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J. R. Stillman
Born August 18, 1831
J. R. STILLMAN, insurance agent and Notary Public, Monticello; is s native of Litchfield Co., Conn., and was born August 18, 1831; he grew up and received his education there; in 1855, came to Michigan and remained one year; in 1856, came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. and engaged in teaching. During the war, he entered the army in 1862, enlisting in Co. B, 9th I.V.I.; he was on detached service in the Quartermaster's Department at division headquarters most of the time; he re-enlisted as a veteran. After the war, he returned to Monticello, and since 1869 he has been engaged in the insurance business. He held the office of County Superintendent of Schools for several years; has held the office of Justice of the Peace, and is now City Recorder; he held the office of Town Clerk for several years. He was united in marriage, October 29, 1856, to Bliss Elizabeth M. Cowles, from Litchfield Co., Conn.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 684.

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