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Eli B. Nims
Born December 17, 1813
ELI B. NIMS, deceased; was born December 17, 1813, in Jefferson Co., N.Y.; in 1853, he came to Jones Co. Died January 12, 1861. He married Miss Emily C. Brainard October 10, 1843; she was born in Medina Co., Ohio, August 5, 1822; they had nine children, six of whom are living—Dwight B., J. W., William A,, Eddie, Ida A. and Ada E. Mrs. Nims owns 160 acres of land; her son William A. manages this farm; he married Miss Martha Smith November 27, 1873; she was born in Grant Co., Ind.; came to Jones Co. with her parents when an infant; they have three children—Myrtie A., Laura E. and Eli S.; live on Sec. 16; P.O. Wyoming. Family attend the M.E. Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 605.


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