J. W. JAMISON.
One of the highly successful agriculturists and stockmen of Louisa county is J. W. Jamison, who seventeen years
ago retired to Newport, where he has since continuously resided. The eldest son of George and Fulda (Herrick) Jamison,
his birth occurred in Louisa county on the 29th of August, 1841. The father was a native of Ohio and the mother
of New York. They came to Iowa soon after their marriage, locating on a farm in Louisa county in 1840. Eight children
were born of their union, of whom four are living as follows: J. W.; Jacob H.; Merritt L., who is a resident of
Louisa county; and O. Brigham, also of this county. The third in order of birth and the last died in infancy, as
did also the fourth and fifth who were twins, and both of the parents are now deceased.
J. W. Jamison early completed his education, which was acquired in the district schools of his township, and then
assisted in the cultivation of the farm. When he was twenty two his father presented him with three hundred acres
of land, upon which he immediately settled. He continued to reside on that place, upon which he made all of the
improvements, until 1894, making a specialty of feeding and shipping cattle and hogs, from which he realized most
lucrative returns. In 1894 he purchased fourteen acres of land in Newport and thereon he erected a very pleasant
two story brick residence and has ever since made this his home.
Upon the 28th of September, 1862, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Jamison and Miss Rachel Vaughn, a daughter
of John and Deborah (Mason) Vaughn. They were the parents of thirteen children, the order of their birth being
as follows: a daughter, who died in infancy; Jeremiah, also deceased; Mary, the wife of C. MeCray, of Louisa county;
Margaret and Hannah, both deceased; Rachel, now Mrs. Jamison; and Isaac and William J., both deceased; Jesse, now
living in Sioux City, Iowa; Aurelia, the wife of George Mason of Woodbury; and Virginia, Minerva and Ziba, who
are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Jamison have five children: Tuttle G., of Oakville, Iowa; Isaac, who is living in Morning
Sun; Hulda J., who became the wife of D. Kremer of Wapello; Minerva, who married T. Dotson, of Louisa county; and
Mary, the wife of Wilson Robb, of Louisa county.
The family always attended the Methodist Episcopal church, of which the parents are members, and in politics Mr.
Jamison is a democrat. He has usually been too deeply absorbed in his personal affairs, however, to ever prominently
participate in political activities although he at one time served as assessor. He possesses the ability to undertake
and carry to a successful issue extensive operations and to this fact must be largely attributed the achievements
of his business career.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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