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Ancil E. Martin
Born July 16, 1847
ANCIL E. MARTIN, Warden of the State Penitentiary, Anamosa; is a native of Newport, Herkimer Co., N.Y., and was born July 27, 1832; he grew up to manhood there; he came to Chicago and engaged in contracting; he built the first stone piers, and abutments on the Chicago River; he remained there five years and came to Iowa, locating in Delaware Co., and engaged in contracting and building. He was elected Sheriff of Delaware Co., and held that office for six years; he held the office of Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue for ten years, and he has in his possession his commission, signed by President Lincoln. In April, 1876, he was appointed Warden of the State Penitentiary, at Anamosa. On the 12th of June, 1858, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna McKenzie, from Chicago; she is a native of Canada; they have four children—Marcella E., Ancil E., Jr., John B. and Reuben B.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 567.


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