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Samuel Ewing, one of the well-known and respected citizens of Wright Township, residing on
section 10, is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Oxford Township, Chester County,
September 20, 1816, his parents, Samuel and Martha (Carver) Ewing, being natives of Bucks
County, Pennsylvania. To his parents were born two children, a daughter Mary, and Samuel,
our subject. Samuel Ewing lived in his native county till twenty-five years of age when
he removed to Illinois, locating in Fulton County of that State, residing there for
twenty-two years. He then went to McDonough County, Illinois, and after two years
residence in that county he came in 1865 to Wayne County, Iowa. He first located in
Confidence, making that place his home till 1870, when he settled on his present farm in
Wright Township which contains 130 acres of well-cultivated land. Mr. Ewing was united in
marriage, July 6, 1843, to Miss Eliza Ann Duffee, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nine children have been!
born to Mr. and Mrs. Ewing, of whom eight survive - Martha Ann, John, Andrew, Mary,
Samuel, Frank, Melvin and Cassius. One child, Marion is deceased. Both Mr. Ewing and his
wife are earnest members of the Christian church.
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