biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOHN T. BOLES, a well-known resident of Jefferson Township, was born in Indiana, Sept. 4, 1837, and is a son of Augustus and Julia (Chambers) Boles, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. The subject of this sketch came to Iowa in 1864, settling in Jefferson Townnship, and purchased his present home of 120 acres. In 1868 he was united in marriage with Miss Lucinda Taylor, a native of Ohio, born May 3, 1846, and who is the, daughter of Zachariah and Louisa Taylor. By this marriage there have been, four children-Laura E., Mary L., Phoebe J. and Clara, all of whom reside at home. Politically Mr. Boles is an Intelligent, wide-awake Republican. The homestead of 160 acres is excellent land, in good cultivation, and well improved. In addition to the occupation of farming, Mr. Boles follows the business of blacksmithing and wagon making, and has a shop upon his farm. He has followed the business actively for twenty years. Mr. B. has been fairly successful in life, having earned his present possessions by hard work and good management, and is esteemed in all respects a first-class citizen, honorable and upright, and of strict integrity.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy