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Joseph Bumgarner
Born 1810
JOSEPH BUMGARNER, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 13; P.O. Hale Village; born in 1810, in Berkeley Co., Va.; came to Indiana, and, in 1843, to Iowa, and entered 120 acres; now owns 126; made part of the improvements. In religion, liberal; in politics, Republican; has been Road Supervisor, School Director and Trustee. His wife, Eliza Green, born in New York in 1816; came to Indiana when young; married in 1835, died September 20, 1878; have had thirteen children—Rebecca (now Mrs. J. Cole), Mary (now Mrs. Porter, in Shelby Co., Iowa), Rhoda, Elizabeth (deceased), Sarah (now Mrs. Glick, of Nebraska), Jane (now Mrs. Porter, in Guthrie Co., Iowa), Belindia (now Mrs. Porter, in Jones Co.), Annie (now Mrs. Fulk, of Jones Co.), Hannah (now deceased, was Mrs. Catlin), Martha, Jackson, Edward, George.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 638.


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