec. 16

P. O. Golden Prairie

Krieling

Barnhard

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Uniontown

L

Lacey

Mark

farmer

Sec. 32

P. O. Uniontown

M

McBride

James

farmer

Sec. 24

P. O. Uniontown

McBride

W.

farmer

Sec. 25

P. O. Uniontown

McCusker

Wm., Jr.

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Golden Prairie

McCusker

Wm., Sr.

farmer

Sec. 34

P. O. Golden Prairie

McDaniel

P.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Hazel Green

McQuillan

J.

farmer

Sec. 34

P. O. Grove Creek

Main

J.

laborer

Sec. 216

P. O. Golden Prairie

MANGOLD

JACOB

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Manchester

owns 440 acres in Delaware Co., valued at $11,000, and 160 acres in Linn Co., valued $3,500. Born in Switzerland Nov. 11, 1832; came to Southern Illinois in May, 1854; came to this county in 1855, and entered the homestead on which he now resides. Married Miss Francisca Marshall March 23, 1866; she was born in Bavaria May 4, 1848; came to this country in 1863; they have four children: Caroline, born March 4, 1869; John J., April 6, 1871; Carl F., July 23, 1873, and Edward, June 25, 1876. Mr. M. came to this county with limited means, but by persistent economy and perseverance, he now ranks as one of the most thrifty farmers of this part of the county. Republican and Protestant.

MATTISON

SPENCER E.

farming and Stock Raising

Sec. 13

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 227 acres, valued at $7,000; born in Pittsfield, Vt., Aug., 10, 1836; came to this county in 1872; married Mary a [sic] Hughlett July 18, 1861, at Galena, Ill.; she was born in Dubuque, Aug. 27, 1837; have six children living, and one deceased: Nellie E., born May 18, 1862, died Sept. 21, 1869; Samuel H., Sept, 30, 1863; Olin T., March 26, 1866; Spencer E., Nov. 20, 1867; Bessie A , Feb. 17, 1870; John E., Oct. 4. 1873, and Gertrude, Jan. 21, 1876; is in politics, Independent, and religion Protestant.

MERRIAM

GUSTAVUS

farmer

Sec. 26

P. O. Uniontown

owns 174 acres, worth $4,500; born in Worcester Co., Mass., Aug. 4, 1830; came to this county in 1855; married Fidelia M. Gregory in 1851, who died in 1858; married Emily A. Somes Oct. 16, 1860, who was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Aug. 19, 1831; he has by the first marriage two daughters: Clara M., now Mrs. Hogland, born Feb., 1852; Mary S., now Mrs. Dodge, born May, 1855; two boys by the last marriage: Louis P., born July 31, 1868; Freddie, born April, 1863, died Sept. 23, 1865.

MIDKIFF

PRESTON

farmer

Sec. 2

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 175 acres of land, valued at $4,300; born in Kanawha Co., Va., Aug. 31, 1836; came to this county in 1853; married Miss Roxanna Dalrymple July 8, 1855; she was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, Aug. 31, 1838. On July 16, 1855, Mr. M. started with his bride of only a week, to seek a new home in Kansas; arriving in Union Co., Iowa, the news of Lane's depredations in Kansas reached their ears, and they thought it prudent to remain where they were till the trouble had subsided; they remained there till 1857, where an infant was born, which they named James, but only lived a few months; they then went to Cass Co., Neb., and remained till 1859, when they returned to Union Co., Iowa, and from there to Clarke Co. in 1862, and to this county in 1863, where they have since resided; they have three children living: John L., born in Neb., Sept. 27, 1857; Nancy D., born in Clarke Co., Iowa, Oct. 4, 1862, and Geo. T., born in this township March 16, 1868; Mr. M. enlisted Oct. 12, 1864, in Co. K, 21st Ia. V. I., and was honorably discharged at Houston, Texas, Aug. 15, 1865; is a Republican and Protestant.

Miller

B. P.

farmer

Sec. 24

P. O. Uniontown

Miller

W. B.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Hazel Green

MOORE

R. W.

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Hopkinton

born in Guernsey Co., O., June 30, 1830; came to the county in Nov., 1856; married Miss Sarah L. Scarbrough April 15, 1858; she was born in same county, June 24, 1836; have four children livingóMargaret M., born Feb. 8, 1859; Nancy R., Jan. 1, 1862; Myra E., Oct. 6, 1864; Lyman O, Feb. 1, 1869, died Feb. 17 of same year, and James H., born June 20, 1871; Democrat and local minister of the United Brethren Church.

Morgan

Franklin B.

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Morgan

Joseph

farmer

Sec. 14

P. O. Hazel Green

Moulton

A. W.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Hazel Green

O

O'Kane

Daniel

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Hazel Green

OAKMAN

WM. C.

farmer

Sec. 24

P. O. Hopkinton

owns seventy acres, valued at $2,250; born in Franklin Co., Mass., June 11, 1836; came to this county in 1868; married Miss Elmira S. Belding in March, 1857; she was born in Cheshire Co., N.H., Dec. 7, 1835; Independent in politics and religion.

P

Partridge

J. W.

farmer

Sec. 9

P. O. Golden Prairie

Patton

Samuel

farmer

Sec. 30

P. O. Nugent's Grove, Linn Co.

Perlet

Moses

Phsician and Farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 300 acres, valued at $7,500; born in Berlin, Washington Co., Vt., May 2, 1805; came to this county in 1874; married Miss Louisa Childs Sept. 11, 1833, who died March 18, 1865; has by that marriage one son: Chauncey C., born Oct. 16, 1841; married Mrs. Mary A. Heath Aug. 11, 1865; they have one son: Proctor, born May 2, 1869; Independent in politics and religion.

Pierce

Henry

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Pierce

J. H.

farmer

Sec. 13

P. O. Uniontown

Pumpeary

John

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Hazel Green

R

Richardson

Amos

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Uniontown

Richardson

H. A.

laborer

Sec. 36

P. O. Uniontown

Riley

E.

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Manchester

S

Sheppard

James

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Hazel Green

Sheppard

Jas.

renter

Sec. 22

P. O. Hazel Green

Sheppard

J.

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Sheppard

Johnson

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

SHEPPARD

JOSEPH

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Golden Prairie

born in Maryland March 9, 1820; came to this county in 1854; married Mary Lyon a native of Ohio, in 1851; their children are Johnson, Michael, Mary, Margaret E., Amos, Richard, George, David and Joseph. Is Protestant and Democrat.

Sheppard

M.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Hazel Green

Sheppard

M.

laborer

Sec. 11

P. O. Hazel Green

Shinn

H.

farmer

Sec. 21

P. O. Golden Prairie

Speers

J.

farmer

Sec. 14

P. O. Hazel Green

SQUIRES

JAMES H.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 107 1/2 acres of land, valued at $2,500; born in Cortland Co., N. Y. in 1842. Came to this county in 1852. Married Miss Mary A. Everhart in Monticello, Jones Co., Iowa, January 31, 1866; she was born in Mercer Co., Pa., Jan. 31, 1848. They have two children: Edwin E., born Aug. 29, 1867, and Edith Maud, March 28, 1870. Rep.; Cong.

SQUIRES

S. S.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 495 acres, valued at $12,000; born in Cortland Co., N. Y., May 23, 1833; came to this county in 1852; married Sarah J. Whitcomb in 1858. Their children are Dora L., Bertha, Willard, Angie, Jennie and Frankie M. Mr. Sís mother was born in 1807, and is still living with her children. His father was born in 1809, and died July 7, 1865; they were married in 1832. Mr. S. is a Republican and Protestant.

SQUIRES

THOS. J.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 108 1/2 acres, valued at $2,640; born in Cort≠land Co., N. Y., May 8, 1846; came to Jones Co., Iowa. in 1851, and to this county in 1852; went back to Jones Co. in 1853, where he remained till 1867, when he again returned to this county, where he has since resided. Married Miss Ruth Orr July 3, 1873 she was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, March 19, 1836. They have two chil≠dren: Myrtie Luella, born May 27, 1874, and Richard C. Wiley, Sept.. 16, 1876. Is a Republican and Reformed Presbyterian.

STILLWILL

CHAS. H.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns 160 acres, valued at $4,000; born in Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y., Feb. 7, 1843; came to this county in 1865. Married Miss Marion Kirkwood Feb. 11, 1868; she was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1844. They have four children: Aggie May, born Nov. 25, 1868; Hiram R., Aug. 23, 1872; Charles M., Nov. 8, 1874; Hayes K., Dec. 17, 1876. Principal product of farm is corn, oats and hay.

SULLIVAN

CORNELIUS

farmer

Sec. 20

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns 160 acres, valued at $4,000; born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1832; came to Boston in 1851, and to Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., in 1853, where he married Miss Margaret O. Hern Sept. 2d of the same year; she was born in Cork Co., Ireland, in 1834; they have eleven children: Timothy, born in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., June 1854; Mary E., in Elmira, N. Y., April 29, 1856; Jeremiah, in Bradford Co., Penn., Oct. 23, 1859; Michael, in same place, Dec. 23, 1861; Cornelius, born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Jan. 20, 1863; Hannah M., in the same place Feb. 28, 1865; Daniel, in Bradford Co., Penn., Aug. 14, 1867; John P., born in same place, Feb. 2, 1869; Wm. H., June 20, 1871; Julia A. A. Sept. 23, 1873, and Thomas, June 22, 1877; the last three were born in this township. Mr. S. has raised a nephew, Michael W., son of Daniel Sullivan; he was born in Lycoming Co.. Penn., Aug. 17, 1864; his father died April 2, 1865, of small pox, aged 28 years; his mother died March 5, 1869.

Summers

Martin

farmer

Sec. 27

P. O. Golden Prairie

T

Talmadge

Geo.

renter

-

P. O. Hopkinton

TAYLOR

C. L.

farmer

Sec. 6

P. O. Manchester

owns 185 acres, valued at $5,500; born in Grafton Co., N. H., May 3, 1845; came to this county in 1866; married Mrs. Lucinda Wilson, daughter of Thomas and Lavinia McCall, Sept. 17, 1868 ; she was born in Clarion Co., Penn., June 27, 1845, and died Nov. 8,1872. in this township ; has one son: Leon Hanson, born March 26, 1870; dairying and hogs are the chief product of the farm.

TAYLOR

HIRAM N.

farmer

Sec. 6

P. O. Manchester

owns 135 acres, valued at $4,000; born in Grafton Co., N. H., May 11, 1841, came to this county in 1866; married Julia S. Britton Oct. 25. 1873, who was born in Rutland Co. Vt., April 5,1851; corn is the principal product of his farm; is a Republican and Protestant.

TAYLOR

R. L.

farmer, Inventor and Manufacturer

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born in West Windsor, Vt., Feb. 7, 1829 ; married to Miss Charlotte M. Mitchell March 25, 1857, who was born at Leomaster, N. H., July 15, 1833, but mostly raised in Weathersfield, Vt. She died at Hopkinton, Iowa, Jan 11, 1866, leaving him two daughters living: Charlotte Minerva, born at New Oregon, Iowa, Sept. 7, 1858, and Edith Grace, born at Hopkinton, Iowa, Oct. 4, 1864; having previously lost one daughter and one son; he was married the second time to Mrs. Carrie R. Atwood, April 2, 1867, who was born at Westminster, Vt., Dec. 12, 1839. He moved with his family to Hopkinton, Delaware Co., Iowa, in Sept. 1860, where he kept a store and post office for several years. His health failing, he sold his store and enclosed, in common with others, his farm where he now resides, on Section 5, Hazel Green Township, in this county, then comparatively a mere speck as compared with the extensive wild, almost unbroken and sparsely settled prairie, in the Spring of 1866. To save expense, he conceived the idea of fencing in one enclosure a strip of land one mile wide by two miles long, save forty acres, which he accomplished by inducing other owners to join in the enterprise, which, although it cost him a large effort, richly repaid him by bringing his farm, then of about 320 acres, into the enclosure thus formed (the renot being fenced previously, of the full amount, only about 170 acres in the almost two square miles), this enclosed with a single line of fence about 240 rods in length, being one side of his farm. The surrounding prairies were fenced and improved as by magic, and in a very few years were all fenced and dotted with buildings and groves. He commenced the building of wire fence when it was looked upon with distrust and considered a failure generally. He discovered the supposed failure to be want of building it properly and keeping the wires tight. The latter difficulty he successfully overcame by inventing the famous Taylor Stretcher, which is now extensively used and has a wide-spread reputation of being the best in use, and so cheap that farmers cannot afford to do without it. He has also invented a wire splicer and pincers for connecting wires which make a perfect splice that cannot break, besides saving much time and wire and is considered almost indispensable in building and repairing wire fences. The Taylor Harrow is also his invention. It is extensively introduced, and, by the reports of the best farmers, it has become established as the best and most practicable harrow in the Great West.

Thomas

Henry

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Golden Prairie

Thomas

A. S.

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Golden Prairie

Thomas

Hurbert

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Golden Prairie

THOMAS

J. A.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Golden Prairie

THOMAS J. A. Farming and Stock Raising; S. 16; P. O. Golden Prairie owns 825 acres, valued at $25,000; born in Connecticut Aug. 18, 1827; came to this county in 1862. He spent his boyhood with his uncle, J. H. Benedict, in Otsego Co., N. Y. As a school boy, was never caught alone pouring over his books. His time, when not at work, was mostly devoted to breaking steers and colts, making calf yokes, sleds, etc. When 12 years old, he had four bright red, 2-year old steers, with brass buttons on their horns, trained so nicely that he drove them without a yoke about the county fair grounds; they would mind the motion of the whip, he being perched upon the head of an old ox whose weight was nearly 2,000 pounds. He thinks now if farmers' boys would get more education in the barnyard, there would be fewer farmers who would say their lives were failures financially. He went to California, in 1849, by way of Cape Horn; was gone five years. Married Miss Almira Flint Nov. 1, 1856. She was born in Montgomery Co., N. Y., Jan. 24, 1836; is a member of the Congregational Church. Came to this county in the Spring of 1862 with 950 sheep; drove them to this State from Michigan the year before. This was the largest flock, except one, in Iowa, at the time; kept them seven years. The enterprise was a success, the profits purchasing 100 acres of land each year.

Thomas

Wm.

farmer

Sec. 15

P. O. Golden Prairie

Tinkham

Chas.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Golden Prairie

Tinkham

Clarence

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Golden Prairie

U

UTLEY

G. H.

farmer

Sec. 16

P. O. Golden Prairie

 born in Erie Co., Ohio, Jan. 5, 1851; came to this county in 1868. Married Lora Cleveland Jan. 1, 1874; she was born in Illinois Jan. 11, 1851; they have one son: Harry, born Jan. 4, 1875. Is a Republican.

W

Wagey

F. W.

laborer

Sec. 34

P. O. Manchester

WALKUP

OTIS B.

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Manchester

owns 116 acres, valued at $3,500; born in Franklin . Co., Mass., Aug. 27, 1827. Married Miss Aurilla Spaulding Sept. 18, 1851, in Vermont; she was born in Cheshire Co., N. H., March 17, 1828, they moved to this county in 1867; have five children: Maria A. born Jan. 17, 1853; George O. April 22, 1858; Charles W. July 27, 1860; Hoyt L. June 9, 1864, and Jennie E. Aug. 11, 1867. Is a Republican and Protestant. Came to Iowa, Jones Co., April, 1856; moved to Delaware Co., March, 1867.

Warrell

J.

farmer

Sec. 22

P. O. Hazel Green

WAUGH

DAVID

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Hazel Green

owns 280 acres, valued at $8,500; principal product, oats, corn and wheat; born in Ireland December, 1824; came to this county in 1867, married Miss Mary E. Van Duzer Dec. 30, 1852; she was born in Schuyler Co., N.Y., Feb. 3, 1832; have three children: James M., born Oct. 13, 1853; Wm. O., Nov. 18, 1855, died Aug. 29, 1863; George W., born Oct. 16, 1857; Robert E., Oct. 3, 1859, died August 15, 1861, and Nannie E., born March 27, 1866. Is, in religion, a Presbyterian, and in politics, Independent.

West

Thomas

laborer

Sec. 10

P. O. Hazel Green

WILSON

IRVIN

farmer

Sec. 25

P. O. Uniontown

owns 300 acres, valued at $7,500; born in Ireland Jan. 1, 1830; came to this county in 1861; principal product of farm, stock and grain; married Rhoda S. Weatherby August, 1871, who died Feb. 24, 1876; has one child living and one deceased: Rhoda S., born Oct. 27, 1872, died May 24, 1877; Irvin T., born Nov. 27, 1874; is a Republican and Methodist.

WILSON

JAMES

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Golden Prairie

owns eighty-five acres of land, valued at $2,500; born in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, April 5, 1820; came to this county in 1854; married Miss Helen Bruce in 1860; she was born in Galashiels, Scotland, in 1831; They have one daughter: Melissa, born May 17, 1861; is a Republican and Protestant.

Wilson

Matthew

laborer

Sec. 25

P. O. Uniontown

Wilson

Thomas

farmer

Sec. 26

P. O. Uniontown

Winnard

Thomas

farmer

Sec. 2

P. O. Hazel Green

Woodward

H. W.

farmer

Sec. 21

P. O. Golden Prairie

Y

Younie

L., Jr.

farmer

Sec. 8

P. O. Manchester

Younie

Lewis

farmer

Sec. 29

P. O. Manchester

Owns 100 acres valued at $4,000; born in Scotland Dec, 1815; came to America in 1830, and to this county in 1861. Married Miss Jane Maxwell Oct. 14, 1847; she was born in Scotland Feb. 28, 1828. Have ten children living: John W., born July 15, 1849; Ellen, Jan. 16, 1851; Jennette, Oct. 24, 1852; William, Feb. 5, 1854; Lewis, Nov. 20, 1855; Ann, Oct. 4, 1857; Alexander, July 26, 1859; James, Oct. 26, 1861; David, Dec. 25, 1863; Richard, Nov. 6, 1865; is a Democrat and Protestant.

 

~ The History of Delaware County, Iowa, Pages 693-700. Published by Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1878.

~ Contributed by Debbie Clough Gerischer and Thom Carlson

~ transcribed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb