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Jamison, Edwin Reymer (p. 232)
Edwin Reymer Jamison ws born in Louisa Co., on 26 June 1860, the son of , natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. They came to Louisa County in 1840 and had eight children: Minnie; Edwin R., our subject; Melvin; Victoria; Gertrude; Myrtle; William B. and Frank.
Mr. Jamison married 9 September 1888 to Belle Vandevort, a daughter of Francis Asbury and Sarah (Lindsey) Vandevort. Her father was a Civil War veteran and her mother a daughter of Dr. J. Lindsey of Grandview. She was the eldest of five children, the others being: Lottie; Emma; Harry; and Arthur.
Mr. and Mrs. Jamison had nine children, as follows: Guy C.;; Hal R.; Orin L.; Esther; Bernice; Emma; Donald E.; Dorothy and Helen.
Jamison, J.W. (p. 44)
J.W. Jamison was born 29 August 1841, in Louisa County, the son of George and Hulda (Herrick) Jamison. The father was a native of Ohio and the mother of New York. They had eight children; J.W. Jacob H. Merrit L.; and O. Brigham and two died in infancy. Mr. Jamison married 28 September 1862 to Rachel Vaugn, daughter of John and Deborah (Mason) Vaughn. The Vaughns were the parents of thirteen children: a daughter died in infancy; Jeremiah; Mary m. C. McCray; Margaret; Hannah; Rachel, now Mrs. Jamison; Isaac; William J.; Jesse; Aurelia m. Geoger Mason of Woodbury; Virginia; Minerva; and Ziba.
Mr. and Mrs. Jamison had five children: Tuttle G.; Isaac; Hulda J. m. D. Kremer; Meinerva m. T. Dotson; and Mary m. Wilson Robb.
Jamison, O.I. (p. 371)
O.I. Jamison was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, on 12 January 1845 and died 18 April 1908. He was the son of William D. and Isabella (Seeds) Jamison. He came to Lousia Co. with his parents when he was nine years old. He married 12 January 1872 to Mary J. Gillis, born 25 October 1844, the daughter of Ridgway and Margaret (McBain) Gillis, who were married 14 April 1849 in Pennsylvania. The father was a native of New York, born 15 February 1818. The paternal grandfather James L. Gillis, (1792-1880) was a soldier in the War of 1812, judge, and a member of congress from the twenty fourth district. He came to Iowa in 1862.
Mr. and Mrs. Jamison had one son: William D. b. 9 November 1873.
Jennings, Alvin W. (p. 350)
(Note corrections that were made in this account that were erroneous or omitted in the history book)
Alvin W. Jennings was born in Louisa County on 13 March 1858, the son of Benajmin and Nancy Ann (Jefferis) Jennings. The parents were natives of Pennsylvania. Benjamin died in 3 September 1894 and the mother died in August of 1863. The father was a son of David and Lucretia (Nash) Jennings and great grandson of David and Mary (Henthorn) Jennings, who were married in York Co. and settled in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Henthorns were some of the early settlers of Chester Co., Pa. Benjamin Franklin Jennings and his wife were parents of ten children: Elijah, k. in Civil War; MIfflin, Jewell Co., KS; William Henry, Davenport, NB; Taylor; Enoch of Van Meter, Ia; Jefferis, died unm.; Franklin; Ellen m. A.H. Trindell, of Loveland, Colo; Alvin W.; and Emma Jane. After the death of his first wife, Benjamin m.2) Mrs. Nancy Harris, by whom he had one daughter, Ginevra, m. C.N. Johnson of Columbus City.
Alvin W. Jennings married Isabelle Hester, on the 25 January 1883. Isabelle was the daughter of Stephen and Emily (Peckinpaugh) Hester. The latter was twice married, her first husband was Levi (not Elijah as stated in the history book) Hester, a cousin of Stephen who was killed in the Civil War. By her first marriage, Mrs. Hester had a son Albert and a daughter that died in infancy. By her marriage to Levi Hester, she had: Mrs. Jennings; Dora m. Baldwin Dunn; Ada m. 1)Henry Riley and m.2) Dr. William Hayden; Emma m. John Moody; Robert; Milie m. Otis Wright ; Carrie m. Dr. Aldridge of Lawrence, S.D.; Ina m. William Robinson of Fort Dodge; Lela m. Todd Summers of Denver, col.; Harvey; Lona; and Alma.
Mr. and Mrs. Jennings had seven children: Lois m. carl Buffington; Verdi m. Richard M. Buffington; Bruce A.; Boyd B.; Donald Dean; and Jefferson M.
Johnston, Edward S. (p. 476)
Edward S. Johnson was born near Columbia City, Indiana on 16 June 1866, the son of W.R. and Martha D. (Bennett) Johnston, both originally from Ohio. He was one of eleven children, the others: Addie, m. Jacob Helblig, of Alexandria, IN; Nora m. Allie Hill of Fort Wayne, IN; Della; Mary m. Wartz Staples; John A.; Lewis; Kora F.; William Thomas; James H.; and Clifford.
Mr. Johnston m. 23 February 1898 to Ida M. Newell, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah J. (Mock) Newell, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. The Newells had ten chidlren: Elizabeth m. George Hensley; Joseph m. Thomas WIser; Hugh T.; Samuel P.; Robert W.;Ida M.,now Mrs. Johnston; William; Vira and Abe. Mr. Newell died 27 September 1899 and his wife died 24 April 1905.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnston were the parents of the following children: Elsie Irene, born 4 December 1898; Minnie May, b. 1 November 1900;p William Newell, b. 22 April 1903; Merit Edward b. 6 December 1905 and Sherman Everett b. 18 August 1908.
Johnston, R.F. (p. 386)
R.F. Johnston, were born the 29 June 1880, the son of T.J. and Margaret (McConnell) Johnston, both natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Louisa County in the 1840s. T he father died in 1893. In their family were four children,namely; Clara J.; N.M.; Elizabeth, and R.F. of this review.
R.F. Johnston married in 1905 to Daisy S. Wiederrecht, who was born in Louisa County, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Wiederrecht. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston had two children: Rexford N. b. 17 March 1907; and Robert L. b. 15 September 1908.
Johnston, T.E. (p. 343)
T. Edgar Johnston was born 3 July 1864 near New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas and Kezia (Kendall) Johnston. The parents were born and married in Pennsylvania where the father died in 1889 They had nine children: J.K.; Ellawea; Oscar S.; T. Edgar, the subject of this sketch: Mary M. m. C.R. McCutcheon of Zanesville, OH; Nora K. m. Owen Dunlap of Pittsburg, KS;Laila d. in Pa.; John F. d. at McConnellsville, Pa; and Morris.
On the 5 March 1891, Mr. Johnston married Emma L. Walker, a native of Louisa Co., b. 3 Spetember 1864, the youngest daughter of J.P and Mrs. Walker. Her siblings were: William; Daniel; and Anna m. J.K. Chambers of Portland, OR. Mrs. Johnston died 16 August 1909 from the effects of a gallstone operation.
Jones, Griffith (p. 164)
Griffith Jones was born 5 January1865 in Wales, the son of Richard and Anna (Jones) Jones. The father emigrated to America in 1868 and settled on a farm in Des Moines Co., Iowa. He died in 1873 and his wife in June 1899. There were six children in the family: Griffith; one who d. in infancy; Owen; Jane; Robert; and Anna.
On the 22 December 1892, Mr. Jones married Jennie A. Richard, a daughter of David and Sarah (Owens) Richard, both of whom were born in Wales The father died 20 March 1892. There were three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jones: David R. b. 10 September 1893; Laura Jane b. 10 February 1895; and John G. b. 13 July 1899.
Jones, M.E. (p. 385)
Marshall E. Jones was born the 26th of August 1873, the son of Barton M. and Martha A. (Enyart) Jones, both natives of Bureau Co., Illinois. They moved to Louisa Co. about 1860 where the father died in March 1898 and the maother in July 1904. The five surviving children were: Mary E.; Lewis A.; Daniel; J.H.; and Marshall E. of this review.
On the 15 September 1910, Marshall E. Jones married Minnie I. Pfeifer, a native of Louisa Co. and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pfeifer.
Jones, R.T. (p. 76)
Robert T. Jones was born the 27 February 1836 in Liverpool, England, the son of David M.and Elizabeth Jones, both natives of Wales. They emigrated to the United States and lived in New York for a time and subsequently moved to Ohio They came to Louisa Co., Iowa in1855. David M. Jones died in 1863 and Mrs. Jones in 1890. Their children were: Robert T., of this review; Alice m. D.G. Lewis of Columbus City Twp.; WIlliam O., killed in the Civil War;Catherine m. Hugh Davis; Elizabeth m. J.N. Evans, of Missouri; and Albert who d. at the age of seven.
Robert T. Jones was married in February 1864 to Dinah Davis, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Davis, who were natives of South Wales and came to America in 1853, locating in Henry Co., Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Jones had four children, as follows: WIlliam O.; H.T.; and two died in infancy.