I am looking for information on the Colaw family. Henry E. & Malinda Halterman Colaw brought their family from Virginia to Buckingham, Geneseo Township, Tama County, IA in 1870. Henry and Malinda and two of their ten children died in IA between Dec. 1870 and March 1873.
My ggrandmother, Virginia Belle Colaw (b. 2-3-1866) and many of her siblings were quite young when orphaned. I still have no idea who raise Virginia or what disease killed her parents and two siblings. I do think the large family was split up. In 1887, Virginia Belle Colaw married Ryan Elder Allen in Lyons Co., IA.
I would appreciate any information (perhaps from probate records or newspaper accounts?) regarding the fate of the this family after their arrival in Iowa.
Linda T. Lower