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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 1106


Edward Mortimer Paul



This well known farmer and stock raiser and a representative citizen of Eden township was born in Walworth county, Wisconsin, November 1, 1854, and is descended from an old New England family on the paternal side, his grandfather, George W. Paul, having been a native of Massachusetts and on the maternal side he traces his family history back many years to the state of Connecticut. George W. Paul was born in the town of Dighton, Massachusetts, November 13, 1804, and in young manhood he married Mary Root, whose birth occurred at Cheshire, Connecticut, April 30, 1805. This couple, prior to the year 1852, moved from New York to Wisconsin, where they spent the remainder of their lives, both dying in Walworth county, he on the 20th of September, 1864, she in the year 1867. Among their children was a son Oscar, who was born October, 1831, and spent his early life in New York, which was his native state. He accompanied his parents to Wisconsin, where he grew to maturity on a farm in Walworth county and there married, on the 13th of December, 1853, Sarah A. Perkins, whose people were among the early pioneers of that part of the state.

~transcribed for the Fayette Co IAGenWeb Project by the Dorlands


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