Born February 19, 1815
|ERASTUS MOREY, farmer, Sec. 1; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Washington Co., N.Y., February 19, 1815; he grew up to manhood and lived there until 40 years of age; in the spring of 1855, he came West to Iowa and located in Jones Co., where he now lives; he bought 120 acres for $5 per acre and engaged in farming; he has lived on this farm twenty-four years; he had nothing when he began life; he has sold wheat for 30 cents per bushel and corn for 15 cents; he now owns 280 acres of good land, finely improved, all paid for; his success in life is owing to his own efforts and good management. On the 26th of April, 1845, he married Miss Electa A. Carr, a native of Washington Co., N.Y.; she was raised in Vermont; they have five children—Edwin S. (in this county), Austin H. (in this county), Eugene C. (lives in Chicago), Albert A. (lives in Chicago), Adeline I. (at home).
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 569.
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