Born April 12, 1811
|JOHN SIM, farmer, Wyoming Twp. Sec. 6; P.O. Onslow; born April 12, 1811, in Fifeshire, Scotland; in 1846, he came to Pittsburgh, Penn; in 1852, to Keokuk, Iowa; in the spring of 1853, he removed to Jones Co., where he has since lived; owns 265 acres of land; 120 acres of this he entered; he built the first house in this part of the township. Married Rachael Robinson in 1846; she was born in 1807, in Fifeshire, Scotland, and died in 1875; had two children, one living, David, who now manages the farm; lost James, aged 16 years, Republican; Presbyterian.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 606.
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