The history of Jones County, Iowa

 

Table of Contents

HISTORY OF IOWA

History Northwest Territory 19
Geographical Position 19
Early Explorations 20
Discovery of the Ohio 32
English Explorations and Settlements 34
American Settlements 59
Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73
Other Indian Troubles 79
Present Condition of the Northwest 79
Illinois 88
Illinois 257
Indiana 259
Iowa 260
Michigan 263
Wisconsin 264
Minnesota 266
Nebraska 267
History of Iowa
Geographical Situation 109
Topography 109
Drainage System 110
Rivers 111
Lakes 118
Springs 119
Prairies 120
Geology 120
Climatology 137
Discovery and Occupation 139
Territory 147
Indians 147
Pike's Expedition 151
Indian Wars 152
Black Hawk War 157
Indian Purchase, Reserves and Treaties 159
Spanish Grants 163
Half-Breed Tract 164
Early Settlements 166
Territorial History 173
Boundary Question 177
State Organization 181
Growth and Progress 185
Agricultural College and Farm 186
State University 187
State Historical Society 193
Penitentiaries 194
Insane Hospitals 195
College for the Blind 197
Deaf and Dumb Institution 199
Soldiers' Orphans' Homes 199
State Normal School 201
Asylum for Feeble Minded Children 201
Reform School 202
Fish Hatching Establishment 203
Public Lands 204
Public Schools 218
Political Record 223
War Record 229
Infantry 233
Cavalry 244
Artillery 247
Miscellaneous 248
Promotions from Iowa Regiments 249
Number Casualties Officers 250
Number Casualties Enlisted Men 252
Number Volunteers 254
Population 255
Agricultural Statistics 320
ABSTRACT OF IOWA STATE LAWS.
Adoption of Children 303
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes 293
Commercial Terms 305
Capital Punishment 298
Charitable, Scientific and Religious Associations 316
Descent 293
Damages from Trespass 300
Exemptions from Execution 298
Estrays 299
Forms
Articles of Agreement 307 Bills of Sale 308 Bond for Deed 315 Bills of Purchase 306 Chattel Mortgage 314
Confession of Judgment 306
Lease 312
Mortgages 310
Notice to Quit 309
Notes 306, 313
Orders 306
Quit Claim Deed 315
Receipts 306
Wills and Codicils 309
Warranty Deed 314
Fences 300
Interest 293
Intoxicating Liquors 317
Jurisdiction of Courts 297
Jurors 297
Limitation of Actions 297
Landlord and Tenant 304
Married Women 298
Marks and Brands 300
Mechanics' Liens 301
Roads and Bridges 302
Surveyors and Surveys 303
Suggestions to Persons Purchasing Books by Subscription 319
Support of Poor 303
Taxes 296
Wills and Estates 293
Weights and Measures 305
Wolf Scalps 300
ILLUSTRATIONS MISCELLANEOUS
Map of Jones County
Constitution of United States 269
Vote for President, Governor and Congressmen 283
Practical Rules for Every-Day Use 284
United States Government Land Measure 287
Surveyor's Measure 288
How to Keep Accounts 288
Interest Table 289
Miscellaneous Table 289
Names of the States of the Union and their Significations 290
Population of the United States 291
Population of Fifty Principal Cities of the United States 291
Population and Area of the United States 292
Population of the Principal Countries in the World 202
HISTORY OF JOWES COUNTY.
Geology 323
County Organization 326
Election Precincts 328
Township Organization 329
The First Court 331
Commissioners' Acts 331
County Seat Questions 332
The County Jail 335
County and Legislative Officers 335
Legislative Representation 338
Railroads 341
County Finances 346
Statistics Social and Agricultural 347
Bridges 349
Timber, Hedges, etc. 350
Census of 1840, and Deaf Mutes 350
Political 353
Vote 1876-1878 354
Lynch Law 354
A Tornado 355
An Expensive funeral 356
War History 356
Volunteer Roster 379
Horrible Murder 396
Old Settlers' Association 396
The Additional Penitentiary 397
Fish-Hatching Establishment 402
Meteorological 405
Fairview Township 422
Early Settlement 422
Village of Fairview 424
Early History 425
First Schoolhouse 427
First Post Office 427 Anamosa 428
City Officers 433
Origin of the name Anamosa 434
Incorporation 435
The Press 436
Educational 437
Churches 439
First Burial in Anamosa Cemetery 444
Cemetery Association 444
St. Patrick's Benevolent Society 445
Western Sick Benefit Association 446
Scientific Association 449
Art Association 449
Secret Societies 449
Driving Park 453
Water Works 453
Fire Department and Fires 454
Stone Quarries 457
The Pioneer Tobacco Kaiser of Iowa 458
Liquor Confiscation 459
Marriage Incident 459
Edmund Booth 460
Monticello Township 461
Early History 462
Official Roster 467
Monticello in 1879 468
Educational 469
The Press 471
Churches 472
Young Men's Christian Association 474
Water Works 474
Fire Department 475
Secret Societies 475
Associations 477
Militia 479
Agricultural Society 480
The Principal Fires 480
Wyoming Township 482
Madison Township 509
Oxford Township 511
Hale Township 513
Greenfield Township 513
Kome Township 514
Castle Grove Township 525
Richland Township 526
Scotch Grove Township 536
Clay Township 541
Washington Township 542
Jackson Township 542
Cass Township 543
Wayne Township 543
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Cass 693
Castle Grove 698
Clay 701
Fairview 549
Greenfield 584
Hale 637
Jackson 607
Madison 614
Monticello 659
Oxford 590
Richland 688
Rome 643
Scotch Grove 654
Wayne 620
Wyoming 598
LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS.

 

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Jones County is situated in the eastern part of the State, bounded on the north by Delaware and Dubuque Counties, on the east by Jackson and Clinton Counties, on the south by Cedar and on the west by Linn County, and comprises an area of sixteen Congressional Townships.

The surface is undulating, with numerous slight elevations or low, conical hills, the valleys extending in every direction. There is considerable timber along the streams, and at sundry places are found groves of oak, maple, walnut, ash and cottonwood on the prairies. The soil is fertile, and produces wheat, corn, oats and potatoes abundantly; the climate is decidedly healthful, and the whole county is well watered by the Maquoketa and Wapsipinicon Rivers, whiph traverse it in a southeasterly direction, and are fed by numerous tributaries. Good orchards of apples, cherries and wild plums are abundant, and other fruits are liberally produced in all parts of the county. Grapes, especially, are abundantly produced at small expense, and are destined to become an important product. The people are chiefly engaged in agriculture and stock-raising, and considerable attention is given to the dairy business, the products of the latter having largely increased during the last four or five years. A goodly number of cheese-factories and creameries are in a flourishing condition, and considerable attention is paid to the raising of fine horses and blooded stock.