Frederic C. (Frederic Charles) Bartlett.

History of Monona County, Iowa; containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States online

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H ISTORY



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MONONA COUNTY,



IOWA.



Containing Full-page Portraits and BiograpFiical Sketches of Prominent
and Representative Citizens of tine County.



TOGETHER WITH PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF ALL THE GOVERNORS

OF IOWA, AND OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE

UNITED STATES.



CHICAGO :

NATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
1890.



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T. Elliott,
J. K. McCaskey,
William Burton,
Addison Oliver,
B. D. Holbrook,

Village of Onaioa.

Cliarles I. Wiiiting,
G. W. Carliart,
F. GrifBn,
J. D. Kice,
15. D. Butler,

Villarjp. of Mapleton.

E. M. Cassady,
B r. Morris,
Lyman Whittier,
W. C. Wiiiting,

VilllUJP of Wllitl/Kj.

R. G. Eairchikl,
U. U. Comfort,
r. G. Oliver,

Neal MciSreill,

Franklin.

John S. Eggleston,
T. ir. Peabody,

Liivoln.

F. F. Koe,

T. T. Bouslaugh,
D. T. Hawthorn,

Cenlpr,

Thomas Cover,

Wiltol,-.



R. T. Eeese,
C. W. Bisbee,
S. S. Dorward,

Bel Ciller e.

George R. Outhouse,
James Ballantyne,

Jordan.

J.J. Peck,

Siovx.

W. G. Kennedy,
W. VanDoru,

Grant.

O. E. Slrand,
R. R. Porter,
Kiigebret Evenson,
M.J. Riddle,
Soldier.

Lewis Pike,
C. E. Whiting,
Peter Inman,
M. F. Briuk,
.1. R. Folwell,

West Fork.

W. W. Ordway,
J.B. P.Day,
Socrates Smith,
A. J. Lynch,

Kennebec.

Petei; Reily,
William McFarlaue,
N. C. Harlow,

Slierinan.



Q. A. Wooster.
C. H. Simmons,
N. A. Willsey,
J. A. Heisler,

Maple.

Victor Dubois,
N.B.Olson,
J P. Olson,

Fairvieie.

P.i trick G. Dundon,
A. F. Gray,
J. R. Murphy,
Ashton.



Tobias Pegenbush,
W. Jj. Coones,
Joseph Robinson,

Lake.

J. L. Bartholomew.
J. B. Moorhead,
S. M. Blackman,
James Graham,

Spring Valh'ij.

S. D. Depue,
A. J. Patrick,
J. L^ Smith,
William G. Dorothy,

St. Clair.



J. A. Heisler,
J. E. Homan,

Cooper.




BIOGFJp^I^I^P^-



Adams, Almon L 475

Adams, John 23

Adams, John Qiiincy 39

Adams, Joseph A 570

Adams, Moses 52S

Agens, William 581

Alexander. Peter. 572

Allen, Perry 487

Amundsen, John.... 6:* 7

Anderson, William ao\

Arthur, Chester A 99

Ashton, Isaac 361

Atherton, Edward A 628



B



Caghy. John 532

IJailey, W. B 415

Bakke, Edward E., 542

Bakke, Severt E 650

Ballanlyne, Andrew 602

Ballantyne, James 551

liallantyne, John 485

Barcus, John 641

Barcus, Wesley 590

Bard. Henry E 638

Barney , Loren 647

Bartholomew, James h 377

Bassett, William D 646

Beers, fohn F 4g8

Bearce, Lorenzo D .494

Beall, Nelson D ^65

Bisbee, Hon. Charles C... tot

Bisbee, Charles W 624

Blackman. Stephen M fog

Blanchard, John,Jr 5^0

Boies, Horace 159

Bouslaugh, Jasper 616

Bouslaugh, Joseph R 567

Bouslaugh. Theodore T... . 577

Bowers, David W . . . 584

Bridges, John T 637

Briggs, Ansel 111



Brink, Milan F 499

Brooks, George H 379

Brooks, Jolin W 416

Brown. Anthony 640

Bryant, Colby M 562

Bryant, Capt. G. H .478

Buchanan, James 75

Burton, William 389

Butcher, Ldmond 563

Butcher, Frederick 505

Butt, Joseph D 658

Butts, Mrs. Mary A 401



Caldwell, Joseph A 369

Cameron, Lieut. S. T 604

Carlson, Ole B 597

Carpenter, Cyrus Clay 139

Carritt, John C 451

Carritt, Thomas R. 445

Case, Francis C, Sr 558

Case, James M 468

Cassady, Charles M 588

Cassady, Edward M ^ib

Chamberlain, Eber B 597

Chapman, Edward A 558

Chapman, Edward H 403

Christianson, Christian L. . . .532

Christie, Lawrence E 6f-o

Christman, David 629

Clark, Edward 455

C lemon. Martin 553

Cleveland, Grover S 10 j

Cofl'man, Col u mi) us 370

Colby, Frank E 596

Colby, Harry E 589

Colby, Harry E., Jr 603

Collison, Edward 633

Comfort, Uriah U .4^4

Comly, John B., M . D ... . .529

Conyers, John J .... 507

Coones. William L 522

Cook, Aaron W 362

Cook, David C 481

Cojk, James 365

Cook, William 623

Cooper, Robert W 433



Cope, Charles W 564

Copeland, Elijah W 383

Cork, George W 421

Counts, Joseph D 584

Cox, Julius Warren, M. D , . .613

Crawford, Thomas M 561

Crossley, John 461

Crow, Williard D 645

Cummings, Albert 647

Cunningham, Henry W. . .384
Cunningham, Samuel. -. . .. 473

Gushing, Caleb. - 579

Gushing, Ervin 490

Cutler, David T 428

Cutter, Julius T 386



D



Dailey, Andrew T 458

Dalev, Chester W . . .495

Daley, William H 450

Danjorth, Benjamin F 456

Davidson, William H 387

Davis, Aaron A 437

Davis, Isaac 372

Davis, Oliver 390

Day, Franklin Augustus. ... 517

Day, Frank L 536

Day, J. B. P 467

Day, William T 505

Delashmntt, E. N 4^2

Denton, Thomas A 542

Depue, S. D 659

De Wolf, Ezra 613

Diddy, George 511

Dingman,John 573

Donner. Johan 525

Douglas, George A 369

Dorothy, James R 403

Dorothy, William G 361

Dorward, Frank M 622

Dorward, Samuel Stephens . .476

Driggs, Lorenzo 511

Driggs, Lorenzo D 509

Drummond, John R 486

D ubois, Victor 570

Dubois, Victor P. . - 601



Duffy, Til mas 578

Dundon, Patrick G 491

Dungan, Francis 643



E



East, John '1' 521

Eggleston, Charles F 391

Eggleston, John S 474

Elliott, Timothy 390

Elwell, John €04

Engen, Ole 471

English, James W 389

Erb, John George 372

Erickson, Gilbert E 504

Erskine, L. D 651

Ertel, Wcntel F 546

Eva,Wil!!amJ 644

Evansou, Engebret 496

Evenson, Christian 624



Fairchild, Robert G 413

Fegenbush, Tobias 654

Fegenbush, William D 397

Fessen de n , A Ibert T 42^

Fillmore, Millard 67

Fischer, George 508

Fleming, James C 487

Foick, Mrs. Catherine 390

Folvvell, Jacob R 381

Frazier, John E., M. D 555

Freeland, Isaac 510

Freeland, Maj. Martin A 506



G



Gard, John Brookfield 612

Garfield, James -A.. 95

Gantz. Charles 426

Gantz, Christian - .410

Gantz, Ernst 4,8



INDEX.



< .Mill/ , N^ illi'-'lin 17

i;c-.->r, John H '47

Gillilan, Frank M 631

(liliiiorc, Henry I, 3-4

Ciiiglc'i. J. J-, M- T) 4,0

(;ienn. Jolin •'"

Ohnn, Mrs. M.irtlin' <i'6

Oodsey, l,ycur,.;iis 53'

Graham, James 5^-7

Grant, U.S «'

Gray, A. F 4')'!

Giay,AngusO 5'S

Gray, John /->'>

Greene, Winslow ..\ 5.i'*

C'.rinin, Joseph W 3S8

Grimes, James W "9

Groom, Charles H <>45

Crow. Wallace 1> 44'

( ; ullikson, ficorge SO*



II



llamie. John 47*

HamUton, William H 63I

llamman. Henry W. C S»3

llanscom, Alfrcl U 597

II an scorn, George U S'^

llanscom, Horace A 595

Hansen, John 6.3t>

ll.inson, Anton 658

Harlow, Hiram 477

• Harlow, Jerome H 367

H arlow, Nathaniel C 477

Harris, John F, f>S*

Harris, William 400

Harrison, lienjamin 107

Harrison, Sanuiel 410

Harrison, William Henry 51

Harvy. Henry foi

Hathaway, William N 407

Hatt, William ..588

Hawkins, F ("z

Hawthorn, David T 593

Hayes, R. H 9'

llazlitt, James E 4ei

Heisler, Henry... 4<o

Heislcr, John Adams 5i'7

Heisler, Samuel 617

Hempstead, Stephen 115

Henderson, -Milo J 5'5

Hickel, Asa V (01

Hinsdale, Samuel Dexter... 550

Hittle. Michael 395

Hoadky, Sidney C 632

llolbrook, Bernard D 539

Holhrook, Charles H 591

Holdcn, Francis Marion 616

HcUandsworth, George H. ..452

HoUister, Hiram 419

Hong, E. N 594

Howard, Seth .^ 402

Hubbard, I'endleton 655

Hudgel, William J 630

Huff, John 499

Hull, Edwin J 61(0

Hurst, James 48 s

11 uston, David G 41 i



iddings, Lewis 656

Innian, Peter. *'>9

Irish, Samuel G 5^4



Jackson. .'Xndrcw 43

Jacohsen. Laurence 643

Jefferson, Thomas '7

Jennewein, John - 42^

Jensen, Sercn 5'S

Johnson. Andrew 83

Johnson, John O 55^

Johnson, Xels 493

Johnson. Peter 492

Jones, John F 3''"

Joslin, George R 371



Keller, Jacob ^51

Kelscy, John 41'S

Kennedy, 'Ihoinas f>i7

Kessle'r, I'erdinand 363

Kesterson. Samuel I 489

Kilborne, Kev. Ira B 62q

Kimball, Parker J 47'

Kirkwood, Sanuiel J 127

Kittle, Levi D 437

Konkle, John W -j'o

Koontz, \\'il!iam 603

Kn.^tnss, WiMiam Wesley 592

Knndsoii, Kn^jebret ... ,. 402
Kralz. Henry 614



Lane. J. W (1.5

Larrabee, William 155

Larson , J aiiies 594

Leach, Ivory 621

Leathers, William Hudson ..581

Leathers, William M .... .405

Lee, Erick K 524

Lee, Ole Knutson 5^5

Lefr, Olof . 657

Lewis, Dorman 626

Lincoln, Abraham 7y

Lindley, Robert E 459

I.indley, Robert, Sr., 458

Linville, Ciranville P 453

Lohmaiin. Gottlieb C 374

Lolspeich. David W. 545

Lowe, Ralph P 123

Loyd, George E 368

Loyd, John T 3S7

l.iitz, 'Jhonias V' ...(48



Lyman, Rev. Charles N 53s

Lynch, Andrev/ J 494

Lytle, Hugh 384



M



Mad.k-n. .John F ^:^3

Madison, James ;?!

Mann, Samuel H 582

Maple, Mrs. Mary A . ...5N

M;irr, Hervcy F. , . M. I> 573

Marr. John H... -(43

Marr, Nahuin C 4f">

M^rr, William C 460

Marr, WiH O 44'

Martii>, James 5^^

Manghlin, Joseph S 488

Maughlin, William J 362

Mc Heath, John H -399

McP.eath, Wilson M 4SS

McCandlcS!i, William , . .650

McCaskey. John K 388

McClain, James M 44©

McCleerey, Aaron 417

McCleercy, William K 439

McDor.ald, James 636

McKarlanc, William 462

Mclntyre, John R •.-4M

McM aster. Irving C 5S0

McMillan, Griffith W 371

McNeill, Kdwin R 4^9

McNeill, James 4 54

McNein. Neal 44 1

Mean?, Thomas , 454

Merrill. Samuel 135

Miller. Keiijamin L "52

Miller, Chalmers A 53 ?

.Mocn, Ola us O 600

Monk, Edward 423

Monroe, James 85

Moorhead, John E 482

Moore, William F 6it

Moiehead, Hardy 649

Morehead, John C 406

Morris, Benjamin K 55S

Morrison, Herbert li .120

Morrison, J. E to8

Morrison, Jonathan F, ... ^85

Mosher, Harry C 543

Mountain, John M 552

Murdick, W. M 6,1

Murphy, John R -;=■'

Myers. George J 5^9



Neff, Hiram E 459

Newbold, Joshua G 143

Newman, Alexander 642

Newton. H. N 660

Nodle, Jacob 36y

Norcross, Edward J 656

Norris, Charles T 383

Norton, George R 2S<^

Norwood, Francis M 528



o



Oliver, Hon. Adilisoii i;i

(Miver, Franklin (i 4'^

Oliver, George A 4^0

Oliver, George W 396

Oliver, John F 570

Olsen, John A 620

Olsen, Peder ..655

Olson, Hans 133

Olson, Hans .5S0

Olson. JobnP 543

Olson, Mels B... ftp

Ordway, William W., M. D..503

Otto, Carl (Ob

Otto, William H 550

Outhouse, George R 544

Outhouse, John &48



Barks, William -A 59^

Patrick, Andrew J 391

P.itrick, George 406

Patrick, Robert 380

Pay ne, William .635

Peabody, Thomas H 425

Peake, Hon. Elijah 599

Peake, Warner H 599

Peck, J esse J 498

Peterson, Gust 5 54

Peterson, John 55»

Perkins, Capt Charles G 43^

Perrin, John 40i

Perrin, 'J'lionias J .iQ2

Pierce, Franklin 7'

Pike, James C ■■■ -398

Pike, Lewis f'50

Pixler, George W 428

Polk, JamesK 59

Polly, Curtis C 588

Polly, James W £00

Polly, Samuel, M. D... 614

Polly, William U. S. G 616

Porter, Robert R S'3

Prichard, Edwin 472

Pull..-n, Maiden B 40S



Q



Qiiatter, William



R



Rains, W.J 512

Rawlings, John T fi.iO

Rawlings, William T 531

Reed, John W 385

Reese, Richard T 583

Reily, Peter - . 598

Reily, Thomas 555



INDEX.



Reynolds, Joseph J 536

Rli odes, John R 633

Ritidle, Isaac U 526

Uiddl';, Moses Jackson 446

Rilcy, Beiiiamin F 578

Riley, William 373

Rinehart, Lewis W 593

RinJi, Wjlliani L 634

Robbins, We- ley - 419

Roberts,' Fretl J 370

Roberts, William E 527

Robinson, Stephen 409

Roe, Hon. Ferguson F 641

Ross, B. F 559

Ross, Charles E 6^4

Ross, George 364

Rounds, William V 552

Rude, Andrew -422



Schelm, George 62.1

Schurdeviu, Germain 423

Searle, Constant R 443

Sears, Judge Leonard 449

Sears, Leonard C 442

Sears, Siillman Koote 443

Se verso n, Cornelius S 497

Severson, George 59^

Severson, James 639

Severson, Die, ... 628

Sherman , Buren R 151

Simmons, Charles H... ..625

Skid more, Horatio 415

Skidmore, Tertius I! 414



Skow, Arne 366

Slater, JohnM 509

Smith, Charles. .453

Smith, Edmund J 404

Smith, John W to?

Smith, John (^' 395

Smith, John I - -474

Smith, Seth, Jr 435

Smith, Seth,Sr 415

Smith, Socratc? . .382

Solien, Anton ... . - .563

Sooy, James K - .554

Spaulding, John . . 582

Spencer, Frank '1' 496

Stanley. William II 540

Stapleton, Ephraiin .V 561

Stcbbins, Richard. M . D 402

Steel, James W-. 396

Stephenson. Frank 644

St. John. Louis E., M. D 438

Stone, William M 131

Strand, Alfred II 615

Strand, Ole E 500

Strantz, Ernst 424

Straub, Eli S 5S9

Strubel, Charl-s O41

Sudduth. J. Will 373

Swenson, Andrew 625

Swenson, George - 559



Talboy, J. Henry, M. D 4^6

Ta^'lor, John G 408



Taylor, Zachary 63

Templeton, John N 4.59

Thomas, John .618

Thompson, Mrs. Sarah 489

Thoreson, Filing .605

Thoreson, Kniid 564

Thoreson, Nc!s 366

TiUson, Esther R 557

Tillson, Hon, Steplicn, Sr. ..557

Tillson, Stephen, Jr 368

Tisdale, Lovead J 515

Torrison, Torges C 402

Townly, William, Jr 468

Trego, Alexander J 507

Triml)le, John 417

Tyler, John 55



Underhill, George , . .63S

Uhl, Joseph 486

Utteiback, James P 611



V



V;ui 15uren, Martin 47

Van Dorn, Cornelius 522

Van Dorn, S. Livingston — .534

Van Dorn, Virgil 527

Van Dorn, Washington 461

Vandover, Grason ... ^S6



w



Warner, Major George E. ... .371

Washington, George 19

Wells, (Jideon M 574

Welsh, George A ^97

Wheeler, H A., M. 653

Whiting, Charles I 518

Whiting, Hon. Charles E ... .5^

Whiting, NewcU A 617

Wiley, Clinton M 513

Wiley, George P 4:0

Wiley, Hon. WiUiam F 434

Wiley, William Henry 632

Wiley, William L 379

Wilkins, Christian 652

Williamson, Joshua G- 533

Willits, Sanford F 400

Willsey, Nelson A 546

Wilsey, W. H 577

Winegar, Edward 398

Winegar, Frederick D 404

Winegar, Frederick D., Jr . .40^

Winegar, Moroni 578

Wingate, Hans L 590

Wininger, Williaii 610

Wood, William G 45-'

Woodward, Joseph D 549

Woodward, Lewis : - 444

Wonder, W. H 3S1

Wooster, Alfred Quincy 435

Wooster, Quincy A ^6;^,

Wright. William T., M. D. .367








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Adams, John 22

Adams, John Q ^3

Arthur, Chester A 08

Ashton, Isaac 3^0

Bartholomew, J. L 376

Boies, Horace ... . 15S

Houslaugh, J. R 56tj

Briggs, Ansel no

Bryant, G.W 478

I'uchanan, James 74

Carpenter, C. C 138

Cleveland, G rover S ics



D;.y. J. B. P. 465

Fairchild, R. G 412

Fillmore, Millard 66

Grant, Ulysses S 86

Garfield, Tames A 94

Gear, J, H 146

Grimes, J. W ...118

Harrison, Benjamin lo*

Harrison, William H 50

Hayes, Rutherford B 90

Heisler, J. A 586

Hcmpfitcad, Stephen 114



Holbrook, B. D 538

Jackson, Andrew 42

Jefferson, Thomas 26

Johnson, Andrew 82

Kirkwood, S. J ne

Larrabee, William 154

Lincoln,-Abraham 78

Lowe, R. P i22

Madison, James 30

Merrill, Samuel 134

Monroe. James 34

NewboId.J, G 142



Oliver, Addis. in 4jO

Ordvvay, W. W., M, U 502

Pierce, Franklin 70

Polk. James R 58

Sherman. B. R I50

Stone, W.M 130

Taylor Zachary. : 62

Tyler, John 54

Van Buren, Martin 46

Washington, George. 18

Wilsey, W. H 576




leW.



Fairchild, R,G 3.,j

Graham, James 594



Moorhead,
Pcrrin, T.



I . E



■4 J
•313



Riddle, M. J

Whiting. Charles 1



.447 I WilUey, N.A
•i'9 '



INDEX.










CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTORY Ifj3

CHAPTER II.

ORGANIZATION AND
GOVERNMENT 166

CHAPTER III.

NATIONAL, STATE AND
COUNTY REPRESENTA-
TION 170

Congressional 170

General Assembly 170

County Judge 172

County Auditor 172

Treasurer and Recorder. .172

County Tre.isurer 172

County Recorder 173

Clerk of the Courts 173

Sheriff 174

County Superintendent of

Common Scliools 174

County Surveyor 174

Drninaoe Commissioner. .175

County Coroner 1 75

County Attorney' 175

chapter iv.

otih<:r officiai- mat-
ters 176

Population 176

Marri.age Record 176

CHAPTER V.

Political 180

CHAPTER VI.

MISCELLANEOUS 201

Swamp Lands 201

Homestead Cases 202

Storms and Tornadoes. ..203
A Remiuiscence of War

Times 207

Pjxperience of D. T. Haw-
thorn in the Winlei-of the
Deep Snow 209



The first Railroad in Mon-
ona 209

How we Came to ]Mon-
ona in 1855 210

CHAPTER \'II.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP.. . 214

Early Settlement 214

First Items 218

Organic 219

CHAPTER \ HI.

ASHTON TOWNSHIP 220

First Items 222

Village of Asliton 222

CHAPTER IX.

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP 224

First Items 227

Maple Landing 227

Organic 228

CHAPTER X.

JORDAN TOWNSHIP. .. 229

Organic 231

First Items 231

CHAPTER XI.

FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP.. .232

First Items 233

Organic 234

Albaton 234

CHAPTER XII.

WEST FORK TOWNSHIP. . 235

Historic Crumbs 236

Organic 237

CHAPTER XIII.

LAKE TOWNSHIP 238

Historical Items 240

Organic 241

CHAPTER XIV.

BELVIDERE TOWNSHIP. . 242
First Events 244



Organic 244

The Village of Belvidere. 245

Village of Turin 245

Post-office 246

Societies 246

Rek'gions 246

School 247

CHAPTER XV.

SIOUX TOWNSHIP -2 18

Organic 250

CHAPTER XVI.

WILLOW TOWNSHIP 251

First Items 252

Organization 252

CHAPTER X\ II.

CENTER TOWNSHIP 253

Early Settlement 253

First Tilings 255

CHAPTER XVIII.

GRANT TOWNSHIP 257

Tom King Holhiw 260

Organic 260

First Items 260

Rodney 261

Ticonic 261

Grant Center 262

CHAPTER XIX.

St. CLAIR TOWNSHIP . . . .263

First Items 266

Ute 267

CHAPTER XX.

SPRING A^ALLEY TOWN-
SHIP 270

Preparation 270

Other parts of the Town-
ship 274

Moorhead 276

CHAPTER XXI.

SOLDIER TOWNSHIP 277

First Items 279



INDEX.



Organic 279

School Matters 280

Soldier Post-office 280

An Experience 281

CHAPTER XXII.

KENNEBEC TOWNSHIP.. . 283

Castana Mill 288

Old Castann 288

Castana 289

Religious 290

Business Men's Associa-
tion 290

Castana Creamery 291

CHAPTER XXIII.

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP.. ..292

First Items 294

Educational 295

Organization 295

Grange Hall 295

Good Templar's Haii 295

Blencoe 295

Hotels 296

Depot 297

Educational 297

Churches 297

CHAPTER XXIV.
MAPLE TOWNSHIP 298



Educational 301

First Items 302

Organic 302

Majileton 303

St. George 303

CHAPTER XX \.

COOPER TOWNSHIP 305

Tlie Firstlings 307

Organization 307

CHAPTER XXVI.

ONAWA .308

County Seat 314

Early Business Houses. . .315

Present Business 316

Banks 319

Gristmill 319

Hotels 320

Post-office 322

Press 322

Educational 324

Municipal 327

Fire Department 328

Fires 329

Pioneer Literary Sucii-ty.330
Old Time Militia Com-
pany .330

Societies 331

First Items 336



Band 337

Creamery 337

Railroad History 337

CHAPTER XXVII.

VILLAGE OF WHITING. . . 339

Hotels 340

Elevator 341

Post-office 341

Press 341

Educational 341

Religious 342

Fire Department 342

Telephone 343

Band 343

Opera Hall 343

CHAPTER XXVIII.

EAST MAPLETON 344

Business History 344

The aiapleton Bank 348

Hotels 348

Journalism 349

Post-otBce 349

Incorporation 349

Societies 350

Churches 353

HISTORY OF THE STATE
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# born in Westmorland Co., Va.,
■^' Feb. 22, 1732. His parents
were Augustine and Mary
(Ball) Washington. The family
to which he belonged hns not
been satisfactorily traced in
England. His great-grand-
father, John Washington, em-
igrated to Virginia about 1657,
and became a prosperous
planter. He had two sons,
Lawrence and John. The
former married Mildred Warner
and had three children, John,
Augustine and Mildred. Augus-
tine, the father of George, fiist
married Jane Butler, who bore
him four children, two of whom,
Lawrence and Augustine, reached
maturity. Of six children by his
second marriage, George was the
eldest, the others being Betty,
Samuel, John Augustine, Charles
and Mildred.
Augustine Washington, the father of George, died
in 1743, leaving a large landed property. To his
eldest son, Lawrence, he bequeathed an estate on
the Patomac, afterwards known as Mount Vernon,
and to George he left the parental residence. George
received only such education as the neighborliood
schools afforded, save' for a short time after he left
- .liool, when he received private instruction in
mathematxs. His spelling v/as rather defective.



Remarkable stories are told of his great ))hysica.
strength and development at an early age. He wa.s
an acknowledged leader among his companions, and
was early noted for that nobleness of character, fair-
ness and veracity which characterized his whole life.

When George was 14 years old he had a desire to go to
sea, and a midshipman's warrant was secured for him,
but through the opposition of his mother the idea was
abandon«d. Two years later he was appointed
surveyor to the immense estate of Lord Fairfax. \n
this business he spent three years in a rough frontier
life, gaining experience which afterwards proved very
essential to him. Li 1751, though only 19 years of
age, he was appointed adjutant with the rank of
major in the Virginia militia, then being trained for
active service against the French and Lidians. Soon
after this he sailed to the West Lidies with his brother
Lawrence, who went there to restore his health They
soon returned, and in the summer of 1752 Lawrence
died, leaving a large fortune to an infarit daughter
who did not long survive him. On her demise the
estate of Mount Vernon was given to George.

Upon the arrival of Robert Dinwiddle, as Lieuten-
ant-Governor of Virginia, in 1752, the militia was
reorganized, and the province divided into four mili-
tary districts, of which the northern was assigned to
Washington as adjutant general. Shortly after this
a very perilous mission was assigned him and ac-
ce[)ted, which others had refused. This was to pro-
ceed to the French post near Lake Erie in North-
western Pennsylvania. The distance to be traversed
was between 500 and 600 miles. Winter was at hand,
and the journey was to be made without military
escort, through a territory occupied by Indians. The



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losing his life, yet he returned in safety and furnished
a full and useful report of his expedition. A regiment
of 300 men was raised in Virginia and put in com-
mand of Col. Joshua Fry, and Major Washington was
commissioned lieutenant-colonel. Active war was
then begun against the French and Indians, in which



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