Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:Joseph Rayner 1/1812 Yorkshire England - Johnson Co. IA
Post Date:June 21, 2003 at 05:27:24
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Joseph Rayner, farmer, Post-office, River Junction; was born in Yorkshire, England, January, 1812 where he spent his early life until 1852; he came to America and stopped one winter at Altoona, PA; then came to Iowa and settled in Johnson Co. where he has since lived, and followed farming, and buying and shipping stock; he owns 240 acres of land. He was married in England to Elizabeth Raw who is still living. They have five children, viz.: Joseph, Elizabeth, now Mrs. J.D. Musser; William, Frank, and George. Mr. Rayner is a member of the Reform Church at Lone Tree. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 900.

(Joe Rayner died age 71 1/10/1912. There should be an obit in one of the Iowa City papers of that time. Musser Frank age 59 died 10/?/1923,,,,J. D. Musser died in 1899 no date, Peter Musser age 84 died 9/1910, Peter Musser age 78 died 5/22/1919, Mrs. Peter Musser age 73 died 5/23/1917. Source the old settler’s Association Yearbooks 1866-1925.)