|JOHN SCOLES, retired minister, Olin; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., in 1799; went to Maryland and remained nine years, then to Ohio in 1808, and to Jones Co., Iowa in 1856, and bought 330 acres , and made all the improvements, and sold out, and now owns town property with a fine house. Has been President of School Board, Was one of the early pioneers in the M.E. ministry in Jones Co. In politics, Republican. His first wife, Elizabeth Powell, was born in Baltimore Co., Md., in 1799; married in 1820, in Ohio, and had eleven children—three deceased; his first wife died May 13, 1877; his second wife, Catharine M. Chapman, was born in 1816; married September 4, 1879.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 651.
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