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Biography of Rev. John Cole of Greenville, Illinois

Rev. John Cole, Greenville, was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, January 9, 1812. He is the son of Samuel and Mary (Brown) Cole. Samuel Cole was born January 23, 1778. He was married to Mary Brown December 6, 1798; she was born January 5, 1779, and died November 11, 1851. They were the parents of ten children, of whom the following are now living: Benjamin, who was born June 17, 1809, and now resides in Kansas; John, of Bureau County; Nancy, born October 24, 1816, now in Texas, and David, born April 22, 1823, now of Clay County, Ill. Sampson …

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Biography of Armstrong Campbell of Selby, Illinois

Armstrong Campbell, Selby, was born in Juniatta County, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1822. He is of Scotch descent, a son of John and Nancy (Bard) Campbell. His father was a native of Sherman’s Valley, Pennsylvania, and his mother of Miflin County. Both died in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; he in the fall of 1860, at the age of seventy-three; she in 1870, at the age of eighty-three. They were the parents of two sons and two daughters, viz.: William I., of Selby Township; Eliza, deceased; Armstrong, our subject, Celia Ann Stewart, deceased. When our subject was ten years old he removed with …

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Biography of Martin Brenneman of Selby, Illinois

Martin Brenneman, Selby, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., March 12, 1819. His parents, Martin and Varunaca (Kendick) Brenneman, were both natives of Lancaster County, Penn., but their ancestors came to America among the first German immigrants to the New World, coming from Rhinelyarn over 200 years ago, and of their descendants in the country the sixth generation is now living. When our subject was about eleven years old he removed with his parents to Wayne County, Ohio. His mother died in Stark County, Ohio. She was the mother of ten children, four of whom are living, viz.: Anna, widow …

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