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George Justice
Born January 24, 1810
GEORGE JUSTICE, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 31; P.O. Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania January 24, 1810; came to Iowa April 13, 1854; to Linn Co. November 14, 1864, and then to Jones Co; owns eighty acres and made the improvements; house, 26x36, 16-foot posts—wing 12x16. In politics, Republican; in religion, Presbyterian. Has been Road Supervisor; in Pennsylvania, was Colonel of a regiment of militia. His wife, Margaret W. Douglas, was born in Pennsylvania January 8, 1812; married in Pennsylvania September 8, 1831, and had eight children—John, in Jones Co.; George D., killed by the kick of a horse, at the age of 12; Betsy, died at the age of 6; Mary, at home; Gussy (now Mrs. Taylor, in Rome Township); Jacob S, died in the army at New Orleans; Margaret J. (now Mrs. Pelter, in Grand Junction); Eliza J. (now Mrs. Wesley Bower, in Grand Junction).

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 648.
Note: Marcia Kohl writes: Daughter's name was Grissie (not Gussy). Eliza J. was married to Wesley Bunce (not Bower). Margaret was married to A. J. Pettit (not Pelter).


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