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Col. Henry Slavens was a contemporary of these men, and came to Rockville about the same time, from Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He was a sharp, shrewd man, but indolent and indifferent to business. He plead law some, but caring more for sport and pastime than for serious occupation, he trifled away the better part of his life in transitory pleasures and died poor. He served in the Black Hawk war, and for some years was a magistrate in Rockville. At one time he was editor and proprietor of the county paper, then a whig organ.

History of Parke County, 1880
J.H. Beadle, H.H.Hill and N. Iddings, pub., Chicago