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Fayette County, Iowa
Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910
Author: G. Blessin
B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Vol. I, Biographical Sketches
DANIEL G. MATTOCKS
The Mattocks family has long been a prominent one in Fayette county, Iowa, and several generations of this name have figured more or less conspicuously in the affairs of the same. They have been industrious, law-abiding and always willing to do their full share in the development of the communities in which they have resided. One of the best known and most highly honored of the older members of this family was Daniel G. Mattocks, son of Jacob and Margaret Mattocks, and who was born October 1, 1806, in Venango county, Pennsylvania, his parents being natives of the same. He grew to maturity there and received what education he could in the old time subscription schools. He was bound out at the age of five years until he was twenty-one years old, and he knew the meaning of hard work; after that he learned the tailor's trade. When he reached maturity he was married, on April 5, 1827, to Elizabeth Hays, in Pennsylvania, she having been born April 6, 1807, in that state, the daughter of William and Charlotte Hays.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Mattocks began their married life in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and in 1846 they came to Iowa, among the pioneers. They took up a claim, on which they remained one year. Then they returned to Pennsylvania and remained there five years, when they again came to Iowa and rented a farm. After living on the same one year, the purchased a farm in Illyria township and became very comfortably established here, owning, in due course of time, a very comfortable and substantial home.
They were members of the Methodist
church, and, politically, Mr. Mattocks was a Republican. He took an
interest in the welfare of his community and was well and favorably
known here. His death occurred on March 7, 1873, at the age of sixty-six
years, five months and six days. His wife survived him ten years, dying
on June 30, 1883, when seventy-six years of age.
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