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Cyrus Henderson
Millville Twp.

Cyrus Henderson, farmer, section 31, is a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, born Oct. 2, 1815. He moved from there to Galena, Ill., in 1831, thence to Dubuque, Iowa, in June, 1833, where he remained until January, 1835, then came to Clayton County. From 1838 to 1843 inclusive, excepting the year 1840, he worked at blacksmithing for the Winnebago Indians. On April 26, 1839, he married Mrs. Harriet M. Wells, Knee Walker, a native of Gainsborough, Tenn. She had one child by her first husband, Nicholas Wells, a son Alonzo D. Mr. and Mrs.Henderson have had eleven children, viz.: Martha E., born Feb. 13, 1843; Cyrus M. (deceased), Feb. 16, 1845; James E., Feb. 14, 1847; Jefferson F., Jan. 13, 1849; Eliphalet, March 9, 1850; Harriet Jane, April 22, 1851; Marceline L., Oct. 22, 1853; Daniel R., Dec. 9, 1855; John W., Oct. 28, 1858, and Effie S., May 6, 1860. Cyrus M. was a member of Company G, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded while bravely defending his country's cause, at Rolla, Mo., on Nov. 16, 1862. He died from the effects of his wounds Dec. 26, 1862. John Henderson, a brother of our subject, was the first white man buried in Clayton County, his death occurring in 1836. Politically Mr. Henderson favors the Republican party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1014-1015
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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