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Rev. J.A. Slick
Mallory Twp.

Rev. J. A. Slick, paster of the United Brethren church, was born in the State of Maryland, Feb. 2, 1807, and was a son of Jacob Slick and Margaret, nee Andrews, likewise natives of Maryland, and among the early settlers of Pennsylvania, where they died. He was educated in Pennsylvania, and there learned the trade of a shoemaker. He received a license to preach there, prior to coming to Clayton County. In 1854 he settled on his present farm of eighty acres on section 29, Mallory Township, which is under excellent improvement. Soon after locating here he was called upon to take charge of a church in this township, and has labored successfully in his chosen calling much of the time since, conducting several revival seasons. He has been thrice married, first in 1829 to Dorinda Slick, who died in 1838, leaving one child, William B., now married and residing near Manchester, Ia. In 1840 Mr. Slick married Matilda Edwards, of Pennsylvania. Two children blessed this union-- James and Emma, both deceased. She died in 1846, and the following year he was united in marriage with Ann, daughter of Isaac and Ann Kirk, nee Shuman, natives of Pennsylvania. Of six children born of this union two are living-- Margaret Ann, wife of Daniel Hodges, and J.S. Mr. Slick has been elected to several township offices. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 925-926
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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