Roland Aubrey 1811-1905
AUBREY, MORRIS, COFFIN, PENN
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Date: 10/29/2017 at 21:03:02
Roland Aubrey one of the very earliest settlers of this county died at his home in Earlville on September 5, aged 94 years and 8 months.
He was a Kentuckian by birth; was for a time a resident of Missouri, from which state he went to Illinois in 1832 and enlisted as a volunteer to serve in the Black Hawk war. The same year one of his brothers was murdered and scalped by Winnebago Indians at Blue Mound, Wisconsin.
At the close of his term of service as a volunteer, Mr. Aubrey married his brothers widow and settled in southwestern Wisconsin. In August 1839 he came to this county and built a cabin in North Fork township, made some hay and returned to Wisconsin, and a few weeks later came to his new home with his family.
The first election held in this county was in 1841. At that election Roland Aubrey was elected probate judge and served in that capacity until 1844, when he was succeeded by the late Clement Coffin. At the election held in 1844, John W. Penn was elected sheriff of this county and served until 1850, during which time Mr. Aubrey was the deputy.
Mr. Aubrey was twice married, his second wife who survives him, being at the time of their marriage the widow of the late Thos. Norris. For several years past they have resided in Earlville.
Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa September 14, 1905
Delaware Obituaries maintained by Constance Diamond.
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