Early Settlers of Muscatine County 1834-1839


The following listing was extracted from pages 440 and 441 of the "History of Muscatine County, Iowa" published in 1879 by the Western Historical Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Transcribed by Susie Martin-Rott.  Note that no changes other than arranging the names in alphabetical order were made to this information.  Spelling is as it appeared in the book.  The only
additions made to the list are the links in the notes section to biographies of some of the individuals which appear elsewhere on this website.  If a name appears more than once on this list, it is because it was on the list more than once in its original form.  I have no way of determining if these were two separate individuals, or two people with the same name.
 

From the book we learn:
"We are able to give some of hte prominent names in the roll of settlers who came prior to 1840, and are recorded in the Old Settlers' Society's register.  We do not pretend that the list is a complete one, but we give all whose names have been furnished to us by reliable parties.  The settlements in the several townships are spoken of in more detail in the chapters devoted especially to the towns and villages.  We give the names appended in about the order of their coming, by years only. "

The listing begins with the  with the assumption that settlement was made in 1834 and in closing the list the book further states:

"It is possible that some errors have crept into the arrangement of the foregoing list, but great care has been taken to avoid such mistakes.The names are all copied from records and papers, or taken from statements made to the writer in person.  The settlers here enumerated were in the county prior to 1840, beyond question, and probably came as indicated.  The list might be swelled to include hundreds of other names, but suach a task as the preparation of the roll would be obviously impossible."
 
 
Name Date of Settlement Notes
Abbott, C.A. 1839  
Abbott, John S. 1837  
Ayers, W.S. 1838  
Bamford, Robert 1836  
Bamford, Samuel 1838  
Banks, A.T. 1838  
Barney, George 1838  
Baston, Benjamin 1837  
Beard, William 1836  
Beatty, James 1838  
Bennett, Joseph 1839  
Benson, J.H. 1836  
Berg, J. 1837  
Berkshire, M.M. 1838  
Bidwell, James 1837  
Bidwell, Peter 1837  
Blair, Solomon 1836  
Blanchard, Aaron 1836  
Blanchard, Ahimaaz 1837  
Brady, J.W. 1838  
Brewer, John Aaron 1836  
Bridgman, Joseph 1837  
Briggs, John 1837  
Brockway, A. 1838  
Brockway, J.M. 1838
Brophy, Stephen B. 1839  
Brownell, William 1839  
Browning, Charles 1838  
Bumgardner, George 1837  
Burdett, H. 1836  
Burdett, Thiomas 1836  
Burns, Christopher 1837  
Candee, S.N. 1839  
Casey, Frank 1836  
Casey, James W. 1835  
Chamberlain, Levi 1837  
Chambers Isaac 1836 son of William
Chambers, Anderson 1836 son of William
Chambers, John 1836  
Chambers, Vincent 1836 son of William
Chambers, William Jr. 1836 son of William
Chambers, William Sr. 1836 and his sons
Champ, John 1836  
Cloud, D.C. 1839  biography 
Cobb, John 1836  
Cole, J.C. 1837  
Colver, S. 1837  
Comstock, S.C. 1836  
Cone, A. 1837  biography
Coombs 1837 "the family"
Couch, Moses 1836  
Craig, J. 1836  
Cunningham, Luke 1837  
Daniels, G.E. 1839  
Davis, Isaiah 1837 biography
Davis, James 1837  
Davis, Robert 1837  
Day, Irad C. 1838  
Deming, Horace 1838  
DeWeber, W.W. 1839  
Drury, Charles 1836 laid out Moscow in 1836
Dunsmore, Alexander 1839  
Edginton, Daniel 1836  
Farnsworth, A. 1838  
Farnsworth, Azel 1838  
Fay, Edward E 1836  
Fay, Pliny 1837 biography found under Fry 
Fish, Charles H. 1837  
Fish, Jeremiah 1837  
Fletcher, J.E. 1838  
Foster, Suel 1836  
Franklin, J.H. 1836  
Frierson, John 1837  
Fryberger, P. 1939  
Fullington, Norman 1836  
Funck, Adam 1837  
Funck, Henry 1837  biography
Gilbert, Hiram 1836  
Gilbert, M. 1839  
Gilbert, Samuel 1836  
Giles, John 1839  
Gillett, Addison 1837  
Gillett, Harvey 1836  
Goldsbury, Slias 1837
Gordon, William 1836  
Gordon, William A. 1839  
Graham, Robert 1837  
Gregg, Asa 1837  
Hare, A.M. 1839  biography
Hastings, S. Clinton 1837  
Hawkins, Mr. 1838  
Hawley, Silas 1839  
Higginbotham, Niles 1837  
Higley, Joshua 1836 son of Mr. Higley
Higley, Mr. 1836 "the pioneer peddler"
Hine, L.C. 1836  
Hines, H.H. 1837  
Holliday, Elias 1836  
Holliday, John 1836  
Holliday, Samuel 1836  
Holliday, Thomas B. 1836  
Holmes, William G. 1837  
Howland, B.T. 1838  
Huber, John J. 1836  
Humphreys, G.W. 1839  
Hunt, G.W. 1839  
Hunter, William 1836  
Isett, T.M. 1836  
Isler, John 1838  
Israel, J.E. 1839  
Jackson, Peter 1838  
Jeffers, Dennis 1839  
Jennison, H.Q. 1839  
Kane, J.M. 1839  
Kidder, John M. 1838  
Kiefer, David 1837  
Kincaid, G.W. 1839  
Kindler, John 1837  
Kinney, R.C. 1836  
Kinney, Samuel 1836  
Kinsley, George M. 1839  
Kiser, Jacob 1837  
Lathrop, Isaac 1837  
Lathrop, Silas 1837  
Lawson, John 1837  
Lee, Barton 1839  
Lee, H. 1837 Dr.
Leffingwell, William 1839  
Lillibridge, Amos 1838  
Lilly, Benjamin 1838  
Long, Jacob 1837  
Lord, Richard 1837  
Lucas, Samuel 1838  
Magoon, George D. 1839  
Magoon, Isaac 1839  
Main, John 1837  
Maine, Charles 1836  
Maine, Silas 1836  
Marble, John 1836  
Mathews, Benjamin 1839 brought by C.A. & D.R. Warfield as 
emancipated slave from Maryland
Mathews, Clark 1839  
Mathews, Edward 1839 brought by C.A. & D.R. Warfield as 
emancipated slave from Maryland
Mathews, Hiram 1839  
Mathews, Mathew 1839  
Mauck, Daniel 1837  
Mauck, Isaac 1837  
Maxon, Dr. 1837  
McClaren, Robert 1837  
McCloud, J. 1839  
McCormick, J.A. 1839  
McCurdy, Andrew 1838  
McGrew, John 1835  
McGrew, L.T. 1837  
McKee, A.L. 1837  
Miles, John 1837  
Miller, John 1837  
Miller, John H. 1836  
Mitchell, Mr. 1837  
Mockmore, Henry 1836  
Moore, Henry W. 1838  
Morford, John 1837  
Morford, R. 1838  
Morford, Thomas 1838  
Morford, William 1838  
Morrow, J.G. 1837  
Mounts, Joseph 1837  
Norton, Mr. 1836 and wife
Nye, Azuba 1834  
Ogilvie, Adam 1836  
Olds, Benjamin S. 1839  
Pace, Anderson 1837  
Parker, Samuel 1836  
Parker, Samuel 1837  
Parsons, Nathan 1837  
Parvin, John A. 1839  biography
Parvin, T.S. 1838   biography
Petriken, D.R. 1838  
Pettibone, Giles 1836  
Pettibone, Giles 1837  
Pettibone, Jonathan 1836  
Phillips, James 1838  
Purinton, J.A. 1839  
Rayburn, C. 1837  
Reece, John 1836  
Reece, Joseph 1836  
Reuling, J.A.     1838  biography
Reynolds, Allison 1836  
Reynolds, Eli 1835 Dr.
Richardson, F. 1837  
Richardson, S. 1837  
Richman, J. 1837  
Richman, J.Scott 1839  
Sams, W.H. 1836  
Sany, H. 1837  
Schenck, E.T.S. 1839  
Shefrey, John 1837  
Shortridge, Samuel 1837  
Sinnett, Samuel 1839  
Smalley, Abraham 1838  
Smalley, Henry 1839  
Smalley, Jackson 1839  
Smalley, John 1839  
Smalley, Shepherd 1839  
Smalley, Tiley 1839  
Smalley, William 1839  
Smith, Daniel S. 1839  
Smith, Robert 1837  
Sparkes, William 1837  
Springer, G.A. 1839  
St John, William 1836  
Standard, Alonzo 1838  
Starke, Thomas J. 1837  
Starks, Thomas 1837  
Starr, Samuel 1837  
Stearn, Browning 1836 first settlers on Muscatine Island
Stearn, Joshua 1836 first settlers on Muscatine Island
Stewart, S.W. 1838  
Stone, F.H. 1839  
Stormes, Samuel 1837 biography found under Storm 
Storms, George 1837  
Sutherland, Martin 1837  
Tarr, Samuel 1839  
Tebow, W. 1838  
Thornton, Err 1834  
Thornton, Levi 1836  
Thornton, Lott 1834  
Todd, William 1837  
Trowbridge, S.C. 1837  
Truesdale, L. 1839  
Usher, Aaron 1837  
Vanater, John 1835 Vanatta
Vandever, Mr. 1837  
Viele, S.D. 1839  
Viele, W.D. 1838  
Walton, Amos 1837  
Walton, John W. 1838  
Walton, Josiah P. 1838  
Ward, Alexander 1837  
Ward, Alexander 1837  
Ward, Myron 1837  
Warfield, A.O. 1838  
Warfield, D.R. 1838  
Washburn, Arthur 1835  
Washburn, Z. 1839  
Weed, James 1839  
West, A. 1838  
Whicher, S. 1839  biography
Whiting, A. 1837  
Wiley, H. 1837  
Williams, J. Jr. 1838  
Williams, J.K. 1839  
Williams, Joseph 1838 Judge
Winn, A.M. 1838  
Woodward, A.R. 1839  
Woodward, W.G. 1839  
Wright, William P. 1836  
Wright, Wilson 1837  
Yates, J.S. 1837  
Ziegler, J. 1839  

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Last Updated on 11/29/2001
By Susie Martin-Rott