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Clore - Henry H

Source: Montgomery County, Indiana Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana (Chapman Brothers, 1893) p 555

Henry H. Clore owns one of the finest residences in the northern part of Parke County, which is situated on his finely improved farm on Section 1, Sugar Creek Township. He is a native son of the county, having been born in Howard Township in 1849. His parents are Howard and Margaret Deer Clore, the former born in Boone County, Kentucky in 1819. Grandfather, Israel Clore was of German descent. The two brothers of his wife served in the War of 1812. Israel Clore, soon after his marriage, removed to Boone County, Kentucky, where he bought land and settled at a very early day. Of his children, two are still living, namely Howard and Simeon, who live in Montgomery County, Indiana. The others were Joel and Melinda, Lucinda, Uriel and Berryman. The last two died within the last year. In 1837, the father of Israel Clore removed to Indiana, locating in Montgomery County. He had also made a number of trips tot his state, where he entered land of the Government. he was a hard worker and whenever he could get a little money ahead he would come to Indiana and enter land, sometimes walking all the way from Boone County. He was drafted for the War of 1812, but hired a substitute. His death occurred August 18, 1854 and that of his wife April 17, 1870. He was first a Jacksonian Democrat, and afterward became a Whig. He was a member of the Hard Shell Baptist Church. To each of his children he gave a good farm about 160 acres. Howard Clore was educated in the subscription schools of Kentucky, which he never attended more than 6 days after he was 10. On Dec. 12, 1839, he married Margaret Deer, whose father, John Deer, was a native of Virginia, removed to Kentucky, and finally located in Montgomery County, Indiana where he entered land at an early day. Mrs. Clore was born in Boone County, Ky and died November 6, 1856. After his first marriage Mr. Clore located on the farm which he now operates on Sec. 16, Howard Township, Parke County. No improvements had then been placed upon the farm, which has since been developed entirely by him. In 1868 he built the large and imposing house where he now lives. Before this his home had been an old-fashioned double log house. His farm comprises 520 acres, which with the exception of 40 acres, is all in one body. On New Years Day, 1859, Howard Clore was again married, the lady being Sarah Deer, sister of his first wife. After her death he married Mrs. Elizabeth Frame. He had 11 children by his first union, 5 by his second. Those living are: Amanda Ellen, who lives at home; Henry Harrison, subject of this sketch; Sarah L; Howard, Jr. who is a farmer in Lucas County, Iowa; and Whitfield, who is engaged in partnership with his brother Howard in stock-raising in Lucas Co, where they have 850 acres of land. In 1852 Mr. Clore went to Iowa and entered about 700 acres of land. Mr. Clore, Sr. has his farm superintended by another and is not actively engaged himself on account of his age. He has one of the finest farms in the county, all upland. He has a large amount of stock on the place and in the past has raised considerable for the market. His home was built at a cost of $8000 in 1868. Mr. Clore is honored by all who know him and though not a church member, has a strong love for everything relating to religion, especially that inclining toward Universalism. Henry H. Clore received a district school education in Howard Township, where he resided until shortly before his marriage, which occurred in his 20th year, the lady being Miss Susanna M. daughter of Franklin and Sarah SOWERS MYERS. Mrs. Clore was born in Jackson Township, Fountain County, Indiana where her parents were early settlers. They were both natives of NC. Six children have blessed the union of our subject and wife, their names being as follows: Franklin F; Lillie M; Lydia J; Otha E; Bessie B and Bertha. Soon after his marriage Henry Clore removed to Lucas County, Iowa where his father had entered 279 acres. This he carried on and resided upon for four year, but becoming dissatisfied returned to Indiana, settling first in Montgomery County and afterward removing to his present farm, which comprises 178 acres. The owner is especially interested in stock fine variety of good animals. He erected a beautiful home on n his place which is the abode of hospitality and good cheer. Politically he is a supporter of the Republican party. - typed by kbz
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