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Biography of Thomas P. Currier of Neponset, Illinois

The subject of this biography was born July 6, 1830 in Cornville, Somerset County, Maine. His father, Patten Currier, was born in May 1801, in the same place, and is yet living there. He was a farmer by occupation. The grandfather of our subject was Ephraim Currier, a native of Amesbury, Massachusetts. He died in Cornville, Maine. The mother of our subject, Mary Steward, was born in Skowhegan, Maine; she died when our subject was nine years old. She was the mother of four children, viz.: Maria, Thomas P. (our subject), John M. and William H. Of the above only …

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Biography of Fitchyou Cummings of Concord, Illinois

Fitchyou Cummings, Concord, was born in Gallatin County, Illinois, May 8, 1818, and is the son of Thornton Cummings, deceased, and brother of William Cummings. Fitchyou Cummings came to Bureau County with his parents in 1834, and since that time has resided in Concord Township. His opportunities for an education were the most limited. Instead of schools, when coming to French Grove, there was excellent opportunity for the hunter to find game. As Mr. Cummings was of an independent nature, he wished to make for himself a farm, and as money was at that time almost impossible to obtain, he …

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Biography of William Crisman of Macon, Illinois

William Crisman, Macon, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1825. He is the son of William and Margaret (Wisegarver) Crisman. They were both natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. They died in Bedford County. They had eleven children who reached maturity, and of that number six sons and two daughters yet survive. Our subject was reared on a farm, but at the age of sixteen began learning his trade of millwright, which trade he followed in his native State till coming to Bureau County, Illinois, where he landed April 7, 1855. For four years he did carpenter …

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Biography of Jacob S. Carper of Macon, Illinois

Jacob S. Carper, Macon, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1834. He is the son of John and Catherine Carper. They came to Bureau County in 1854, and settled at Walnut Grove, and died there, he in April, 1875, she in October, 1857. They were born in Bedford County, Penn. and had resided there till coming to this county. They had a family of six sons and two daughters, who survive them. He is brother of Adam Carper of Macon, Illinois. In April, 1851, our subject came to Illinois, but lived in Fulton County until 1857, when he …

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Biography of Mark Anderson of Macon, Illinois

Mark Anderson, Macon, was born in Bedford County, Penn., October 23, 1831. He was the son of Samuel and Margaret (Tygart) Anderson. The father was born in Maryland and was the son of William Anderson, a native of Scotland. The mother was of Irish descent, her parents being natives of the Emerald Isle. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Anderson were the parents of ten children, but only the following now survive, Thomas, a resident of Nebraska; Mark, our subject; Mrs. Susan Wible, of Fulton County, Penn. and Porter Anderson, also of Fulton County, Penn. In 1856 Mark Anderson came to Bureau …

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