Henry County >> 1879 Index

The History of Henry County, Iowa
Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1879.

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Biographies submitted by Doug Johnston.

ALLEN, JOHN N.

Mt. Pleasant. Clerk of the Courts of Henry Co.; born in Rockingham Co., VA, Jan 12, 1834; came to Iowa and located in Henry Co., September, 1856. He was engaged as a clerk in a store for some years; Deputy Postmaster for six years. Enlisted in the 25th regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Co H;, after being mustered in, he received an injury in camp which prevented his going in the field with the regiment; afterward, enlisted in the 45th regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Co A. He was elected Clerk of the Courts in 1870;, reelected in 1872, reelected in 1874-76; and also at the recent election in 1878 and is now serving his fifth term. He married Miss Ellen D. Allen, from Ohio, in April 1859. They have one daughter Kate, lost two children.

ALLEN, R. D.

Mt. Pleasant. Merchant tailor; born in Otsego Co, NY in 1826. In 1860 he came to Iowa and located in Henry co.; he has been engaged in business here for the past ten years. He married Miss Elizabeth Little from the state of New York. They have seven children, two sons and five daughters.

AMBLER, HENRY

Mt. Pleasant. Attorney at law; was born in 1821, lived in Pittsburgh, PA; in 1840 went to Ohio and commenced reading law; after completing his studies he was admitted to the bar and practiced his profession in Salem, Columbiana Co., Ohio for ten years. He came to Iowa first in 1854; located permanently at Mt. Pleasant in October, 1856. He associated with Mr. Woolson in the practice of law for some years; has practiced here over twenty years, his brother Richard is now associated with him. He has been connected with the Wesleyan University for some years as Law Professor. Married Louisa Phillips from Stark Co., Ohio; has six children--Nellie (now Mrs. W. H. Campbell of St. Joseph, she was Preceptress and Professor of English Literature in the University). Fannie (now Mrs. D. G. Higly of Fairfield), Ione, Pauline, Glauces S. (married) and living at Colorado Springs, CO, Louie, Iowa.