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Henry James

JAMES

Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/19/2006 at 14:49:46

Henry James, furniture dealer, Boonesboro, was born in the county of Monmouth, South Wales, October 30, 1818, and is the son of William James, and extensive contractor, Mr James had good educational advantages in early life, and at the age of thirteen was apprenticed to learn the carpenter and wheelwright's trades, and has followed his chosen avocation most of his life, in 1839 he took and active partin the Chartest movement, the object of which was reform, mainly free ballot without property, qualifications ,failing in this movement, three of their leaders having been arrested and transported, and Mr James being disgusted with the government, determined to seek a free country, and in 1848 emigrated to the United States, locating in Brooklyn, New York, and there followed his trade for seven years, he then came to Marietta, Marshall county Iowa in 1867, he then went to Colorado for one year and visited his son, who is engaged in business there, he removed to Clinton county, Iowa and engaged in the maufacturing of sash and doors, remaining there for two years, he then came to this county and settled where he now resides and carries on the furniture business quiet extensively, he is a man of knowledge and experience, liberal in his views and firm in his convictions, ever ready to defend the truth, in business he has been very successful, in April 1837 Miss Frances Farr, of Monmouth, became his wife, they have four children: William H (mayor of Leadville, and also the firm of Eddy & James, who are doing the heaviest smelting business in Colorado), John, Rosetta (now Mrs Orland J Halliday), and Mary, they have lost seven: Hannah, Richard, Henry, Farr, Katie, Richard, Katie and an infant

From the 1880 Boone County History Book


 

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