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Portrait and biographical record of Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton, and Linn Counties, Missouri : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1893, 728 pgs.
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Henry C. Rowell was married June 5, 1883, to Miss Alice Lenhart, daughter of Cyrus Lenhart, of Brookfield, a well-known citizen, formerly of Linn County, but now of Houston, Texas County. He is a native Ohioan, but an early settler of Missouri. Mrs. Rowell was born near Trenton, andhas passed her entire lie in her native state. Her mother, Mrs. Lydia (Splawn) Lenhart, was born in Ray County, her parents, William and Martha Splawn, having journeyed from near Nashville, Tenn., to Missouri, becoming one of the very early pioneer families of the latter State. They were driven from their home in Daviess County by the Mormons, who came there and formed the Far West settlement before locating at Nauvoo, Ill.