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Henry Cole
Born 1824
HENRY COLE, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Clarence; born in New York in 1824; came to Iowa in 1849, settled in Jones Co., and entered and now owns 135 acres; made all the improvements; has sold grain in Davenport for 40 cents per bushel; pork, dressed, at $1.50 per hundred, taking three days for a trip. Has held the office of School Director; is now Trustee of the Free-Will Baptist Church, and Treasurer. His wife. Mary Simpson, was born in Indiana in 1834; came to Iowa in 1839; married March 7, 1852, and had four children—William S., died in infancy; Amanda J. (now Mrs. M. Wolfe, of Jones Co.); Hannah N., died in infancy; George A., born in Hale Township in 1854. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. His wife, Edith M. Smith, born in Illinois in 1860, came to Iowa in 1870; married in 1876; have two children—Gertrude M. and William H.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 638.

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