|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1828|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1909|
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HISTORY OF TAMA COUNTY, IOWA:
Springfield, Ill., Union Publishing Company, 1883.
SAMUEL PORTER MAYNARD
Another early settler in the northwestern part of Geneseo township, Samuel P. Maynard, came here in 1868, and purchased wild land on section 7, where he has since resided. His farm is now under good cultivation, and in 1871, he erected his present dwelling-house. He was born at Granville, in Washington county, New York, August 15, 1828, and received his education in the public schools of that place.
In 1846, his parents [Rufus Maynard, and Chloe (Wheat) Maynard] removed to Walworth county, Wisconsin, and Samuel continued to make his home with them until 1852, when he, in company with his brother *NATHAN and several others, started across the plains to California, carrying provisions, cooking utensils, etc., with them, and camping out on the way. They left their home on the 15th of April and arrived at Hangtown, California, on the 15th of August. Mr. Maynard engaged in mining near the latter place eight months and then went north to Sierra county, where he followed the same occupation five years. From there he proceeded to Santa Clare Valley, where he engaged in farming until 1865, when he started for New York by way of the Isthmus. He stopped in the State of New York long enough to visit friends and then started for Minnesota, spending the following winter with his father and brother at Saratoga, in that State. In the spring of 1866, he came to Iowa, first locating in Glinton county, where he spent two years and then made his settlement in Geneseo township, of this county. In 1871, he was joined in marriage with Miss Sarah Tallett, a native of England. They have three children: Chloe, May and Ralph.
Mr. Maynard's brother *[NATHAN], who went to California with him, started on his return in 1857, taking passage on the steamer Central America, which was lost, and he, with a greater part of the crew, perished.
*[NATHAN CHAMP MAYNARD, b. 1831, Hampton, Washington Co., New York; died 12 Sep 1857 aboard ship, enroute home from the goldfields in California].
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Rufus Maynard (1790 - 1871)
Chloe E. Wheat Maynard (1795 - 1846)
Sarah E. Maynard (1847 - 1918)*
Reuben Edward Maynard (1815 - 1893)*
Norman Alanson Maynard (1819 - 1861)*
Mary Lestina Maynard Buell (1827 - 1855)*
Samuel Porter Maynard (1828 - 1909)
Nathan Champe Maynard (1831 - 1857)*
Solomon VanBuren Maynard (1836 - 1931)*
Maintained by: Cathy Porter-Maynard
Originally Created by: Couple of Gravers
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61715940