Appanoose County >> 1878 Index

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

Taylor Township


Biographies submitted by Alice Wayne Daniels.

Anderson, B. H., far., Sec. 6; P. O. Moravia.
Anderson, J. B., far., Sec. 6; P. O. Moravia.
Andrews, H. M., far., Sec. 30; P. O. Moravia.
Andrews, J. O., far., Sec. 16; P. O. Moravia

Andrews, S. M ., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Moravia; one of the old settlers and enterprising farmers of Appanoose Co., born in Bedford Co., Tenn., in 1808; at the age of 20, went to Cornersville, Giles Co. (so called from its being at the corners of three counties), where he helped to erect the first business house in what became quite an enterprising town, but was demoralized by the war. In that building, her served a one year's apprenticeship at the saddlery trade, worked as journeyman for two or three years, and then opened a shop in Cornersville and followed the trade for seventeen years. In 1834, married Miss Nancy L. Woods, daughter of Oliver Woods; he was born at Boone's Station, Ky., Oct. 15, 1784; his father, Samuel Woods, was one of the very early settlers of Kentucky; one of his sons was killed by the Indians; he afterward removed to Giles Co., Tenn., where Oliver, Nov. 4, 1807, married Nancy Haines; she was born in North Carolina March 5, 1784, daughter of John Haines, who afterward removed near Cornersville, Giles Co. Several brothers of the Haines family were in the Revolutionary war, were in the battle with Cornwallis at Cowensford; one was killed, another taken prisoner; John H., an expert rider, was active in pursuit of the British, made many narrow escapes. The parents of Mrs. Andrews moved to Alabama; in 1835, to southwest Missouri, where her mother died in 1859, aged 75 years; her father died in this county in 1863, aged 78 years, leaving five children, Mrs. A. the eldest daughter, was born in Giles Co., Tenn., in 1824; remained in Cornersville until 1851, came to this county and settled on present farm; has improved 700 acres and divided among his children, except 240, which he retains. On arrival in Appanoose, Mr. A. invested all his money in land, erected a log cabin with no window or door casing, from which the wind soon blew the roof; engaged at splitting rails for a neighbor, at which he labored until his hands were so worn that he left blood on his maul handle, and caused the report that he had killed a man. They had four children - James O., born at Cornersville in 1835; George M., born at Cornersville in 1844; Harvy M., born at Cornersville in 1849; Isora, born in this county in 1854. Mr. A. has held various township offices, and been a member of the Board of Supervisors; has also taken an active part in the cause of temperance. Their son, Cephus P., enlisted in Co. F, 18th Iowa V. I. , was captured at Camden , Ark. , and taken to Tyler , Tex. , removed to Camp Felden , where he died Oct. 15, 1864 ; buried at Camp Felden as unknown. Democrat; Mrs. A. has been a member of the C. P. Church since 17 years of age.

Arnold , M., far., S. 24; P. O. Moravia.
Barnet, M. E., far., Sec. 12; P. O. Moravia.
Beatty, J., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.

Biddle, William M ., far., Sec. 5; P. O. Moravia; among the enterprising, industrious farmers of northern Appanoose; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1827, where his grandfather, Timothy Biddle, born near Newark, N. J., had settled at a very early day; his father, J. T. Biddle, was born in the same county in 1802; his grandfather lived to be 80, and his great-grandmother 98 years of age; his mother, Jane Kerney, of Irish descent, was born in Ohio in 1804; they were married in Washington Co., Penn., about the year 1820; removed to Greene Co., Penn., where his father died October 19, of the present year, leaving seven children - two daughters, residents of this State; one son in California; a younger son, graduate of a theological school, preached at Uniontown, Penn., for five years; removed to West Grove, Iowa, where he was killed in 1870; William M. remained at home, assisting in the labors of the farm, until 23 years of age; received a good education in the common schools and Greene Academy; came to Iowa; one year after, returned to Greene Co. April 7, 1853 , he married Miss Eunice V. Patterson, daughter of Maj. Robert Patterson; born in Washington Co., Penn. , in 1798, and living in the days of the Pennsylvania militia, he took his part in home military duty. Married Sophronia Minton, also a native of Washington Co., Penn.; parents very early settlers here; she was born in 1831; immediately after their marriage they removed to Iowa, coming direct to Appanoose Co., and settled where now resides, and owns 120 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. They have six children - Alvaretta M., born in August, 1855; John M., in April, 1859; Oliver M., in November, 1862; Cora E., in January, 1866; Isaac N., in July, 1869; Clara E., in September, 1873. Republican; members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, since 16 years of age, of which he is Elder. Has been a member of the Board of Supervisors, and has held various Township offices. Member I. O. O. F., No. 196, Moravia .

Blair, Henry, far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Blumerstuck, F., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Bower, F. M., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Brunson, L. M., far., Sec. 2; P. O. Moravia.
Burns, A., far., S. 19; P. O. Moravia
Callen, P. L., far., Sec. 28; P. O. Moravia.

Callen, M. M ., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Moravia; born in Tennessee in 1828; came to Van Buren Co., Iowa, in 1842; remained seven years; thence to Appanoose Co., in 1849; he improved his farm and has good buildings, orchard, etc.; owns 100 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. He married Ida M. Andrews in Iowa; she was born in Tennessee; she died in 1872; he married Mrs. Emma E. Detwiler, in Iowa in 1877, who was born in Illinois in 1839; she was the widow of J. W. Ditwiler, who was a soldier in 3d I. V. I., and was wounded at Arkansas Post and died in the army from effect of his wounds Jan. 11, 1862; she has two sons - Douglass W. and Isaac W. He is Presbyterian and Mrs. C. a Baptist; Republican. Mr. C. makes a specialty of breeding Italian queen-bees; has imported bees, which he paid $40 each for, is the most scientific bee dealer in the country.

Callen, W. P., far., S. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Cate, Eli, far., Sec. 27; P. O. Moravia.

Cate, Samuel, Jr ., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Moravia; of Southern birth and parentage; his grandfather, Samuel Cate, Sr., was born in North Carolina, about 1783; removed to Tennessee; married Miss Barbara Wilhite, also born in North Carolina; had eleven children; William C., the father of Samuel, Jr., was born in Jefferson Co., Tenn., in 1804; married Susan Locke; born in North Carolina in 1805, daughter of John Locke; had fourteen children. Samuel was born in Jefferson Co., Tenn. , in 1830; his parents moved to Sevier Co., Tenn ; in 1848, to Iowa - first to Van Buren Co.; in the winter of 1849, to Appanoose, where his mother died in April, 1877; his father still lives with him. August 29, 1852, he married Miss Lucinda Wicker, daughter of James W., of this county, from North Carolina; she was born in North Carolina in 1835; in 1854, they moved to Mercer Co., Mo., and purchased a farm, with the expectation of making that his home; in 1860, his wife died, leaving two children - James M., born in 1854, now a successful teacher in Nebraska; and Harvey C., born in 1858. March 13, 1862, he married Susan J. Armstrong, who was born in Harrison Co., Ind., in 1840; daughter of Joseph A., who was born Jan. 24, 1797; married Jane Bently March 20, 1820; daughter of Abel B., a resident of Pittsburgh, Penn.; they afterward became residents of Appanoose Co., where she died Jan. 10, 1858; her father studied for the ministry, and for thirty-four years was Pastor of the Predestination Church; died Nov. 28, 1862; after marriage, Mr. Cate returned to his farm in Missouri; remained until 1864, when he removed to this present place of residence, where he owns 260 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre; since has been engaged in farming and stock-raising, except one year spent in traveling in Nebraska and other States for the benefit of his wife's health. Mr. and Mrs. C. are members of the Predestination Church ; his first wife was a member of the United Brethren Church ; his mother a member of the Predestination Church for fifty years.

Chambers, William L ., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Moravia; born in Vermilion Co., Ind., in 1833; in 1850, with his father, John C., who was born in Indiana in 1810, came to Appanoose; his mother, whose maiden name was Norris, died three years after coming to Iowa; his father again married, and moved to Nodaway Co., Mo., where he died Feb. 25, 1863. William L. remained in Appanoose with his brother-in-law. May 30, 1857, married Miss Adeline C. Callen, daughter of Henry C., from Van Buren Co., Iowa, where they had settled from East Tennessee in 1844; came to this county in 1846; were the third family who settled in Taylor Tp.; they remained here until their death, in 1853. Mr. Chambers engaged in farming by renting until 1861, when he purchased the farm he now owns, consisting of ninety-seven acres, valued at $1,200. Mr. C. takes an active part in educational matters and in the schools, having five children of his own to educate - John F., born in October, 1860; Henry E., in December, 1863; Clara A., in May, 1866; Alex A., in April, 1868, and George R., in January, 1870. Has held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Constable and Assessor. A brother of Mrs. Chambers, Albert H. Callen, just after re-enlistment in Co. D, 6th Iowa V. I. , was killed in action at Resaca, May 15, 1864 ; was buried at the National Cemetery at Chattanooga .

Coat, W., far., S. 22; P. O. Moravia.
Coffin, B. F., far., S. 21; P. O. Moravia.
Coffin, J. A., far., S. 23; P. O. Unionville.
Coulson, E., far., S. 29; P. O. Moravia.
Coulson, Wm., far., S. 29; P. O. Moravia.
Cox, M. P., far., S. 3; P. O. Moravia.
Crawford, H. S., far., S. 2; P. O. Moravia.
Cree, J. J., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Criddlebough, M., far., Sec. 20; P. O. Moravia.
Crist, Lewis, far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Croft, Wm., far, Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.

Cummins, E., merchant, proprietor general store and drug store, Moravia; born in Spencer Co., Ind., in 1832; came to Iowa in 1848, and with his parents located in Moravia in 1849; was one of the first settlers in Moravia; about the first to commence the mercantile business; he opened a general store in 1856, in which he continued with good success until he formed a company of men and went with them as Captain of Co. F, 8th I. V. C., in June of 1863, and while leading his company in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, received a severe wound in the left leg, and, after recovering from his wound, returned to his regiment and took command of his company until the close of the war, ,participating in the principal battles under Gen. Sherman, and also with Gen. Thomas in his victory against rebel Gen. Hood, in Tennessee, and was mustered out of the service by reason of physical disability. After the close of the war he returned to Moravia and continued his former business; he has a large double brick store in which he keeps a large stock of dry goods, boots and shoes, clothing, drugs and the Post-office; he has held the office of Postmaster twelve years, and Notary Public twenty-four years; he has 600 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre, with fine building, bearing orchard, etc.; he was editor and publisher of the Weekly Messenger and the Videt four years, Mr. C. has been a very energetic citizen; has dealt very largely in live-stock in connection with his other business; has acquired a large properly by energy and good management, and not by cut-throat mortgages and robbing the poor, and he has the respect and confidence of all that know him. He married Miss R. E. Stanber, in Moravia, Iowa, in 1852; she was born in Iowa in 1834; they have five children - E. E., now Mrs. Hunnell; R. E., W. R., Grant, Tracy and Mable. Mr. C. is a member of the A., F. & A. M. Lodge at Moravia ; Republican.

Cummins, M. J., far., S. 8; P. O. Moravia.

Cummins, R., Dr ., physician and surgeon, Moravia; born in Spencer Co., Ind., in 1830; he came to Wapello Co., Iowa, in 1848; he studied medicine in 1850-51, and practiced the greater portion of his time until 1864, in Moravia, and kept a general store several years at Iconium and Moravia; he moved to California in 1864, and grduated in the California Medical Association at San Francisco in 1867; followed his practice and kept a drug store until May, 1878, and returned to Moravia, where he now continues to practice. He married Catherine Tolbert in Iowa ; they had one child - D. E., who is now in Colorado ; his wife died at Moravia , November, 1856; he married for his second wife, Mary J. Higdon in Iowa ; they have two children - A. C. and John M. Owns store, house and lot in Colorado .

Dill, John, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Moravia.

Duvall, John , farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Moravia; born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1817; he moved to Iowa in 1857; has 318 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre, with good house and barn, bearing orchard, etc. He married Sarah Crawford in Pennsylvania , in 1843; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1824; they have three children - Henry C., Elizabeth R. and Eli Homer. He has held the office of Township Trustee and Assessor, and School Director. A member of A., F. & A. M. Lodge at Moravia, and a Republican. Mr. Devall has improved his farm and made his property by his hard labor; spent a share of his time at the carpentering and building business; a breeder and dealer in fine Poland-China Hogs.

Dodd, F. M., far., S. 11; P. O. Moravia.

Dodd, Reed W ., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Moravia; born in Montgomery Co., W. Va.; he moved to Indiana; remained nineteen years, and thence to this county in 1850; he has 203 1/2 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. He married Irena Montgomery in Virginia in 1829; she was born in Virginia , in 1812; they had ten children - Eli, Sarah , Lydia Jane, Clemintine, Martha, Leah and Frank, and three deceased. Members of the Baptist Church ; Republican.

Duvall, H. C., far., S. 16; P. O. Moravia.
Duvall, H., far., S. 11; P. O. Moravia.
Duvall, J., far., S. 11; P. O. Moravia.
Duvall, W. J., far., S. 1; P. O. Moravia.

Ely, Philip , farmer and blacksmith, Sec. 22; P. O. Moravia; born in Jennings Co., Ind., in 1825; his father, Samuel, was born in Pennsylvania in 1800, and his mother, Catherine Whisman, was born in Virginia in 1802; the parents of both removed to Shelby Co., Ind., where they were married in 1821; has nine children, all of whom, in 1852, came to Appanoose Co., where the old people remained until the death of the mother in 1871; the father three years later. Soon after becoming of age, Philip married Miss Elizabeth Waford, daughter of Adam W., a resident of Decatur Co., Ind.; from Kentucky; she was born in Kentucky in 1823; removed to Indiana in 1827; Mr. Ely purchased a small farm in Decatur Co., Ind., in 1848, came to this county, first settling in Independence Tp., where, in 1864, an accident happened him causing the loss of all his property and forced him to learn the blacksmith's trade, which he has since followed during the winters and when his services were not required on the farm; in 1865, he removed to this township, where, by industry and economy, he has acquired a well improved farm of 205 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Have six children - Sarah, Adam M., Angeline, Emeline, Thomas J. and Francis M. Members of the Mission Baptist Church , as is their daughter Angeline. Mr.Ely held the office of Constable seven years; also those of Township Trustee, Supervisor, and various school offices. In the time of the early settlement of Appanoose Co., Mr. Ely says he has traveled four days to secure meat enough to satisfy the family for supper; has spent seven days in going to mill for six bushels of meal.

Foster, E. V., far., S. 19; P. O. Moravia.
Foster, J., far., S. 17; P. O. Moravia.
Frazier, I. , far., S. 26; P. O. Moravia.
Frazier, Wm., far., S. 26; P. O. Moravia.
Gladfelter, George, far., S. 21; P. O. Moravia.
Gladfelter, J. C., far., S. 19; P. O. Moravia.
Gollaher, G., far., S. 6; P. O. Moravia.
Gollaher, T. J., far., S. 5; P. O. Moravia.
Goodrich, I. , far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Grabille, A. F., blacksmith, Moravia .
Hadson, Henry, far., S. 1; P. O. Moravia.
Haman, J. D., preacher, Moravia.
Hanson, Peter, miller, Moravia.
Harden, S., far., S. 13; P. O. Moravia.
Harn, J. T., shoemaker, Moravia.
Harris, M. B., far., S. 5; P. O. Moravia.
Harris, M. E., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.

Harvey, S. N., Dr ., physician and surgeon, Moravia; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn.; he graduated in the classical course at Turtle Creek Valley Academy, and came to Iowa in 1851; practiced medicine at Moravia in 1874, and graduated at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College at New York City in 1875; he then resumed his practice in Moravia, where he is having a good practice. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M. Lodge.

Hays, A. A., far., S. 16; P. O. Moravia.
Hayne, H., physician, Moravia.
Hiatt, L. D., far., S. 29; P. O. Moravia.

Hiatt, L., Jr ., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Moravia; son of W. S. and Mahala H., who were born and married in Guilford Co., N. C.; in 1845, came to Henry Co., Iowa, remaining two years, and thence to this county, where they still reside; have six children, four sons and two daughters, all settled in their immediate vicinity; Lewis was born Guilford Co., N. C., in 1837; at the age of 8, came to Iowa; at 17, enlisted in the 36th I. V. I., Co. C; was at Helena, Little Rock, Prairie de Ann and Mark's Mills; was detailed as teamster, at which he served eleven months, and was made wagon-master; was mustered out at Duvall's Bluff on the 24th of August, 1865. Jan. 17, 1867, he married Miss Nancy E. Tucker, daughter of Wiley T., of this county, from North Carolina; she was born in Forsythe Co., N. C., in 1846; soon after their marriage they settled where he now owns ninety acres of land, valued at $20 per acre; have three children - Isabella J., born in 1867; Effie C., born in September, 1870; Harry S., born in May, 1872. Formerly a Republican, but now a Greenbacker; members of Missionary Baptist Church . Has been Township Trustee.

Hicks, J., far., Sec. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, J. M., far., Sec. 22; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, Lewis, Sr., far., Sec. 26; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, Lewis, Jr., far., Sec. 22; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, O. A., Sr., far., Sec. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, O. A., Jr., far., Sec. 27; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, W. A., far., Sec. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Hiett, W. S., far., S. 21; P. O. Moravia.
Hiner, Abel, far., S. 6; P. O. Moravia.
Hoffman, S., far., Sec. 1; P. O. Moravia.

Horner, Elizabeth , farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Moravia ; daughter of Wm. and Mary Brandon (nee Gribble), natives of York Co., Penn.; her parents removed to Preston Co., V a., where her father died in September, 1860, at the age of 70; her mother died in 1870, at the age of 80; Mrs. Horner was born in Preston Co., Va., in 1819; married Sept. 12, 1844, on the farm on which she was born; her husband, Samuel Horner, was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1815; was an Orangeman; son of William and Jane Horner; and with his parents emigrated to America when 24 years of age; first settled near Syracuse, N. Y.; thence to Pittsburgh; thence to Savage, West Maryland; thence to Preston Co., Va.; thence To Cook Co., Ill., where his father died in 1854, his mother remaining with her children until her death in 1870. After marriage, Samuel Horner first settled in Pittsburgh, Penn.; was engaged in the iron works there; moved to Walworth Co., Wis.; engaged in farming for four years; thence to Marshall Co., Ill.; in 1855, came to this county; first settled in Union Tp.; in 1861, moved to her present residence, where she owns 240 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Mr. Horner died Sept. 25, 1873 , leaving many friends; had lived a Christian life; had for many years been a member of the New-School Presbyterian Church, of which he was an Elder. Had eight children - Eugene Brandon, born in 1845; Mary J., 1847; James Brainard, 1849, a physician in Davis City, Decatur Co., Iowa; graduate of the Chicago Eclectic College; Samuel A., born in December, 1852; died June 7, 1873; Annie M., born in 1854; William F., 1857; Thomas E., 1860; Addie L., 1864; all are educated and several have been engaged in teaching. Mrs. H. has been a member of the C. P. Church since the age of 16; her children are all members except the youngest two.

Hutton, J. S ., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Moravia; of the old New England stock of Huttons; his grandfather, Simeon H., born near Hartford, Conn.; about 1756, was a hatter, at Little York, Penn., married Mary Underwood, daughter of Elihu Underwood; had thirteen children - Joseph, born in York Co., Penn., in 1791; married Charity Sylvester, daughter of Solomon S., of Chester Co., Penn.; she was born in Chester Co. in 1790; her father was a wagon-maker at Rossville, York co., where he died in 1854, his wife eleven years after; they left seven children; J. S. was born in that county in 1820; educated in the common schools. At 23 he enlisted in the U. S. Army, at Buffalo ; was sent to Carlisle Barracks; assigned to Co. B, Regular U. S. Artillery; sent to Washington ; participated at the battle of Buena Vista ; discharged for disability; returned home in1847. In 1850, married Miss Sarah E. Miller, daughter of Hiram Miller, who was born in Vermont; removed to Syracuse, N. Y.; thence to Knox Co., Ill., thence to Davis Co., Iowa; thence to Oregon, where her mother died in 1869; returned to Appanoose; remained until his death, Feb. 31, 1871; she was born at Syracuse, N. Y., in 1820; they were married in Knox Co., Ill.; in 1858, they came to this county and settled where he now resides; owns 236 acres of land, valued at $15 per acre; have five children - Aveza B., born in Illinois in 1851; Solomon, born in Illinois in 1856; Lydia M., born in this county in 1858; John J., born in this county in 1864, and William P., born in this county in 1869. Democrat; members of the Christian Church; he is a member of A., F. & A. M., No. 252, Moravia .

Johnson, Brown, mail-carrier, Moravia .
Johnson, W. J., clerk, Moravia.
Jones, F., far., Sec. 19; P. O. Moravia.
Jones, John, ,far., S. 30; P. O. Moravia.
Jourdon , Israel , far., S. 9; P. O. Moravia.
Judson, Smith, far., S. 11; P. O. Moravia.

Kersey, Henry , farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Moravia; born in Guilford Co., N. C., in 1812; his ancestors were among the early settlers of Pennsylvania; his grandfather, Amos K., born in the State in 1759, was a teacher; married Dinah Beason; had three children, the second of whom was Isaac C., the father of Henry, who was born in 1788; when 16 years of age, removed with his father to North Carolina; married Sarah Lamb, daughter of Thomas Lamb, of Randolph Co., N. C., where she was born in 1792; they had eight children; Henry, the oldest, received a liberal education for those days. At the age of 27, married Miss Elizabeth H. Hiatt, daughter of Joseph Hiatt, a farmer of Guilford Co., N. C., but afterward of Davidson Co., N. C., where she was born in 1816; they remained in Guilford Co. until 1851, when they came to Iowa - first to Henry Co.; in spring of 1852, to Appanoose, and settled at present residence, where he owns ninety-one acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. They have four children - Martha J., born in 1839 (widow of Jonathan Denny, a farmer of this county, who died in January, 1869); Isaac J., born in 1843, married Miss Nancy J. Blakesly, daughter of Joel B., a resident of Nebraska; Annie M., born in 1853 (wife of T. J. Gillas, of this county); Melinda R., born in 1857 (wife of G. L. Frazee, son of T. N. Frazee, of Illinois). Republican; has held various township offices.

Link, Elijah, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Moravia.

Lacroix, Jas. M ., farmer and stockdealer, Sec. 16; P. O. Moravia ; born in Schuyler Co., Ill., in 1845; in 1846, parents removed to Nauvoo, Ill.; received a good common-school education. Married Miss Maria Hobbs, daughter of John Hobbs, of Nauvoo; she was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1846; they removed to this county, where he owns 240 acres, valued at $30 per acre; has engaged extensively in farming, buying and shipping cattle and horses. They have seven children - Milo E., Milton A., John H., George L., Charles H., Wilbert and Harry. Democrat. Has held the office of Township Trustee and school offices.

Luce, Aaron , farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Moravia; born in Trumbull Co., Ohio, in 1819; he emigrated in his early days to Missouri, thence to Illinois, thence to Van Buren Co., Iowa, in 1840, and to Appanoose in 1849, and settled on the farm where he now resides; has 430 acres, valued at $30 per acre, with good building, bearing orchard, and all good improvements, which he has made by his energy; he has held several township offices, Justice of the Peace, and President of the School Board. He married Martha Smith in Iowa Jan. 24, 1841 ; she was born in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio , in 1821; they have seven children - Rosetta, Sarah Jane, Martha, Lovreet, William J., Jackson and Mary; Douglas died 1 year of age. Members of the M. E. Church; Republican.

Luce, Jackson, far., Sec. 17; P. O. Moravia.
Luce, W. J., far., S. 17; P. O. Moravia.
McAntin, Alfred, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Moravia.
McCoy, J. W., far., S. 7; P. O. Moravia.

Main, Lewis, Sr ., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Moravia; born near Wheeling, Va., in 1800; son of Daniel M., a native of Germany, ,who, when Lewis was 2 1/2 years of age, removed to Monroe Co., Ohio, Jackson Tp.; were among the earliest settlers, lived in forts as a protection against the Indians. In 1820, Lewis married Miss Elizabeth Funkhouser, born in Pennsylvania in 1802; in 1826, moved to Highland Co., Ohio, remained two and a half years; thence to Ripley Co., Ind., remained twenty years; in 1855, came to this county, settled in Taylor Tp., where he now owns 117 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. In 1867, his wife died, leaving ten children - John, Mary, Nancy, William, Lewis, Susannah, Jacob, Josephine, Sarah, and Charles. John and Jacob are Republicans; Mrs. Main was a member of the U. B. Church, as are most of the children.

Main, W. F ., farmer and stock-grower, Sec. 7; P. O. Moravia; born in Monroe Co., Ohio, in 1827; son of Lewis Main, a native of Virginia; moved to Ohio, thence to Ripley Co., Ind.; in 1853, W. F. came to this county and engaged at the carpenter's trade. In October, 1854, married Miss Susan A. Carsal; she was born in Ohio in 1839; soon after their marriage, he engaged in farming, which he has since followed, except two years in Hartsville , Ind. , working at his trade. He now owns 467 acres of land in Appanoose, valued at $30 per acre. They have four children - Mary J., Ida E., Laura E., Albert J. Republican in politics; Mrs. M. is a member of the United Brethren Church ; their two eldest daughters of the Christian Church. Mr. Main has been a member of the School Board.

Main , W. F., far., S. 7; P. O. Moravia.
Miller, Alvin, far., S. 7; P. O. Moravia.

Miller, E. A., far., S. 11; P.O. Moravia.

Miller, George A., school-teacher, Sec. 12; P. O. Moravia; born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1837; he followed school-teaching until he enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. B, 73d Ill. V. I.; was in the army of the Cumberland; was wounded at the battle of Atlanta, Ga., in 1864; he was in eighteen heavy battles; returned to his regiment after his recovery from his wound, and served until the close of the war; he moved to Tazewell Co., Ill., before the war, and to Warren Co., Iowa, in 1868, and to Appanoose Co. in 1876; he has followed school-teaching the principal part of his life, in which he has made the business a success, and given satisfaction to others. He married Mary E. Bower in Pennsylvania in 1860; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1838; they have two children - Anna Bell and Idesta Althea.

Morrison, S., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Oehler, A. M., far., S. 1; P. O. Moravia.
Oehler, P. C., far., Sec. 1; P. O. Moravia.
Pabst, Jacob, far., Sec. 9; P. O. Moravia.
Patrick, J., far., Sec. 10; P. O. Moravia.
Patrick, Jno., far., Sec. 10; P. O. Moravia.

Peatman, William , wagon-maker and blacksmith, firm of Peatman Bros., Moravia; born in Peoria Co., Ill., in 1853; came to Iowa in 1855; he first followed farming and school-teaching seven years, and entered into his present business in 1876. R. I. Peatman, born in 1851, in Illinois . Republican. Married Harriet Link; she was born in Indiana ; they have two children - May and Clarence. Owns house and lot, shop and stock, and doing a thriving business in the way of manufacturing and repairing wagons, and blacksmithing. Republic

Pence, C. D., fr., Sec. 9; P. O. Moravia.
Pence, D., far., Sec. 10; P. O. Moravia.
Pence, G. M., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Pence, P. D., far., Sec. 3; P. O. Moravia.
Plalner, R., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Reich, E., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Reich, F. A., far., Sec. 11; P. O. Moravia.
Runnels, A. C., far., Sec. 14; P. O. Moravia.
Schrim, Henry, far., Sec. 18; P. O. Moravia.
Scott, Jno., far., Sec. 20; P. O. Moravia.
Scott, S. W., far., Sec. 20; P. O. Moravia.
Sears, P., W., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Sharp, E. M., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.

Sharp, F. M ., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Moravia; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1839; came to Appanoose Co., in 1855. In June 1861, enlisted in the 6th Iowa V. I. , in which he served for four years. March 31, 1864 , being home on furlough; he married Maggie R. Batty, who was born in Marshall Co., Ill. , in 1838. Are members of the C. P. Church. He is a member of A., F. & A. M., No. 252. Has held various township offices.

Sharp, J. W., far., S. 14; P. O. Moravia.
Sharp, Wm., far., S. 14; P. O. Moravia.

Sharp, Wilson , grocery and queensware merchant, Moravia; born in Pennsylvania in 1853; came to Iowa in 1855. He married Cora C. Wright in Iowa in 1876; she was born in Iowa in 1855; they have one child - a baby not named. Held the office of Township Clerk. Mr. Sharp has a well-assorted stock of goods, and doing a good business; has his share of the patronage of the town and county trade.

Showers, L., far., S. 7; P. O. Moravia.
Shutterly, W. H., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Skinner, J. C., far., S. 17; P. O. Moravia.
Staufer, J., far., S. 10; P. O. Moravia.
Stauber, C. E., far., S. 30; P. O. Moravia.
Stauber, J. A., harness-maker, Moravia .
Stephens, G. L., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Stephens, J. L., far., S. 15; P. O. Moravia.
Strupy, Ed., far., S. 13; P. O. Moravia.
Sumner, Jas., far., S. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Sutlef, Wm., far., S. 16; P. O. Moravia.
Tadlock Jas., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Moravia.
Taylor, G. W., far., S. 17; P. O. Moravia.
Thackery, E., far., Sec. 9; P. O. Moravia.
Thrift, J. D., far., S. 24; P. O. Moravia.
Tism, Wm., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Moravia.
Tucker, A. E., far., S. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Tucker, E. F., far., S. 28; P. O. Moravia.
Turner, W. D., far., S. 2; P. O. Moravia.
Wallace, F. P., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Moravia.

Wallace, Ezekiel , farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Moravia; Irish descent; son of Robert Wallace, who was born in Rosegards, North of Ireland, in 1797; his father, Ezekiel W., was a resident of Ireland at the time of the rebellion of the Catholics, at whose hands he received severe punishment for his Protestant proclivities, being imprisoned for a long time, then released, supposing he would flee the country, but he continued in the vicinity hiding in swamps till he was caught, when he was whipped and beaten nearly to death; after which, with his wife and three children, emigrated to America, to Washington Co., Penn., thence to Columbiana Co., Ohio, where he died soon after from the injuries received in Ireland; his wife died about 1863, over 80 years of age. Robert, in February, 1822, married Miss Maria Hasson, daughter of Jonathan H., a distiller of whisky of Columbiana Co., Ohio ; she was born in Cumberland Co., Penn. , in 1801; they remained in Columbiana County until his death in 1828; she died in 1860, leaving two children - Ezekiel and a younger brother, a lawyer in New Lisbon, Ohio. Ezekiel was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, he married Miss Nancy R. Wiley, daughter of Joseph W.; she was born in Harrison Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1825; they remained on the farm until the fall of 1854, when he came to his county and purchased the farm on which he now resides, of 320 acres, valued at $8,000; Nov. 16, 1873, his wife died, leaving five children - Maria H., born Jan. 3, 1847, was killed July 18, 1874; Nancy A., born July 19, 1848, the wife of Dr. Alverson, a physician of Eldon, Wapello Co.; Geo. C., born Feb. 16, 1851, a physician of Grace Hill, Washington Co.; Franklin P., born Sept. 18, 1854; and Arthur E., born Nov. 2, 1865. Democrat. Has held nearly all the township offices. Wife was a member of long standing of the U. B. Church.

Walters, P. W., far., S. 3; P. O. Moravia.
Williams, J. H., far., S. 13; P. O. Moravia.
Williams, L. J., far., S. 13; P. O. Moravia.
Winsler, M., far., Sec. 3; P. O. Moravia.
Wood, Jno., far., S. 5; P. O. Moravia.
Wright, J. M., far., S. 30; P. O. Moravia.
Young, L., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Moravia.