Macoupin County

William C Anderson

Biography of William C. Anderson

William C. Anderson. Many beautiful farms may be seen by the traveler in Shaw’s Point Township, but none more attractive than that of Mr. Anderson, on section 9. He owns about four hundred acres of land and also has four hundred acres in South Otter Township, all of which is carefully tilled and systematically managed. The dwelling is comfortable in appearance and gives evidence of the presence of an orderly and refined woman within. Among the farm buildings are such barns, granaries and sheds as the extent of the work carried on makes convenient. This fine farm has been gained …

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Biography of William Anderson

William Anderson, who is engaged in farming on section 5, Cahokia Township, where he has made his home for seventeen years, has the honor of being one of the pioneer settlers of Macoupin County, where he has resided almost continuously since his early childhood. No one in the community is more deserving of a representation in the county’s history than he, and it is with pleasure that we present his sketch to the readers of the Record. Mr. Anderson was born in Putnam County, Ind., near Greencastle, February 14, 1832. His father, James Anderson, was a native of Tennessee, of …

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Biography of Malcolm M. Anderson

Malcolm M. Anderson, who is now living retired in the city of Carlinville, is one of the most extensive landholders in the county, an d has taken a leading part in its agricultural development. His birth took place in Christian County, Ky., December 24, 1830, and he is a son of Col. James Anderson, a Virginian, who was a prominent pioneer of this section of the State in the early years of its settlement. The paternal grandfather of our subject emigrated to this country in Colonial times and resided for a while in Virginia before his removal to Kentucky, where …

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Biography of Reuben J. Allmond, M.D.

Reuben J. Allmond, M.D. – One who has been for many years the trusted counselor of a community in times of sickness, has gradually and almost imperceptibly grown into a position of trust and usefulness which may well be envied by those who spend their lives in devotion to mere money making. Such has been the life work of Dr. Allmond who has been in practice longer than any other physician in the county, and has earned the success and the respect which is universally accorded him. He was born in Wilmington, Del., August 11, 1818. His father, William, was …

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Biography of David Ferguson

David Ferguson, a retired farmer residing in Staunton, was born in County Derry, Ireland, October 31, 1837, and is a son of Henry J. Ferguson. The father was also born in the same county of Scotch-Irish parentage, his ancestors having emigrated from Scotland to Ireland during the religious persecution. He was reared in his native county, serving as a farmer and clerk and there married Miss Sarah Swan, who, likewise, was born in that locality. After three children, David, Hugh and Sarah, were born of their union, Henry J. Ferguson emigrated with his family to the United States, sailing from …

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Biography of Thomas B. Allen

Thomas B. Allen. The original of this sketch is the owner and resident upon a farm on section 6, North Otter Township. His father was William Allen, who was a native of North Carolina, and came to Greene County, Ill., when he was about twenty-six years old, being one of the first settlers there. There was a life of hard work before him, for he was one of the pioneers of the State, but on his entry here he was at the age when the very fact of living is divine, and hardships and deprivations seem the smallest possible consideration …

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Biography of Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen. The English settlers in this country are apt to have a clannish tendency, and where you find one family you generally have not to look far for several others. There are many English farmers in Shipman Township, some of whom have retired from active or agricultural pursuits and are living in the enjoyment of village life. Our subject, Andrew Allen, is one of these. Mr. Allen’s father was William Allen who was born in Lancastershire, England. His mother was Mary Goodyear, also of England. They emigrated to America in 1819 and in 1821, they settled in Wilmington, Del., …

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Crittenden H C Anderson

Biography of Crittenden H. C. Anderson

Crittenden H. C. Anderson. No name is more intimately associated with the rise and development of Macoupin County and its financial prosperity than that of the late lamented Crittenden H. C. Anderson, who was for many years one of its most prominent business men and valued citizens. It gives us pleasure to place in this volume his portrait, and the following review of his life and work which has lovingly and carefully prepared by his nephew, W. E. P. Anderson, at the request of the publishers, and is an eloquent and just tribute to the great worth and ability of …

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Biography of William C. Alderson

William C. Alderson, one of the prosperous and enterprising agriculturists of this county, lives on section 16, North Otter Township, where he has an attractive and arable tract of land. He is the son of Robert Alderson, a native of Sumner County, Tenn., where he was born in 1810. His worthy mother bore the maiden name of Elizabeth C. Clack, she being a native of Kentucky, and born in 1812. This couple were married in Kentucky and thinking they could better their fortunes by emigrating westward, decided upon Illinois whence they came early in the ‘30s. After their arrival here …

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Biography of Robert K. Alderson

Robert K. Alderson, an extensive farmer of North Palmyra Township, is a son of Robert Alderson, a Southerner by birth, whose nativity was either in Kentucky or Tennessee. His mother was Elizabeth Clack, and both parents died in Cherokee County, Kan. Of a family of fourteen children our subject is one of the younger members. He was born in North Otter Township, February 20, 1849. There he grew to manhood and continued to live until his marriage. The subject of this sketch was married in Carlinville, February 20, 1868, to Miss Lucy A. Nevin, daughter of James Nevin. For the …

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