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William Barker
Born 1826
WILLIAM BAKER, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 36; P.O. Clarence; born in Ohio in 1826, and went to Indiana and remained eighteen years; then, in 1851, came to Iowa; returned to Indiana; then, in 1853, came with his family and settled in Cedar Co., Iowa. and entered 160 acres, which he sold, and bought and now owns 206 acres, on which he has made all the improvements—a barn, 32x42 feet, a good house, fences and put place in good order; his market, at first, was Davenport, and he has sold wheat for 35 cents, and pork for $1.50. His wife, Amanda J. Stone, was born in Pennsylvania in 1835, and went to Indiana, and then to Wisconsin. Married in 1856; have seven children—Franklin (died in 1857), Henry B., Adda, Clayton, Elizabeth, Emma and Louie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 637.


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