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F. D. Webb
Born 1843
F. D. WEBB, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 19; P.O. Olin; born in Ohio in 1843; came to Iowa January 1, 1879; bought and owns eighty acres. Enlisted in the 23d N.Y.V.I. in 1861; mustered out in 1863; re-enlisted in the 50th N.Y. Engineer Corps in 1863 and served till the close of the war. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. He has raised 200 wagon-loads of watermelons and has saved for the trade forty pounds of seed this year. His wife, Mary A. Colby, was born in Canada in 1852; married in 1866 and have five children—Angenoria, Mary Ann, Bertha, Elzina and Gertrude.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 642.


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