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Winders, Henry M.

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Winders, Henry M.
March 16, 2007 01:13PM
The Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin Counties
Illinois Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1893
[Crittenden County]

HENRY M. WINDERS, attorney-at-law of Elizabethtown, Hardin County,
is a son of Francis M. Winders, who was born May 30, 1822, in Crittenden
County, Ky., and brought up on a farm with no education whatever. He
removed to Illinois in 1844, settling on a farm in Hardin County, and
was married two years later to Elizabeth J. Scarbrough, of Tennessee,
by whom he had two children: Sylvester, deceased, and Henry M. The latter
was born April 14, 1848, in Hardin County, Ill., and was brought up on the
farm, working in the summer and attending school in the winter time.
When war was declared between the North and the South our subject
enlisted, July 27, 1863, in Company D, Forty-eighth Kentucky Mounted
Infantry, and served the cause of the Union until December 16, 1864,
when he was mustered out at Bowling Green, Ky. The principal service
performed by this regiment was that of guarding the Louisville &
Nashville Railroad between Louisville and Nashville. After peace was
declared he returned to Hardin County, after being mustered out, and
engaged in teaching school, following that profession for fourteen years.
He then followed farming until 1886, when he moved to Elizabethtown and
began the study of law under the instruction of John Q.A. Ledbetter, being
admitted to the Bar in August of 1891, after which he immediately began
active practice. He was married November 12, 1876, to Mrs. Mary F. Irion,
widow of G.D. Irion, her maiden name having been Mary F. Lamb.
Mr. Winders is a member of Masonic Lodge No. 276, and is also a
member of Post. No. 565, G.A.R. He has been prospered in various
undertakings. Starting out in life with meagre means, he has steadily
pushed onward and upward until he has reached a position of influence in
Hardin County.

Winders Scarbrough Ledbetter Irion Lamb
Hardin-IL TN Warren-KY

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