From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 209-210, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Henry Cady, of Huntsville, came to this county in 1840. His
grandfather, Reuben Cady, has been written up in the biography of M. E.
Cady. His father was Horace Cady, and he married also a Miss Cady, but
no relation. Mr. Horace Cady was a farmer, and emigrated to New York
State, settling near Rochester. Here they stayed until 1840, when they
came to Illinois, settled in Camden, and the father purchased 120 acres
of land. He later resided for four years near Farmington, Fulton
county, then returned to Schuyler county and passed the remaining years
of his life on the farm on which he first settled. He died January,
1851. His wife died November, 1870. They had ten children, namely:
Hezekiah, died in Sacramento, California; Daneford, now in Camden
township; Elizabeth, now Mrs. I. G. Cady, of Camden township; Lucia
married Perry Anderson, and is now dead; Henry; Reuben died in Camden
township; Orin died at Memphis, Tennessee, while in the army; Philinda
married Cyrus Anderson, of Huntsville township; Emeline, now Mrs.
Richard Mead, of Rushville. This large family have commanded the
respect and esteem of every one wherever any of them have gone.
Henry Cady was born in Otsego county, New York, December 3,
1828. He came with the family to Illinois, and learned the blacksmith's
trade in 1849. He started a shop in 1854 and continued it for six
years. He then settled where he now resides and purchased land, but
still continued his trade until 1870, when he discontinued the
blacksmith shop and devoted himself to farming. He now owns 320 acres
of land, on which he has made many valuable improvements. He follows
stock-raising and has produced some very fine cattle. He has been
Supervisor one term, and Road Commissioner still another term.
He was married in 1855, to Emeline Plunkett, of Camden township.
They have had eight children: Adelia, now Mrs. Edwin Elliott; Amelia,
died in childhood; Amanda, now Mrs. Greeley Clark; Frank, died at
eighteen; Everett is at home; Mary is also at home, and the youngest
child is Stowell R. Mr. Cady is a Democrat in politics, and the family
are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Cady is a man who has made his
property himself, and has been a man of good habits all his life.
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