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John Atkins
Born 1826
JOHN ATKINS, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 7; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Somerset Co., N. J., in 1826; his father, William Atkins, removed to Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 1844. He was married to Parmelia Dodson, who was born in Cincinnati in 1826; they came to Dubuque Co. in 1850, where they lived till 1864, when they came to Jones Co. and settled on their present farm; they have five children—Edward, Adelbert, William D., George N. and Alta P. Mr. Atkins has 140 acres of land.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 693.


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