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Council Bluffs Chapter DAR
Council Bluffs, Iowa


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Real Daughters

DAR 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 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.
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Susan A. Wood (Mrs. James H.) Ostrander

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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