Lewis Wallace Jennings, who is now living a retired life in 
Hunters, is one of the substantial men of the section and since 1900
has identified his interests with this place.  He owns one of the most
tasty and comfortable residences in Hunters and has an abundance of
spring water piped into it from a beautiful spring up the mountain.
He was born in Rolersville, Ohio, on March 22, 1844, the son of General
Lewis and Lorhama (Hollaway) Jennings.  The father was a general in the
Mexican war and William Jennings Bryan is his nephew.  He lived in Ohio
until 1854 then came to Decatur county, Iowa, where he died in 1870.
The mother was a native of Pontiac, Ohio, and died when our subject was 
five.  Lewis was the youngest of thirteen children and remained with his
father until July 16, 1862, when he enlisted in Company H, Twenty-sixth
Iowa Infantry, being sworn in at Clinton.  He was with Sherman and was
soon taken sick and sent home on a furlough.  When able to do guard duty
he was left to guard Davenport, Iowa.  At Vicksburg, he was taken captive 
and in the fall of 1863, at the Black river in Mississippi, he was 
discharged on account of disability.
	On February 22, 1864, Mr. Jennings married Miss Margaret, daughter
of William and Clista (Barenger) Inman.  She was born in Ohio on 
February 18, 1845.  Twelve children have been the fruit of this union:
William, an engineer in Lewiston; Francis N. and Albert, farmers near
Hunters; Ada, wife of C. Davis, son of "Cashup" Davis, of Whitman county;
Mary B., wife of S. Britton, a merchant of Wilbur; Robert Lee, near 
Hunters; Amanda, deceased; Lulu, wife of Theodore McMeekin, near Bissell;
Andrew, of Wilbur; George W., deceased; James, near Hunters; Charles, at
home.  Mr. and Mrs. Jennings were married in Sandusky and then farmed in
Iowa until 1876.  In that year came a trip via San Francisco and Portland
to Colfax, Washington.  In Whitman county, Mr. Jennings farmed and faced
the Indians, refusing to leave his home when the others flocked to town.
He continued there with good success until 1900, when he sold and removed
to his present abode.  Mr. Jennings has the distinction of building the 
first hotel in Pullman, the same being where the Artesian house now stands.
Mr. Jennings is a member of the I.O.O.F. and has passed the chairs.