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N. S. Mershon
Born November 30, 1820
N. S. MERSHON, 35; P.O. Viroqua; born November 30, 1820, in Fleming Co., Ky.; in 1830, came to Ohio with his parents; in 1848, he came to Jones Co., Iowa; he owns 317% acres of land. Married Mary A. Bancroft in 1844; she was born in Ohio; have ten children—Henry R , Mary E., Joseph I., William, Alice, Asel, Anna, Jennie, Charles and Leetie. During 1855 and 1856, was Postmaster at Olin and engaged in merchandising; in 1857, he sold merchandise in Highland Grove; sold out his stock in the fall of 1858; in the fall of 1860, he commenced merchandising in Fairview and was Postmaster there till 1864; he then removed his stock of goods to Highland Grove, and continued in the merchandise trade there and at Olin till 1869, when he retired from the business, and has since been engaged in farming.

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

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