Biography of Henry M. Rouse
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





HENRY M. ROUSE, carpenter, Plain City, was born in Steuben County, N. Y., July 27, 1828, His father, Thomas Rouse, was born in Vermont in 1793, and died in Ohio in 1873; he married Sarah A, Platt, a native of Connecticut and a connection of ex Senator Platt, of New York. They came to Ohio in 1838, where he plied his trade of carpenter and joiner until his death, Our subject's grandfathers were both in the Revolutionary war. His maternal grandmother became a widow. and married a Mr. Wheaton, a soldier in the war of 1812; she lived to the remarkable old age of one hundred and two years, dying in Bloomington, Ill., in 1864, Our subject was educated in this county, and for one winter he taught a school in Union Township. In 1839, he moved to London, and worked at his trade, carpentering, until 1859. In 1851, he married Mary E, Dunn, a daughter of Isaac and Mary (Roush) Dunn, By the union six children were born, viz, Blanche, wife of Clark Gray; Link D,; Sarah, deceased wife of Charles Kent, deceased; Carl H., Thomas D, and Allen, In 1861, Mr, Rouse enlisted in Company B, Thirty second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col, Tom Ford, and was discharged in 1862, after participating in several battles, In 1866, he came to Plain City, where he has since worked at his trade, with the exception of one year spent in business in Chicago. He is a Democrat; was Clerk of the Board of City Council, of London, eight years, and Mayor in 1858, and has been Mayor five years in Plain City, and Justice of the Peace six years, He is also a member of the School Board and Secretary of the agricultural society.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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