|SILAS SAMS, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 21; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Highland Co., Ohio, in 1826; his parents, Edward and Cassa Sams, came to Des Moines Co., Iowa, in 1840; they came to Jones Co. in 1842, and located in Cass Township; his father died in ; his mother died in April, 1878. Mr. Sams was married to Sarah Faust; they have five children—Margaret, Lydia, Charles, Ezra and Elva. Mr. Sams' family was one of the first to settle in Jones Township. His farm contains 140 acres.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 697.
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