Carroll County Biographies

Mt. Carroll IL

Retired; Sec. 1; P.O. Elkhorn Grove; born in Wilkinson Co., Miss., Feb. 21, 1804; came north, to Ind., Feb. 18, 1811, sixty-six years ago; came to Carroll Co. In 1839, before this County was organized; bought a claim of 250 acres, paid $1,350, and entered the land from the government; paid $11.25 an acre for claim right where he now lives: has carted grain to Chicago; took 73 bushels of wheat there, was gone 19 days, and when he got home was $8.50 in debt; took 1,014 lbs. lard to Galena, and all he got for it was a set of silver spoons worth $7.50; married Mary F. Hughes, from Va., Sept. 1824; they have ten children: Laura,Martha, Wellington. Clay. William. Samuel, James, Allen, Mnry, Avlin; William, Washington, Clay and James were all in the army.

History Of Carroll County H.F. Kett 1878

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