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J. E. Acheson
Born 1828
J. E. ACHESON, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 16; P.O. Langworthy; born in Ohio in 1828; in March, 1855, he came to the State of Iowa; came to Jones Co, in 1866; owns 160 acres of land in Wayne, and 35 acres in Richland (timber-land). Has been Collector of his town. Mr. Acheson has been married three times; the maiden name of his first wife was Elizabeth McCullough, a native of Ohio, and died two years after their marriage; the maiden name of his second wife was Catharine Heasty, also a native of Ohio; they were married in 1857; she died in 1869; the present wife's name was Mary Jane Brush; she, too, was from Ohio; they were married in 1871; had, by his second wife, seven children, three of whom are now living—R. H., James M. and J. L. Mr. and Mrs. Acheson are members of the U.P. Church; he is a Republican.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 620.


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