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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


SAMUEL IAMS, retired farmer, Harvey’s, Penn., was born in Washington County, Penn., April 8, 1817.  His parents, John and Anna (Coulson) Iams, were natives of Washington County, where they were married and remained through life.  Mr. Iams died in December, 1866, and Mrs. Iams in November, 1886.  They were the parents of five children, of whom three are living.  Samuel was united in marriage, October 29, 1840, with Nancy Grimes, who was born in Greene County, August 15, 1817.  Her parents were Peter and Mary (Sherwin) Grimes, deceased.  The former was a native of this county, and the latter of Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Iams are the parents of seven children, of whom five are living—Dr, John T., of Waynesburg, Penn.; G. P.; Ida, wife of Byron Braddock; Carrie, wife of James B. Throckmorton; and Samuel S.  The deceased are Mary A. and Cordelia.  Mr. Iams is a mill-wright by trade, which he followed for many years.  He subsequently engaged in farming and stock raising, and owns about 420 acres of land in Greene County.  Mrs. Iams and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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