PARLEE C. DUKES, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. Benton Ridge, was born in this county August 24, 1851, in the
first brick house built in Blanchard Township. His father, Lewis Dukes, Jr., reared
a family of seven children, our subject being the second. Parlee C. Dukes was reared on a farm; received a good
English education, and chose farming for his occupation in life. He is the owner of 312 acres of valuable land
in Blanchard Township, this county, on which he resides. He was united in marriage, in 1876, with Harriet E. daughter
of Jacob Grose, and three children have blessed this anion Albee Declare, Edith Lela and Grace D. Mr. and Mrs.
Dukes are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Sabbath school of which he is trustee and assistant superintendent.
In politics he is a Republican. He holds the office of school director.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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