HENDERSON, ROBERT H.
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Date: 5/11/2005 at 09:47:14
Biography reproduced from page 464 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Robert H. Henderson was born May 6, 1840, in Delaware Co., N.Y. After four years he went with his parents to Orleans Co., N.Y. In 1848 they moved to Trumbull Co., Ohio, and remained till the fall of 1854, then moved to Jackson Co., Iowa, and lived there till the spring of 1857. He then came to Algona, Kossuth county, and enlisted at Spirit Lake, being mustered in at Sioux City. He served in the army three years. He was in Gen. Zellar’s expedition in 1863 and 1864, but not wounded. Having been mustered out Nov. 23, 1864, he returned to Kossuth county, remaining at Algona until 1867, when he removed to Story Co., Iowa. From there he went to Nevada, and lived till the spring of 1869, then going to Boone Co., Iowa, he made it his home until Feb. 18, 1878, and again came to Kossuth county, where he has since lived on his wife’s mother’s farm on section 11, township 94, range 29, he having married Dec. 26, 1864, Nancy Martin, whose mother lives with them. They have four children—Cora, William H., Emma G. and Mary E. Mrs. Martin is a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Henderson is director of district No. 8, and in politics is a republican.
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