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His estate consists of 210 acres.
BURDICK, G. L.-Saddler and harness-maker. Was born in Philadelphia on the first day of Jannary, 1839, and when very young was taken by his parents to Ohio where they lived four years, and thence to Indiana, and after a residence of four years in this State, he in 1853 removed to Lee county, Iowa, and in 1855 settled in Marion county. His father was a harness-maker, and at this occupation the subject of our sketch was raised. During the late war he enlisted in company A, Thirty-third Iowa volunteer infantry, and served three years, and participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged. After he was mustered out, he returned to his home in Attica, and in 1867 removed to Knoxville, where he has since been engaged in his chosen occupation, and has a high standing as a man of integrity and honesty, and his manufactures find not only a ready sale, but give good satisfaction. He was married to Miss Kate E. Paul in 1866. She was born in New Lisbon, Columbiana county, Ohio. They have three children: Lilian, Ida and Clyde.
BURCH, P. H.-Farmer, Sec. 22, P. O. Lucas Grove. Is a native of Barren county, Kentucky. He was born September 2, 1823, and was raised and educated in his native county. Having an attraction for the State of lowa, he emigrated in the spring of 1852, and located in Marion county, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until the spring of 1874, when he moved to McPherson county, Kansas, and he returned to Marion county the same year. are in cultivation, the balance timber. He has been twice married; first, He owns 140 acres of land, 120 of which October 1, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth Key, of Kentucky. By this union they had nine children, seven of whom are living: Nancy A., Hezekiah, Jemima E., Sarah E. C., Mary R., Marshall and Martha F.; lost two in infancy. Miss Emilia Leak, of Montgomery county, Indiana, beame his second wife November 11, 1868. She was born August 31, 1833.
BUSH, JOHN-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 31, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, March 20, 1845. Is the son of John and Ann Bush, who were natives of Maryland. John Jr. was raised to manhood and educated in his native county, his avocation being that of a farmer until 1862. In August of that year he enlisted in company F. Second Ohio artillery, and was at the Vicksburg engagement; was taken prisoner at Sweet Water, Tennessee, and for a time was confined at Columbus, thence to Saulsbury, and eventually transferred to the notorious Libby, where he remained until the close of the war. After the war he located in Fulton county, Indiana, engaging in farming, until 1875, when he removed to Iowa, locating in Marion county, where he now resides. His estate consists of 100 acres, one and a half miles north of Knoxville. election in 1880 he was elected to the office of township assessor by the At the fall Republican party. In Fulton county, Indiana, he married Miss Mary E. Adams, a native of Ohio. By this union they have two children: S. and Floyd.
BUSSING, ROBERT-Among the many enterprising business men of Knoxville, no one has a better standing than the subject of this sketch. He was born in Washington county, New York, on the twelfth day of January, 1841, and while an infant was taken by his parents to Ohio, where he lived
until eleven years of age, and then removed to Indiana. He was raised a farmer and followed it as an occupation until the outbreak of the Rebellion and enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Indiana infantry, and served until the close of the war and was honorably discharged, and he returned to his home and was engaged in farming and the milling business, and in 1867 came to this county and became one of the proprietors of the City Mills, which he operated for thirteen years. He married Miss S. A. Campbell in 1869. She was born in Ohio. They have three children: Robert C., Earl C. and an infant. They have lost three: Mary A., Elizabeth and an infant.
BUZZARD, G. F.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 25, P. O. Knoxville Was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1832. His father, Jacob, was a tailor. G. F. was raised to manhood, educated and learned the carpenter trade in his native State. In 1856 he came to Iowa, arriving in Knoxville, December 17, and for thirteen years was identified with the interests of the town. For a number of years he has divided his time between working at his trade and farming. He enlisted in company G, Fortieth Iowa volunteer infantry, in 1862, participating in many of the stirring engagements; was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He married, in 1854, Miss Sarah Keefer, a native of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. They have by this union nine children: Jennie, Lizzie, Will, Frank, Charlie, Dock, Fred, Dell and George.
BYE, CAPT. E. P.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 22, P. O. Knoxville. Of the prominent agriculturists and stock-men of the county, there are none more deserving of special mention than the subject of this sketch, who was born in Columbiania county, Ohio, April 27, 1827. His parents were Redelon and Sarah, the former a native of New Jersey, and the latter of Pennsylvania. He traces his lineage to German and English ancestry. E. P. received the benefits of the common schools of his native county, as his limited opportunities permitted, for his early life was that of a farmer boy. When he attained his thirteenth year the family removed to Jay county, Indiana, where they engaged in farming, and where the subject of this sketch resided until 1851, when he came to Marion county, arriving in Knoxville November 27. Being a man of close observation, he had become proficient in the art of mechanism, his father being a cabinet-maker, although E. P. had never learned the trade. The demand for mechanics in Knoxville at that time was good, and he made his departure as an architect. Many of the old land-marks at the present time are specimens of his handiwork. During the memorable cholera plague he furnished the greater portion of the burial cases. In 1860 he went to Pike's Peak, and in 1861 he returned to Knoxville, and enlisted as private in company G, Fifteenth Iowa volunteer infantry. During his military career he participated in many of the stirring engagements, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta Campaign, was with Uncle Billy on his famous march to the sea, and various others. He was mustered into the service as private, promoted to corporal; immediately after the battle of Corinth, in 1862, was promoted to sergeant; and in October, of the same year, to second lieutenant; and on March 7, 1863, to first lieutenant, the duties of which office he discharged until August 27, 1864, when he was commissioned as captain of company G, in which capacity he was honorably mustered out, at Louisville, Kentucky, July 24, 1865, and discharged at Davenport. He returned to Knox
ville, residing there until 1869, when he removed to his present home, Capt. Bye has been twice married. His first wife was Levena Palmer. married in 1855. She died January 23, 1860. By this union he has one daughter, Emma. On the fourteenth of October, 1865, Mrs. Elmira Eldrige became his wife. She was born October 7, 1841. Her parents were Richard and Susan Brewer. May 14, 1861 she married Rufus H. Eldrige. He was a native of Ohio, and removed to Iowa with his parents, at an early day. He went into the army, in 1861, as lieutenant of company K, Fif teenth Iowa volunteer infantry, and was killed at the battle of Corinth, October 2, 1862. Albert Brewer, her brother, went out at the first and served all throngh the war. Mrs. Bye's parents at present are residents of Marysville, Marion county. She has one son by her first husband, a promising young man, E. R: Eldrige, now a student at the Iowa State University. Their family consists of three children: Delbert, George and William. Mrs. Bye is a lady possessed of those winning ways that make her a ray of sunshine to the home. She is a skilled managress of household affairs, and her husband's best counselor. The captain's estate comprises 200 acres. Stock-raising is his principal business, and he is making a success of it, by his discreet management. He is closely identified with the educational interests of his district. As a soldier, Capt. Bye stands foremost among the patriotic veterans of the late war.
ARROTHERS, LEVI (or CAPT.)-Was born in Richland county, Ohio, November 10, 1833. Is the son of John and Nancy Carrothers. The former is a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Virginia. They were among the early settlers of Richland Co. When Levi was quite young the family removed to Coshocton county, where he was raised to manhood, receiving the benefits of the common schools. His early life was spent on the farm. In the spring of 1856, Mr. John Carrothers, with his family, emigrated to Iowa, locating in Marion county, where the son now resides. Mr. John Carrothers, after an active agricultural career in the county, died in 1860. The mother, well advanced in years, at present resides with her son. August 9, 1862, Mr. Carrothers enlisted in company I, Thirty-third Iowa volunteer infantry, passing through many of the notable events of the late war, Helena, Arkansas; Jenkins' Ferry, and others. June 14, 1864, he was promoted from sergeant to first lieutenant, and July 21, same year, to captain, in which capacity he was at the engagement of Spanish Fort, and minor engagements. Was honorably discharged at Davenport, in August, 1865. Since the war he has been engaged in farming in Marion county. His estate consists of 160 acres. Stock-raising is his principal business, and he keeps grades that will do justice to the average in the county. He married, October 11, 1855, Miss Liddie Davis, of Knox county, Ohio, daughter of Aaron and Rebecca Davis. They have four children: Mary E. (Mrs. Butterfield), A. W., Annie M. and Carrie B. As a soldier and a citizen, few men have a better record than Captain Carrothers, he is enterprising, public-spirited, and has been identified with all affairs pertaining to the public good. Himself and family are members of the Presbyterian Church.
CART, ANDREW-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 7, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Union county, Virginia, October 22, 1822; is the son of George and Margaret Cart. When quite young he removed with his parents to Greenbrier county of that State, where they resided until he attained his twelfth year, when they emigrated to Elkhart county, Indiana, engaging in agricultural pursuits, and Andrew was raised to manhood, receiving the
benefits of the common schools. In 1847 he enlisted in the Fifth infantry regular troops of Pennsylvania and served eighteen months in the Mexican War; was with General Scott at Vera Cruz. In 1852 he went to California and for five years was engaged in mining, returning to Indiana in 1857, where he resided until 1865, when he came to Marion county. His estate consists of 120 acres. He is a man of untiring industry and a close observer; those elements combined with skillful management have secured him a neat competency. In 1857 he married, in Indiana, Mary Slife, a native of Pennsylvania. They have eight children: Frederick, Leora (Mrs. Caffery), Margaret Ann, Ella, William, Benjamin, Wesley and Thomas. father died in Indiana and his mother in Marion county, Iowa. CHERRIE, M.-Proprietor of the Home Flouring Mill. Was born in Ireland in 1820, and was raised on a farm until eighteen years of age and then emigrated to the United States, and settled in Ohio; thence to LaFayette, Indiana, and in 1856 came to Marion courty, where he has since lived. During the late war he enlisted in the Third Iowa cavalry as a private and was mustered out as captain. His mill is the pioneer mill in the city, has three run of burs and does both a custom and merchant business and has good reputation for the quality of its manufacture. He was married in 1863 to Miss Agnes Breckenridge, a native of Scotland. Their family consists of four children: Mary, Milla (now Mrs. Whiting), Martin and George. CLARK, A. M.-County auditor. Is a native of Belmont county, Ohio, and was born February 22, 1832, and lived in his native State until 1851, and then came with his parents to Des Moines county, Iowa, and remained there until 1853 and then removed to this county. His time until 1861 was occupied in agricultural pursuits, working at the carpenter's trade and teaching school. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in company E, Eighth Iowa infantry, as a private and was with the regiment in all its raids and marches until the battle of Shiloh, where he was taken prisoner and confined in various southern prisons (among them may be named Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Macon and Richmond), and after being held over six months was paroled. After his exchange he returned to his regiment and was with it until May, 1866, lacking only three months and three days of serving his country five years. He passed the various grades of non-commissioned officers and received a commission as second lieutenant, first lieutenant, brevet captain and captain. His popularity as a soldier and an officer is evinced by the tokens of respect and mementoes presented by the regiment. After his return to his home he engaged in the mercantile business and continued that until 1871 and then went on a farm. 1879 he was elected to his present position. As a business inan he has been honorable, as a soldier brave and as a public official attentive and obliging. He was inarried in 1864 to Miss Sarah J. McMillan, daughter of Hon. Thomas McMillan. She was born in Ohio. Their family consists of five children: Samuel W., Thomas M., Mary M., Maria W. and Charles M. CLARK, A. B.--Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 26, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Marion county, Ohio, January 29, 1832. His parents were Garry and Salina Clark. They were natives of Hartford, Connecticut, and among the pioneers of Ohio. His grandfather located and raised a crop of corn on the land where now is situated the town of Mt. Vernon. A. B was raised to manhood and educated in the Buckeye State. His boyhood days were spent in the farming district. His father was a prominent architect and builder in that country, which trade A. B. learned and pursued
for a number of years. In 1852 he married Miss Elizabeth A. Decker, a native of Marion county, Ohio, daughter of James and Clara Decker. By this union they have two sons: James Barrett and Garry. In the autuma of 1854 he emigrated to Marshall county, Iowa, and engaged in agricultu ral pursuits for a time; thence to Humboldt county, locating twelve miles north of Ft. Dodge. At his house seventy-five of the citizens were fed when returning from the pursuit of the Indians, after the memorable massacre at Spirit Lake. The Indians, during his sojourn in the county, were very troublesome, and it was requisite to be continually on the alert. In 1859 he moved to Knoxville, and was closely identified with the architects and builders of that town until 1868, when he removed to his present home. The Clark estate consists of 255 acres in Marion county and 120 in Missouri. His residence is a model of neatness and indicates taste. The interior, under the skilled management of Mrs. C., is inviting and comfortable. Mr. Clark is a man of clear judgment and well developed perceptive faculties. Politically, in the days of Whigs, his sympathies were with that party, and upon the organization of the Republican party he was found in their ranks, where he has since been solid. Himself and family are members of the Methodist Church.
CLARK, D. M.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 29, P. O. Knoxville. This sturdy tiller of the soil, who for thirty-two years has breathed Marion county atmosphere, was born in Tennessee in 1841, and is the son of Thomas and Emeline Clark, who were natives of that State, and removed to Indiana in 1844. In 1848 Mr. Thomas Clark emigrated to Iowa with his family, locating in Marion county, being among the first settlers, and since that time has been closely identified with the agricultural interests of the county. D. M. was here raised to manhood, receiving the benefits of the Knoxville school, which, in his boyhood days, as is in all new countries. was rather meager. His early days were spent in farming, and he has closely adhered to that profession. In 1866 he married Miss Nancy Wat kins. She is the daughter of Henry and Hannah Watkins, who were among the pioneers of the county. By this union they have two children: Ho mer B. and Elmer D. His estate consists of 143 acres, on which is situated a pleasantly located residence. He does considerable in stock-raising; keeps a good average grade. Mr. Clark is numbered among the respected and solid agriculturalists of Knoxville township.
CLARK, JAMES-Farmer, Sec. 27, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Warren county, Tennessee, the third day of October, 1817. He remained in his native county, on the farm with his parents, until he was about seventeen years of age, when they moved to Dade county, Georgia, where he remained until 1849, when he became a new citizen of Marion county. Mr. Clark being one of the pioneers of the new county has had many hardships to contend with, but being a man of energy and enterprise, he has made his occupation a success. He owns 160 acres of land. Has been twice married; first, to Miss Minerva McKaig, of Tennessee. By this union they had seven children, six of whom are living: Samuel, Frank, Sarah O., Elizabeth, Thomas and Louvina; one deceased, John. Second, to Mrs. Marinda Sunderland; maiden name, Marinda Millet, of Putnam county, Indiana. By this union they have five children: Howell C., James L. R., Mary A., Loubell, Harriet; and two deceased, Laura E. and an infant. Mrs. Clark, by her first husband, has two children: Julia A. and Martha J. Sunderland.