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Transcribed biography of Henry Slover

HENRY SLOVER, one of the early settlers of Washington Township, was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., April 24, 1828; he is the youngest of twelve children born to Isaac and Polly (Watts) Slover; of this family, only three survive, our subject being the only representative in this county; his parents were both natives of New Jersey, removing to New York, thence to Erie County, Penn., and thence to Porter County, Ind., in 1843, settling in Washington Township; his father died while visiting Pennsylvania in 1852 and his mother in this county in 1849. Our subject came here with his parents in 1843. At the age of twenty-four, in company with some emigrants, he crossed the plains for California. Being overtaken by sickness, he gave up mining, and worked by the month; he remained in California until 1858, when he returned to this township. On May 19, 1859, he was married to Rebecca J. Malone; they have had a family of three children - Carrie B. (deceased), Charles W. and Hattie. Mr. Slover has been fairly successful in business affairs; he has a farm of 232 acres of good land, about one hundred and fifty of which are improved, and containing excellent buildings, making a most desirable property. Mr. Slover is a Democrat, but exceedingly liberal.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 338-339

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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