Born June 30, 1832
|ROBERT HENDERSON, contractor and builder, Monticello; is a native of Delaware Co., N.Y., and was born June 30, 1832; when 17 years of age, he went to Ohio and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; he came to Jackson Co., Iowa, in the spring of 1855; remained only a short time and came to Jones Co., and located in Castle Grove, and began working at his trade, and since then has been engaged in contracting and building; he has probably erected more buildings throughout the county, in the different townships, than any builder in Jones Co. He married Miss Polly L. Palmer, a native of Connecticut, March 3, 1861; they have four children—Charles, Jennie, Ella and Robert; they have lost one child—Jessie.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 670.
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