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David Barber St John
Birth: Jul. 16, 1848
Porters
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1928
Arlington
Fayette County
Iowa, USA

David St John was the son of Nehemiah and Elmena (Freeman) St John and was born on July 16, 1848, two months before his sister Alzina died, near Porter, Rock County, Wisconsin. The hamlet of Porter has been absorbed by the present city of Janesville. When David was about three years of age (in 1852) the family moved to Clayton County, Iowa where he lived until his death. In April 7, 1871, he married Francis Jane McLain at Volga, Clayton County, Iowa. Some sources spell her name "Frances." David was surrounded by members of his family who had taken up farming near the Clayton-Fayette county line.These included the St Johns, the Phillips, the Freemans, and the Butlers. Numerous members of these families took up homesteads, developed farms and intermarried over the next several decades. David and Frances had five children: Frank, who farmed in Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota and eventually came West and died at Toppenish, Washington; Myrtle who died in infancy; Myron, who also farmed in the area; Maude, who after marrying moved East with her husband; and Richard, the twin brother of Maude who died in infancy and was buried at the Reed Cemetery located near Volga, Iowa. David died February 19, 1928 at Arlington and is buried in the Taylorsville cemetery. His wife Francis, who died October 28, 1938 at Arlington is buried next to her husband. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nehemiah St John (1805 - 1888)
  Elmena Freeman St John (1820 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis Jane McLain St John (1855 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  James Myron St John (1887 - 1970)*
  Richard St John (1892 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Freeman St John (1840 - 1919)*
  Ruth Emma St John Butler (1842 - 1924)*
  Daniel Harley St John (1843 - 1929)*
  Amanda Alzina St John (1845 - 1848)*
  David Barber St John (1848 - 1928)
  Frank St John (1849 - 1930)*
  Winfield Scott St John (1852 - 1940)*
  Myron St John (1854 - 1887)*
  Seth St John (1856 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Taylorsville Cemetery
Arlington
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Dec 06, 2009
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David Barber St John
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David Barber St John
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- Jim Bradley
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
Great Grandfather
- David St John
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
A special bouquet for my great uncle who was one of the pioneer families of Northeastern Iowa. I hold great admiration for Uncle David and Aunt Frances. They faced challenges that we can't possible imagine in today's modern society.
- Holland St John
 Added: Dec. 6, 2009
 
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