While reading the new information on the Clinton County rootsweb site http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclinto/index.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclinto/index.htm I found in the biographies recently copied from the 1879 history of Clinton Cothe following in Spring Rock Twnshp:
NATHAN DAVISSON, farmer, Sec. 22; P. 0. Wheatland. Owns 350 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Son of Andrew and Sarah Davisson; born June 20, 1826, in Harrison Co., W. Va.; in the fall of 1836, his parents emigrated to Henry Co., Ind. ; in the fall of 1846; in company with his brother Franklin, came to Clinton Co., Iowa; in 1847, in company with his brother, purchased what was known as the Clamshell Ford farm, on the Wapsipinicon River, and, in 1851, came onto his present farm. Married Margaret L. Alger July 5,1852; she was born Jan. 29, 1822. in Cattaraugus Co., N. V., and died March 27, 1857.
This person lived pretty close to the Alger cemetery and Lyman and Oliver.. Alger.Who are her parents?Note the Cattaraugus Co connection -- where Lyman... also lived.
There is also another reference there of Alger--possibly a Truman Alger nephew in Olive township(where Lyman's info is too).
JOSIAH F. HILL, farmer, Sec. 7; P. 0. Calamus; owns a farm of 180 acres, valued at $30 per acre; son of John and Polly Hill; born April 5, 1827, in Erie Co., N. Y.; his mother died when he was about two years old, after which he lived with an uncle; in the spring of 1839, came with Mr. Truman Alger to this county and township; in 1850, went by overland route to California with Mr. R. S. Dickinson; followed mining and hunting there till 1854, when he returned; in November, 1861, he enlisted in Co. A of the 14th Iowa V. I.; they were sent to Fort Randall, Dakota; in 1863, was transferred to the 7th Iowa Cavalry; participated in several skirmishes and two general battles with the Indians; was discharged in June, 1866, and returned home.Married Miss Anna Johnson in September, 1855; she was born in 1835 died in March, 1858; second marriage, to Miss Sarah Wise, Nov. 26, 1866; she was born March 22, 1848, in Germany, her parents having emigrated to Scott Co. in 1845; has one son by first wife—Arthur J., and by second wife four children—Katy, Fanny, Hattie and May; lost one son—Alfred.Mr. H. is a member of the German Baptist Church. Republican.