Alfred Beck settled between Green and Rock Rivers. He died many years ago and has no descendants living whom we could find.

James M. Barrett was born in Maine in 1809; came to this county in 1849, and later removed to Page Co., Iowa.

Elizabeth K. Blackfan was born in Bucks Co., Pa., March, 1811; came to this county in 1841; died Jan. 10, 1871.

F. J. Cox and Elizabeth, his wife, settled in Henry County in 1851.

Washington B. Colbert left the county and went to Oregon in an early day. Some of his half-brothers remained in the county.

George A. Colbert was one of the first preachers in the county, he and P.K. Hanna and Ithamar Pillsbury being the first that are now remembered as preaching to the settlers. There are grandsons of Colbert living here.

Charles W. Davenport was born in Stratford, Conn.; came to this county in June, 1837. Mary E., his wife, was a native of Norwalk, Conn.; came in 1837.

Charles W. Davenport came Oct. 31, 1836. His wife was Ellen E.

Samuel Clark, a prominent farmer of Andover, removed to Richland Grove, where he died a few years ago.

Anthony Hunt came with the Glenns to the county. A full account of Mr. Hunt and family may be found in the sketch of James Glenn. His wife, Caroline, born in Germany, May 11, 1812, and came with her husband to the county in 1835, was the second woman in the county.

Rufus Hubbard was one of the first of the Geneseo Colony. He was known s the first and great music teacher in the county. He died in Moline, in 1883, leaving one son.

John P. Hanna, a brother of P. K. Hanna, and at one time known all over the county as “Uncle Prior,” was one fo the earliest and most respected of our pioneers.

George W. Hill was born in Ohio, in 1840. He came with his parents to this county in 1846. He is a son of Thomas Hill.

John B. Hagin was born in New York in 1818, and came to this county in 1855.

Jeduthan Hubbard was a native of Connecticut. He came to this county in 1839. He died Dec. 8, 1861, aged 61 years.

Albert Jagger was one of the substantial men of the Andover Colony. He returned to New York.

Jacob Kemmerling was born in Ohio, May 18, 1807, and came to this county in March, 1837.

William T. Little, from Hollis, H. H., came to Wethersfield in 1836, and died May 25, 1845.

Abner T. Little came to this county in 1837, and died Sept. 8, 1863, aged 90 years.

Henry G. Little, born in Goffstown, N. H., July 28, 1806, came in 1836; delayed coming a year in  order that he might bring a wife with him. He is now living in Grinnell, Iowa. He was at one time Sheriff of the county (1854). He was an active, prominent and an excellent citizen.

George H. Lincoln was born in New London, Conn., May 3, 1808, came in 1850, died July 15, 1873, aged 70 years.

Charles Lester was a native of Massachusetts, born Jan. 28, 1815. He came to this county in 1844 and died Feb. 14, 1876.

Andrew McFarland was a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1804. He came to Henry County in 1851.

Daniel B. McHenry was born in White County, Ill., Nov. 16, 1827. Came to this county in January, 1836. Rachel A. McHenry, daughter of Benjamin Fritts and wife of D. B. McHenry, was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 8, 1831, and came to the county in 1837.

Eric Miles was a resident of Galva, where he died in 1880, at the advanced age of 92 years.

Mrs. Phebe Miller was born in New York in 1790; came in 1835. She was many years housekeeper for Eben Townsend; died April 10, 1879.

James Frank Miller, native of Southampton, L.I., born 1825; came in 1835; died April, 1877.

Stephen Marshall lived in Colona and died about the year 1840, while on a visit East. He left a large family of children, who are in California. When Marshall came to the county he lived with the two Glenns and Anthony Hunt, all in one cabin and all old bachelors.

Anthony Hunt  died on the homestead he first improved, Oct. 16, 1875. He was a German and married a German lady of St. Louis. Members of his family are still in the county. He was an industrious farmer and an excellent and intelligent citizen. Mrs. Catherine Hunt and daughter, Sarah, reside in Geneseo.

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Transcribed by Jan Roggy

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