Born September 11, 1807
|GEORGE GEORGE, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 27; P.O. Monticello; was born in Hereford, England, September 11, 1807. He was married to Mary Jones, also born in Hereford, by whom he had one child; wife and child died in England. Mr. George learned the trade of a carpenter, in the employ of John Arkwright, of Hampton Court, Herefordshire, Eng., whose house he assisted in building; he came to America in 1812, and settled near Galena, where he lived eight years; he went to California in 1850, where he worked at his trade and was also engaged in mining; he returned in 1853, and came to Jones Co., where his family had removed during his absence. His present wife was Ann Faragher, born on the Isle of Man; has three children—Sarah A., James and S. H. Mrs. George had two children by a former marriage—Mary and Margaret Bolt. Has been a large landholder, owning at one time about 1,000 acres, the greater part of which he had divided among his children.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 668.
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