1878 History of Fayette County Iowa - Fayette Township
BUDD, Jesse E., of the firm of Budd & Montgomery, dealers in hardware, wagons, carriages, sleighs, plows, paints, oils, etc.; born in Schodack, N. Y., March 27, 1831; came to Centralia, Dubuque Co., Iowa, in the Spring of 1857; removed to Earlville, Delaware Co., Iowa, in the Spring of 1858, and resided there until he came to Smithfield Tp., Fayette Co., in the Spring of 1860; in the Spring of 1872, he came to Fayette, and engaged in his present business ever since he came here. He was County Supervisor for two years before the township organization; in Smithfield Tp., he held the following offices; two years Justice of the Peace, Township Trustee, School Director, etc.; he is at the present time member of the School Board; was one of the Trustees of the Upper Iowa University, from June, 1874, to June, 1877. Married Katie E. Mallow Oct. 12, 1859; she was born in New Madrid Co., Mo., Jan. 4, 1840; they have had six children - Sally M., died Sept. 13, 1861, aged 1 year 1 month and 21 days; Jennie M., died ____ 1862, aged ____; Georgie E., died June 26, 1875, aged 6 years and 2 months; the living children are Maggie M., born Dec. 8, 1863; Jessie M., born Aug. 5, 1866; John H., born Oct. 1, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Budd are members of the M. E. Church.