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Biography of F. Colby of Indiantown, Illinois

The genealogy of the Colby family is as follows: Its progenitor in America, as far as known, was Isaac Colby, who lived in old Amesbury, Mass. He was a farmer by occupation and the father of the following children: John, Eliphalet, Isaac, Nehemiah, Richard and Elizabeth. Of these, Eliphalet Colby was the great-grandfather of our subject. He married Polly Rodgers, who is a direct descendant of Rev. John Rodgers, a Protestant minister, who was burned at the stake February 14, 1554, at Smithfield, England, at the instigation of Queen Mary, the Catholic Regent. Rev. John Rodgers assisted Tyndale in the …

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Biography of Luther F. Carpenter of Indiantown, Illinois

Luther F. Carpenter, Indiantown, was born December 3, 1819, in Bristol, R. I. At an early age he was taken to Rehoboth, Mass. by his parents. His father, Abiah Carpenter, was born in Rehoboth, Mass., where he died. He was Captain of a band of musicians in the war of 1812. The grandfather of our subject, Abiah Carpenter, Sr., was also a native of Massachusetts, where he died. The mother of our subject, Rosina Goff, was born in Rehoboth, Mass., where she yet resides. She is a daughter of Levi Goff, and is the mother of nine children, viz.: Cyrel, …

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Biography of Paul Clifford Bacon of Indiantown, Illinois

P. C. Bacon, Indiantown, was born August 24, 1856, in Senachwine Township, Putnam Co., Ill. His father, Emory Bacon, was a native of Ohio. He fought bravely in the late war, and died in the hospital at Memphis, Tenn. He was married to Susan L. Ash, who died in Putnam County. She was the mother of three children, who are now living and whom she reared after her husband had offered up his life on the altar of his country. The names of the children are: Paul Clifford, Joseph Chauncey and Maude Bacon. Our subject was educated at the State …

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Biography of George H. Bacon of Indiantown, Illinois

The Yellowstone National Park, with its many attractions, is well known to our citizens, but few know the fact that the subject of this biography was one of the discoverers of that wonderland. Mr. Bacon was born May 4, 1838, in Amanda Township, Hancock Co., Ohio. His father Harvey Bacon, was a native of Candor Township, Tioga Co., N. Y., born April 9, 1806. He died January 19, 1883, in Tiskilwa. He was a successful farmer, an Abolitionist and a school teacher in early life. He fostered education and filled school offices. The grandfather of our subject, Eli Bacon, was …

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Biography of E. B. Anthony of Indiantown, Illinois

E. B. Anthony, Indiantown, was born August 9, 1841, in Providence, Bureau County, Ill. His father, Alfred Anthony, was born October 31, 1815, in Rhode Island. The great-grandfather of our subject, Isaac Anthony, Sr., was also a native of Rhode Island, where he died. His son, Isaac Anthony, Jr., was born and died there. The latter was a Captain in the war of 1812. He married Nancy Fish, who was the mother of nine children that reached maturity. Of these Alfred was the youngest. He came here with the Providence colony, and was married here to Mary A. Cushing, a …

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