John Maulsby

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John Maulsby

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Death 1860 (aged 78–79)
Burial Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
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John Maulsby was born in Maryland, moved with parents to Virginia 1786-7, and to Tennessee 1789.' He was dark complexioned; in disposition, light hearted and jovial. He married in Tennessee, Elizabeth Grisam, daughter of John and Agnes Grisam. They lived in the Lost Creek neighborhood, John being a farmer. The family moved to Ohio after 1808, and to Indiana after 1814, where they bought land near Henry Thornburgh's farm on West River, Wayne county. Later they went to La Porte county in northern Indiana, on into Michigan for a time and then back to Wayne county. A story is told of an older Maulsby, surely it was John that he moved so often, that when his chickens saw a covered wagon, they lay down and crossed their legs to be tied.
John kept his membership in the Friends church, the "thee and thy" being the language of his home. Elizabeth Maulsby died in Wayne county in 1819 and was buried in the West River burying ground.
After her death John made his home with his son Thomas T. As age came on, he exemplified in himself a very marked Maulsby trait, that of never growing old. Young hearted, busy, interested in affairs about him—why, his last words were about a neighbor's lost child—his old age was in marked contrast to that of one with folded hands, waiting for the grim ferryman! He drove to Iowa in a buggy in June 1859, making his temporary home with son Lemuel, but intending to return to Indiana. However, while in Iowa, death came suddenly, April 22, 1860. He was buried in the East Linn graveyard near Redfield, Dallas county.
Plymouth Meeting House was built about 1710 near the burying ground, where the dead had been buried since the starting of the settlement. John and Mary Maulsby were buried in the old portion of the burying ground, without monument to mark the resting place, as was customary with Friends at that time ... according to the book - Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations 1699—1902


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Clarence Cassler
  • Added: 27 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13141121
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Maulsby (1781–1860), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13141121, citing East Linn Cemetery, Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .