Lee County Biography

Abalino C. Bardwell

Abalino C. Bardwell, Dixon, 111., born Oct. 23, 1844, at Conneautville, Penn., son of Dr. George A. and Julia A. (Cutler) Bardwell; parents moved to Prophetstown, Whiteside County, 111., in 1853. Came to Dixon, Feb. 10, 1864, and read law in office of George P. Good­win, Esq.; enlisted Feb. 10, 1865, as private; on organization of the One Hundred and Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, was elected Captain of Company G; served as Provost-Marshal at Resaca, Americus and Savannah, Ga. Admitted to the bar Sept. 24, 1867, and commenced prac­tice that fall at Rochelle, 111., but owing to im­paired health shortly after abandoned it. In February, 1868, he established the "Dixon Weekly Herald;" on Dec. 2, 1869, the Herald and Telegraph were united under his editor­ship. January 1, 1871, he retired from the paper and in August following resumed prac­tice in partnership with Hon. James K. Ed-sail, since which date he has continued in practice, excepting from the spring of 1892 to the fall of 1894. Elected State's Attorney in No­vember, 1876, and served one term. In January, 1899, was appointed Master in Chancery of Lee County Circuit Court, which position he continues to hold.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1904 History of Lee County Illinois edited by Mr. A.C. Bardwell

A Civil War soldier, attorney and editor of the Telegraph & Herald for more than a year was Abalino C. bardwell.

Born in 1844 in Pennsylvania, Mr. Bardwell came to Whiteside county with his parents in 1853. He came to Dixon in 1864 and read law in the office of George P. Goodwin, and enlisted in 1865 as a private in the 147th Infantry. Elected captain, he served as provost marshal at Resaca, Americus and Savannah, Ga.

Dixon Evening Telegraph May 1, 1951

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