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Nathan Northup was born the first child of George and Hannah (Clarke) Northup on 11 Jun 1817 in Eden Hollow, Erie, Ny. I recently received an abundance of additional information on this interesting man from Mae Colwell Northup, and I will share it here.
Nathan died 10 Feb 1891 in Audubon, Ia. (Mae says he was aged 74 yrs, 7 months and 11 days. If her information is correct, he would have been born 30 June 1816.)

Nathaniel Northup worked on a boat on the Great Lakes (as a fireman) for a while before moving to Ohio with his father. He left Ohio and moved west to Nebraska-Iowa prior to 1856. He and his two wives had 22 children. Information is listed on 19 of them.

Nathan took his family to Iowa County, Iowa. While there, he joined the Civil War. In 1869, they moved to Tecumseh, Nebraska, where they homesteaded 160 acres that was a Patent from the United States –signed by President Grant. In 1874, the grasshoppers came and stripped all the crops. With the hard times, they had to sell the land and they moved back to Iowa County, Iowa in late 1876. Nathan and family went to Audubon County, Iowa in 1881, settling on a farm of 180 acres in Douglas Township where he spent the rest of his life. Nathan was a blacksmith by trade. Nathan and Harriet are buried at Audubon, Iowa

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Nathan Northup Family

Children of Nathan Northup and Lucy Near

Frank B. 1835 D. Unknown
Lydia B. 1837 D. Unknown
John B. 30 January 1839, Eden Hollow, NY D. 23 October 1922, Kalona, Iowa.

Children of Nathan Northup and Harriet Sherlock

FRANKLIN B. born 1851, D. committed suicide at age 22
THOMAS BYRON B. 27 May 1852 in Ohio, D. about 31 July 1902, Wauneta, Nebraska.
ERNEST B. about 1853 D. in infancy.
EDWIN B. 1856 in Iowa County, Iowa. M. Hester Coglan on 06 November 1883. D. 1933
WILLIAM RICHARD B. 18 August 1859, Iowa County, Iowa M. Myra L. Smith 15 July 1882. D. 15 July 1950
MARTHA (TAT) B. 28 July 1861, Iowa County, Iowa M. John W. Oxer on 29 November 1879. D. 17 March 1935
HOMER HARVEY B. 26 February 1867, Iowa County, Iowa M. (1) Jenny Darland (2) Lizzie Sullivan (3) Myrtle Johnson Maxon (4) Grace Alice Emrich D. 13 December 1952
GEORGE CLINTON B. 20 March 1869, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska M. (1) Ella Darland on 04 March 1891, (2) Emma Jordan on 22 March 1925. D. 23 September 1946
MYRA B. about 1870, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska D. 1952.
MARY B. about 1872, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska M. William Myers 01 September 1897 D. February 1907
JASPER BENJAMIN B. 18 March 1873, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska M. (1) Elizabeth Quinn (born about 1875); 07 June 1892, (2) Mabel D. 12 November 1951, Los Angeles County, CA.
HARRY ALLEN B. 07 February 1876 in Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska M. Cora McCristal (born 13 June 1877, Keohuk County, Iowa) on 10 March 1897. D. 21 July 1961
EMMA B. 30 September 1877, Oxford, Johnson County, Iowa M. (1) Everett. M. Norton on 20 March 1899, (2) >Brinten Sharp in 1927. D. 10 September 1957
GARFIELD B. about 1879 D. young
Lydia B. about 1881 D. about 1889 at 8 yrs of age.
Thomas Sherlock B. about 1890 D. in infancy