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Hahlon Dennis. farmer, was born in Walpole, Prov. of Ont., March 8, 1829. He is son of Adam and Leah Dennis; the foriner was born in September, 1792, and tile latter, Feb. 21, 1795. The thther was a teamster for the British in the svar of 1812. In 1840 he brought his family to this tp., where he had previously pre-einpted 80 acres on sec. 24. In 1851 he purchased his homestead on sec. 32, and took possession of it. He died there Nov. 17, 1868, and his wife also, Feb. 21, 1812. Mr. Dennis of this sketch is fifth son and sixth child of a family of nine children, of whom six are living. He was married Aug. 31, 1857, to Mary, daughter of John and Margaret Camp, born in Elgin Co., Prov. of Ont., April 5, 1838. They have one child left of three, Ettie E., born May 25, 1862. She is a young lady of fine attainments. Mrs. Dennis died March 8, 1886, and July 3 of the same year Mr. Dennis was married to Mary A., daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Camp, born May 16, 1838, in Elgin Co., Out. They have three children - Amelia R., born April 10, 1867; Asa M., Sept. 11, 1870, and Arby J., July 9, 1876. Mr. Dennis, wife and daughter Ettie are members of the Baptist Church. He is in possession of the family homestead; is a Democrat in political faith and one of the most respected and esteemed citizens of Ada. The farm was in its primal state when it came into Mr. Dennis' hands, and he has cleared anti improved it until it ranks with the major portion of the county in beauty and fertility.

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