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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography - George Havens

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois with Illustrations," 1878


GEORGE HAVENS - George Havens was born in Delaware county, Ohio, on the 16th day of September, 1822. His father was a native of New Jersey. He removed to Ohio in 1821. His mother was also a native of New Jersey. There were seven children in the family, of which the subject of our sketch was the eldest. He married Mary M. SCOTT on the 29th of August, 1841. He farmed in his native state until the fall of 1860, when he sold out and removed west and settled in McDonough county, in this state. He remained there until 1868, when he sold out and removed to Philo the same year. They have had six children; three only however are living at the present time, all boys and married, and live in the township engaged in farming. Mr. Havens is a representative man of his township, and as such enjoyed the respect and esteem of his neighbors. He is Republican in politics, and cast his first vote for Henry Clay in 1844. He was then an old line Whig, but on the formation of the Republican party he joined that organization and has been a zealous member of it ever since. Both he and his estimable wife are members of the M. E. Church.

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