Mortuary list for the past year for the Old Settlers Group, which was read at their meeting: Henry Wait was born in Vermont in 1793, left his home in that state in 1817 and traveled on foot to near Marietta, Ohio. On 1 January 1818 he married Miss Sophia Wells. In 1823 they started from Ohio in a flatboat on the Ohio River and landed near Rising Sun, Switzerland County, Indiana, where they lived until 1874. Then they moved to Rock Island County where they resided until Mr. Wait's death. He has been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. His sons, Meigs, William, and Jacob Wait are influential members of the county. His widow who has shared his joys and sorrows for 64 years remains with sons, daughters, and grandchildren. He was buried in the Hazlett Cemetery near Reynolds on February 10th.
--Fri 24 Feb 1882, The Moline Review Dispatch