Henry Bond

Henry Bond, a wealthy and enterprising farmer of Foster County, lives in 146-62 where he has a comfortable home and valuable estate.

Mr. Bond was born in Virginia, October 28, 1842. His father was John Bond, born in Virginia in 1792, and the great-grandfather William Bond was born near Richmond, Virginia, in 1762. The great-great-grand father, Charles Bond, was born in London, England in 1722 and died at the age of 40 years.

Mr. Bond’s grandmother on the father’s side was named Margaret Davis before her marriage and her father, Benj. Davis, was a native of Wales, but came to America and became a Captain in the American Army of the Revolution.

Mr. Bond’s mother was Rebecca Hensley, daughter of James Hensley. She was born in Pike County, Kentucky in 1802. Jas. Hensley was a farmer and hunter and an early settler of Kentucky. He and several brothers – James, William, Goodwin, Daniel and Robert took part in the Indian Wars. Goodwin was killed by the Indians and Daniel was taken prisoner when a boy and lived among the Indians many years. He married a squaw who bore him twins. He later married a white woman. His mother’s family can be traced to Wales. Henry Bond’s grandmother’s name was Mary Likins, whose father was born in Wales.

Henry Bond was raised on a Virginia farm and received a common school education. At 18 years he enlisted in the Union Army while some of his brothers joined the Southern Army. He served 3 years 7 months with the 39th Kentucky Regiment. He was in 33 general engagements, was captured at Prestonburg, Kentucky, held prisoner 4 months, and was then exchanged and soon afterward mustered out with Sherman’s Army, September 26, 1865. In the fall of the same year he came to Minnesota and filed on a homestead claim near Long Prairie, being the first claim filed in Reynolds Township, Todd County.

He farmed in Minnesota 20 years, and in 1887 came to Foster County, North Dakota, took up land, and became one of the pioneers of Foster County. He now owns a valuable property, well improved, with good buildings, modern machinery, and plenty of stock. He is a Republican. He is a member of the Baptist Church.

Bibliography: Compendium of History and Biography – 1900 – Page 1317

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