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John Sutherland Jr.
Born March 1818
JOHN SUTHERLAND, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 28; P.O. Center Junction; his father, John Sutherland, was a native of Scotland; when a young man. he went to British America, in the service of the Hudson's Bay Co., where he was married to the mother of this sketch, Margaret Macbeth, and where John, Jr., was born; the family emigrated to Iowa and settled in Jones Co. in 1837. John Sutherland, Sr., had ten sons and two daughters; eight sons and one daughter are still living. The father died in April, 1877, the mother in 1859. John, Jr., went to California in 1849, and engaged in mining; he took part in the Oregon Indian war, in the winter of 1854-55; he remained in California about seven years; he enlisted in 1861 in the 9th I.V.I.; served about four and one-half years; he participated in the battle of Pea Ridge, where his brother Morrison was mortally wounded; was at the battle of Lookout Mountain, at the siege of Vicksburg, where he was wounded, and took part in many other engagements. He was married to Caroline Espy, whose parents came to Jones Co. in 1850; they have three children—Thos. M., Chas. R and Frank D. Members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 658
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel


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