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Alexander M. Heasty
Born 1838
ALEXANDER M. HEASTY, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec, 24; P.O. Scotch Grove; born in Ohio in 1838; came to Jones Co. in 1865; wife's maiden name was Margaret Nelson, a native of Ohio. They were married in 1866; have had seven children, five are living—Carrie, Mary E., Jasper, William E. and Francis. Mr. Heasty owns 119 acres in Wayne, and twenty acres in Scotch Grove, of timber; he gave one acre for the cemetery in Wayne Township, near this place. He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion, a member of the 2d I.V.C., Co. M, Capt. McConnel. He enlisted in the fall of 1861; was discharged in the fall of 1861; was in the battles of Corinth, Miss., and also Iuka; was in the company that took Col. Price (nephew of Gen. Sterling Price) prisoner in Mississippi, south of Coldwater. In one engagement, Mr. Heasty had bullet-holes put through his rubber coat. The man that captured Col. Price was John Beard. Mr. Heasty and wife are members of the U.P. Church. He is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 626.


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