Henry Root

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Henry Root

Birth
Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 29 Jul 1853 (aged 45–46)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 4, Block 8, Lot 9
Memorial ID 183690979 · View Source
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This guy is elusive. Obits not found in New York, Connecticut, Wisconsin, or anywhere.
He is believed to have died in Tomah, WI, but there were no newspapers in Monroe County in the year of his death (1853).

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It's likely that Henry owned land in South East, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, but since online plats around the time of Henry's death are not readily available, it has proven difficult to locate his property or this man. The 1855 Wisconsin Census describes the "H Root" residence as being located in Jefferson County, Town of Koshkonong, Village of Ft. Atkinson, but no individual names are listed .

The burial location was recently found. But the cemetery caretaker records are transcriptions and not originals. Henry was buried around the time after this cemetery opened, so they have no (transcribed) record of him, and he likely has no headstone. But records of the Hoard Museum in Ft. Atkinson (the Burial Index) do show him buried on the date above in Lakeview Cemetery along with Mary. (pictures are pending)

This man should not be confused with his younger cousin Henry Ransom Root of which there are considerable records (and who is buried in the same Cemetery).

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Mary & Henry were seen in the 1850 Census:

Henry Root Age 43
Mary Root Age 41
Whitney Root Age 20
Eliza Root Age 18
Sarah Root Age 16
Mary Root Age 13
[Andrew] Jackson Root Age 5
Julia Root Age 3





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  • Created by: grave×digger
  • Added: 24 Sep 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 183690979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Root (1807–29 Jul 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 183690979, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by grave×digger (contributor 47421469) Unknown.