HENRY CADY, of Huntsville, came to this county in 1840. His gradfather, Reuben Cady, has been written up in the biography of M. E. Cady. His father was Horace Cady, and he married also a Miss Cady, but no relation. Mr. Horace Cady was a farmer, and emigrated to New York State, settling near Rochester. Here they stayed until 1840, when they came to Illinois, settled in Camden, and the father purchased 120 acres of land. He later resided for four years near Farmington, Fulton county, then returned to Schuyler county and passed the remaining years of his life on the farm on which he first settled. He died January, 1851. His wife died November, 1870. They had ten children, namely: Hezekiah, died in Sacramento, California; Daneford, now in Camden township; Elizabeth, now Mrs. I. G. Cady, of Camden township; Lucia married Perry Anderson, and is now dead; Henry; Reuben died in Camden township; Orin died at Memphis, Tennessee, while in the army; Philinda married Cyrus Anderson, of Huntsville township; Emeline, now Mrs. Richard Mead, of Rushville. This large family have commanded the respect and esteem of every one wherever any of them have gone.
Henry Cady was born in Otsego county, New York, December 3, 1828. He came with the family to Illinois, and learned the blacksmith's trade in 1849. He started a shop in 1854 and continued it for six years. He then settled where he now resides and purchased land, but still continued his trade until 1870, when he discontinued the blacksmith shop and devoted himself to farming. He now owns 320 acres of land, on which he has made many valuable improvements. He follows stock-raising and has produced some very fine cattle. He has been Supervisor one term, and Road Commissioner still another term.
He was married in 1855, to Emeline Plunkett, of Camden township. They have had eight children: Adelia, now Mrs. Edwin Elliott; Amelia, died in childhood; Amanda, now Mrs. Greeley Clark; Frank, died at eighteen; Everett is at home; Mary is also at home, and the youngest child is Stowell R. Mr. Cady is a Democrat in politics, and the family are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Cady is a man who has made his property himself, and has been a man of good habits all his life.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, pages 209-210.
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