biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
SAMUEL K. McSADDEN, of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in Campbell County, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1812. At the age of seventeen years his parents removed to Indiana, remaining there until 1839, when they emirated to Missouri, from which State, after a residence of one year, they returned to the old home in 1840, and remained for fifteen years. They then came to Mahaska County, in 1855, settling in Pleasant Grove Township. His first purchase of land was 120 acres on section 3 of this township, which he afterward sold, and bought the 212 acres on section 16 that constitutes his present home farm. June 14, 1830, Mr. McSadden was married to Miss Nancy Bowman, and eight children have been born to them: Peggy is the wife of William Morrow, of this township; Jacob is deceased; John C. lives in Keokuk County; Martin and James live in this township; Barbara and Katie are dead; Henry resides in Missouri. Mr. McSadden is an uncompromising Democrat. Himself and wife are consistent members of the Baptist Church. He is a man of considerable force of character and unusual intelligence, and thoroughly posted in current topics of the times. A long and well-spent life is drawing to a close, and ere many moons shall wax and wane he will have passed to that bourne whence no traveler returns, and as he has enjoyed the respect and confidence of his friends in his life he will be pleasantly remembered by them when he shall have passed off the stage of action.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy