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Henry Albertson
Born 1837
HENRY ALBERTSON, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 6; P.O. Langworthy; born in Pennsylvania in 1823; came to Jones Co. in 1856, where he has since resided. Wife's maiden name was Jane Dunmer, a native of Pennsylvania also; they were married October 5, 1843; have had ten children, eight of whom are now living, named as follows: Charles, James, Elizabeth, Daniel, Isabelle, Mary, Susan, Grant; those dead were named Sarah and Jacob. One son was in the late war of the rebellion, Charles, a member of the 31st I.V.I.; enlisted in September, 1861; was discharged July 4, 1865; he belonged to Co. H; was wounded in the leg, below the knee, by a shot which struck it at the battle of Memphis, Tenn.; was also in the battle at Lookout Mountain, and, while there, captured five rebels and marched them into camp alone; was under Gen. Sherman during the latter part of the war: and was in the famous "march to the sea;" was also at Richmond when it fell. Mr. Abertson has been a Road Supervisor in his town; he and his family are members of the M.E. Church. Mr. A. is a Republican; owns 150 acres.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 620.


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