Alexander S. Meigs (#499), "Stock-raiser, section 18, P. O. Malcom. Born in Lyndon, Vermont, February 7, 1825, where he was educated and raised to manhood. He followed the pursuits of agriculture since his early youth. Was there married, in 1846, to Miss Lovilla Miner, of Wheelock, Vermont. In 1863, he came to this county (in the spring) and settled in his present location, which is a desirable one. He owns a farm on 107 acres of fertile soil, five acres of valuable timber. Is engaged in the breeding of thoroughbred cattle, Cotswold sheep, Poland-china swine and Clydesdale horses, and has now on his farm a large and select number of the same. He is considered among the successful business men of the county. Was elected president of the Poweshiek County Central Agricultural Society in 1876, and held the office until he as elected president of the Malcom District Fair in 1879, which office he still holds. He has held many township offices of some interest, and during the many years of his residence here he has gained the confidence and respect of the people." 1
Meigs is the son of Anson (#261) and Dorothy (Leavitt) Meigs. He married his wife on July 4, 1846.
1. From a Poweshiek County, Iowa, History written in 1880, page 868 & 869. book is located in the Los Angeles, CA, main library. A photocopy of the material was furnished by Mrs. Laura Edunson of Fullerton, CA.
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