Henry Eveland, b. Nov. 3, 1828


biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

HENRY EVELAND located on section 1, Jefferson Township, in 1853, and yet resides on the old homestead. He was born in Morgan County, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1828, and is a son of William and Hannah (Morris) Eveland. His father was a native of New York and his mother of England. When twenty years of age William Eveland, the father of the subject of this sketch, moved with his parents from New York to Morgan County, Ohio, where he lived twenty years and then moved to De Witt County, Ill. While in Ohio he was engaged in the manufacture of salt, and after his removal to De Witt County, engaged in running a grist and saw mill. He died in 1845 at the age of forty-six years, his birth occurring Sept. 18, 1799 The mother of Henry died in 1865 in Mahaska County, at the age of sixty-five years. Henry Eveland was reared on a farm, and in his youth assisted his father in the farm work and in running the mill. At the age of twenty-five years he left Illinois and came to Mahaska County, and located on section 1, Jefferson Township, where he still resides. In the spring of 1865, he was married to Haddasah Campbell, a native of De Witt County, Ill., and daughter of John and Mary Campbell. Her parents were early settlers of De Witt County, Ill., having located there about 1826. Her father died July 19, 1854, at the age of sixty years. Her mother died in 1855, at the age of fifty-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Eveland are the parents of six children; William P. died aged two years; Charles, now at home; Mary May, now the wife of Edward Evans, of Jefferson Township;Dick and Nellie at home; Bird died March 9, 1873, aged fourteen years. Mr. Eveland is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Among the local offices he has held have been those of Township Trustee and Road Supervisor. For eight years after coming to Mahaska County Mr. Eveland ran a ferry across the river near his residence. Success has crowned his efforts, and he is now the owner of 573 acres of fine land, nearly all of which is under improvement. He makes a specialty of fine draft horses of high grade. He also turns off about fifty head of hogs each year. He is a well-known and highly respected citizen of Mahaska County and seems to enjoy life well. Mr. Eveland had two brothers in the late Civil War. Richard H. was in the 3d Iowa Infantry, and was killed July 22, 1864, at the battle of Atlanta; Robert was in the 18th Iowa Infantry, and served till the close of the war.

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

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