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A. H. Marvin
Born February 24, 1808
A. H. MARVIN, retired, Monticello; is a native of Columbia Co., N.Y., and was born February 24, 1808; he grew up to manhood in Ontario Co., and, in 1832, removed to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, and lived there until the spring of 1855, when he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co., about two and one-half miles west of Monticello, and engaged in farming; he continued farming and stock-raising for fifteen years, then moved in town, and since then he has resided here. He was a member of the last Constitutional Convention of Iowa, and was prominent in providing for our present educational system; he has been a member of the School Board ever since the organization of the High School in Monticello; has been Justice of the Peace, and held other town offices. In October, 1832, he was united in marriage to Miss Ann M. Rogers, a native of Ashtabula Co., Ohio; they have six children, five sons and one daughter—John A., Andrew J., Richard M., Fred L, and Charles E.; the daughter, Mary, lives at home; two of the sons live in Iowa, one in Nebraska, one in Wisconsin and one in Ohio. They have had three sons in the army; Andrew served in the Commissary Department; Richard and William enlisted and served in the 31st I.V.I., and William died during the siege of Vicksburg. They have lost two other sons—Lewis and Edgar. Mr. Marvin has been a man of influence wherever he has lived; he is not aggressive, but is reliable, and is esteemed by all classes as a safe counselor.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 674.


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