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JAMES KELLY, Normal; was born in the county of Derry, parish of Desertlinn, Ireland, Dec. 18, 1815; he came to this country in 1821, with his parents, settling in Chautauqua Co., Ni Y., where he was raised and schooled. In 1833, he removed to the city of Buffalo, where he served a regular apprenticeship at the trade of a brick-mason and plasterer, after which, he attended school at Oberlin, Ohio. In 1845, he located in Platteville, Wis. where he lived until 186.), when he came to Normal, where he has since lived. He married Miss Philomelia C. Culver Nov. 10, 853 ; they have two children-Alice M. and Lida A.
J. S. LACKEY, M. D., Normal; was born in Madison Co., Ky., March 14, 1836. He is largely a self-made man, having been left to battle with the hardships of the world without parental advice or care when a mere boy; he was educated at Charlottesville, Va., and com. menced a medical course. He came to Illinois in 1857, and graduated at the Chicago Medical College in 1861, and there began the practice of his profession ; in 1862, he came to Bloomington; in 1865, he removed to Augusta, Ark., where he remained for a time; then returned to Illinois, and settled at Stafford, where he remained four years ; he located in Normal in 1872, and, giving his entire attention to his profession, has built up a large practice. As a physician, he is well-read and energetic. He married Miss Sallie Didlake, of Bloomington, Nov. 9, 1858 ; they have three children-Keith, Eddie D. and M. P.
RICHARD LONG, farmer, P. 0. Normal; was born in County Cork, Ireland, July 15, 1823. He came to this country in 1815, and lived for a time in Salem, Mass., and also in different parts of that State ; he resided in Rockland Co., N. Y., for three years; in 1853, he removed to Chicago ; in May, 1854, to McLean Co., where he has since resided. He bought his present farm in 1867, which consists of 83 acres of finely-improved land. He married Miss Mary Corter in September, 1853; they have raised a family of eleven children, eight of whom are now living.
WILLIAM M. LOEHR, farmer, stock-dealer and dairyman, P. O. Normal; was born in Somerset Co., Penn., May 16, 1826, where he was raised and schooled. He came to McLean Co., Ill.. in 1845, locating in Bloomington. He has followed agricultural pursuits thus far through life, with the exception of some five years, when he was engaged in the lumber busi. ness, in Bloomington. He located where he now resides in 1873 ; his farm consists of 150 acres of as fine land as may be found in McLean Co., with a beautiful residence, located in the center of a large grove of evergreens. He married Miss Margaret Brendel, of Montgomery Co., Ill , in September, 1853 ; they have five children, whom they are giving the advantages of a thorough education.
MRS. L. R. LUFKIN, Normal; widow of Charles D. Lufkin, and daughter of Addison and Nancy (Hicks) Smith, who were of English origin; they settled in Shelbyville, Ill., in 1830; here Mrs. Lufkin was educated, and Oct. 28, 1855, was married to Mr. Charles D. Lufkin, who followed mercantile business up to his death, which occurred in March, 1863; he left a family of promising children, one daughter and four sons. Mrs. Lufkin and family located in Normal in 1878, that her family might finish their education. Mrs. Lufkin has been an active worker in the Episcopal Church since a child.
HENRY MCCORMICK, Professor of History and Geography of the State Normal University, Normal; was born in County Mayo, Ireland, February 5, 1837, and brought up on the farm until he was 16 years old; he then emigrated to America. He first located in Ohio, where he was engaged in farming for two or three years ; he then went to Wisconsin. In 1859, he came to Boone ('o , Ill., and commenced teaching school, and remained there until 1865. He then came to Normal and entered the State Normal University, and in 1868 graduated. He then became Principal of the Normal Public Schools for one year. In the fall of 1869, he became a member of the State Normal University Faculty, and has been connected with the institution ever since, being now Professor of History and Geography.
JOSEPH MILLER, farmer; P. O. Normal; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Jan. 14, 1829. He was brought to this country by his mother, in 1834, settling in Fairfield Co., Ohio, where he was raised until the age of 14, after which time he began to do for himself. During his early life he learned the trade of wagon-making, also carpentering, and followed contracting and building for a number of years. He came to Ilinois in 1854, locating in Bloomington, where he followed his trade two years; thence to Benjamin ville, where he lived eleven years ; thence to where he now resides. He owns 80 acres of fine land, and is a public-spirited and well-to-do citizen, respected by all who know him. He married Miss Eliza J. Stimmel, of Franklin Co., Ohio, Jan. 29, 1857.
STEWART MOONEY, farmer: P. O. Normal; was born in County Antrim, Ireland, March 3, 1833. He was raised in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1852, and located in Harrison Co., Ohio where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, and on the 8th of April, 1855, he was married to Miss Mollie Black, of Carroll Co., Ohio. He came to Illinois shortly afterward, remaining until 1859; then returned to Harrison Co., Ohio, and in August, 1862, he enlisted with the 126th Ohio Inf., and participated in many of the most severe engagements of the war, serving three years, and was one among the fortunate ones who escaped without a scratch. He was taken prisoner at the battle of the Wilderness, and was confined in the Andersonville prison several months. After the service he returned to Harrison Co., and, in the
fall of 1865, he and his wife came to McLean Co., I., and shortly located in Tazewell ro.. engaging in agricultural pursuits. They located where they now reside in 1875. He is a thorough and practical farmer, and a much respected citizen.
T. NIHILL, Township Assessor ; Section 1; P.O Normal; was born in County Cla re, Ireland, in 1836. He came to this country in 1850, locating in Western New York, where he engaged with the New York and Erie Railroad Co. In 1854, his parents settled in Harrison Co., Ohio, and he then engaged in agricultural pursuits. They removed to McLean Co., II., in 1856, settling near Le Roy, and in 1862, they located in Normal Township, where they have since lived; he has served as Township Assessor for nine years. He owns a beautiful little home farm, which consists of eighty-two acres. Married Miss Caroline A. Bennett, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, in January, 1858. They have a family of six, whom they are endeavoring to give a good education. His father died in 1872, at the ripe age of 78. His mother still survives, at the age of 90.
VIRGINIA C. OHR, Superintendent of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal; was bora in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 28, 1836, and is the widow of Col. S. P, Ohr, who was a native of Maryland. They were married Oct. 15, 1856. During the late war Mr. Ohr entered the army as Captain in the 61st I. V. I. During his service he participated in many of the most severe battles of the war, and arose to the rank of Colonel, serving three years. His death occurred Sept. 14, 1864; after which Mrs. Ohr was appointed superintendent of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Springfield, which position she held until 1869, when the Soldiers' Orphans' Home was established at Normal, she being appointed Superintendent, and has since officiated in that capacity. Mrs. Ohr is a lady of rare ability, having satisfactorily managed the affairs of this institution since its establishment. Mrs. Ohr has four daughters, two of whom are assistants, and two finishing their education. As a family they are well known and highly respectedl.
THOMAS PISELL, farmer; P. O. Normal; one of the pioneers of MoLean Co.; was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1814, and was taken to Richland Co., Ohio, by parents, where he was raised; he has followed agricultural pursuits thus far through life; he came to McLean Co., Ill., in 1852, locating at Twin Grove, and, in 1855, he located on the farm where he now lives; at the time of settling, the country was comparatively new, and the trials and hardships of a pioneer life are yet fresh in his memory; but he has succeeded in accumulating a good property; he owns a fine farm of 104 acres, the best watered farm of the county, there being an artesian well near his residence which furnishes an inexbaustible quanti of fine water. He married Miss Margaret Morrill, of Richland Co., Ohio, in September, 1836; they have raised a family of nine, six of whom are still living—four boys and two girls.
S. J. REEDER, retired; P. O. Normal; was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, Jan. 21, 1824, but was raised and received his early education in Fayette Co.; he finished a good business education at the Sidney Academy, Sidney, Ohio; he came to McLean Co., III., in 1849, locating at Randolph's Grove, and, for a time, taught school : then took up agricultural pursuits, continuing until 1863, when he sold out and removed to Normal for the purpose of educating his family. He was appointed Postmaster of Normal in 1864, and was elected Justice of the Peace; atler having served some two years as Postmaster, he resigned, but served as Justice of the Peace twelve years, and is at present Township Supervisor; these positions he has filled with credit. He has been an active worker in all matters pertaining to the interests of the community. He married Miss Sallie, M. McWhorter, of Clinton Co., Ohio, April 10, 1849; she died April 4, 1874, beloved by friends and relatives, and respected by all who knew her, leaving a family of six.
HANNAH ROGERS; P. O. Bloomington ; was born in Greene Co., N. Y., July 1, 1808, her maiden name being Hannah Hubbard. She married Elihu Rogers, who was born in Greene Co., N. Y., Oct. 8, 1805, and, in 1844, came West to Illinois, and located in Old Town l'imber; he came here worth perhaps $1,200 or $1,500; invested in land, and was very successful in farming; at one time, he was among the leading farmers of the county; he entered the grain business and dealt very largely in grain; he also erected a flour-mill, and, for a time, was doing well; hut, with the financial crash of 1857, he lost considerable money ; but he managed well and was a hard worker, and contrived to accumulate considerable property. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, and one of the first Trustees of this Church at Bloomington; he purchased the lumber with his own money to build the Church, and donated to the Church $1,600 ; he died of bronchitis Dec. 2, 1872; he was respected and beloved by all. Mrs. Rogers has erected a very fine residence on Main street, which is her home, and has built a business block in Normal.
JEREMIAH ROOP, farmer; P. 0. Normal; was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., Jan. 10, 1822: he was taken by bis parents to Center Co., where he was raised and schooled, and learned the trade of cabinet-making, which business he followed some sixteen years : being a thorough mechanic and industrious, he accumulated a good property; he removed to Tippecanoe Co., Ind., where he was married April 20, 1849, to Miss Eleanor Gapen, of Boone Co., Ind.; they came to McLean Co., Ill., in 1855, locating in Downs Township, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, continuing until 1867, when they came and located where they now live, in a beautiful residence; they own a fine property, which is the result of their industry and economy: they have three children-Alice, Frank and Burt.
J. B. SARGENT, Township Collector; P. O. Normal; was born in Douglas Co., I11., Dec. 28, 1844; his early life was spent upon a farm; at the age of 19, he entered the Asbury University of Greencastle, Ind., where took a thorough course, graduating in 1860, and chose law for his profession, but his health became so impaired that he was compelled to abandon it for a time. Sept. 1, 1869, he married Miss Florence C. Farrow, of Greencastle, Ind.; then engaged in agricultural pursuits for five years. In 1875, he came to Normal, and, in 1877, was elected Township Collector, and, in 1878, was re-elected. He is a thorough business man. He also serves as a Trustee of the Wesleyan University. Mr. and Mrs. Sargent are much respected by all; they have raised a family of three-William F., Snowden G. and Jean B.
MRS. MARY M. SEWARD, Normal; widow of the late M. D. Seward, who was one of the founders of the Bloomington Stove Works; was prominenily connected with this company until his death, which occurred Oct. 22, 1876; he left a family of two. Mr. and Mrs. Seward came to Bloomington in 1866. They were married June 16, 1854; she was the daughter of William M. and Mary M. Pettit, born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., July 29, 1832. He was born in the same county Sept. 9, 1830. During his brief life in McLean Co., he had, by his integrity and social qualities, won the highest regard of all who knew him.
MINOR L. SEYMOUR, Professor of Natural Science in the Illinois State Normal University, Normal; was born in Kings Co., N. Y., Sept. 10, 183.); his father, H. S. Seymour, was a farmer; here on the farm the son remained until 19 years old ; he then set out to seek an education; he entered the academy at Owego, N. Y., and also attended the school in Ithaca, N Y., where now is located Cornell University. In 1856 Prof. Seymour came West; here he has been engaged most of the time in school teaching in different paris of Ilinois. In 1878, he was appointed Professor of Natural Science in the State Normal University.
SAMUEL M. SILL, farmer ; P. O. Normal; was born in Bedford Co., Penn., May 15, 1839 ; he came to McLean Co., III., with his parents, in 1854, locating in Dry Grove Township. He married Miss Julia Stephens, of Oak Grove, in this county, Dec. 2, 1863; they settled where they now reside in 1864, and own 164 acres of fine land. They have been quite successful, which is the result of energy, perseverance and economy; they have two children-Ida and David E.
MRS. NANCY 0. SMITH, Normal; widow of the late Brainard Smith; was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., June 17, 1822; her husband was a native of Franklin Co., Mass., where he was born May 28, 1818. They were married April 4, 1844. They located in Franklin Co., and began farming; in 1856, they came to Illinois, locating in Chrisiian Co., where they remained until 1865, when they came to Normal for the purpose of educating their family, consisting of three sons and three daughters, who are now finely educated. Mr. Smith died Aug. 21, 1877; heloved by friends and relatives, and respected by all who knew him.
ALBERT STETSON, Professor of Language and Reading in the State Normal University, Normal; was born in Kingston, Mass., Aug. 6, 1834; he graduated from the Bridgewater Normal School in the spring of 1853; after teaching three years, he entered Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1861; he taught school in Provincetown, Mass., until the fall of 1862, when he came to Normal; he became a member of the Faculty of the Normal University Oct. 12, 1862, and has been connected with this institution ever since.
MRS. CATHARINE STUART, Normal; widow of Chambers M. Stuart, who was born in Bath ('o., Ky., Feb. 7, 1823; while residing there he taught district schools and farmed up to the fall of 1858, when he moved to Clark Co., Ky., where he continued the same occupation until November, 1862, when he moved to Normal Township, McLean Co., 111., where he engaged one year in farming; he then moved to Normal, and went to work at the carpenter's trade, which he had learned in Kentucky, and at other times he taught school until his decease, Aug. 15, 1872. Feb. 18, 1817, he married Miss Catherine Stephens, of Bath Co., Ky., where she was born Feb. 1, 1828; they were blessed with eight children, viz.: Mary T., James S.. Leander, Alpha D., Alice, George M., Lee and Fred; James S. died Feb. 26, 1871, aged 21 years, 6 months and 17 days; Leander died in August, 1851, aged 2 months. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart were members of the Christian Church, and Mrs. Stuart is an active member at this time. Miss Alpha D. is a school teacher, and now so engaged in Sec. 16, Mt. Hope Township.
A. C. TAYLOR, Deputy County Clerk, Normal; son of George M. and Elizabeth (Hawkins), Taylor; was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Jan. 23, 1851; he came to McLean Co., III, in 1861. with his parents; they settled in Normal in 1863, where he was educated, attending the Normal school; here he obtained a good business education, laying the foundation for future usefulness. His first employment was as clerk in the drug business, then for a time in the groi ng trade. In December, 1876, he was appointed Clerk; and, in 1877, Deputy County Clerk. He was appointed Secretary of the McLean County Republican Convention in 1877; these positions he has filled with credit.
WILLIAM G. THOMPSON, farmer; P. O. Normal ; son of Charles and Ann (Graves) Thompson ; was born in Culpeper Co., Va., April 30, 1804 ; he came with his parents to Christian Co., Ky., in 1812, where they lived until 1835; thence to McLean Co., III., where he has since lived, and been a witness of the change from a wild and dlesolate, to a thickly-settled and well developed country. He has taken an active part in public matters, and especially in the Church, being one of the first to organize and establish the First Baptist Church, of Bloomington, and has since been prominently connected with its growth and prosperity. He has been twice married : first, to Miss Louisa Hazard, in December, 1831; she died in July, 1838. And, Sept. 27, 1841, he married Miss Mary Dodge, of vulpeper Co., Va. Mr. Thompson owns 140 acres of beautiful land, in sight of Bloomington, and finely located. Here he has resided twenty-six years, and has been a resident of the county forty-four years. He has four daughters-Margaret, Minnie, (now Mrs. John Burgart, of Bloomington,) Abbie and Hattie.
MRS. M. E. VANPELT, Normal; widow of Rev. John F. Van Pelt. He was a native of Carrol Co., Ky., where he was born Jan. 27, 1821; the son of Samuel and Anzolitta (Goddard) Van Pelt; he was raised and schooled in Carroll Co., and began early in life to prepare for the work of the ministry, beginning to preach at the early age of 20 years, in the M. E. Church. He was a member of the Kentucky Conference, some twenty-five years. He married Miss Mary E. Wight, of Shelby Co., Ky., Sept. 26, 1850. They came to Normal, in 1864, and settled where Mrs Van Pelt now resides. He organized the first M. E. Church of Normal, and labured faithfully in the work of the ministry until his death, which occurred May 8, 1867. He died beloved by friends and relatives, and esteemed by all who knew him, leaving a family of six children-Samuel James W. (deceased), William M. (deceased), Mary L., John R., Sarah E.
H. K. VICKROY, fruit grower; P. O. Normal ; was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Oct. 24, 1842; he came to bis in 1856, locating in Bureau Co., and was schooled at the Mt. Carroll Seminary ; in 1858, he began in the nursery business, continuing it until 1862, when he enlisted with the 93d I. V. I. ; he participated in many of the most severe battles of the war; was mustered out after the service of three years; after which, he returned to Bureau Co.; in 1869, he removed to Champaign, and took charge of the orchard and garden of the Illinois Industrial University. continuing there until 1874, when he came to Normal and established his present business; his many years of experience enable him to thoroughly understand and successfully manage his already extensive business; he is a man of fine social qualities, and a practical busi
He married Miss Mary P. Graves, of Bureau Co., Ili., Dec. 10, 1868; they hare two children-M. E. Louise and H. Edwards.
G. R. WOOLSEY, M. D., Normal; son of Jesse and Freelove (Rogers) Woolsey, who were pioneers of Henry Co., Ill. ; he was born in Henry Co., 11., Sept. 21, 1840, where he was raised and obtained his early education; he attended the Mendota Collegiate Institute; he graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College, of Chicago, in March, 1868, and soon began the practice of his profession in Normal, where he has built up a large practice, and established a fine reputation; his increasing practice testifies to his ability ; having had eleven years' practice in this vicinity, he is well known and much respected. During the late war, he enlisted with the 112th I. V. I., and participated in many of the most severe engagements, serving some three years.
JACOB BISHOP, farmer and stock-raiser ; P. O. Heyworth; was born in Frederick Co., Md., June25, 1797. At an early date, he moved with his parents to Fayette Co., Penn., where he lived until March, 1812, when they moved to Ohio and settled in Licking Co., near the Perry Co. line; during the moving, they passed several bodies of troops going to tight the British. He lived in Ohio until 1820; he there married Miss Mary Aun Weedman May 10; she was born in Pennsylvania Aug. 15, 1830. He came to Illinois and settled at Randolph Grove, on his present place, and the next season he built a house on his place. He and his brother-in-law, John Weedman, bought an ox-team and did an extensive business breaking prairie ; in the fall of 1831, he hauled 100 bushels of oats to Chicago, and has made upwards of twenty trips since. He owns 300 acres in this county, and hay thirteen children—Sarah Ann, George B., Hannah, Charity, Jacob C., Charlotte, John S., Mary E., Harriet, William F., Elizabeth, A. M. and Joseph A.; all live within twenty miles of the old homestead. Jan. 23, 1873, Mrs. Bishop died. Mr. Bishop is now 82, and enjoys good health, and has sixty-eight grandchildren.
JAMES BISHOP, farmer, P. O. Heyworth; was bora in Champaign Co., Ohio, Nov. 12, 1821, and lived there nineteen years ; he then went to Calloway Co., Mo., near Portland, where he lived a year; he then came to Illinois, and settled in McLean Co., working by the month for Mr. M. L. Bishop; in 1847, he came to his present place, and has lived there since. He is not an office-seeker, and has held no office, except connected with the schools and roads. He owns 508 acres in this county, located about three miles southeast of Randolph Station, on the Big Kickapoo Creek; it is well adapted to stock-raising, in which he is largely interested. March 26, 1846, he married Miss Mary Thompson, native of Ohio; they have had ten children, seven of whom are living-Chloe, George, Jane E., Arthur A., James, Charles and Ida May. His parents, Aquilla and Susannah Winn Bishop, were natives of Virginia and Kentucky; they were married in Ohio, and died in Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1839 and 1823 respectively.
BENJAMIN CHRISMAN, farmer and stock-raiser; P. 0. Heyworth ; was born in Fayette Co., Ky., on his father's farm, Feb. 5. 1847, where he lived until 1867, when, with his parents, he came to Illinois, and settled on the present place, and has lived here since He married Miss Eva Durgy March 14, 1872, who was born near Watertown, N. Y.; they have two children -Jennette and Joseph H. He owns 277 acres in this township, located four miles northwest of Heyworth, well adapted to stock, in which he is largely interested. His parents, Jefferson and Jennette Chrisman were natives of Fayette and Jessamine Cos., Ky. ; they were married in Kentucky, and had six children, two living-Benjamin D. and Henry H; they came to Illinois and settled in McLean Co ; he died Oct. 5, 1876, and she died April 1, 1879.
HARRISON H. CLARK, farmer; P. O. Randolph: was born in Licking Co., Ohio. July 6, 1836, where he lived until he was 20 years old; he then, with his parents, came West and settled near his present place, where he lived four years ; they then moved to an adjoining farm that he and his brother George had bought; he lived there until August, 1862, when he enlisted in the 94th I. V. I., and was in the service three years ; the last year he was Second Sergeant of Co. I. He was at the siege of Vicksburg, Mobile and the other engagements of the regiment. On his return from the army, he engaged in farming with his brother. In the spring of 1867, he came to his present place and has lived here since. He owns 160 acres in this county, which he has earned by his own labor. In the winter of 1866, he married Miss Sarah Blandine; she was born in Licking Co., Ohio; they have had five children, four of whom are living-Ransom, Pauline, Charlie and Lewis B.; deceased-May.
GEORGE H. CLARK. farmer and stock-raiser ; P. O. Randolph ; is a native of Licking Co., Ohio. and was born May 5, 1834, on his father's farm, where he lived twenty-three years: he then came West to Illinois and settled near his present place, and lived there three years, when he occupied his present place, and has lived here since. He married Miss Eliza E. Bowers Jan. 23, 1856 ; she was born in Licking Co., Ohio ; they had five children, four living—Emma B., Myron H. George L. and Chloe; Nancy died. He visited this township the spring before he was married and worked on a farm here for several months. He began farming on his own account, on becoming of age, living with his parents until after he had married. He then moved to a farm near by and lived there until the fall following, when he visited Minnesota, and goon came to Illinois, as stated. He owns 165 acres in this county, which he has earned by his own labor and management; it is located seven miles southwest of Bloomington, and two and one-half miles northwest of Randolph.
MATTHEW COVARDALE, retired farmer ; P. O. Randolph ; was born in Maryland, Aug. 13. 1807. He married Mrs. Thompson, formerly Miss A. Collison, Feb. 8, 1835; they have no children ; she has four children by former marriage-Frank, Mary Jane, William and Elizabeth. He lived in Maryland eight years, and, with his parents, moved to Hamilton Co., Ohio, where he lived until the fall of 1830, when he came on horseback to Illinois, and settled in Randolph's Grove, working by the month. He soon rented a small place and farmed until 183.), when, upon being married, he moved to a farm adjoining the present place, and now a part of same. He lived there until 1843, when he moved to his present residence. He owns 393 acres in this county, which he has earned by his own labor. His wife is a native of West Virginia; she was born Jan. 9, 1810. Her former husband, George Thompson, was a native of Virginia ; they settled in this county in 1832 ; he died in August, 1833. Her son, William Thompson, married Miss Cassandra French, who died in Iowa; they had two children-Oliver C. and Minerva. His present wife was Miss Mary Jones; they were married in lowa, and have had nine children ; seven living—Anstis, Mary J., Martha E., George, Daniel, Edith and Nellie. In 1868, he returned from Iowa, and has lived here since.
J. O. DAVIS, farmer; P. 0. Heyworth ; was born in Galena, Kent Co., Md., April 20, 1838, where he lived eight years ; he then, with his parents, went to Cecil Co., Md., where they engaged in farming nine years ; September, 1856, he came West to Illinois, and worked by the month on the farm for Judge Davis and L. W. Betts, with whom he continued eleven years ; he then rented a farm from the Judge, two miles east of Bloomington, and farmed the same for two years; then he came to the present place, which belongs to Judge Davis and contains ! 27 acres, in the management of which he is in partnership with the Judge; they are largely interested in stockraising, for which the place is well adapted. He is no office-seeker, though he has been identified with the offices connected with the school and road. Dec. 8, 1867, he married Miss Mary Moore; she was born in Pennsylvania, in 1850; they have five children-Susie B., Frank L., Lorena M., Ella H. and James L.
G. M. DELANO, Postmaster, Heyworth; was born on Seguin Island, Me., June 17, 1823, where he lived until he was six years of age; when, with his parents, be moved to Portland, where they lived until 1839; they then moved to Boston, Mass., where he lived until 1853, during which time he learned the harness-making trade; he then came West to Illinois, and worked at his trade in Bloomington until December of the same year; he then went to St. Louis, Mo.; thence to Springfield, 111., where he followed his trade for two and one-half years, when he again went to Bloomington and worked at his trade about one year; he then moved to Leroy, and, in 1858, came to Heyworth and engaged in the business on his own account, and followed the same until 1868. In July, 1861, he was appointed Postmaster, and has held the position since; at