Root, Henry


14 June 18131–9 Apr. 1895.2 Auctioneer, merchant, banker.3 Born at Clinton, Upper Canada.4 Son of Henry Ruth and Marie Overholt.5 Purchased interest in town of De Witt (first called Eldersport), Carroll Co., Missouri, 1837.6 Sold lots to Latter-day Saints.7 Moved to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, 1840.8 Married Sarah Ann Miller, 1844.9 Supplied provisions to U.S. army during U.S. war with Mexico, 1847.10 Supplied horses to U.S. government during Civil War.11 Prominent banker at Quincy, beginning 1869.12 Died at Quincy.13