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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 337

L. D. SERGEANT

L. D. SERGEANT, postoffice, Mt. Ayr, is one of the model farmers of Grant Township, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits, on section 33. His farm, which contains 280 acres of well-cultivated land, is among the best in his township, his residence and farm buildings are commodious and convenient, and the entire surroundings of the place show the owner to be a thorough, practical farmer.

Mr. SERGEANT is a native of Highland County, Ohio, born January 12, 1844, a son of W. C. and E. C. SERGEANT, who were natives of Virginia and Ohio respectively. Our subject was reared from his boyhood agricultural pursuits, his youth being spent in assisting his father on the home farm. He came to Ringgold County, Iowa, in the year 1871, since which he has lived on the farm where he yet resides, and during his residence in Grant Township has gained the confidence and respect of the entire community by his honorable and upright dealings.

For his wife he married Mary CREWS, on March 20, 1875, who was born March 30, 1854, a daughter of J. M. and Mary CREWS, natives of North Carolina. They are the parents of four children - Jasper N., born February 12, 1876; John D. and Louis E. (twins), born April 12, 1878, and Nellie, born October 27, 1883.

Both Mr. and Mrs. SERGEANT are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he is a staunch Republican.

NOTE: Lewis E. SERGEANT, son of L. D. and Mary (CREWS) SERGEANT, twin of John D., was born April 12, 1878, and died at the age of 2 months and 26 days onJuly 8, 1878. John D. SERGEANT, son of L. D. and Mary (CREWS) SERGEANT, twin of Lewis E., was born April 12, 1878, and died at the age of 18 years, 11 months and 19 days on April 1, 1897. Nellie Mae, daughter of L. D. and Mary (CREWS) SERGEANT, was born October 27, 1883, and died at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 8 days on April 5, 1903. They were interred at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 337, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

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

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

To submit your Ringgold County biographies, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.


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