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Lawrence Jennings
Mendon Twp.

Lawrence Jennings, farmer, section 9, Mendon Township, township 95, range 3, was born in Welland, Canada West, Feb. 14, 1843; his parents were Mathias M. and Mary (Dill) Jennings; they were natives of Canada; he was a cooper in early life, and in after years a physician. She and husband had a family of four children--three girls, and Lawrence, the subject of this sketch. He attended school at Canada West until ten years of age, when he came with his parents to Jackson, Ia., and in 1855 to Clayton County, and settled on a farm on the same section and township he now lives. Mr. Jennings married Miss Saphrona C. Dickens, Oct. 14, 1868. She was born in Clayton County, and is a daughter of Edward G. Dickens and Ann D. (Van Sickle) Dickens. They are among the first settlers in Clayton County. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings reside on their farm of 113 acres, forty of which is under cultivation and well stocked. He raises grain and stock for the market. He has held various local offices of trust in his township, and is one of the early settlers and enterprising representative men of Clayton County, having been identified with the county since 1855. In politics he is rather independent, and inclined to vote for the best man. He is of English and German descent.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 989-990


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