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David Carskaddon

Col. David Carskaddon, Sheriff of Linn Co., Marion; born in Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio , July 8, 1825; when he was a small boy he went with his parents to Covington, Fountain Co., Ind.; lived there, until he was 10 years of age; then they moved to St. Joseph Co., Ind., near South Bend; lived there until the Fall of 1854, when he came to Marion, Iowa; engaged for several years in the livery business, dealing in stock, etc.. September, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. K, 9th I. V. I.; September, 1861, he was elected Captain of the Company, and Dec. 3, 1862, he was elected Colonel of the 9th Regiment; although he was the Junior Captain of the regiment, he was so popular among the men that he was chosen by them as Colonel in preference to those higher in rank; he was in all the engagements (twenty-seven or twenty-eight) which the regiment participated in; July 28, 1864 he was wounded at Atlanta; his regiment lost during the term of service thirty-seven officers, which was the largest number killed in any Iowa regiment; there was but one other regiment from this State that lost more men; the Colonel was mustered out Jan. 14, 1865. Since his return to Marion he has been engaged in the furniture business and dealing in stock until he was elected Sheriff in 1877; he has held various minor offices in this town. Married Sarah Bates , May 16, 1852; she was born in Clark Co., Ohio , Dec. 23,1830; they have now two childrenó Alva, born in La Porte Co., Ind ., April 11, 1853, and Harmony , (now Mrs. W. S. Twogood ), born in Cedar Co., Iowa . Jan. 11, 1855.
[Source: The history of Linn County Iowa ; Western Historical Company; 1878; transcribed by Andaleen Whitney]

Martin Clark
Martin Clark, is a native of New Jersey , where he was born March 23, 1833. His father was John Clark. He is married to Elizabeth Deem, daughter of John F. Deem and Elizabeth Darr, and the marriage took place on the farm where they now live, November 1, 1856. She was born January 23, 1836. They have ten children. Mary, the eldest, is dead. Hiram was born December 20, 1868; John, March 23, 1860; Samuel, February 6, 1862; William, August 7, 1864; Charles, March 23, 1866; Jane, October 27, 1867; Laura, October 23, 1871; Harry, October 26, 1873; and Ida May, October 12, 1879. Hiram Deem was in the army, and died in the service.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882 - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Jonathan D. Cox
JONATHAN D. COX, was born in Butler County, Ohio, December 9, 1818, being the third son of David J. and Rosina (Bake) Cox, native of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The father of Mr. Cox emigrated to Ohio, and in 1826 came to Decatur County, Indiana. He was born in 1792 and died in 1837. The mother of Mr. Cox died in 1836. The subject of this biography, received a common school education. He came to Miami County in 1837, and for some years worked on a farm and later clerked in a store. In 1840 he, in partnership with Richard Miller, started a general store at Pawpaw. He continued this business for four years and then engaged in farming. February 2, 1842, he married the daughter of Richard Miller, who died in 1848. By that marriage were born two children, Wm. H. and Alphonso C. Mr. Cox was married again February 12, 1850 to Miss Caroline, daughter of Col. William M. Reyburn, (deceased), who was one of the pioneers of Miami County. They have two children, viz: Charles R. and Horace G. Mrs. Cox died in 1856. Mr. Cox was married again in 1859 to Miss Jennie Thornburg, a native of Wayne County. Indiana. By this union they have one child, Jessie B. Mr. Cox removed to Peru in 1856. In 1857 he engaged in the stove, tinware and lumber business. This business he continued one year and then again engaged in the agricultural pursuits which he continued until 1885, when he retired from active life. In 1867 he was appointed Assessor for Miami County of Internal Revenue. In 1868 he was elected to represent Miami County in the General Assembly of Indiana. He was re-elected to the same office in 1870. He is a Democrat and a member of the Masonic fraternity.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882 - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]


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