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Frank, Elizabeth, Ida, Peter, Henry, Anna, Kate and Emma. Mr. Weber owns 160 acres of dand all under cultivation, which he has made by hard work and economy.
WILLIAM H. WHITE, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 17; P. 0. Towanda; born in Tippecanoe Co., Ind., Nov. 12, 1835 ; at 15 years of age, he emigrated with his father to Smith's Grove, Towanda Township, McLean Co., where they located in 1850; upon March 20, 1864, he located upon
his present place, where he has since followed farming and stock-raising, where he owns 240 acres all under a good state of cultivation. His father, George C. White, as well as several of his brothers and sisters, is mentioned in this work. His marriage with Martha Donavan was celebrated Jan. 19, 1865; she was born in Clark Co., Obio, April 12, 1840; four children were the fruit of this union-William E., born Oct. 4, 1873, died, July 31, 1875; Hattie E., born July 8, 1876, died Oct. 3, 1877; George C., born Dec. 6, 1865 ; and Annie E , June 8, 1869.
JAMES ALLISON, farm and stock ; P. 0. Covell; was born, Ju 28, 1827, on a farm in Bedford Co., Penn.; remaining there with his father until 12 years old, when they moved to Miami Co., Ohio, remaining nine years, engaged in farming, renting of F. J. and J. Weddle four years, then of Johnson five years. In 1849, they came to McLean Co., Ill., settling at Twin Grove, renting of Munsell & Beeler; he then began business on his present farm of 100 acresearned entirely by his own labor. In April, 1847, he was married to Eliza J. Colebough, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Allison remembers well the howl of the wolves and almost the shriek of the Indian, But little was known of the merits of the now rich soil of Dale Township when Mr. Allison settled his now most beautiful farm, which was then a raw prairie. They have three children, viz., Cordelia J., Alphert and James A.
H. G. BOMGARDNER, grocer and station agent and Postmaster, Covell; was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., Nov. 4, 1840; remained there until 1856 ; was engaged in farming until 1853, when he engaged in dry-goods business, clerking for M. Weiler at $35 per year; in 1856, he came with his aunt, Mrs. D. Gerberich, to Bloomington, I., and engaged in clerking for R. Leach, for one year, at $25 per month ; he then went in partnership with H. Slope, in general notions, for six years. In 1861, he was married to Ellen E. Walcott, of New York: one year after marriage, they went to Chicago, and he engaged in managing business for K. R. Landon, at $125 per month, for nearly two years; moved from there to Danvers, Ill., and engaged in business for three years, dealing in general notions; he moved from there to Bloomington, II., and engaged as clerk in dry goods store, for J. E. Houtz, three and one-half years ; he then made his final settlement at Covell, where he is engaged in general notion store, and is also Postmaster, and railroad station agent on Jacksonville line : also buys grain for Linebarger & Bro., of Stanford, at this place. They have six children, viz., Alice, Harry, Tillie, Charlie (deceased), Winnie and Clara. He and wife are members of the Congregational Church at Danvers.
R. R. CAMPBELL, farm and stock ; P. 0. Covell ; was born Oct. 7, 1826, in Franklin Co., Penn.; remained there until 1849, in which year he was married to E. C. Harvey, a native of Pennsylvania ; the first year after marriage, they managed his father's farm, and moved then to Indiana, settling in Clinion Co., on farm, renting of William Parrin for seven years; he then moved to McLean Co., II., settling, in 1846, on the present farm of eighty acres, which he has increased to 240 acres, earned by their own labor; it was then a raw prairie, but now presents the view of a most magnificent farm. Mr. Campbell has not been forgotten by the voters of Dale ; he was Supervisor in 1863-64, and School Director three years. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell do not forget the Sabbath, but take an active part in the Sunday school at Covell Union Church, of which they are meinbers, of Presbyterian denomination. They have four children, viz., Harriet E, J. N., William and E. C.
A. D. BENJAMIN, Jr., farm and stock ; P. O. Bloomington ; was born Sept. 26, 1852, in Dale Township, McLean Co., on present farm, which was given him by his father, and is the “old homestead," settled by A. D. Benjamin, Sr., now deceased. He came from Hinsdale, Mass., and entered this farm of forty acres, in 1849, which he increased to 314; at his death, it became the children's by will. He married Sarah E. Stiger, a native of Pennsylvania. He was a sailor on the Atlantic from 16 to 22. . His son, A.-D., was married January, 1875, to Esther E. Darrow, born in Pennsylvania, Schuylkili Co., Aug. 16, 1854; after marriage, they settled on their present farm, his father remaining with him until death, which was Sept. 19, 1878. Has one child -Ira, born Dec. 13, 1877. A. C. Benjamin, his brother, was born in 1855, in Dale Town. ship, I., on game farm; remained until 21, when he began working in a clothing store for Livingston & Co., Bloomington, six months, Heldmon, two months, Goldsmith, four months, worked next for Freeman by month, also for Sutton ; he then began working in a wagon factory for T. H. Smith & Co., of Pekin. Was married Feb. 7, 1878, to Josephine Lovenguth.
JAMES F. BOULWARE, farm and stock ; P. 0. Shirley ; was born Dec. 23, 1818, OD farm in Madison (o., Ky. ; was fifth son of John Boulware, born in Virginia about 1788. lie was married to Mary Mcclain, or Virginia. Mr. Boulware remained in Keniucky, engaged in farming until 1852, when he came to Mlinois. In 1851, he was married to Mary Kelly, born in Madison Co., Ky.; in 1852, they made their final settlement in Dale Township, and improved three firms ; first, what is now the Boyd farm ; second, the Lane farin. In 1867, settled on present farm of 160 acres, earned principally by their own labor and management; they have made this one of the finest farms in the county; every convenience that could be desired is present Mr. Boulware has held the office of Supervisor of Dale Township; is now Trustee ; Commissioner, two years. His mother died Feb. 16, 1879; she was one of those ambitious women who never ceased to be doing something, and when near i and 92 years old, she did some elegant crocheting, making spreads and napkins. Mrs. Boulware, wife of Mr. Boulware, was a grad. uate of the Richmond, Va., Female Academy; she takes great interest in literature; she writes often for the Democratic News, of Bloomington; also contributes her own productions to American Christian Review, of Cincinnati, and Christian of St. Louis. She has also on hand many able manuscripts. They have one adopted daughter, Mary R. Mr. and Mrs. Boulware are members. of the Christian Church, at Shirley.
HAMILTON BOID, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Shirley ; was born in 1817, in Jefferson Co., Ohio, and remained there and in Coshocton Co. until 1855 ; was engaged in farming and running canal-boat, managing shipping wheat, wine and whisky. In 1842, he was married to Margaret Boyd, of same name, but no connection; she was born in Keen Township, Coshocton Co., Obio. After marriage, they settled on a farm, which they bought, for two years. In 1855, they came to Illinois by wagon, as was somewhat customary, and settled in Bloomington for some time; afterward moving to l'azewell Co. In 1858, they settled the present little farın of eighty. three acres, which he has made a magnificent little home. He has worked by month, at $10 10 $15. Mr. Boyd makes a specialty in breeding fine horses. He has now one fine horse. He has held the offices of School Director and Pathmaster. Have five children-John, Anderson, Mary E., Margaret, Sarah.
J. L. DOCGLASS, grain merchant, of the firm of Funk & Douglass, grain, coal, lumber and salt merchants, Shirley, was born in York Co., Penn., Oct. 9. 1813. In 1868, he came West, looking for work, and first stopped at Chicago. Here he failed to find work, and then went to Bloomington, where he found that, by applying, he could get a place at Shirley as school teacher. He went there at once and acce, ted the appointment which was offered him, and from that first step, he has gradually improved his condition in life. He was appointed station agent for the C. & A. R. R., 'then express agent, and then Postmaster; these offices he has filled for the last nine years. He entered the grain business, with Mr. Funk, iu 1876; they handle some 40,000 bushels of grain in a year, and own a first-class el-vator, having a capacity of 12,000 bushels. Mr. Douglass married Miss Nancy Johnston, of Allegheny City, Penn., who is a graduate of the State Normal School, of Millersville, Penn. They have four childrenthree boys and one girl. Mr. Douglass has held several offices in connection with schools, and is, at present, School Treasurer."
JOHN FREED, farm and stock; P. 0. Covell; was born Nov. 25, 1815, on a farm in Farette Co., Penn , and remained there until 45 years old ; was engaged in farming, working for his father until 24, when he began business for himself. Dec. 12, 1839, was married to Fannie kobinson, daughter of James Robinson, a distiller and farmer. After marriage, they settled in Fayette Co., renting of his father five years. He then bought a farm of 140 acres; remained there until 1861, selling out in 1860. In 1861, they moved to Gridley: remained eighteen months, farming, renting of the Railroad Company. From there, they came to Towanda, and bought eighty acres of Miller, paying $25 per acre; some time after, buying eighty acres of Papunaw, making 160 acres. In 1865, he sold the farm to Bone, at $10 per acre, and then moved to his present farm of 180 acres, acquired by their own labors. Has also a house and lot in Bloomington." Their marriage blessed them with nine children, viz., Albert, Ann Eliza, Cyrus ( was killed in the war, in Sherman's raid to Atlanta; died in 1864), Henry, George C., James, John, Clark, Smith. He has taken much interest in educating his children. Henry has taught school, in Illinois, five years ; is now in Pennsylvania, in the dry goods business. George is now practicing law at Leavenworth, Kan.; he has been insurance agent for the California Insurance Company; afterward took agency for the combined companies, California and Missouri Valley Company; has also taught school. Albert has taught school, and has been Tas Collector, for seven years, of Dale. Mr. Freed has held offices connected with schools, and Pathmaster. He and wife belong to the Baptist Church of Bloomington.
D. G. FORMAN, farmer and stock-dealer; P. O. Bloomington; was born in New Jersey Dec. 29, 1834 ; remained there until 25 years old, working for his father, when he began business for himself, working on a farm; renting of Shougles for one year, and of Olden two years. He then came to Illinois, settling in McLean Co., and working for Bolusteer for one year at $10 per month; was overseeing his farm. He soon bought a farm of eighty acres in Dale Township, which, by careful management, has become a beautiful farm, and has been increased to 325 acres which he has earned entirely by his own labor and management. He was married in
1856, to Sarah Flock, born in New Jersey. They have three children-William, F. and Susie E. Mr. Forman and wife are members of the Baptist Church in Bloomington. He has held offices connected with schools.
JOHN M. HOLMES, farmer and stock-dealer; P. O. Bloomington ; was born in 1806, in Kildare Co., Ireland; remainel there until 24 years old; was a soldier in the Royal Artillery for fourteen years.
In 1831, he came to Halifax, and engaged in artillery for six years. From there he moved to Lower Canada, in 1837; engaged in soldiering; afterward taking a position in the British Government as soldier for twenty years. On the 1st day of May, 1860, he settled at Decatur, I., and engaged in painting for six years. He next engaged in painting at Bloomingion for seven years. After which he went to Ireland and received an inheritance of $10,000. In 1876, he returned and bought him a pleasant little home of eighty acres, which he has improved. Was married, first time, in 1829, to Susan Dunn; second time to Sarah West; both of whom were born in Ireland.
J. M. HARVEY, farmer and stock-dealer ; P. 0. Covell; was born Feb. 6, 1837, on farm in Franklin Co., Penn., and remained there engaged in farming until the spring of 1855, when he came with his father to McLean Co., II., settling in Dale Township, on what is now the T. A. Rogers farm. They bought a farm of eighty acres and owned it some eight years, In October, 1862, he was mariied to M. J. Witherow, of Franklin Co., Penn. Atier marriage, they settled in Shirley, one winter. Moved from there to Bloomington Township and engaged in gardening, renting a small piece of ground of J. Hessell. Rented next of W. G. Witherow, for one year. He then bought and settled the present farm of eighty acres, which he has made a beautiful home. He has held offices connected with schools; a Director three terms; Road Commissioner three terms; Town Clerk one term. Mr. Harvey has topped corn at 12 cents per day; has taught school at $30 per month ; worked by the month at $6. Mr. Harvey's life has been almost one of self-care, his mother having died when he was 12 years old. lle has two children-Nellie F. and Mattie E.
A. P. HEFNER, blacksmith, Covell; was born Dec. 7, 1825, on a farm in Augusta Co , Va.; remained there with his father as a farmer, afterward moving to Frankfort, Ind., and engaging in smithing, working there two years, moving from there to Kirkland, Ind., and engaged with his father in smithing twelve years; they then moved to a farm in Clinton Co., which they bought, working at smithing two years: he then went to Frankfort, and engaged in working at gear work with Fenner for six months; he then moved to Delphi and engaged in smithing, and at wagon and plow works for Dunkle & Killgore for four years. In 1852, was married to Levina Witherow, of Delphi, Ind.; born in Pennsylvania In 1857, he came to McLean Co., M., settling at Shirley and engaged in smithing for six years, moving from there to El Paso, II., engaging in smithing two years; he then moved to Coveli, II., and began business with nothing ; has now ten lots; his present dwelling is one of fine improvements. las four children, viz., W. G., Florence B , Libbie M., Nannie J. He has held offices connected with schools.
JESSE HILL. farmer and stock-raiser; P. 0. Bloomington; was born Nov. 24, 1809, in Pennsylvania, near Lexington, Ky.; remained there until about 9 years old, when he left the scenes of his childhood and moved with his father to Jefferson Co., Ind.; remained until 21, engaged in milling and d stilling for his father; when in his 21st year, he nioved to Illinois, his only treasure a little knapsack, which he carried on his back, measuring the distance with much rapidity on foot. Mr. Hill settled and engaged in working by the month at $8; by day at 25
He soon married Col. Buler's daughter, and settied on the farm where Jesse Enlow now lives, atierward settling the present farm of 220 acres, which he took from raw prairie, and bas made one of much beauty anıl value. Mr. Hill has been married three times ; first wife had four children-John W., Polly Ann, Jane, Martha ; by second wife, had four children, viz., Nancy A., Zerah, Polly M., James; by third wife, four children-Phæbe E., Jessie A., Charles, William
C. S JARRETT, farm and stock ; P. 0. Bloomington ; was born in 1850, in Greenbrier Co., V.; remained there until 21 years old ; was engaged principally in stock-raising-cattle, sheep and hogs. When Mr. Jarrett was 2 years old, his father died and left him as one of a family of five children-Johnson, Leonard, Clark, Kate In 1871, he came with his mother to McLean Co., III., and settled on the beautiful little farm of sixty-five acres, on which they now make themselves very comfortable. The situation of this farm and surroundings make it one much to be desired. Leonard and Johnson were in the civil war; Johnson returned, but Leonard never more saw his old native home; he died with brain fever.
WILLIAM JOINSON, farmer and stock-raiser ; P. (). Bloomington ; was one of fourteen children, and was born in West Virginia in 1829, on a farm, and remained there, engaged in farming and going to school, until 20 years old. In 1846, he came to Illinois, with a number of hands, to manage farming 1,260 acres, which his father bought; they came to Minois by team, stopping over Sunday and enjoying, perhaps, the company of some lone wanılerer who had staked his tent along some beautiful brook. Mr. Johnson was on farm in Twin Grove three years before marriage, managing and improving this raw prairie. In 1851, he was married to Amanda Harris, daughter of A. C. Harris, of Kentucky, born in 1808; he was a minister in his younger days, and his father a minister all his life, and was the father of seventeen children,
twelve boys and five girls; six boys were ministers. Mr. and Mrs. Harris had five children ; one is profe-sor in Lincoln (III.) schools ; immediately after marriage, they settled the present farm, then 160 acres, given him by his father, which he has increased to 300 acres ; he has, in all, 830 acres, and is a stock-holder in McLean County Agricultural Society; he has held school offices twelve years ; hired a substitute for civil war at $900. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are active members of the M. E. Church at Twin Grove; they have taken quite an active part in moving and preparing this house of worship; they have seven children, viz., Belle, Emma, Ida, Ellen, Willie, Amos and an infant; they are taking quite an interest in schooling their children; Emma and Belle are attending the Wesleyan University at Bloomington. Mr. Johnson makes a specialty in feeding stock and trading in same. The war whoops of the murdering Indians had scarcely ceased when Mr. Johnson settled this lonely prairie, and at his settlement yet remained many deer and wolves, which had narrowly escaped the flint-rock spears of these savage red men. Mr. Johnson, father of Wm. Johnson, was born in Virginia in 1794; died in 1877; his mother was born in Virginia in 1800, and died in 1861. Mr. Johnson's grandfather was a raptain in the Mexican war, and was a great hunter and associate of Daniel Boone, of Kentucky. Thus ends the sketch of lives which have been active every moment of their short career, and many of them have realized the full amount and even more of their allotted three score and ten.
JAMES LUCAS, farm and stock ; P. O. Bloomington; was born in White Co., III., Dec. 25. 1812, and remained there working at farming and distillery until 22 years old. In 1833, he was married to Mary A. McFall, of Ohio. After marriage, they settled in White Co. until 1834 ; then moving to McLean Co., settling near Le Roy, on a farm which they bought of the Government; was then engaged in farming twelve years; he then settled in Bloomington and engaged in a confectionery and bakery, in partnership with William Harvey; closing out business there, he settled on a farm in Allin Township, which he bought, remaining some eight years, moving from there to Dale Township, buying a farm of 100 acres, earned entirely by his own labor and management, paying $9,000 for it; one time of note, when the Indians made way to his father's house, and, finding an opening through the log hut, they put their guns through and fired, luckily, killing no one. They have four children-S. Jane, Jobn, Martha and Francis.
JOHN LUCAS, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Bloomington ; was born Sept. 11, 1839, on a farm two miles east of Le Roy ; remained there engaged in farming for his father and teaching schooltaught four years, winter and summer : in 1867, he began farming for himself on his farm in what is now Allin Township, for eight years; he then sold out, and bought the present farm of eighty acres, forty of which was given him by his father, and the rest they have obtained by their own efforts. He managed this farm until married, which was in 1867 to Elizabeth Sill, of Pennsylvania ; born in 1847. They settled on his farm immediately after marriage. He and wife are active members of the M. E. Church at Twin Grove; he is teacher in the Sunday school at that place; has beld school offices and Path master. They have four children-Charlie E., Lillie D., Gracy and an infant.
JAMES G. MCCLELLAN, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Shirley ; was born March 28, 1824, on a farm in Mifflin Co, Penn.; remained there till 1851, when he came to McLean Co., III.. settling on his present farm of 109 acres, which he has obtained by his own efforts ; when he was 2 years old, bis mother died, and he was left in care of Mr. and Mrs. MeNiel. Mr. McClellan was married Dec. 23, 1873, to Mary Croft, born in 1851, in Somerset Co., Penn. After marriage, they began housekeeping on the present farm; when Mr. McClellan settled in Minois, the country was but little settled; the farm he now lives on is one of fine quality, being intersected by the C. & A. R. R.; he has made good improvements; does his own carpentering and smithing. He was, by marriage with Mary Croft, blessed with three childrenJames, George B. and Alice May.
SAMUEL MILLER, Shirley; was born Jan. 12, 1826, on a farm in Kentucky; remained there until 9 years old, when he came with his father to McLean Co., settling in Dale Township, renting of Henshaw for two years; his father then bought land in Dale Township, settled, and engaged in farming; Mr. Miller worked for his father until 21 years old, when, on Aug. 28, 1817, he was married to Priscilla Allison, of Pennsylvania ; after marriage, they settled on the present farm of eighty acres, which they have improved and made an elegant home. Mr. Miller was one of fifteen children, the blessings of the marriage of his father to Miss Lloyd ; all the family of children are now living, except one, who died in the army. Mr. Miller has held offices connected with schools as Director, and Pathmaster. They have eight children, Isabel, Annie, Priscilla, Thomas, Samuel, Rebecca, Elmira and Luella.
JONATHAN PARK, farmer and stock-raiser ; P. 0 Shirley; the son of Eli Park, of North Carolina : was born on a farm in Madison Co., Ky., July 14, 1815, and remained there until 1853 ; engaged in farming for his father and teaching until 1836, when he married Borthana Quinn, who was born in Kentucky Oct. 27, 1818; they immediately began farming, renting of Moberly for one year; he afterward bought 64 acres, paying for it by his own labor; they settled on this farm and improved and increased it to 119 acres, when, in 1853, they sold out and came by team to McLean Co., II., settling in Dale Township, on their present farm of 226 acres, which they have made and improved ; the whole country was then mostly raw prairie. Mr. Park is very careful in business, keeps an account of every cent received and paid out, not even the least item being left out; he also keeps a diary of every day. Has held office in the militia, in Kentucky, for ten years; as Captain and Major; Township Trustee, Assessor five terms, Commissioner two terms, Justice of the Peace seven years, School Director ten years. He does his own carpentering. He and wife are members of the Christian Church, of which denomination he has served as a minister for twenty years ; has also auctioned goods. Their marriage blessed them with eight children, all of whom are church members— Minerva E., Sydney I., Alwilda J., William E., Hiram R., Rboda W., Sallie, Lucy, Mary.
QUINN & QUINN, merchants, Shirley. These gentlemen are the leading merchants of Shirley ; they carry a stock of general merchandise; commenced business in 1876, having purchased a stock from William B. Lane. They are natives of Kentucky, H. W. Quinn being the senior member; B. F. Quinn was born Oct. 23, 1851, and is the son of S. M. and Sallie A. (Boulware) Quinn, of Kentucky, having moved to McLean Co. in 1852.
J. W. ROGERS, farm and stock; P. 0. Covell; was born March 9, 1835, on a farm in Perry Co., Penn., remained there engaged in farming, working for people by month and day; his father was a weaver by trade, was born in 1806 ; married, June 19, 1827, to Elizabeth Waterson, born in l'erry Co., Penn. J. W. Rogers was third son of W. L. Rogers, and, in 1847, he came with his parents to Peoria, 11., settling there for four years, his father engaging in weaving and teaming, and thus employed his son ; they next moved to a farm near Peoria, renting of Charles Denton for four years; he then came to Funk's Grove Township, remaining five years farming; he then, with his father, bought the present farm of 160 acres, which they have earned by their own labor and management. Was married, in 1862, to Nancy A. Hull, born in Illinois in 1841. Mr. Rogers has worked by the month at $10, the receipts of which he has frugally used, has grown from a poor boy to a manhood accompanied by plenty of the world's sustenance. He and his wife have not forgotten the eternity of life, and have been active members of M. E. Church some time; bave four children, viz., Lelia, Louis E., Jesse, Eddy; deceased-Ollie. His father aud mother live with him.
T. A. ROGERS, farm and stock ; P. 0. Covell; was born July 1, 1828, in Perry Co., l'enn., and remained there engaged in farming and working at barking for tanners until 20 years old ; his parents were poor, and he was compelled to work by the month at $4 to $6 per month ; in 1847, they came to Peoria Co., Ill. ; when the family landed at Peoria, they had not one cent ; Mr. Rogers was engaged for a time in rafting timber and managing a saw-mill at Peoria for four years; the family moved to a farm in Peoria Co., renting of Charles Denton for four years. In 1855, was married to Elizabeth M. Shrade, born in Perry Co., Penn. ; after marriage, they settled on the Sholty farm for one winter; in spring of 1856, they settled the present farm of 160 acres, which they have obtained by their own efforts ; has made improvements by tiling and buildings, making a most beautiful and productive farm. Has held held offices connected with schools, and Commissioner ; is now on his fifth term of the Patron's Fire Insurance Co., of Stanford, as Director and Treasurer. He and his wife belong to M. E. Church at Covell; he is Trustee and Steward ; has five children, viz., Maggie, Mary B., Stephen A. D., Nettie, Arthur.
W. H. ROGERS, farin and stock ; P. O. Covell ; was born in February, 1833, in Perry Co., Penn., on a farm ; remained there engaged in farming and working by the month at $3 for three years, would drive four-horse teams; in 1847, he moved to Peoria, ill., and, settling there, engaged in rafting and saw-mill business for two years, for Capt. Moss, Bradley & Smith, at $12 per month ; in 1850, they moved to a farm in Peoria Co., renting of Charles Denton for five years. In 1855, he was married to Mary Hart, of Kentucky, born in 1839; her parents were born in Kentucky; after marriage, they settled on present farm of eighty acres, which was then raw prairie, but now by their management has become one of fine quality. Mr. Rogers is a brether of T. A. Rogers, whose family ancestiy has been referred to, noting the fact that at their landing in Peoria, they had not l cent. He and his wife belong to the Presbyterian Church. He has held offices of school and Pathmaster; they have had eight children, viz., William (deceased), Carrie, Lottie, Fannie (deceased), Addie, Lucy, Mattie, W. C.
D. H. SALISBURY, farmer and stock-raiser ; P. 0. Covell ; was born in New York March 2, 1813; remained there until 1 year old, when he moved to Rhode Island; his father died when he was quite young, leaving him in the care of his mother, who lived among her people for some time; she then moved to Miami Co., Ohio, leaving D. H. with an uncle of his, where he made a home until 21 ; he then went to Miami Co., Ohio, where his mother and brother were ; remained there until 1837, at which time they moved to South Bend, Ind., and engaged in farming for one year; returned then to Miami Co., remaining until 1843, when they moved to Winois, settling in McLean Co., and renting for five years ; he then settled on the present farm of 125 acres, earned entirely by his own labor and management. Was married in 1850 to Irene Baker, of Indiana.
JOSHUA SELLS, farmer and stock -raiser ; P. 0. Bloomington; was born in 1827, in Franklin Co., Ohio, on the bank of Scioto River; remained there engaged in farming and teaching; taught six terms. Was married when 22 years old to Eliza J. Smith, a native of Watertown, N. Y., daughter of Col. Smith, of war of 1812; after marriage, they setiled on a farm of thirty-three acres in Franklin Co., which he increased to 133 acres; they remained there until