From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 567, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Henry R. Sutherland was born in Knox county, Ohio. His father,
Joseph B., was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, and his father, Benjamin,
married Jane Beard, of Pennsylvania. They were farmers and spent the
most of their lives in that county. Joseph Sutherland married, in Ohio,
in 1834, Jane, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Crider) Eaton both of
Pennsylvania. They were married in Ohio, where the father died, in
middle age, and the mother died in Littleton, Illinois, aged fifty. Mr.
Joseph Sutherland died in Ohio, aged twenty-four, leaving his widow and
this one son. She was married again, to Henry Schoonover, of Ohio, by
whom she had two children, both dying young. They came to Illinois in
1858 and settled near the present home soon after coming. They bought
140 acres first, paying $800, and they have lived here since, where Mr.
Schoonover died, aged forty-four years. Mrs. Schoonover and her son,
Henry R. Sutherland, have added to the original purchase of eighty
acres, making 220. All of this, except twenty acres, is under good
cultivation, and these twenty are in pasture and timber. They were left
in good circumstances, and by good management have prospered since.
Henry married Ella R. Pratt, of Licking county, Ohio, daughter
of Hector and Susan E. (Reed) Pratt. They have two children: Twilie D.,
born July 3, 1887, and Glen C., born August 30, 1889.
Mr. Sutherland has been a School Director for many years. He has
a good education, and is an intelligent, reading man. He is a Democrat.
They have done a general farming, raising the usual crops, but he sells
no grain but wheat. He has six cows and the same number of horses, and
fattens forty to sixty hogs, also feeding some cattle. They raise a
great plenty of orchard and small fruits.
Mrs. Sutherland is a Baptist, and the whole family are greatly esteemed by their large circle of admiring friends.