The farm that my ggg-grandparents John and Mary lived on in Iowa was located on section 16 of Franklin Township of Polk County between the farms of L.C. Nobles and A.J. McCleary. He owned between 140-150 acres. The value of the farm in 1870 was $4500 and in 1880 only $3600. This was probaby the result of the financial panic that struck the country in 1873.