Henry G. Deering is a native of Kentucky, and was born near Grayson, August 11, 1826. His father, John Deering, was born in Stokes county, North Carolina, in 1801. His mother was a native of Virginia. When he was quite young his parents moved to West Virginia, remained but a short time and returned to Kentucky, and soon after went to Ohio. In 1848 he came, in company with his parents, to Daviess county, where he continues to reside, engaged in farming.
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He was married, in 1850, to Miss Melinda M. Hanna, daughter of James P. and Rebecca D. Hanna. Mr. and Mrs. Deering have had twelve children, nine of whom are living: John B., born August 25, 1852; James W., born March 13, 1854; William E., born June 4, 1858; Sanford B., born March 24, 1860; Martha F., born April 27, 1862; Ida M., born May 11, 1864; Henry E., born July 8, 1866; Albert D. and Margaret B., twins, born October 15, 1869.