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The History of Appanoose County..., Iowa
Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1878.


HAVER, GEORGE R., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Iconium; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1833; son of John and Jane H. (nee Rex), also natives and still residents of that county. At the age of 22, he married Miss Anna S. Neal, daughter of Barnet Neal, now a resident of Johns Tp.; soon after, came to Logan Co., Ill.; in 1857, came to this county, where he now owns 174 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre. They have six children - Wm. N., born in 1857; Jane R., born in 1859; Martha, born in 1861; George B., born in 1863; John C., born in 1869; Eldred, born in 1872. Republican. Has held the offices of Tp. Trustee, Constable and school offices. Enlisted in the 36th I. V. I., Co. F, in August, 1862; participated at Helena, Mark's Mill, Prairie de Ann and others; in 1865, was mustered out at Duvall's Bluff.

HAVER, HIRAM, far., Sec. 4; P. O. Iconium; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1844; his father, John H., born in same county in 1810, and his mother, Jane H. (nee Rex), born there in 1820. At the age of 18, Hiram enlisted in the 85th Penn. V. I., Co. D, Capt. Horn, in October, 1861; participated at Fair Oaks, Williamsburg, Southwest Creek, Ft. Wagner, Morris Island and others, twenty-seven in all; mustered out at Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1864. Engaged in farming. In March, 1866, he married Miss Hannah Rush she was born in same county in 1846, they have five children - Charlotte J., born in June, 1867; Emma L., April 5, 1869; Annie B., May 7,1871; Mary E., Oct. 11, 1873; Georgie F., in May, 1875. Republican.


Hughes, Jesse F., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Centerville; born in Johnson Co., Ind., in 1853; when 2 years of age, his father, John Hughes, removed to Appanoose Co., where he settled in Pleasant Tp., and engaged in farming on the farm which is now owned by his son Joseph S. Hughes; he is now living in Centerville a retired farmer; his mother, Charity, whose maiden name was St. John, is also living. Sept. 1, 1875, he married Miss Martha J. Messersmith, an orphan and a resident of this township; she was born near Indianapolis, Ind., in 1857. Democrat; members of the M. E. Church. Held the office of Township Secretary for three terms. Owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre.