|DONALD SUTHERLAND, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 18; P.O. Scotch Grove; was born in Scotland in 1808; his father's family emigrated to Selkirk settlement, in the Red River country, British America, in 1815. He was married to Nancy Livingston, who was born in the above settlement in 1817. Her father emigrated to that country in 1812. Mr. Donald Sutherland, with his family, emigrated to Iowa and settled in Scotch Grove Township in 1838; came to their present location in 1861; Mr. Sutherland has ten children—Nancy, William, Donald, Belle, Flora, Mary E., Nathaniel, Alexander, Catherine M. and John E.; lost one son—John; the first two mentioned were born in the Red River country; Donald, the third child, was the first white child born in Scotch Grove Township; he was born November 23, 1838; he is now a resident of Page Co., Iowa; he served three years in the 31st I.V.I., during the rebellion. Mr. Sutherland's farm contains 160 acres. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 657.
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