1891 Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, WI., Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL.
Joseph Covey, of section 14, range 2 Weston Township, Clark County, was born in Clinton County, New York, January 7, 1862, the sone of James F. and Cornelia (Burzee) Covey, of Warren County, New York. They were the parents of seven children: Albert, Laura, Melvina, Sarah, John, Joseph and Alvin. The mother died June 4, 1889. The father had been married prior to this union with our subject's mother, and by his first wife had three children: Charles, Louis and William.
The subject of this sketch was reared in farm life and educated in the common schools. He remained with his parents in Warren County until twelve years of age, where he was engaged in the pineries and driving logs on the Hudson River. He came to this county in JUne, 1885, and has since followed logging on the Black and Poplar Rivers, and also farming. Mr. Covey was married April 29, 1888, to Jennie Pratt, a daughter of Edward Pratt, of Greenwood, this county; she was born in Warrensburg, New York, July 21, 1865. Her mother was Betsey Ann Middleton. Mr. and Mrs. Covey have two children: Howard and Hattie. Mr. Pratt came to this county in December, 1884, remained in Eaton that winter, then came to Christy, where he lived two and a half years, and next moved to Greenwoood, where he keeps a general store.
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