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Henson S. Liston was also a settler of 1869, on section 1, of Noble township. He was a West Virginia farmer at the outbreak of the Civil War, and his parents were natives of that State, but he fought for the Union, in both the infantry and cavalry branches of the service. He was at Winchester and Cedar Mountain, in the second battle of Bull's Run, and was with General Siegel on the Rappahannock river, where he was in almost continuous action for nineteen days. He was married during the war, and in 1867 removed from West Virginia to Muskatine county, Iowa, where he remained until October, 1869, when he bought eighty acres of wild land in the locality indicated above. Mr. Liston's wife was a sister of Herman Pringey, who was an army comrade, and who also became a permanent and respected member of the community, in 1869. When Noble township was organized in 1870, Henson S. Liston became one of its three trustees.

From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 212.

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