Stark County

History of Bureau County, Illinois Title Page

Biography of Jonathan T. Currier of Neponset, Illinois

Among our self-made men in Bureau County, who owe their success in life to their energy and perseverance, we place him whose name heads this sketch. He was born July 9, 1823, in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt. His father Asa Currier, was born April 21, 1891, in the same place. He died March 16, 1868, in Osceola, Stark County., Ill. He came to Stark County on Sunday, August 26, 1838, having come through with teams from Vermont, where he had been a farmer, which occupation he followed here. The grandfather of J. T. Courier was David Courier, who was also …

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Stark County Illinois and its People vol 2

Biography of Hon. Cyrus Bocock of Bradford, Illinois

One can hardly mention a phase of development of Stark county with which Hon. Cyrus Bocock of Bradford has not been prominently connected, and he is well known outside the limits of the county, for he served for two terms in the state legislature and was for eight years a member of the board of equalization. Not only does he command the respect of all with whom he is associated because of his marked ability, but he also has the faculty of making and retaining friends and is probably the most popular man in the county. A native of Ohio, …

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Biography of John Armstrong of Neponset, Illinois

John Armstrong, Neponset, was born February 17, 1836, in Newcastleton, Roxboroshire, England. His father, Wm. Armstrong was also a native of Scotland, where he died. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, and a mason by occupation. The grandfather of our subject, John Armstrong, Sr., was a native of Scotland, where his ancestors had resided several centuries, they being one of the first families in the realm, and are honorably mentioned in he history of Scotland as ardent supporters of the Scottish crown. (See Scottish Chiefs). The mother of our subject, Margaret Telfor, is a native of Scotland, …

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