Harley IVES

Harley Ives, farmer, was born in Connecticut, January 15, 1803.  He is the third child of Caleb and Sarah (BOOTH) Ives.  He came overland and settled near Oquawka, in Henderson County, in 1836 where he lived two years , when he moved to Mercer County and settled one mile east of New Boston, where he has lived ever since.  During early part of his life he was engaged in farming and working at the cooper trade, being the first cooper in Mercer County.  In 1827, he was married to Ruth Ives, daughter of Gideon and Charlotte (HALL) Ives.  They have five children born to this union:  Gilbert H. who is married to Miss Mary Ann Scudder, daughter of Enos Scudder;
Martha E
. ,  who died young; Gideon , at home with his parents; Emery K. married Miss Mary E Hartsock ; Caroline  "Carrie" married to John W. Histed.  Mrs. Ives has always been a member of the Baptist Church.  Mr. Ives has always been an active temperance man.  In politics he is a
Democrat.  At present, Mr. Ives
is 79 years of age and in splendid health.  Financially he is in good circumstances.  (1882)


Submitted by:  Alicia Ives

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