far., S. 17; P.O. Mt. Zion; owns 207 acres of land, valued at $25 per
acre; was born March 18, 1842, in this county, where he spent his boyhood
days, and at his country's call enlisted in Co. H, 3d Iowa Cav. Sept. 8,
1861; participated in the battle of Moore's Mill, Mo., where he was wounded
by a ball passing through the side of the jaw and under the jugular vein,
and lodging in the back of the neck, from which he recovered and afterward
participated in the battles of Little Rock, Ark., Tupelo and Guntown, Miss.;
was also with Gen. Wilson, in his raid through Alabama and Georgia; was
discharged Aug. 25, 1865.
Returned home and was married to Miss Martha M. Van Emmons, of this county; she was born in Missouri in October, 1853; have 5 children - George V., John H., Maud, Nellie and William R. Moved on his farm in 1871. Is a member of the Presbyterian Church; Republican.