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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 347-48


David CARLTON, a successful farmer and stock-raiser of Lincoln Township, residing on section 21, is a native of Ireland, born September 15, 1841 [1839 as per gravestone]. At the age of seven years he, in company with his parents, Daniel and Nancy (McARVY) CARLTON, sailed from Belfast for America, landing at New Orleans, January 1, 1848, and after remaining there a short time went to Connecticut, and from that State removed to Indiana, where he grew to manhood. He was reared to the life of a farmer which he has always followed.

He left Indiana for Illinois in 1863, remaining in the latter State until coming to Ringgold County, Iowa, in 1871, when he settled on the farm where he has since made his home. By his persevering energy and good management he has been successful in his agricultural pursuits, and has now a fine farm containing 160 acres of cultivated land with good residence and farm buildings.

He is one of the public-spirited citizens of Lincoln Township, taking an active interest in all enterprises for the advancement of the same, and during his residence here has gained the confidence and respect of all who know him, by his honorable and upright dealings.

For his wife Mr. CARLTON married Miss Florence JACKSON, a daughter of William and Phoebe (MYERS) JACKSON, who were natives of Indiana. Mrs. CARLTON was born May 4, 1858. Mr. and Mrs. CARLTON have two children - G. A., born August 2, 1872, and J. R., born August 7, 1884.

In politics Mr. Carlton is identified with the Democratic party. Mrs. CARLTON is a member of the Christian church. Their postoffice is at Clearfield.

NOTE: David CARLTON died in 1930. Florence (JACKSON) CARLTON died in 1939. David and Florence were interred at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 347-48, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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