Real Daughters were women who were daughters
of Revolutionary War soldiers and members of
the DAR. Both of the following ladies joined
the Council Bluffs Chapter.
Martha Ellen Wall Moon Hartford
Martha Ellen Wall was born June 30, 1821
in Logan County, Virginia, daughter of William
Wall, a Revolutionary War soldier who served
from Virginia under Colonel Francis Taylor.
She first married Zimri Moon, who died in the
1890s in Buchanan, Michigan. Martha Ellen Wall
later married Samuel Hartford, a Civil War
soldier who served as a private in Captain
Mattison's Company, New York Militia. She died
January 9, 1910 and is buried in the New
Lebanon Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri.
Susan A. Wood (Mrs. James H.)
Susan A. Wood was born June 24, 1817, at
Kingsville, near Ashtabula, Ohio, to David
Wood and Rebecca (King) Wood. Her father had
been a Revolutionary War soldier, serving as a
private then a corporal in Connecticut.
She was married to James H. Ostrander in 1834
near Kingsville, Ohio. After a few years they
moved to northern Indiana and then soon after
to Oquawka, Illinois. In 1853 they moved to
Cedar Rapids, Iowa and in 1855 to Audubon
County, Iowa, where Mr. Ostrander died in
1881. She possessed a good memory and recalled
facts concerning the Black Hawk War, "Log
Cabin" campaign, early cars, and the widening
of the Erie Canal. Her memory dwelt most
vividly, however, upon the incidents of the
Revolutionary War as told to her by her
father. Mrs. Ostrander died May 23, 1914 and
is buried in the West Liberty Cemetery north
of Glenwood, Iowa in Mills County.
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provide lineage information.
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