Lee County Biography

Henry Saunders, Jr.
Ashton Twp.

Henry Saunders Jr., farmer and stock raiser, Ashton, is a native of Hardin county, Pennsylvania, born in 1826, and is the son of Henry and Mary (Buck) Saunders, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of German extraction, and farmers by trade. They left to their children a handsome property, but owing to the course pursued by the administrators it was all lost and their children became penniless. H. Saunders, Sr., was captain of the state militia. By birth he was a Catholic. H. Saunders, Jr., came to Illinois in 1845, and remained one year, then returned to his native state, and came again to Illinois after an absence of almost two years. He was married in 1851. to Rachel Morgan, a native of Illinois, daughter of Edward and Nancy Morgan, both natives of Ohio. They have nine children: Winfield B.. Joseph J. F., Jerome (deceased), Alice (deceased), Jane, John, Edward, Lucy, and Harry L. He has an excellent farm of 286 acres, situated two miles west of Ashton, winch is well improved and well stocked. He and his wife are not members of any christian sect, but believe in tiie practice of christian principles. Formerly he was a republican. but is now a democrat.

Source: History Of Lee County Pg 627


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