The History of Appanoose County...,
Biographies submitted by Alice Wayne Daniels.
Bryant, William J., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Dennis.
Hamilton, James , farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Dennis; born in Brown Co., Ohio, in 1828; he moved to Indiana in 1830, and thence to Iowa, Lee Co., in 1854; remained two years, and thence to Guthrie Co.; remained five years, and thence to this county in 1861; has 320 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; he has a good building, bearing orchard, and other good improvements, and a good property, which himself and wife made by their energy; also has purchased all practical books, etc., to educate his family. Had held Township and school offices. They are members of the M. E. Church, of which he is Steward; votes the Republican ticket. Married Elizabeth Hukill in Indiana, in 1854; she was born in Ripley Co., Ind., in 1828; they had one child - Sarah V., born Sept. 2, 1855; Mrs. H. died in October, 1874; he married for his second wife Amanda C. Hayes, in this county; in 1875; she was born in Tennessee in 1841; they have one child - Bessie, born Aug. 16, 1876. He keeps graded and improved stock.
Hayworth, J., far., S. 36; P. O. Unionville.
Koontz, Peter , farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Centerville; born in Rockingham Co., W. Va., in 1838; he moved to Ohio; remained six years, and thence to Iowa in 1856; he has 275 acres of good land, free of debt, valued at $25 per acre, with bearing orchard, building, etc.; he improved the most of his farm, and made his own property. He enlisted in the 6th Iowa V. I. in September, 1861; was wounded in the hand at the battle of Shiloh , losing the ball inside the right hand, and continued in action, and was soon again wounded in the right arm; had his amputated near the shoulder, and was discharged in September, 1862. He married Nancy E. Morrison in Iowa , February, 1866; she was born in Maryland , in 1848; they have three children - Francis M., Alice May and John A. He is a practical and successful farmer, and a worthy and respected citizen. A Greenbacker.
McCann, John L., far., Sec. 33; P. O. Dennis.
White, L. W., far., Sec. 5; P. O. Dennis; born in Appanoose Co., Iowa, February, 1854; has 280 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre, with good buildings, bearing orchard, etc. He married Jennie Ullem in this county, in 1873; she was born in Monroe Co., Iowa, in September, 1854; they have three children - Minnie Jane, ,born in December, 1875; and a pair of twin boys - Clemie, and one not named, born May 5, 1878. Mr. White has held the office of Constable. Greenbacker.
Wilkinson, A. D., far., Sec. 13; P. O. Unionville.