Town: Neponset

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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 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, Vermont. His father Asa Currier, was born April 21, 1891, in the same place. He died March 16, 1868, in Osceola, Stark County., Illinois. 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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Biography of Nicholas C. Buswell of Neponset, Illinois

Col. N. C. Buswell, Neponset, the subject of the following biography, was born December 5, 1831, in Caledonia County, Vt. He is of Scotch descent, a son of James Buswell, a native of Caledonia County, Vt., where he was born in 1793; he died in 1875 six miles south of Neponset, in Stark County, Ill., to which he came in 1837. He came to Peoria County, Ill., in the fall of 1833, and the next year brought his family. He was a farmer by occupation, and dealt extensively in land while in the West. The grandfather of our subject, N. …

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Biography of James P. Bumphrey of Neponset, Illinois

J. P. Bumphrey, Neponset, was born December 18, 1835, in Pottsville, Penn. His father, Stephen Bumphrey, was a native of Berkshire County, Mass. He was a farmer by occupation; he came to Pennsylvania in 1835; the next year he came to Putnam County, Ill., and in 1837 he removed to Centre Grove, in Bureau County. There he farmed till 1845, when he removed to LaSalle County, Ill., and from there to Cedar Falls, Iowa. He died in 1854, near Dubuque, Iowa, while on his was to Bureau County. His father was a native of France, and was a gallant soldier …

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Biography of William Bowen of Neponset, Illinois

William Bowen (deceased). The following biography is devoted to a man who is well remembered by our older settlers, and who distinguished himself as a soldier in our late war, and what is more, as a useful citizen after the war, in all matters pertaining to the interest of the community. He was born October 19, 1836, in Scropton, Derbyshire, England. He was a son of George and Sarah (Moocroft) Bowen, who were natives of Sctopton, England, and the parents of six children, viz.: Hannah, William, John, Mary, George, and Sarah, who was born in Bureau County, Ill. The immigrated …

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Biography of Timothy N. Bennett of Neponset, Illinois

Timothy N. Bennett, Neponset. The subject of the following biography was born March 24, 1854, in the state of Indiana. His father, Timothy Bennett, was born April 15, 1813, in Clinton Co., Ohio. He was a farmer by occupation and well known for his many good qualities of head and heart. He came to Neponset Township, Bureau Co., Ill., in 1856, and died here February 6, 1872. The grandfather of our subject, Timothy Bennett, Sr., was a native of Kentucky. The great-grandfather’s name was also Timothy Bennett. The mother of our subject, Elizabeth (Russell) Bennett, was born May 9, 1814, …

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Biography of Thomas Bates of Neponset, Illinois

Thomas Bates, Neponset, was born October 26, 1823, in Derbyshire, England. He is a son of John Bates, an able minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who was born in 1790 in England. He died September 18, 1871, in Bureau County, Ill. The mother of our subject, Mary (Weekley) Bates, was born in England, and died in August, 1847, in Madison County, Ill. Our subject, Thomas Bates, came to Neponset in 1849; he settled on Section 16, where he now resides, and owns 240 acres of well improved land. He was married March 14, 1850, in Madison County, Ill., to …

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Biography of William Arnett of Neponset, Illinois

The subject of this biography is one of our oldest settlers in Neponset Township; He was born July 16, 1826, in Leppington, Yorkshire, England. His grandfather, William Arnett, Sr. was a native of England and a farmer by occupation. His parents, John and Mary (Midgler) Arnett, were also farmers and natives of England, where they died. They were the parents of four children; Mrs. Elizabeth Rawntree, Thomas, John and William, our subject. The two oldest children are yet living in England. John came to Neponset Township with his brother William; he lived here about twenty-seven years, and then removed to …

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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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