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J. D. Priest
Born 1822
J. D. PRIEST, farmer, Wayne Twp., Secs. 19 and 30; P.O. Anamosa; born in Jefferson Co., N.Y., in 1822; came to Jones Co. in 1864; was in the late civil war; enlisted, October 24, 1864, in Co. D, 2d I.V.I.; discharged June 25, 1865; after enlisting, he did not reach his regiment, on account of sickness; was sick with pulmonary disease, and was in the hospital all the time he was in the service, consequently could not do active duty; he has lived in Jones Co. ever since coming out of the service. His wife's maiden name was Sarah C. Hutchins, a native of New York; they were married February 4, 1851; have had eight children, five of whom are living, as follows: Ella Hattie, James B., George W., Mary C. and Martin D.; those dead were named Ada Gertrude, Abbie Jane and Levens D. Mr. and Mrs. P. and two of the children are members of the M.E. Church. Mr. Priest is a Republican; owns eighty-two acres.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 631.


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