Jashub W. Aldrich, Arispie, was born July 30, 1850, in Bureau County, Ill. to which his parents, Verry and Ruth (Mowrey) Aldrich, came in the fall of 1845. Verry Aldrich was born February 7, 1807, in Smithfield, Providence Co., R. I., where he was a farmer and carpenter till 1844, when he came to Hennepin, Ill., and the following fall came to Arispie Township, this county, where he bought 160 acres of land in Section 23. He was a successful farmer and fine stock-raiser, and at the time of his death, April 1, 1882, he Owned 300 acres of land. The grandparents of our subject were Amasa and Urania Aldrich. The former was born August 15, 1783, and died October 6, 1825, The latter was born June 21, 1785; She died May 10, 1845. They were the parents of nine children. The mother of our subject is yet living. She was born November 13, 1805, in Smithfield, R. I. She is the mother of ten children, viz; Burgess; Susan, deceased; Nathan, deceased; Oliver; Mrs. Amanda Yarrington; Sarah, deceased; Thomas who was killed at the battle of Belmont, Mo.; Harriet; Jashub W. The latter continues his father’s occupation, and has a herd of twenty-five thoroughbred cattle; among them are Victoria and Red Rose. Mr. Aldrich was married February 4, 1884, to Miss. Mary E. Borop, who was born December 22, 1847, in this county. She is the daughter of Niles and Elizabeth (Hoover) Borop, the former a native of Denmark, the latter of New York State.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885