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ridge.

Fordice, John, far., Sec. 7 ; P. 0. Salina.

Frazey, Enoch, far.. Sec. 17 ; P. i>. Salina.

Frederick, Chas., far.. Sec. 12; P. 0. Mer-
rimac.

Freeberg, S., far., S. 9; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

Frost. A., far., Sec. 22; P. O. Four Cor-
ners.

Frost, Chas., far., S. 22 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

GABPv-IELSON, J., far., S. 17 ; P. 0.
Four Corners.

Gauzman, A., far.. Sec. 14; P. O. Four
Corners.

Gauzman, N., far.. Sec. 23 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Graber, C, far.. Sec. 33; P. 0. Lock-
ridge.

Graber, J., far., Sec. 23 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

Graff, F., far., S. 36 ; P. 0. Lockridge.

Graff, H., far.. Sec. 22 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

Graff, J., far., S. 24; P. 0. Pour Corners.

Grebe, L., far., S. 24 ; P. 0. Four Corners.

Grekow, J., far., Sec. 25 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

Gustafson, C. J., far.. Sec. 8 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Gustafson, J., far., S. 8 ; P. 0. Salina.

HABER, MICHAEL, S. 14; P.
0. Four Corners.

Hanley, H., far., S. 34 ; P. 0. Lockridge.

Hanson, B., far., S. 26 ; P. 0. Lockridge.

Hanson, G., far., S. 26 ; P. O. Lockridge.

Hayes, J., section boss, C, B. & Q. R. R. ;
P. 0. Glendale.

Heater, B.; P. 0. Glendale.

Hendricks, Jas. H., far.. Sec. 31; P. 0.
Glendale.

HERON, DAVIB; deceased was
born in Scotland, May 1, 1804. Married
Miss J. MoGee March 28, 1828; she was
born in Scotland Feb. 1, 1806 ; Mr. H.



died Sept. 7, 1872, leaving a family of
seven — Agnes, David, Elizabeth, Mary
J., John, Deborah A. and Theresa.

HEROX, .lOHlV, far., S. 26 ; P. 0.
Lockridge ; born in Clinton Co., Penn.,
Oct. 24, 1 840 ; came to Jefferson Co. in
June, 1857. Enlisted in 2d Iowa Inf, Co.
E ; served three years ; was in the bat-
tles of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Land-
ing, Corinth, Atlanta and others. Elect-
ed as Senator of Jefferson Co. in 1877,
by the Republicans. Member of the
Free-Will Baptist Church ; a leading
Republican.

Hilderbrand, M., far., S. 2 ; P. 0. Merri-
mac.

Hilderbrand, S., P. 0. Merrimac.

Hillman, A. L., far.; S. 16 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Hillman, A. M., far., S. 22 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Hillman, C. J., far., S. 16 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Hitts, J., far., S. 5 ; P. 0. Salina.

Hoesch, J., far. ; P. O. Four Corners.

Hollander, A., far., S. 9 ; P. O. Salina.

HOPKIRK, DATID, far., S. 35 ;
P. 0. Lockridge ; born in Jefferson Co.,
Iowa, Nov. 17,1850; lives with his
parents, following farming. Is a Re-
publican.

HOPKIRK, JOHN, far., S. 35 ;
P. 0. Lockridge ; born in Scotland
AprU 1, 1809; died June 28, 1875;
came to Jefferson Co. in 1839 ; one of
the early settlers of that county. Mar-
ried Miss Jane Nicholson in 1842;
she was born in Yorkshire, England,
Feb. 8, 1810. Members of the Presby-
terian Church. The estate owns 480
acres of land, valued at |40 per acre.
Had five children — William H., Bea-
trice, Isabel, John and David.

HOPKIRK, WII.I.IAM, far., S.
34 ; P. 0. Lockridge ; born in Scot-
land May 9, 1811 ; came to America
in 1834; first settled in Rochester, N.
Y. ; came to Jefferson Co. in 1841.
Married Miss Jane Redpeth ; she was
born in Scotland, August 10, 1813, and
diedFeb. 12,1869; have seven children —
Elizabeth, Isabel, Annie, Mary, James,
Lillie and Alexander; four deceased.
Members of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. H. was elected Representative of
Jefferson Co. in 1869, re-elected in



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DIRECTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY:



1871, and again in 1873, and served
two years ; has been County Supervisor,
and held other offices. Owns 360 acres,
valued at $25 per acre. Republican.

Horton, J. W., far.. Sec. 6 ; P. 0. Salina.

Horton, S. T., far., Sec. 6 ; P. 0. Salina.

Hosteller, John, far., Sec. 10 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Howard, A., far., S. 31 ; P. 0. Glendale.

JACOBS, JOHN, far., S. 4; P. 0.
Salina.
Jarl, M., far., S. 16 ; P. 0. Salina.
Johnson, A., far., S. 18 ; P. 0. Salina.
Johnson, A., far., S. 16 ; P. 0. Salina.
Johnson, A. F., far., S. 4 ; P. 0. Salina.
Johnson, F., far., S. 19 ; P. 0. Glendale.
Johnson, G-.; P. 0. Lockridge.
Johnson, J. F., far., S. 26 ; P. 0. Four

Corners.
Johnson, J, O., blacksmith. Four Corners.
Johnson, S., Lockrido;e.
Johnson. S., far., S. 8 ; P. 0. Salina.

KELLY, WM., far,. Sec. 27 ; P. 0.
Lockridse.

KAUFFMAN, H. M., dealer in
general merchandise. Four Corners ;
born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Nov.
14, 1 820 ; came to Iowa City, thence to
Keosauqua, and engaged in the nursery
business two years ; then to Sheridan,
in 1854; was there three years in the
same business. Married Miss Hannah
Peterson Feb. 26, 1854 ; came to Jef-
ferson Co. in 1858, and engaged in the
mercantile business in 1873 ; has five
children — Arthur, Adelia, Albert, Lill-
ian and Edward. Mrs. K. is a member
of the M. E. Church. Mr. K. served
as Assessor of Lockridge Tp. for eight
years ; is Township Clerk. Republican.

Ketterer, A., far., S. 9 ; P. O. Salina.

King, S., far., S. 23; P. 0. Four Corners.

Knerr, A., far., Sec. 3 ; P. 0. German-
ville.

Knerr, P. far., S. 4 ; P. 0. Germanville.

Knimholtz, J.,far.,S. 24; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.
LANGNER, J., far.. Sec. 22 ; P. 0.
Four Corners.

Larson, A. J., S. 5 ; P. 0. Salina.

Larson, August, far.. Sec. 9 ; P. O. Four
Corners.

Larson, C. P.; P. 0. Four Corners.

Larson, Jacob, S. 5; P. 0. Salina.

Larson, John, far., S. 23 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.



Lawrence, Wm., far., S. 12 ; P. O. Mer-
rimac.

Leaf, A. P., far., S. 5 ; P. 0. Salina.

Leafgreen, M. ; P. 0. Four Corners.

Lewacher, A., far., S. 14 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

Liblin, J., far., S. 20; P. 0. Salina.

liEWELIiYN, WILIilAM,
Coalport ; P. 0. Lockridge ; born in
Glamorganshire, Wales, April 6, 1807 ;
came to New York in 1827 ; two years
after, to Pennsylvania. Married Mrs.
Elinor MoCutcheon Dec. 6, 1835 ; she
was born in Ireland in 1801 ; died in
1873. Mr. L. came to Jefferson Co. in
1866. Married again, Elizabeth Her-
on, in 1875 ; she was born in Scotland,
in 1816 ; she had three children by a
former marriage — Theresa, Charley and
Minnie. Mr. L. is a member of the
M. E. Church ; Mrs. L. of the Baptist
Church ; Mr. L. is a Republican.

Lindbloom, Gustaf, far.. Sec. 16 ; P. O.
Four Corners.

Lindburg, Olof, blacksmith, Lockridge.

Linde, Jacob, far.. Sec. 20 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Lindquist & Signal, farmers, S. 19 ; P. O.
Salina.

Linn, John, far.. Sec. 16; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Long, H. C, merchant, Salina.

Loos, John, renter, Lockridge

Louth, Simon, far., S. 24; P. 0. Pour
Corners.

Low, C. H., far., S. 20 ; P. O. Salina.

Lundgren, Andrew, farmer. Sec. 10 ; P.
0. Four Corners.

Lindquest, G. E., far., Sec. 6 ; P. O.
Salina.

Lunchbaugh, G. A.; P. 0. Salina.

Lyon, Frank H., far.. Sec. 12 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Lyon, P. W., far.. Sec. 11 ; P. O. Four
Corners.

Lyon^ S. H., far., Sec. 11; P. 0. Pour
Corners.

McGUIRB, CHARLES, far., Sec. 3 ;
P. 0. Germanville.
McGuire, C. S., Germanville.
McGuire, T., S. 3 ; P. 0. Germanville.
McMurry, T., Glendale.
Mickey, B., far., S. 28 ; P. O. Lockridge.
Miller, H., far., Sec. 15; P. 0. German-
ville.
Monson, A., far., Salina.



LOOKRIDGE TOWNSHIP.



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"1VTELS0N, A. P., far., Sec. 8; P. O.
±M Salina.

Nelson, D., far., S. 6 ; P. 0. Salina.
Nelson, G., far., S. 12; P. 0. Germanville.
Nelson, G. F., far., S. 12; P. 0. Four

Corners.
Nelson, M., far., 8. 6 ; P. 0. Salina.
Nelson, S., far., S. 4; P. O. Salina.
Newlander, C, far., S. 21; P. 0. Four

Corners.

OGDEN, E., school-teacher. S. 6 ; P.
O. Salina.
Olson, P., far., S. 4 ; P. O. Salina.
Olson, S., far., 8. 5 ; P. 0. Salina.
Oman, A., far., S. 5 ; P. 0. Salina.
Omer, C, far.. S. 8 ; P. 0. Salina.

PALM, P., far., S. 23; P. 0. Four
Corners.

PAINE, E. J,, merchant, Lookridge ;
born in Des Moines Co., Iowa, July 10,
1855 ; came to Jefferson Co., located in
Lockridge, and engaged in the mercan-
tile business July 29, 1878 ; keeps on
hand a general supply of dry goods and
groceries. Democrat.

Park, G. N., far., 8. 17 ; P. O. Salina.

Pearson, G., far., S. 10 ; P. O. Four Cor-
ners.

PIERCE, A. R., Lockridge; born in
Waldo Co., Me., Jan. 3, 1820. Mar-
ried Miss Sophronia E. Ripley in Sep-
tember, 1848 ; she died in May, 1861 ;
imarried again. Miss Julia Eipley in
1864 ; she died in 1872 ; has two chil-
dren — F. and Frank R. Mr. P. came
io Jefferson Co. July 4, 1859 ; was
elected Representative of Jefferson Co.
iin 1861 ; but, thinking he could serve
his country better, vacated his seat and
went to the army as Captain of Co. M,
4th I. V. C. ; served till the close of
the war ; was promoted to Major, and
commanded the regiment in most of the
iheavy engagements, among them Gun-
town, Osage and Blue River, where the
Fourth Cavalry made a gallant charge
through Price's army, and had a hand-
to-hand fight with sabers ; the Major
-was wounded in the foot, also receiving
a, saber wound in the leg ; mustered out
in the fall of 1865. In 1867, was elected
Representative of Jefferson Co ; held
that office four years. Maj. P. had
several narrow escapes in his younger
•days ; made a trip to San Francisco in
-December, 1849 ; had a fight with



pirates off the coast of South America
and barely escaped with their lives;
was shipwrecked on Cape Verde Island,
at which time was sixty-four days on a
journey of usually fourteen days.

Peterson, A. D., blacksmith, Salina.

Peterson. A. A., far., 8. 17 ; P. O. Salina.

Peterson, A. P., far., S. 17 ; P. 0. Salina.

Peterson, A., farmer.

Peterson, D., far., 8. 19; P. 0. Salina.

Peterson, J., far., S. 6 ; P. 0. Salina.

Peterson, Nils, far., Sec. 10 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Peterson, P. J., minister M. E. Church.

Peterson, Swan P., far., S. 22 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Pohren, V., far., S. 9; P. 0. Salina.

Pohren, J., far., S. 4; P. 0. Salina.

QUICK, JOHN, stone-mason, Sec. 22 ;
P. 0. Four Corners.
RAUSCHER, FREDERICK, far..
Sec. 22 ; P. O. Four Corners.

Rausher, Fred A., far., See. 15 ; P. O.
Four Corners.

Reed, D., coal-miner ; P. 0. Lookridge.

REEDER, LOUIS, farmer. Sec.
10 ; P. 0. Four Corners ; born in Baden,
Germany, Jan. 22, 1812 ; came to
Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1828 ;
worked on the farm during the summers,
and went to school in the winters ;
moved to Cincinnati in 1837 ; came to
Jefferson Co. in 1842. Married Miss
Margaret Steutcer July 3, 1843 ; she
was born in Germany Aug. 17, 1826,
and died in August, 1853 ; married
again, Sallie Shanberger Oct. 3, 1854 ;
she was born in York Co., Penn.^ June
24, 1820 ; have four children — Charles
L., Ehner E., ^allie M., and Caroline
D.; owns 156} acres of land, valued at
825 per acre ; served as Representative
from Jefferson Co. in 1 856, and was one
of a committee that first organized
schools in Lockridge Tp.; was the first
Royal Arch Mason in Jefferson Co.,
has been a member for forty-two years ;
now a member of Blue Lodge of Fair-
field, and the Chapter. Republican.

Reugner, G., far., S. 18 ; P. O. Salina.

Riley, H., far., 8. 30 ; P. O. Glendale.

RIPLEY, JOSEPH O.; P. 0.
Lockridge ; agent C, B. & Q. R. R,,
and express agent ; born in Waldo Co.,
Me., Deo. 23, 1845 ; came to Jefferson
Co. in 1851, and took the office of the



548



DIRECTOEY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY:



C, B. & Q.; located at Lockridge,
Iowa, in April, 1874. Married Miss
Amy D. Dougherty Sept. 10, 1876 ;
she was born in Jefferson Co., Iowa,
Dec. 25, 1855. Member of the Free
Will Baptist Church ; Kepublican.

Rizor, E., far., S. 33; P. 0. Glendale.

Rizor, J., far., S. 33 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Rizor, John, far., S. 33 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Rosquist, J., Sec. 9 ; P. 0. Four Corners.

Ruby, H. J., far., S. 4; P. O. Salina.

Rupp, J., Sr., far., S. 24 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Rupp, J. Jr., far., S. 24; P. 0. Four
Corners.

SANDBLOOM, J., far., S. 17 ; P. 0.
Salina.

Sandquist, A. P., tailor. Four Corners.

Scbeiber, H„ far., S. 22 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Schillerstrom, C. 0., far., S. 29; P. O.
Glendale.

Schillerstrom, G. 0., far., S. 29 ; P. 0.
Glendale.

Schillerstrom, 0., far., S. 29; P. O.
Glendale.

Schneider, C, Four Corners.

Schneider, J., far., S. 25; P. O. Four
Corners.

Schultz, A., Sec. 18, Salina.

Schultz, C. J., Sec. 32 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Sheffel, C, far., S. 13; P. 0. Merrimac.

Shultz, J., far., S. 32 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Smith, A. G., coal-miner, Lockridge.

Simmons, W. R., far., S. 24; P. O. Four
Corners.

SMITH, ELI, farmer and dealer in
stock. Sec. 32; P. 0. Glendale;
born in Delaware Co., Ohio, Oct. 20,
1812. Married MLis Mary N. James,
in January, 1832 ; she was born in Jef-
ferson Co., Ohio, May 31, 1816, and
died Nov. 27, 1849; married again,
Mary E. Hickenbottom, March 30,
1850 ; she was born in Adair Co., Ky.,
Dec. 5, 1827 ; Mr. S. has two children
by his former wife — Sidney, born Oct.
27, 1837 ; Wm. R., born May 1, 1847,
and an adopted daughter, Lydia, born
July 12, 1851, Mr. S. owns 172 acres
of land, valued at $35 per acre, making
most of the improvements. Member of
I. 0. 0. F. and A., F. & A. M. Re-
publican.

Smith, Eric, far., S. 26 ; P. 0. Lockridge.

Smith, W. R., far., S. 28 ; P. 0. Glendale.



Smithburg, G. A., far., S. 21 ; P. 0. Four-
Corners.

Snook, 0. ; P. 0. Salina.

Snook, A. A.; P. 0. Salina.

Spriggs, J. ; P. O. Glendale.

Stamm, D., far., S. 34; P. 0. Lockridge..

Starr, C. J., far., S. 8 ; P. 0. Salina.

Staub, M., far., S. 4 ; P. 0. Germanville.

Steer, D., far., S. 36; P. 0. Lockridge.

STEPHENSON, JOHN, ftirmer.
Sec. 15; P. 0. Four Corners; born in
England Aug. 21, 1833; came to York
State, thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, thence
to Jefferson Co., May 2, 1841. Married
Miss Matilda Davidson Dec. 1,1855;
she was born in Sweden May 7, 1835 ;.
they have three children — Adelia, Geo.
E. and Effie E. ; lost one — Frank. Mr.
S. owns 62 acres of land, valued at $35
per acre. Has served as County Super-
visor, and held the oiEce of Trustee.
His father was Representative of Jef-
ferson Co. in 1854. Republican.

Stephenson, S., far., Sec 26 ; P. O. Lock-
ridge.

Stewart, J. M., P. 0. Glendale.

Swanson, Alfred ; P. 0. Lockridge.

Swanson, Jonas, far.. Sec. 3 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Swanson, Oliver, far., S. 26 ; P. 0. Lock-
ridge.



T



EETER, DAVID, Salina.



Teeter, Elliott, Salina.

Teeter, N., far., S. 33 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Thureson, J., far., S. 7 ; P. 0. Salina.

Toothaker, Frederick, far., S. 31 ; P. 0.
Glendale.

TOOTHACKER, JOHN, retired,
Lockridge; born in Hancock Co., Me.;
Aug, 15, 1802,movedtoMuskingumCo.,
Ohio, and lived there seven years ; came
to Jefferson Co., in 1843, and followed
farming ; has retired from business. Mar-
ried Miss Beorsheba Trim in 1824; she
was born in Hancock Co., Me., in l797 ;
died Oct. 10, 1876; married again^Nancy
Hetterbraa Sept. 5, 1878; has sii
children by former wife — Lavina, Fred-
rick, Reuben, Oliver, John and Sophto-
nia. Mr. T. is a member of the Baptist
Church ; Blrs T. is a member of the M.
E. Church ; Mr. T. is a Republican.

TOOTHAKER, R., farmer and
stock-raiser. Sec. 31-; P. 0. Glendale ;
born in Penobscot Co., Me., Jan. 15,.



PENN TOWNSHIP.



549'



1827 ; came to Jeiferson Co. in 1844.
Married Miss Mercy E. Kipley April
28, 1854 ; she was born in Waldo Co.,
Me., Dec. 8, 1831 ; have three children
— Augustus R., Mary V. and Mark E.,
and two dead. Member of Baptist
Church. Mr. T. owns 140 acres of
land, valued at $35 per acre. Repub-
lican.

Trabert A., Sr., far., Sec. 2 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Trabert, L., far., S. 15 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

VANSANT, JOHN, far., S. 12; P.
O. Four Corners.

Veburg, C, far.. S. 32 ; P. 0. Glendale.

Victor, A. M., far., S. 29 ; P. 0. Lock-
ridge.



Voorheis, T., far., S. 24 ; P. 0. Four Cor-
ners.

WALGREN, AUGUST, far., S. 16 ;
P. O. Four Corners.

Wertz, George, miller, Lockridge.

Whisler, G., far., S. 8 ; P. 0. Salina.

Wiggins, H. C, Lockridge.

Winnegar, H., far., S. 11 ; P. 0. Four
Corners.

Wright, D.; P. 0. Four Corners.

Wright, S.; P. 0. Four Comers.

YUNGQUIST, OSCAR, far., P. O.
E^our Corners.
ZILLMAN, ANTONY, far., S. 14;
P. 0. Four Corners.
Zillman, L., far., S. 13; P, O. Four Cor-
ners.



PENN TOWNSHIP.



ABBEY, G., laborer, Sec. 21 ; P. 0.
Perlee.

Aldiee, Wm., miner ; P. 0. Perlee.

AlVDREWS, B. C, farmer. Sec. 9;
P. 0. Pleasant Plain ; born in Charles
City, Va., in 1822; in 1827, moved
with his parents to Columbiana Co.,
Ohio, where he married Miss Mary
BruiF in 1848 ; a'native of that county ;
moved to Illinois in 1839, thence to this
county in 1840; had twelve children —
Edwin, James B. (deceased, ased 18
years), Charles, Willis, Joseph, John,
Alraira C. (deceased, aged 5 years), Al-
bert H., Benjamin F., Alsina M.,
Luther J. and Sarah. Members of the
Society of Friends. Mr. A. is Secre-
tary of the Board of Directors of Pleas-
ant Plain Academy. Formerly a Whig ;
on the decline of that party became a
Republican. Owns 129 acres of land ;
his father, John Andrews, a native of
Virginia ; born in 1796 ; married Edna
Crew, native of the same State ; they
moved to Ohio, thence to Illinois, and
thence to this county in 1840 ; pioneer
settlers of Jefferson Co.; both deceased.

Andrews, W., far.; P- 0. Pleasant Plain.

BANE, T. L., far., Sec. 28 ; P. 0.
Perlee.
BARTOW, A., farmer. Sec. 30 ; P.
(). Perlee ; born in Harrison Co., Ohio,



Feb. 11, 1821 ; came to this county in-
April, 1851. Married Miss M. J. Mc-
Cormick in Mahaska Co., Iowa, Aug.
14, 1851 ; she was born in Jefferson
Co., Ohio, Nov. 3, 1827. Members of
the Christian Church. Own 260 acres of
land. Republican. Mr. B.'s father,
George Bartow, was born in New York ;
moved to Harrison Co., Ohio ; mar-
ried Miss Matilda Picken ; moved to
Iowa in 1851 ; had three children — A.
Susanna, who married James H. Baker ;
she died in 1854 ; he served in the late
war ; G. P. served in an Iowa regiment
during the war of the rebellion ; was
honorably discharged. Mrs. A. Bar-
tow's father, James McCormick, mar-
ried Martha Peoples, in Ohio ; they
moved to this State in 1851.

Barker, J., retired ; P. 0. Perlee.

Bates, E., far.. Sec. 31 ; P. 0. Perlee.

Bearkhart, J., far.. Sec. 29 ; P. 0. Perlee.

Bendy, J., far.S. 12 ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

BENTON, GEOBUE, farmer. Sec.
27, Washington Tp., Clinton Co., Iowa ;
born near Birmingham, England, in
1813 ; came to this country in 1836 ;
to Iowa in 1839. Married Miss Mary
Folck in Davenport in 1 843 ; settled in
Clinton Co., Iowa, in 1845 ; have seven,
children living — George E. (who married
Miss C. Campbell), Richard (married



550



DIEECTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY :



Miss S. Hicks), William, John, Dillman,
Mary B. and Susan. Members of the
Christian Church. They own 402 acres
of land. Mrs. Benton's father, Abraham
Folck, was a native of Pennsylvania ;
horn in 1793 ; served in the war of 1812,
and severely wounded at New Orleans ;
also served in Black Hawk war; was com-
missioned Captain ; married Mary Coop
in Wabash Co., Ind. ; she was a sister
of Gen. W. G. Coop, whose biography
appears in another part of this work.

Black, J., far., S. 30 ; P. 0. Perlee.

Bones, John, renter ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

BO WEN, W. O., merchant, Pleasant
Plain ; born in Franklin Co., N. Y., in
1850 ; educated at Lawrenceville Acad-
emy, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; came to
Pleasant Plain in 1874, and engaged in
the mercantile business; his store is
stocked with a full assortment of dry
goods and notions, hats and caps, boots
and shoes. Mr. B. is also engaged in
the lumber and grain trade with Mr. I.
H. Crumly ; is a successful business
man ; is genial and pleasant in social
relations, and widely respected in all the
relations of life.

Brady, T. F., far., S. 12; P. O. Pleasant
Plain.

Bray, C, far., S. 7 ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

Bray, S., far., S. 6 ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

Bryson, C.,far.,S.22; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

Burgess, A., mechanic, Pleasant Plain.

Burgess, I. W., far. ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

Burgess, J., retired ; P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

C1ARSB, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 36; P.
J 0. Fairfield.

Casadv, J. E., far.. Sec. 36 ; P. 0. Salina.

Oasady, J. U., Sec. 36 ; P. 0. Salina.

•CHARIiES, A., merchant. Pleasant
Plain ; born in Randolph Co., N. C, - ^.ug.
8, 1807 ; while a child, his parents re-
moved to Wayne Co., Ind. ; in 1830, he
moved to Marian Co., Mich. ; thence to
La Porte Co., Ind.; in 1837 or '38, he
went to Tazewell Co. (now Woodford
Co.), 111. ; in 1841, moved to Fulton Co. ;
thence, in 1855, to Pleasant Plain, this
county, and engaged in present business
— dry goods and groceries. He has
married Miss J. Pool, in Wayne Co.,
Ind., in 1830 ; she died in LaPorte Co.,
Ind., in 1837 ; present wife was E.
M. Israel ; married in Wayne Co.,
Ind. Member of the Christian



Church ; Republican since organization
of the party. Children — Jesse T., who
was in Co. K, 13th Regt. Iowa Inf. ;
was severely wounded at Kenesaw
Mountain ; served three years ; was
discharged ; Sarah L., Louisa B., now
Mrs. E. Pool.
, Charles, John H., far. ; P. 0. Pleasant
Plain.

Charles, Thomas, far., S. 4 ; P. 0. Pleasant
Plain.

Ohattertown, A., school-teacher. Pleasant
Plain.

Coffin, Henry, butcher, Pleasant Plain.

Cole, Perry G., far., P. 0. Pleasant Plain.

Commage,W. H.,far., Sec. 7; P. 0. Pleasant
Plain.

Connor, John, miner, Perlee.

COOP, DAVID I>., far., S. 29 ;
p. 0. Perlee ; born in Macoupin Co., 111.,
in 1832 ; removed to this county with
parents in 1836. Married Miss Melin-
da Burr, in Keokuk Co., Iowa, in 1852;
she was born in Macoupin Co., 111., in
1831 ; have two children — Nancy A.
(married 0. W. Lambert), and William
L. Mr. C. owns sixty acres of land.
Democrat.

COOP, LAFAYETTE, farmer.
Sec. 29; P. 0. Perlee; born in this
township April 15, 1842. Married
Miss C- J. Spencer in 1867, also a
native of this county ; born July 31,
1848 ; have four children living — Albert
L., Mary Olive, Eldon Iowa and
Bertha Rose. Members of the Chris-
tian Church. He owns 244 acres of
land. Democrat.

COOP, WM. G., GEBT., deceased,
whose portrait appears in this work,
was born in Greene Co., Va., Feb. 26,

K 1805 ; in 1809, he removed with his
parents to Tennessee ; thence to Wash-
ington Co., Penn., remaining about two
years ; then, removed to Wabash Co.,
Ind. ; in 1830, they moved to Macoupin
Co., 111. Gen. Coop's first public serv-
ice was contractor for delivering a drove
of cattle to the soldiers of Green Bay ;
on his return, was elected Captain of a
company of volunteers, and immediately
promoted to Colonel of a regiment, to
serve in the Black Hawk war, which
position he filled with credit. Jan. 28,
1832, was commissioned Major General
of the 44th Reg. Illinois Militia, by



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■Governor Keynolds ; was elected Sheriff
of Macoupin Co., six consecutive terms.
He moved to this county on June 6,
1836 ; was one of the Commissioners
Trho located and named Fairfield ; was
a member of the first Legislature ; mem-
ber of the House of Representatives
five sessions ; was elected to the Senate
six terms. He died on the 4th of June,
1874, respected and honored by all.
His wife was Miss Nancy F. Harris, a
native of Lexington Co., Ky. ; they
were married in 1829 ; she survived her
husband but a short time ; their chil-
dren are Polly, born July 13, 1830,
died Dec. 20, 1848 ; David L., born
June 29, 1831 ; Elizabeth Isabel, now
Mrs. R. Simmons, born March 28, 1833;
John died, aged 7 months ; WilHam
Henry, the first white child born in this
county, was born July 13, 1836; Jef-
ferson S., born March 1, 1839 ; Nancy
Ann, now Mrs. S. Parks, born Nov. 8,
1840 ; Lafayette, born April 15, 1842 ;
Christiana, now Mrs. Gr. Gilbert, born
May 25, 1844 ; Margaret, born Oct. 27,
1845, died in 1864 ; Clarinda, now Mrs.
F. M. Henderson, born Feb. 15, 1847 ;
Mildred M., born April 6, 1849, died in
1853 ; Emanuel W., born Jan. 30,
1851, died in 1863; Sarah Ellen, now
Mrs. W. Dawes, born Jan. 30, 1854.

COOP, WM. H., far.. Sec. 29 ; P.
0. Perlee ; was born in this county,
July 13, 1836, being the first white
male chUd born in this county. Mar-
ried Miss M. R. Ankron ; she was born
in Cedar Tp., this county, in 1843 ;
have six children living. — Elizabeth Jane,
Nancy Ellen, John Francis, Christiana,
David L., Mary Isabel. Mr. C. owns
100 acres of land. Politics, National,
formerly a war Democrat.

CKUMLY, A. _L., far., Sec. 23 ; P.
0. Pleasant Plain ; born in Johnson
Co., Mo., in 1846. Married Miss
Mary J. Edwards, native of this town-
ship ; have two children — Edward N.
and Charlotte M. Hull. Mr. C. and
wife are members of the Society of
Friends. Owns fifty-two and one-half
acres of land. Has held various offices.



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