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Eli boots, a native of Franklin county, Ohio, was born on the 6th of March, 1821, being the son of Martin and Susannah (Shumaker) Boots.
When quite young Eli moved to Fayette county, Ohio where he remained for ten years; thence to Randolph county, Indiana.  He remained there for twenty one years, when he came to Guthrie county, Iowa and settled on section 3. 
He staid there some few years, when he moved to Cass township, where he purchased one hundred acres of land on section 5.  He now ownes one hundred and sixteen acres in Jackson township upon which he now resides. He was married in Delaware county, Indiana, on September 19, 1844, to Miss Eunice Jones, a native of Virginia.  Five children now living bless this union.  George, Marion, Eliza, Rachael and James M. Mr. Boots is a strict republican. 

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Marion Boots 1849-1940
with grandchildren
Alice, Lois and Bob Boots

Marion Boots, the senior member of the firm of Boots and Leach, was born in Randolph county, Indiana, on the 31st of August, 1849. He moved with his parents to St. Clair county, Missouri, in  1853 and in 1862 moved to Guthrie county and settled in Jackson township, where his parents still reside.  Marion was married in Jackson township, on the 12th of January 1871 to Miss Martha Burnham, a daughter of Abram E. and Lydia (Nelson) Burnham.  They have five children, Lemuel, Charles E, Mary A., Clarence and William M.  Mr Boots followed the occupation of farming until 1880, when he was engaged in the mercantile business at Dale City, where he remained until the 1st of January 1883, when he sold his stock to Louis Moore.  He then came to Glendon, and purchased the general stock of M. J. Sanborn, and is now at the head of the firm of Boots and Leach.
"Taken from Histories of Guthrie and Adair Counties 1884"

Photo courtesy of Lois Guthrie


This is an arial  photo of the Ollie and Lulua Boots farm they purchased in 1944 from Howard Moyer.

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Ollie Eli Boots
WWI  Navy
Stationed in Norfolk Virginia
Photo courtesy of Lois Guthrie
Ollie E Boots
was married to Lulua Jane Boots 

Children of Ollie (Son of Marion and Martha) and Lulua Boots


jack boots

Bob  Boots
Korea, Coast Guard

Photo courtesy of Lois Guthrie
bob boots

Jack R Boots

Photo Courtesy of Lois Guthrie

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