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Sarah J. (Harkness) Shockey and Dr. B. B. Shockey
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 23, 2002 at 23:20:09
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Surnames in bio: HARKNESS-FLEMING-BEAM-BENNETT-
SHOCKEY-THOMPSON

W.R. HARKNESS
One of the prominent citizens and early settlers
of Henry Co., he resides on Sect. 2, Scott Twp.,
and was born in Delaware Co., NY, Nov. 27, 1842.
His parents, J. B. and Margaret (Fleming) Harkness,
emigrated to Berry County MI in 1852, and two years
later came to Henry County, making this their home
until the time of their death. Six children blessed
the union: Mary E. the wife of A. I. Beam, of
Woodson Co., KS; Margaret A. married William Bennett
a resident of Scott Twp.; W. R., the subject; James
E., resident of Union Co., IA; Sarah J., wife of
Dr. B. B. Shockey, a physician of Scotia, NE; and
George T., residing in Yates Center, NE.
In politics, J. B. Harkness was a Democrat, strong
in his convictions and he and his wife were Presby-
terians. Mr. Harkness died 1881, his wife surviving
until 1886.
Mr. Harkness came with his family in 1854, He was
reared here, and received his education in the
common schools and at Howe's Academy. He enlisted
in Co. H, 45 Iowa Vol. Inf. in 1864. He was mustered
into service in Keokuk, and then went to Benton
Barracks, St. Louis, and then preceded to Memphis,
TN. While at Moscow, TN, he did guard duty on the
railroad, being in the 16th Corps. Serving until
the end of the war, he was mustered out at Keokuk
in 1865.
In 1868 he married Mary E. Thompson, who was born
in Ohio, Jan. 27, 1848. They have had five children:
Mary, Eva, and William Glenn, deceased; Maggie L.,
Lois and Elmo.
Mr. Harkness cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, He has held the office of Trustee
of his Twp. He is a member of the Mort Hobart Post,
G.A.R.. He and his wife are members of the United
Presbyterian Church. They reside on a fine farm of
80 acres.

(the bio says five children, but six are listed.
Perhaps Mary should be Mary Eva?)

Henry County, Iowa 1888 bio.



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