Biography of C. B. Lineweaver
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C. B. LINEWEAVER.
A well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres, located on section 4, Scott township, paid tribute to the care and labor of C. B. Lineweaver for many years but since the spring of 1911 he has lived retired, although he still retains his residence on his farm. He was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, September 24, 1846. His paternal grandfather, Jacob Lineweaver, spent his life as a farmer in Virginia and there reared his family, which included David Lineweaver, who became the father of our subject. He was likewise born in Rockingham county, Virginia, and followed farming in the south. He wedded Hetta Catharine Beard, whose father ran away from home at the age of fourteen years, emigrating from Ireland to the new world. He likewise settled in Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. David Lineweavcr reared a family of five children: C. B., of this review; Jeremiah, who still makes his home in Rockingham county; Catharine, who died at the age of thirteen years; De Witt C. of Poweshiek county; and Sarah, the wife of Daniel Heatwole, a resident of Rockingham county.

C. B. Lineweaver was reared on the home farm to the age of seventeen years, when he was drafted for service in the Confederate army. In the fall of 1863 he became a member of Company C, Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, Rosser's Brigade. He took part in all of the engagements of his command in the Shenandoah valley and Virginia and served until the surrender of Lee.

Following his service at the front Mr. Lineweaver resumed work on the home farm and at the age of twenty two years was married and began farming on his own account. In the spring of 1873 he came to Powesheik county, Iowa, and during the succeeding five years lived on a farm in Bear Creek township, since which time he has presided on his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 4, Scott township. For many years he was actively identified with the agricultural life of the community and in connection with general farming raised stock to some extent. However, in the spring of 1911, he rented his land to his son Fred and he is now living retired, although he retains his residence on the home place.

It was in 1868 that Mr. Lineweaver wedded Miss Rebecca C. Andes, who was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, December 12, 1844, a daughter of Eli and Sarah (Lowman) Andes, who spent their entire dives in the south. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Lineweaver have been born nine children: Jeremiah F., a resident of Brooklyn; Sarah, the wife of John A. Evans, of Scott township; Clara. the wife of John W. Wiley, also of Scott township; Boyd, of North Dakota; Fannie, the wife of John C. Johnston, also of Scott township; Nettie, the wife of George Lundy, of Malcom; Andrew, a resident of North Dakota; Pearl, still with her parents; and Fred, also at home and now operating the farm. The two eldest were born in Virginia but the others are all natives of Poweshiek county.

Mr. Lineweaver is a stanch supporter of the republican party and has been called by his fellow townsmen to fill some offices, having served as township trustee, assessor, road supervisor and as a member of the school board. He is a member of Fairmont Methodist Episcopal church in Scott township and is serving as a trustee of the church. His fraternal relations connect him with the Knights of Pythias lodge. He is a man of good priciples and upright character, and both in public and private life he has ever been found the same genial gentleman, who in his relations with his fellowmen and in his treatment of his neighbors has never lost sight of the golden rule.

From:
History of Poweshiek County, Iowa
A Record of settlement, organization
progress and achievement
By: Prof. L. F. Parker
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1911


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