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Henry Hurley / Harley and family 1860

Henry was born about 1831 in Washington, DC. In 1860 he is residing in the 4th District, Post Office Rockville, Montgomery County Maryland. His family begins at the bottom of one page of the census and is completed on the next. Above is his family in 1860. -- Henry age 29 born in Washington, D. C. -- Louisa born in Delaware -- Ida their daughter age 7 ( born about 1853 ) -- Harry or Henry age 5 -- Charles age 2 -- Andrew age 1 -- George Crawford age 25 a hired farmhand. -- Henry owns real estate valued at $10,000. His personal estate is valued at $5,000 ( personal belongings such as farm equipment, furniture, and servants ). Both values are confirmed by adding up the figures from the page and checking the totals at the bottom of the page. ( The total value of personal estates for everyone on the page is only $6,075. What looks to be $50,000 by Henry's name is actually $5,000. The comma is not a zero ) Henry and Louisa's four children are all born

Olonzo Badders of Maryland.

Topeka State Journal Monday 16 April, 1923, pg. 6: Olonzo Badders, 77, a Topekan for forty-two years, and a veteran in Topeka newspaper and printing business, died Sunday evening at his residence, 1717 Lane Street. Born in Baltimore, Md in 1846, he came to Kansas more than fifty years ago, first residing at Leavenworth, but coming to Topeka some eight years later. He was associated with F.P. Baker and J.K. Hudson for a number of years in the newspaper and printing business and later was connected with the Hall Lithographing company. He retired from business several years ago and his death was the result of a number of complications incident to old age. Mr. Badders was prominent in lodge and church circles in Topeka. He was a charter member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and was a Knight of Pythias, an Odd Fellow, and a member of the Topeka Masonic Lodge No. 17. He is survived by 3 sons, Mayo L. Badders, Topeka, Harry N. Badders, Newton, and George S. Badders, Topeka.