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John C. Heasty
Born 1836
JOHN C. HEASTY, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 24; P.O. Scotch Grove; born in Ohio in 1836; came to Jones Co. in 1853, and located land, and, in 1868, came to live. permanently. Wife's maiden name was McCandless, a native of Ohio also. They were married February 3, 1858; have seven children—Charles L., Robert M,, John Grant, Olive Mary, James W., Ida Josephine and Arthur Francis. Mr. Heasty owns 120 acres; he was a soldier during the late civil war; a member of the 2d I.V.I., Co. C; enlisted September 27, 1864; was discharged July 4, 1865; was taken prisoner near Clinton, Ga., by Gen. Wheeler; was kept a prisoner about five and a half months; was in Macon four months, and in Andersonville about one and a half months. Mr. Heasty is one of the Trustees of his town. He and his wife and three of his children 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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