From the Loess Hills of Iowa with the Descendants of Dennis Conyers

Author: Terri Napoli,Arden Iva Sleadd

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553696492

Category: Reference

Page: 345

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Iva Agnes conyers grew up in Iowa in the 1890's. Orphaned at age eight, she suffered ill treatment and loneliness. Through hard work, grit and determination, she overcame her circumstances and became a teacher. In later life, she wrote her memoirs, which have been revised and expanded by her grandaughter, Arden Iva Sleadd. The book relates the events of Iva's early life; the death of her mother; living with her Mormon grandparents; the remarriage of her father; their move by covered wagon to Kansas and Idaho; the death of her father; and the heartbreak that followed. Includes brief memoirs by Iva's children and others who knew her, along with her personal photos. Part Two of the book contains the Conyers family history, compiled by Terri Napoli. It contains over 3400 names of descendants, reflecting ten years of research, and includes the accounts of two other Conyers pioneers: Enoch Ward Conyers and John Hiram Conyers. Other surnames included are Hanscom, Hansen, Ballentyne, Hornback, Mitts, Mayfield, Vredenburgh, Horseman and many others.