H V Conway
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 11:52:58
H V Conway, propietor of the Conway saw-mill, sec, 34 P O Boone; was born March 14, 1829 in Knox County, Ohio and was there raised and educated in the common schools and also by his own efforts; he has learned the trades of brickmason, painter, carpenter and builder, all of which he has taken up without serving an apprenticeship, having a natural mechanical turn of mind; in the spring of 1871 he came to Iowa and located where he now lives, buying this mill at once; runs it during the winter months and works at building in the summer and the fall; in April 1864 he enlisted as sergeant in Company I, 142d Ohio, and served until September of that year, when he was discharged on account of expiration of term; while in the service his regiment was sent to Ft Lyon, in Virginia and then to Bermuda Hundreds where they were sent to the front and kept there under Gen B F Butler, holding the works between the James and Appomattox rivers; May 30, 1849 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Jennings, a native of Greene county, Pennsylvania; they have 4 children living: Jotham J, Sarah E (wife of Warren Keigley of Douglas township), Mannis S and Martha L having lost one Lucinda A
From the 1880 Boone Co History Book
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