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John Hays

John Hays
b. 5 May 1829, Harrison County, Indiana, to James and Mariah (Faith) Hays
d. 4 March 1903, Washington County, Iowa

m. 19 December 1850, Harrison County, Indiana
Melissa F. Jacobs
b. 17 April 1831, Harrison County, Indiana, to John P. and Sarah (McMonigle) Jacobs
d. 14 March 1909, Washington County, Iowa

Children with Melissa F. Jacobs:
• Florence (1851-1851)
• Walter Quinton (1853-1934) married Lora Ellen Smith
• Emmett (1855-1948) married Amanda Jane Campbell
• Oliver Morton Parker (1856-1948) married Martha Rozella Bales
• Andrew (b. 1858)
• John Harrison (1861-1947) married Nora May Warren
• Daniel Nelson (b. 1863) married Elizabeth Devine
• William Henry (b. ca. 1865) married Clara Jane Kimmel
• Joseph Decker (1866-1955) married Cora Ann Shaw
• Mark (1868-bef. 1947) married Mary J. Birka
• Ida Mae (1870-1892) married Thomas Devine
• Sarah (1872-1963) married John Wilson Davidson
• Samuel Conklin (1873-1947) married Martha Ann Devine

John and Melissa also had twin girls who died at birth about 1860.

John served in the Home Guards in Harrison County, Indiana, who took part in the Battle of Corydon during the Civil War. In 1868, he migrated to Washington County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
David L. McMonigle
Edgwater FL
E-mail: davemcmo@voyager.net

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Garrett B Garrison

Garrett B Garrison
b. About 1798, New Jersey
d. 1 September 1875, Des Moines County, Iowa

m/1. 19 February 1823, Morgan County, Indiana
Nancy Williams
b. 29 November 1803, Tennessee
d. 8 Aug 1850, Florence Township, Louisa County, Iowa

m/2.
Catherine Crutchfield

m/3.
Mary Jackson

Children with Nancy Williams:

  • Margaret (1823-1890) married Joseph Ogle
  • Mary (1828-1860) married John M. Willson
  • Catherine (1834-1911) married William Rutter
  • Jonathan W. (abt. 1836 – bet. 1880/90) married Jane Elizabeth Walker
  • Sarah (1839-1854)
  • Garrett (1842-1850)
  • Louisa (1844-1916) married Samuel Edward Tutor
  • Milton (1847-1923) married (1) Edna L. Friend, (2) Alice B. Faith

Garrett’s family was in Indiana before 1823 when he married Nancy Williams. He had purchased land in February of that year in Greene Township of Morgan County. He moved to Iowa in 1836 and to Kingston in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1852.

Garret was a farmer, and he served in the Black War in 1832 as a private in Benton County’s 40th MTDD Riflemen, Indiana Militia. He was appointed Louisa County, Iowa, School District #5 Monitor in 1847.

Submitted by:
Jesse Yale Norris
Sun City AZ
E-mail: hy3027@earthlink.net