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Root, Henry

Biography

14 June 1813–9 Apr. 1895. Auctioneer, merchant, banker. Born at Clinton, Upper Canada. Son of Henry Ruth and Marie Overholt. Purchased interest in town of Eldersport (later De Witt), Carroll Co., Missouri, 1837. Sold lots in De Witt to Latter-day Saints. Moved to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, 1840. Married Sarah Ann Miller, 1844. Supplied provisions to U.S. army during U.S. war with Mexico, 1847. Supplied horses to U.S. government during Civil War. Prominent banker at Quincy, beginning 1869. Died at Quincy.

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