Born December 31, 1815
ANTHONY WAGGONER, farmer, Jackson Twp., Sec. 4; P.O. Anamosa; born December 31, 1815, in Alsace, France; in February, 1827, came to New York City; thence to Oneida Co.; he returned to New York City in 1832, and apprenticed to learn the carpenter trade; October 4, 1837, he came to Hardin Co., Ohio; October 26, 1854, he removed to Jones Co, Iowa, where he has since resided. He owns 128 acres of land. Married Mary A. Emart September 1, 1838; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., September 22, 1822; died in November, 1863; have four children—Jacob, Lucy E., Eliza Jane and Mary; he has one son by his first marriage—Charles B.; he has also one son by his present marriage—Abiah C. Republican; Christian Church.
Source: History of Jones County Iowa, 1879, p. 614.
Anthony Waggoner became a resident of New York state in boyhood and there learned the trade of carpenter. After his marriage he emigrated to Ohio in search of better opportunities. He was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife when his son Charles B., their only child, was but two weeks old. Later, he married again, and had three sons and three daughters, by that union. Losing his second wife, he married a third time and his daughter by this union, Abiah, married Charles Waggoner, of Cedar Rapids, who although bearing the same name, is not a relative of the family as far as is known. After his second marriage, Anthony Waggoner moved to Iowa in 1854 and located on a farm in Jones county. His death occurred about 1899, when he was between seventy-five and eighty years of age.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p 261.
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