While at Rathbun lake with my parents I found a single grave in the front a brick frame of a old home.
Spencer F. Wadington died 4 Nov 1878 He was the 1st merchant in Centerville, IA and purchased a 250 acre farm. He was from England. He had no children, but when a traveler stopped, Martin Elam stopped, he stayed. After Spencer's death, Martin farmed until 1911 and died at 78 years. The farm was passed down the Elam Family.