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he first purchased 100 acres of land, upon which he removed in 1850, and to which he has since added by purchase, until he now owns 280 acres upon his home farm, with good farm buildings, his residence being erected in 1877 His marriage with Sarah F. Ingle was celebrated May 26, 1850); she was born in Tennessee, March 6, 1831. She was the daughter of Henry Ingle, and sister of Chas. M. Ingle, both deceased, and whose biographies appear in this work. Mrs. York died Jan. 11, 1878, leaving thirteen children, viz; Henry, Charles, Francis, Milton, Stephen, Mary, McLellan, Peter, Robert and Eva, (twins), Irwin, David and Richard.


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G. W. BARTON, M. D., Saybrook; was born in Bedford Co., Penn., May 11, 1838. In the year 1859, he came to Bloomington, McLean Co., and spent seven years in teaching school in the neighborhood, and attending the Wesleyan University, of Bloomington. In 1862, he entered the army and served as a private for three months; after his discharge, he again enlisted for three years, and acted as Hospital Steward in the Marine Hospital at New Orleans until the close of the war, upon which he entered the Chicago Medical College” and graduated in the year 1869, and was appointed House Surgeon and Physician, Mercy Hospital, at Chicago. In 1870, he came to Saybrook, where he has continued the practice of his profession, and has now quite an extensive practice. He married Miss Olive Hinsdale, daughter of Morris Hinsdale, of Genesee Co., N. Y., July 7, 1869; she was born in Genesee Co., July 21, 1840 ; they have two child. ren-Olive L., born Jan. 28, 1874; Charles M., Aug. 17, 1875.

HON. W. H. CHENEY, deceased, whose portrait will be found in this work, was born Feb. 19, 1822, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and died in Cheney Grove, Ill., Aug. 24, 1878. He was the tenth child and fourth son of Jonathan and Catharine Cheney. In 1825, his parents came to Illinois and settled in the grove which now bears their family name. At that time, their nearest neighbors lived at Blooming Grove, twenty-five miles distant. As may be supposed, educational facilities were rare. In this family Mary, the eldest daughter, instructed the younger chil. dren, and afterward taught school in the neighborhood. The subject of our sketch attended school in the winter season until 19 years old, when he began his life business of farming and stock-dealing. During his boyhood, his frequent playmates were little Indian boys, who taught him to use the bow and arrow with considerable dexterity. He was rather fond of hunting, and, in his youth, killed a great many wild turkeys, deer and wolves. In the win. ter of 1843, he shot ten head of deer. When not quite 21 years old, he married Miss Mary Jane Orendorff, aged 16. She was the daughter of William and Lavina (Sales) Orendorff, and was born and educated in Blooming Grove. This grove was named by her mother, and when the town which is now the city of Bloomington was started, its name was taken from the grove. She was a most affectionate wife and mother; was entirely devoted to the interests and welfare of her husband and children, and was universally loved and respected. Their children were nine in number—Lavina, Jay, Kate, Charlie, Emma, Willie, Harry, Mary Belle and Min. nie Estelle; six are now living-Lavina, wife of W. H. Beckwith, lives in Saybrook ; Charlie, who married Miss Lizzie Pugsley, resides near the homestead, which adjoins Saybrook. The remaining four live in their childhood home. Jay died in infancy, Willie when not quite 3 years old, and Emma at the age of 22. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Cheney made himself a home, where he all his life resided, on the southern edge of the grove, about a mile and a half from the head of the Sangamon River. This stream runs through his farm, which is composed of about a thousand acres. George Cheney's farm adjoins his, and for many years the two brothers dealt in live-stock as partners. A remarkably close friendship existed between them ; George's death was mourned most deeply by his brother. Mr. Cheney possessed a deeply religious nature, and, although not a member of any religious denomination, yet he entertained a profound respect for Christianity wherever he found it truly exemplified ; and particularly after the loss of a portion of his family, did he turn his thoughts toward the life yet to come ; in the beginning of his last illness he remarked, among other things, that he held the kindest of feelings toward every person living. In politics, he was always Republican, and bore a prominent part. In 1867, he was elected to the State Senate to succeed Hon. Isaac Funk. The granting of the charter for the La Fayette, Bloomington & Mississippi Railway Company was due principally to Mr. Cheney's exertions. The road afterwards built by this company passes through Saybrook, near his home. To him was accorded the honor of first “ breaking ground" at the commencement of the work. May 28, 1873, Mr. C. married Miss Caroline Brown, daughter of Demas and Mary Brown, of Medina, Ohio. She is a most estimable lady, and highly regarded by all who know her. Their children are three in number- George, Nellie and Wilbur Haines ; they, with their mother and the unmarried brother and sisters, constitute one family. Mr. Cheney's manners were cordial, yet accompanied by a dignified bearing that immediately commanded respect. In character, he strongly resembled his mother, who was a person of rare


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good sense and judgment, and whom he always treated with the kindest respect and reverence. He was always a temperate man, and never used tobacco in any form. In his dealings he was a man of whom it might well be said, “ His word was as good as his bond.” True to his friends, and to his enemies also true, for they always knew where to find him. In public enterprise in his vicinity he was ever the leading spirit. Possessed of restless, indomitable energy, his mind was always at work devising improvements, both public and private, which he rarely failed to carry through. The old adage, Where there's a will there's a way," was unusually verified in his case.

He possessed the will and he made the way. Like many pioneers, be was noted for open-handed hospitality. Scattered over the country there are scores of men who will recollect his home as a welcome stopping-place in their travels, before the days of railroads in the West. He was a very social man, and delighted to entertain his friends in his own home. Fond of music and possessing an excellent voice, he spent many an evening singing, for the enjoyment of his family, “. John Paulding,” “Sinclair's Defeat” and other ballads of the olden time. Having, from his childhood, practiced incessant industry, he had little pity for need caused by idleness, but no deserving poor one ever left his presence unaided. His was an extremely sensitive, nervous organism, and any hurt, either physical or mental, caused him intense suffering. He was a most affectionate husband and father. The welfare and comfort of his family seemed to be his greatest care and pride. His place in the hearts of his intimate friends cannot be filled. In his death, the community where he had lived lost an active worker, and the world an honorable

His grave is in the family lot in the new cemetery, and can be seen from his late residence.

R. J. CHENEY, farmer; P. O. Saybrook; is the youngest son of Jonathan Cheney, the first settler in this township, and was born on the homestead in this township Aug. 24, 1828. He lived with his parents up to the age of 20, assisting them on the farm, when, having entered land on Sec. 33, he improved it and lived upon it for two years, when, having sold it, he entered and improved a farm in Belleflower Township, which he afterward sold, and, on Feb. 15, 1870, moved to his present home, where he has since resided. He has held the office of Supervisor of Belleflower Township one term. He married Miss M. E. Green, daughter of Thomas W. Green, of Belleflower Township, Dec. 10, 1846. She died March 5, 1858. They had four children, three living—Oscar, born Nov. 6, 1847; Alonzo, May 29, 1851; Lyman, July 8, 1853 ; and one dead-Rebecca, born July 11, 1856, died Sept. 28, 1874. He married his second wife, Miss Maria Rice, daughter of Henry Rice, of Empire Township, Oct. 10, 1858. Her parents were among the early settlers of this county. They have three children-Margaret, born Dec. 17, 1859; Frank, Jan. 23, 1862; and Mary, Sept. 22, 1863.

EZEKIEL COILE, farmer; P. O. Saybrook; was born in Washington Co., E. Tenn., Nov. 13, 1834. In the year 1849, his parents moved to this county, and, the first two years, lived upon the farm of E. Myers, and then entered and improved the farm on Sec. 16, where they have ever since resided. His father died there Oct. 4, 1877. His mother still lives with her

His farm contains 160 acres. He has been Township Collector for one term. He married, Sept. 17, 1861, Miss Helen Lewis, daughter of William D. and Nancy Lewis, of Cheney's Grore Township, who came to this county in the year 1856, from Kentucky, and died here. They have a family of seven children, all living—Mary, born March 27, 1864; Esther M., May 6, 1867; Sarah, May 22, 1869 ; Tacy J., Nov. 22, 1871; John H., May 25, 1875; Rosa W., Oct. 18, 1876 ; and Robert V., Nov. 1, 1878. Mrs. Coile was born July 12, 1843.

T. S. COLLINS, dry goods merchant; Saybrook; was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Feb. 28, 1836. Upon the death of his father, when he was but 5 years of age, he went to live among his relatives until he was 16 years of age, when he went to Warren Co., Ind., and started in life for himself, unaided, and first worked upon a farm during the summer, attending school during the winter, and, at the age of 19, taught school. In 1858, he moved to Illinois and settled in De Witt Co., teaching school, and from there went to Maroa, Mason Co., and clerked until the fall of 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Cn D, 116th Regt. I. V. I., and was promoted to First Lieutenant of same company, serving as such until the close of the war, in 186.5. Having returned to Maroa the same fall, engaged in mercantile business until the year 1873, when, having started a branch store at Gibson, Ford Co., Ill., took charge of it until 1876, when he came to Saybrook and opened a large dry-goods store, and also formed a copartnership with G. R. Means in the grocery, boot and shoe business. He married Miss Hattie Hedger, daughter of Thomas Hedger, of Maroa, May 24, 1866. They have five children-Willie, born Aug. 4, 1867; Bertie, Sept. 14, 1869; Minnie, Oct. 7, 1871; Olive, Sept. 14, 1874; and Grace, Sept. 20, 1877.

JOHN M. CRIGLER, dentist, Saybrook; was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 13, 1817. In 1849, his parents moved to McLean Co., and settled in Dry Grove Township, six miles west of Bloomington, being among the early settlers of this county. They now reside near Stanford. The subject of this sketch, at the age of 18, started in life upon his own resources, and his success in his profession is due to his own energy and ability. He first went to Pekin College, Pekin, I., for one year, and in December, 1867, went to Bloomington and commenced the study of dentistry with Dr. S. C. Wilson for one year, and on Sept. 14, 1868, came to Saybrook and opened an office. In connection with Mr. Hepburn, built the first brick business house,


and also, in 1871, the brick block known as " Crigler's Block," and also has been engaged in the real estate business—mostly in Kansas lands. He was a charter member of the Central Illinois Dental Society," of Springfield ; has also been Town Trustee two terms, and President of the Board one term. He married Miss Love E. Ballard, eldest daughter of Dr. J. L. Ballard, Dec. 21, 1871. They have one child—Maud F., born Aug. 2, 1874. Dr. Crigler has a large practice, and from September, 1868, to September, 1878, his practice amounted to $30.207.

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM, farmer; P. 0. Saybrook ; is the second son of Robert Cunning. ham, and was born in Clarke Co., Ind., Nov. 18, 1818, and came with his parents to this town. ship at the age of 11; he resided with them until he was 22 years of age, when he married Miss Minerva A. Spence, Feb. 21, 1841; she was a daughter of James and Susanna Spence, of Live ingston Co., lil., being the first settlers of that county, having moved there in 1833. After his marriage, he built a house on his father's farm, and lived there until the year 1846, when he went to Livingston Co., purchased a farm, and, having sold it, returned in 1848 to his house in this township; and, having entered and improved his present farm, moved upon it in the spring of 1851, where he, at present, resides. His wife was born Nov. 21, 1821 ; they had six children, four living, Phæbe A., born Dec. 10, 1841, (who married Granville Michaels, they have one child-Willie G., now living with his grandparents); James W., born Feb. 6, 1851 ; Harvey J., born Nov. 26, 1855, and Lewis H. B., born June 14, 1859; and two died-Lucinda J., born April 28, 1844, died Sept. 24, 1872, she married John Armstrong, of Livingston Co., leaving one child, born April 2, 1866, and is living with his grandparents; and Ellen C., born Dec. 12, 1854, died Sept. 13, 1855.

W. E. CUNNINGHAM, farmer; P. O. Saybrook ; is a son of Robert Cunningham, one of the pioneers of this county, and was born in Clarke Co., Ind., May 11, 1828: when he was about a year old, his parents came to Illinois and settled in the year 1829, in Cheney's Grove, in this township, on Sec. 27; his father died here Sept. 28, 1858, and mother, April 6, 1859. The sube ject of this sketch remained with his parents up to his marriage with Miss Irene Cunningham Nov. 6, 1849 ; she was a daughter of Joseph Cunningham, of Clarke Co., Ind. ; shortly after his marriage, he entered the land, improved it, and has remained there ever since. His wife was born Feb. 20, 1824 ; they had eight children, four living-Joseph C., born Sept. 17, 1850; George T., born Oct. 26, 1851; Parker D., July 15, 1853, and Mary E., born Sept. 18, 1859 ; and four died—Albert M., born July 19, 1855, died Nov. 12. 1865; David, born Jan. 4, 1858, and died Jan. 11, 1858 ; Carrie L., born Feb. 18, 1862, died Sept. 30, 1863; and Naomi B., born Dec, 17, 1864, died Aug. 26, 1866.

ELIJAH ELLSWORTH, farmer; P. O. Saybrook ; born in Clark Co., Ohio, Vec. 15, 1815. He lived, until he was 40 years of age, with his parents in that county. His mother died in the year 1846, at the age of 84, and his father at the age of 90. In the year 1856, Mr. Ellsworth came to Illinois, and settled in this county, at Old Town Timber," in the “ Frankberger house." living there for about eight months. In the year 1867, he purchased and improved the farm upon which he now resides, containing 200 acres, unincumbered. He married Miss Ellen Powell, June 18, 1836, daughter of Stephen and Lydia Powell, of Clark Co., Ohio, who came from Virginia at an early day. Her father died at Chillicothe, Ohio, and her mother in Indiana, Mrs. Ellsworth was born May 3. 1818; they had four children, three living—Walker, born Sept. 6, 1838 ; Hamilton, Aug. 8, 1842, and Duncan, Aug. 7, 1844, and one deceased-Charlotte, born Sept. 7, 1840, died Sept. 7, 1876. His two sons, Hamilton and Duncan, enlisted in Co. B, 107th regiment I. V. I., in our late civil war, and served until its close.

TW. GARRISON, farmer; P. O. Saybrook; was born in Jefferson Co., Ill., April 14, 18.59, His father died, Oct., 1851 ; his mother still lives in that county. The subject of this sketch lived with his parents up to the age of 13, and, after the death of his father, worked upon a farm in Marion Co., Ohio, for six months, then moved to Johnson Co., Mo., and, returning from there to Illinois, went from there to lowa, and, in the fall of 1860, came to Bloomington, McLean Co., where he enlisted in Co. C, 20th regiment I. V., and served for twenty-two months, and was wounded at Fort Donelson, and at the battle of Britton's Lane, Tenn., Sept. 5, 1862, and was in hospital at Jackson, Tenn. After his discharge, he went to Jefferson Co. for two years, and, in the winter of 1864, came to McLean Co. and lived there until 1874, when he went to California, farming, and also engaged in the grocery business at Markwest, and, in the year 1876, returned to McLean Co., and settled on Sec. 6, where he has since resided. He married Miss Melinda J. Hawkins (daughter of Joseph and Amelia Hawkins, of Jefferson Co., II.), April 5, 1860; she was born in Jefferson Co., II., Aug. 23, 1844; they had eight children, five living—Cora L., born Feb. 22, 1864; Birdie A., Aug. 30, 1866 ; Rosa B., Aug. 15, 1870 ; Hattie E., Aug. 5, 1876, and Clyde D., Dec. 14, 1878, and three deceased–Ora R., born Aug. 14, 1868, died March 20, 1870; Amelia E., born July 13, 1874, died June 14, 1875, and an infant unnamed.

HENRY GERLING, farmer ; P. O. Saybrook ; was born in Buffalo, N. Y., May 27, 1857, His father Henry was born in Mecklenberg. Swerin, Dec. 13, 1827, and his mother Nov. 22, 1825. When he was quite young, his parents removed to McLean Co., and settled two miles south west of Bloomington, where they now reside. Mr. Gerling lived with them until he was 21 years of age, when he purchased and moved upon a farm in that neighbor hood, and remained there until the spring of 1879, when he purchased his present farm on Sec. 21 of this township. He married, Feb. 1, 1877, Miss Resa Alberts, daughter of Adam and Dora Alberts, of Blooming. ton Township, in this county. Her father died, Feb. 15, 1863, and her mother married William Finger, of Bloomington Township, her present husband, who was born Feb. 16, 1814; she was born in 1810. Mrs. Gerling was born May 30, 1858. They have one child-Herman, born May 30, 1877.

P. R. GILMORE, farmer ; P. O. Saybrook; was born in Warren Co., Ky., April 9, 1815 ; when he was 18 years of age, he learned the trade of blacksmithing, working at it for three years. In 1836, he came to McLean Co. and settled in Old Town Timber, in this county, carrying on his trade for two years, when he returned to Kentucky for four months ; he then returned to McLean Co. and first settled in Cheney's Grove, having married at that time Miss Eveline Owen (daughter of Samuel Owen, of Cheney's Grove Township), Jan. 10, 1839; four years afterward, lived on the farm of W. H. Cheney, farming and blacksmithing; from there he went to north of Cheney's Grove for two years; then to the farm of S. Ball for two years; from there to the village of Le Roy, blacksmithing for two years; then to the Newland farm in Cheney's Grove, and, in 1857, moved to where he at present resides; his wife died Oct. 9, 1873; she was born June 25, 1815 ; they had twelve children, eight living-Mary F., born Oct 22, 1842; James T., May 22, 1844; Robert P., Feb. 4, 1847; Caroline M. (now Mrs. Samuel Reams, of Cheney's Grove Township), Jan. 1, 1850 ; Catharine (now Mrs. David Vanschoick, of Cheney's Grove Township), Sept. 28, 1851 ; Rhoda (now Mrs. William Johnson, of this township), March 28, 1854; America (now Mrs. James Perry, of Saybrook), Feb 12, 1859 ; Davidson, June 25, 1859; four deceased — William H., born Nov. 16, 1839, died May 20, 1841; Eliza J. (married to Jacob Lloyd), born Jan. 13, 1840, died Feb. 20, 1869; George F., born Jan. 6, 1846, died March 1, 1846 ; Samuel, born Jan. 29, 1856, died Feb. 22, 1858.

LEVI HELLER, carriage and wagon maker, Saybrook ; was born in Taylortown, Clark Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1847; when he was about 8 years of age, his parents moved to St. Louis, and, the next spring, moved to Weston, Mo., for one year, and from there to Bloomington, remaining in or near there for four years, and then moved to Benjaminville, II., för two years; then returned to Sharpsburg, Mo., and, in 1862, came to Bloomington; Mr. Heller, at the age of 15, after the death of his mother, started out to carve his own fortunes, working upon a farm for two years, when he enlisted in Co. I, 145th I. V. I., and served six months ; upon his return, he commenced learning the trade of wagon making at Canton, Fulton Co., III., and then established himself in business at Lancaster, Peoria Co., II., for two years, and then in Glasford, in same county, for over three years, and, in 1872, came to the village of Arrowsmith, McLean Co., remaining there up to 1878, carrying on the business of wagon making and blacksmithing, and, in April, of the same year, came to Saybrook, and, at the expiration of eight months, formed the present copartnership of Heller & Nelson. He married Miss Sophia Jones, of Lancaster, Ni., Oct. 14, 1868; they had four children, two living-John L., born Aug. 11, 1874, and Nellie M., Jan. 12, 1877 ; two deceased-Edward A., died Aug. 3, 1873. and Mamie, July 27, 1873.

D. B. HEREFORD, dealer in dry goods and groceries, Saybrook ; was born in Woodford Co., 111., Sept. 15, 1851 ; at the age of 16, he was thrown upon his own resources, and, having gone to Bloomington, in this county, worked for two years at the trade of carpenter, after which, be studied law in the office of Gapen & Ewing for two years, and, being admitted to the bar in the year 1878, commenced the practice of the law in Chenoa, of this county, and continued such for eighteen months, and then came to Saybrook, and, having taught school for two winters, clerked in the store of T. S. Collins for about one year; having bought out the business of A. H. Antrim, he opened his present store on the 18th day of February, 1879. He married Miss Maggie Powell (daughter of E. N. Powell, of Secor, Woodford Co., I.), Dec. 21, 1873; they have one child ---Clarence E., born Jan. 8, 1875.

AMOS HIRE, farmer; P. O. Saybrook; was born in Fayette Co., Ohio, Jan. 23, 1813; his father died in the year 1959, and his mother in 1832; he lived with them until he was 21 years of age, and then started into the world to carve his own fortune, and worked upon a farm for a year or two, and then learned the trade of a joiner and carpenter, and two years afterwards, Aug. 16, 1837, married Miss Mary Jeffers (daughter of Isaac and Nancy Jeffers, of Fayetie Co., Ohio); her parents moved to Missouri, where her father died; her mother then returned to Ohio, and soon afterward came to live with Mr Hire. Mr. Hire, after his marriage, moved to Fayette Co., Ohio, farming and working at his trade of joiner and carpenter up to March, 1875, when he purchased his present farm on Secs. 19 and 30, of this township, where he now resides, containing sixty acres ; his wife was born April 22, 1817; they had twelve children-nine liv. ing---Lewis B., born Sept. 6, 1838 : Martha (now Mrs. Eli Wood, of Ohio), May 23, 1841 ; Sallie M. (now Mrs. William Mills, of Fayette Co., Ohio), May 29, 1813 ; Hulda, June 24, 1848 ; Isaac G., Sept. 2, 1850; Zida E., Oct. 22, 1852: Rameth T., Aug. 16, 1859; Samuel A., March 8, 1863; three died- Amzi, born Feb. 10, 1840, and died July 29, 1863; Harlan B., born Sept. 12, 1854, and died Feb. 26, 1860, and an infant. His son Amzi enlisted in Co. G, 90th Ohio V. I., in our late civil war, and died from disease contracted in the army.

THOMAS HOLWAY, proprietor of Union House, Saybrook : was born in Toronto, Upper Canada, Sept. 24, 1825; at the age of 8, his parents moved to Jordan, Onondaga Co., N. Y., where his father died Sept. 6. 1847, from injuries received by being thrown from a wagon; his mother is still living in Onondaga Co., N. Y., at the good old age of 83. Mr. Holway married, Oct. 8, 1848, Miss Emily llunter, daughter of John Hunter, of Onondaga Co., N. Y., and the next year moved to this county and settled on Sec. 11, of this township, remaining five years, when he moved to Saybrook and built the " Union House”-the first brick building in the village; the brick was made in the village, near where now is the depot of the L. B. & M. R. R.Mr. Holway working in making them; he has ever since kept the hotel-except one year—and a good one it is in every respect; he has also been engaged in the brick business for the last twelve years; his wife was born in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1825, and died in Saybrook Jan. 28, 1867; they had six children-three living - Martha M., Mary and Kittie ; three died— Katie, Johnnie and Alabama

JOSEPH HORSMAN, farmer; P. O. Saybrook : was born in Highland Co., Ohio, Aug. 1, 1836 ; in 1858, he went to Fayette Co. and remained there up to the fall of 1861, when he enlisted in Co. G., 730 Regt. Ohio V. I., and served for thirteen months, and being discharged, returned to Fayette Co. and again enlisted in the 100 days' service in Co. D, 168th Regt. Ohio V. I.; he participated in the battles of Cedarville, Port Republic and Bull Lick Valley, Va.; after his return from the army, he lived upon his farm until the spring of 1865, when he came to McLean Co. and settled on Sec. 30, where he has since resided. He married Miss Almirinda Rowe (daughter of Willis Rowe, of Fayette Co., Ohio) March 26, 1857; she was born May 14, 1839; they had four children-three living-Clara F. (now Mrs. John Lewis), born April 30, 1859; Joseph H., June 23, 1862; Uriah O., May 14, 1867, and one died in infancy. Mr. Huseman's mother died June 19, 1875, and his father Nov. 29, 1875.

JAMES HUNTER, farmer ; P. 0. Saybrook; was born in County Down, Ireland, March 17, 1836 ; his parents died in Ireland; the subject of this sketch came to the United States when he was 22 years of age, and first settled in Livingston Co., Western New York, for six years; from there he moved to Marion Co., II., remaining there for two years, and in March, 1861, came to McLean Co., and first lived in Danvers Township, for fifteen years, and in April, 1874, came to this township, on Section 9 where he at present resides ; he owns eighty acres. He married Miss Jane Cowen March 19, 1867, daughter of William and Eliza Cowen, of County Down, Ireland, who moved to McLean Co. in 1864, and settled in Danvers Township; her father died in 1865; her mother is still living ; Mrs. Hunter was born Feb. 22, 1842; they had seven children, six living—Martha, born Aug. 6, 1869 ; William, born July 1, 1871; Emma, born Jan. 19, 1873 ; Robert L., born Sept. 19, 1874; Eliza, born July 18, 1876, and John E., born July 3, 1878; and one died— Jesse M., born May 6, 1868, died Sept. 16, 1868.

DAVID HURLEY, lumber merchant, Saybrook'; was born in De Witt Co., II., Dec. 2, 1833; until he was 21 years of age, he assisted his parents upon the farm, and then, having purchased a farm, worked it for seven years. In 1862, he enlisted in Company I, 107th Regt. Ill. V. I., and served until the close of the war, after which, he returned to his farm, and, after remaining seven years, in Dec., 1872, removed to Saybrook, and first followed teaming for two years, then formed a copartnership with Leonard Reddick, in the lumber business—Reddick & Hurley—and, three years after, bought out the interest of Mr. Reddick, and has continued the business under his own name; he also established a branch of his business at Belleflower, connecting his son-in-law, Henry Plummer, with him, under the firm name of Plummer & Hurley. He married Miss Lucinda Tackwell, of De Kalb Co., Tenn., March 20, 1859; they had four children, two living-Lavina A. and Harriet E. (now Mrs. Henry Plummer); two deceasedMary Ann and one infant.

CREED MCDANIEL, druggist, Saybrook. The subject of this sketeh was born in Arrow. smith Township, of this county, March 25, 1853; he lived with his parents, upon a farm, up to the age of 21; in 1871, his father moved to Kansas, and settled at Emporia, and, in the fall, returned to McLean Co. Mr. McDaniel first learned the trade of carpenter, and followed it, off and on, for three years, at the same time learning the drug business, and, in the year 1877, purchased the drug store of R. S. Lackey, in Saybrook, which he continues to carry on. He married Miss Maggie Jane Barnes (a daughter of A. G. Barnes, of Arrowsmith Township), Dec. 14, 1876.

J. A. MAGEE, meat market, Saybrook; was born in Union Co., Penn., Oct. 24, 1851 ; his father, John T., was born in Union Co., Penn., April 15, 1827, and married Miss Mary A. Sheckler, Oct. 24, 1850 ; she also was born in same county, Feb. 14, 1828 ; they moved to Mercer Co., where his father died Oct. 6, 1863, and his mother Dec. 6, 1863 ; after their death, the subject of this sketch went to Union Co. and farmed for three years; he then went to Fulton Co., III., and lived with his grandfather; in 1873, he worked in a butcher-shop in Avon, of same county. In 1874, he went to Kansas, remaining one year, and, returning again to Ellisville, Fulton Co., carried on a saw-mill for one year, and, in Dec., 1875, came to Saybrook and opened a meat market in connection with his brother, W. A. McGee. He married Miss Lizzie Anderson Sept. 20, 1876; her father, Thomas H., when quite an infant, moved with his parents, to Peoria, Ill., and at 16 years of age, went to Fulton Co., Ill, and was engaged as engineer of the saw-mill of Thomas Maples for eight years, and, in 1869, came to McLean Co., and first settled in Cropsey Township, farming, and, in 1871, came to Saybrook and worked as engineer in the

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