biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
W. C. MUSGROVE, fanner and stock-grower, lives on section 8, White Oak Township. He was born in Tennessee, Aug. 20, 1822, and a son of Samuel and Rebecca (Mills) Musgrove. They removed from Tennessee to Alabama in 1822, and there remained until 1830, when they emigra- ted to the State of Indiana. where the mother died in July, 1838, and the father in 1874. He was a farmer and tobacconist. The subject of this sketch, W. C. Muagrove, re- moved from Indiana to Illinois in 1845, locating in Henry County, where he resided until the spring of 1854, and then came to Mahaska County, residing here until 1866, when he returned to Indiana and remained until 1873, in which year he came back to this county, where he has since re- mained. He was married, Dec. 28, 1842, to Miss Martha Robinson, who died in 1845, and the fol- lowing year he was married to Ethalinda Gatewood. By this marriage there have been nine children: Mary E., Margaret R., Martha A., Gilbert M. (de- ceased), Irvin B., Emma A. (deceased), William H., and two children who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican, and has filled the offices of Township Trustee and School Director almost continuously since he became a citizen of that township. He has also held the offices of Township Assessor and Supervisor. The home farm consists of 200 acres of the best quality of land, all in splendid cultiva- tion, and with improvements of the best character. His house is commodious and well arranged, and his barn and other buildings of the best character. Mr. Musgrove is a man of untiring energy and industry, and has made a success of life in his busi- ness, in the neighborhood where he resides, and where he is best known. He enjoys the regard and confidence of an extended circle of friends and ac- quaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy