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John Awalt
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1824
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1890
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

"John Arvalt, one of the original thirteen who organzied Johns Township, was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, January 23, 1824, the eighth of a family of twelve children of Michael and Sarah (Tips) Arvalt, natives of North Carolina, the former born in 1788 and the latter February 22, 1791. The father was a farmer by occupation. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and died at the age of forty-eight years. The mother died December 14, 1884, of cancer in the throat. John Arvalt was but twelve years of age when his father died. He remained with his mother until twenty four years old, when he was married to Clarinda Ackerman, a native of Ohio. In the fall of 1849 he moved to Appanoose County, Iowa, and settled in Johns Township, near the present home of Jesse Day, entering 160 acres, eighty of prairie, eighty of timberland. Eleven years later he moved to section 19, where he now lives, where he owns 160 acres of choice land, well improved. Mr. Arvalt has served as trustee of his school district seventeen years. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and has been a class-leader over thirty years. In politics he is a Republican. His family consists of eight children: Francis M, Evaline (wife of W.M. Morland), Nancy (wife of L.A. Blair), William D., Mahala (wife of H.C. Wells), John, James F. and Charles." Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/appanoose/bwa1886/bwa1886.htm 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Abraham Awalt (1785 - 1835)
  Sarah Tipps Awalt (1789 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Clearrinda Ockerman Awalt (1826 - 1897)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth M. Awalt Abell (1813 - 1889)*
  John Awalt (1824 - 1890)
  Margaret Awalt Beatty (1828 - 1872)**
  Mahala Awalt Keller (1830 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Philadelphia Cemetery
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: MidwestAncestree
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83146093
John Awalt
Added by: MidwestAncestree
 
John Awalt
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For my great great grandfather, may you rest in peace.
- MidwestAncestree
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
 
 
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