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Samuel Byers
Born 4 May 1841
SAMUEL BYERS, farmer, Jackson Twp., Sec. 33; P.O. Olin; born May 4, 1841, in Mercer Co., Penn.; when a child, he came to Jones Co. with his parents; he owns ninety-two and one-half acres of land and has one of the largest orchards in the township, consisting of about fourteen acres of very choice fruit. Married Melinda Emerson in March, 1860; she was born in Ohio; had three children, two living—Louise A. and Francis M. He enlisted in 1864 in Co. E, 2d I.V.I, and served to the end of the war. Democrat.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 608.


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