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Henry Hackett
Cass Twp.

Henry Hackett, farmer and stock-raiser, was a son of Emery and Amanda (Hymes) Hackett, natives of Vermont. In 1855 they went to Minnesota, where Emery died in 1869. The subject of this sketch was born in Vermont, Nov. 10, 1935, where he was educated. He came to Cass Township in 1875, and bought his present farm of eighty acres on section 35. He was married in 1857 to Mary Ann, daughter of George and Martha Ann (Holcomb) Holliday. Geroge was a native of England, and Martha of Pennsylvania. By the above union there were two children--Emma, born Sept. 28, 1858; Geroge, born Sept. 29, 1860. Mrs. Hackett died in 1866, and in 1868 Mr. Hackett married Charlotte, daugher of Wellington and Aurilla (Hill) Wiltse, natives of Canada. By this union there are three children-- Emery, born June 2, 1869; Frank, Dec. 20, 1873, and Isabel, born May 17, 1879. Mr. H. enlisted in 1864 in the Second Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Company B., James W. Woods, Captain, and was discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 1865. He was with General Sherman in his "famous march to the sea." Mr. Hackett is a member of the Odd-Fellow's fraternity, and also of the United Workmen. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 696
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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