Hi Jean, this is what I have for David. I don't know how correct some of the dates, etc. are as some of it is from a census and you know that information can be wrong. I don't know if David Compton in the Madison Co. 1900 census is the same person. There were Comptons around Winterset and there were some others that I can't connect to in northern Madison Co., but that's where this David was. At least some of our names match. He appears in the Civil War records. So your husband and I are cousins. Say hello. I'd be happy to get the family sheets and other info. If you can't send them as attachments, send me an e-mail and I send my address.
1. David W. Compton born June 1836, IN, married Nellie XXX, born Ca. 1841, Ky.David Compton, Winterset, Iowa, age 23, born Indiana, mustered 29 Aug. 1862, Living with Sarah Compton in 1860 in Warren Co., IA. Found in the 1900 census living at Earlam, Madison, IA with daughter Anna M. Compton. Birth date from the census. children i Cora B. Compton born 22-Apr-1863, died 16-Apr-1865, Carlisle, Warren, IA, buried Carlisle Cem., Carlisle, Iowa. Dau. of D&N. Age 1Y11M24D. ii Sarah Compton born ca. 1863, IA. iii Charles Compton born ca. 1867, IA. iv Andy Compton born ca. 1869, IA. v Anna M. Compton born May 1873, IN.Birth date and place from 1900 census.