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Biography of Benjamin C. Esq. Couch of Tiskilwa, Illinois

Benjamin C. Couch, Esq., Tiskilwa, was born September 19, 1822, in Boscawen, Merrimack Co., N. H. He is a grandson of Benjamin Couch Sr., a native of New Hampshire, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war, participating in the battle of Bunker Hill, where he had a bullet shot through his ear. He married a Miss Heath, who was the mother of five children. Of these Benjamin Couch, Jr. was the father of our subject. He was a farmer by occupation, and was a native of New Hampshire, where he died. The mother of our subject, Mrs. Sallie (Morse) Couch, …

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Biography of Cyrus Colton of Wyanet, Illinois

Cyrus Colton, Wyanet, was born January 13, 1814, in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. His father, Jonathan S. Colton, was born July 3, 1781, in Bolton, Conn.; he died here December 11, 1854. For a number of years he lived in the State of New York. In the fall of 1835 he came to Bureau County. He served for a short time in the war of 1812. The mother of our subject was Betsey (Donaldson) Colton; she was born February 20, 1784, in Monson, Mass. She died October 4, 1846, in this county. She was married November 15, 1803, in …

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Biography of Rufus Carey of Princeton, Illinois

Of the public men in Bureau County who deserve mention in this work, and who have acquitted themselves honorably and creditably while in office, we are glad to note him whose name heads this sketch. Rufus Carey was born March 14, 1813, in Enfield, Mass. He died August 7, 1873, in Princeton. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Packard) Carey. Rufus Carey was reared and educated in Massachusetts. In 1835 he came to Bureau County and settled in Wyanet Township, where the County Poor Farm now is. He lived in the country till 1854, when he removed to Princeton, where …

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Biography of E. H Brooks of Wyanet, Illinois

The gentleman whose name heads this page was born in Bucks County, Penn., February 29, 1824, and is the son of William and Mary (Worthington) Brooks, both natives of Pennsylvania. The father was born October 3, 1793, and died June 9, 1880. The mother died August 8, 1850, at the age of fifty-two years. They were the parents of fifteen children, all of whom yet survive. Our subject remained in his native county till 1850, when he removed to Belmont County, Ohio, and the following year to Bureau County, Ill., where he has since resided. His occupation in early life …

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Biography of Dr. Simon Peter Breed of Wyanet, Illinois

Dr. Simon Peter Breed, Wyanet. In the possession of William J. Breed, of Raynham, Mass., are records stating that A. D. 1100 a colony of Breeds emigrated from Germany to Sussex County, England, and there founded a town called Breed, which bears that name to the present day. From this colony of Breeds sprang Allyn Breed, of 1601, who came to America and settled in Lynn, Mass., in 1630, and became the sole progenitor of the Breed family in America. One of his great-grandsons, Ebenezer Breed, is noted for being the owner of Breed’s Hill, where was fought the battle …

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Biography of Benjamin Barrett of Westfield, Illinois

Benjamin Barrett, deceased, was born March 12, 1800, in Jonesboro, County Aramah, Ireland. He died August 6, 1879, in this county, where he had spent the best part of his life and labored faithfully for his family and for all things pertaining to the interest of the community, especially in the support of churches and schools. His parents were George and Mary Barrett. He was married April 18, 1834, to Elizabeth Barrett, born November 14, 1814, in Jonesboro, Ireland, where her parents, William and Jane (O Neil) Barrett died. Soon after Mr. Barrett was married he removed to Belmont County, …

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Biography of George Anthony of Wyanet, Illinois

Jacob Anthony was born in Sussex County, N. J., May 4, 1808. Since he was thirteen years old he has made his own way in life, for many years working in foundries and iron works. After his marriage in 1828 he lived most of the time in Morris County, and for some time was teaming in New York City. He afterward bought a farm in Roxbury Township, Morris Co., N. J. and remained there until 1850, when he sold out and came to Bureau County, and settled on his present farm when there were but two cabins in sight. He …

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Biography of Sullivan Aldrich of Wyanet, Illinois

Sullivan Aldrich, Wyanet, was born in Providence, R. I. December 29, 1837. He remained in his native State, attending school, etc., till 1855, when he came to Bureau County, Ill., and has since made this county his home. The first year he worked with his brother, who had bought a farm near Wyanet, but the second year he began for himself in farming. He gave his attention to farming and dealing in stock till December 1, 1879, when he invested in the lumber business in Wyanet. November, 1882, he removed from Wyanet. Mr. Aldrich’s life has been one of activity …

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Biography of F. S. Aldrich of Wyanet, Illinois

F. S. Aldrich, Wyanet, is the son of Warner M. and Fidelis (Eddy) Aldrich and natives of Rhode Island, but were among the earliest settlers in Steuben County, N .Y. where our subject was born. His early life was spent in his native county, farming in the summer and lumbering in winter. In 1854, he immigrated to Bureau County and has since lived on his present farm of 190 acres, which was first settled by John Yearnshaw. Mr. Aldrich is one of the oldest settlers now living on the west of Bureau Creek. He was married December 3, 1851, at …

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