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Samuel Hines
Cox Creek Twp.

Samuel Hines, one of the pioneers of Clayton County, was born Sept. 1, 1808, and was a son of Thomas and Jane (Alloway) Hines, the former a native of Virginia, where he died; the latter was born in Maine, and came to Clayton County in 1842, where she died at the advanced age of ninety-nine years and five months. The subject of this memoir learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed until he was eighteen years old, then engaged in the drover's business three years. He came to Clayton County in 1842, settling first in Cass Township, where he remained five years; then came to Cox Creek Township. He was the third white person who settled in Clayton County, and entered the first farm and made the first road in Cox Creek Township. He was married in Sangamon County, Ill., to Elizabeth M. Clarke, who was born Sept. 28, 1812, and was a daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Clarke, nee Grout. Their union has been blessed with thirteen children, nine living— Lewis, Margaret (now the wife of Alonzo Carner), Thomas, John, Henry, Hiram, Lydia Ann, Susan and Mary. Mr. Hynes has traveled extensively, having resided in fourteen States. He is a self-made man. Commencing life in limited circumstances, and meeting with many of the adversities incidental to pioneer life, he has, by his own indomitable energy and perseverance, made for himself a fortune, meriting and receiving the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. In politics he is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 745
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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