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L. D. Carlton
Born 1815
L. D. CARLTON, blacksmith, Oxford Mills; born in Rensselaer Co., N.Y., in 1815, and came to Iowa in 1859. His first wife, Ann Eliza Hunt, was born in Erie. N.Y., and died in about two years after marriage, leaving one child, Edwin, who enlisted in the United States Regular Army, 1st Battery. and was on the Star of the West at the time of the attempted impressment of Fort Sumter; served five years, and received an honorable discharge; died at the age of 34. His second wife, Frances C. Whitney, was born in Sullivan Co., N.H., in 1838, and moved to New York, and then to Iowa, in the fall of 1857, and married in the spring of 1863, and has two children living—Effie S. and Harry. He enlisted, in August, 1861. in the 9th I.V.I., and was mustered out in December, 1862. Has been Justice of the Peace and Township Clerk. Is a Republican and Universalist in religion.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 590.

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