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G. W. Belden
Born 23 June 1820
G. W. BELDEN, physician and surgeon, Martelle; born June 23, 1820, in Rutland Co., Vt.; in 1824, came with his parents to Wayne Co., N.Y.; in 1830, he came to Washtenaw Co., Mich.; in 1838, came to Wood Co, Ohio; in 1836, to La Porte, Ind.; in 1837, to McHenry Co., Ill.; in 1851, to Linn Co., Iowa; in 1868, to Jones Co. He owns 105 acres of land, also property in town. He commenced the study of medicine in 1841, with Prof. George W. Richards, of St. Charles, Ill.; graduated in 1844, at La Porte, Ind.; has been in practice most of the time since. Married Mary L. Hodgkins in November, 1839; she was born in New York; have six children—Cassia, Ben, Frank, Albert, Mary T. and J. O.; was a candidate for the Legislature for Linn Co., and was defeated by John E. Kurtz.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, (Chicago, Western Historical Publishing Co.), p. 585
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