Tax -Payers of Woodford County: Metamora Township

Taken from the Past and Present of Woodford County, IL
Courtesy Candi Horton

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Brown H., farmer; P.O. Box. Washington

Cress, Benj. K., far; P.O. Box Washington

Conrad, H. mer.; P.O. Metamora

Corpe, Edgar S., farmer, P.O. Metamora; was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 29, 1840. On the 17th day of April 1861 he enlisted in Co. I, 9th Ind. Vols., for three months and at the expiration of that time he re- in-listed for three years in the 88th Ind. Vols., and served until November 1864. He took part in five battles besides skirmishes, the principal ones being Green Mountain, West Virginia, Perryville, KY., Stone River, Tenn. And Little Rock Ark. On his return in 1864, he came to Metamora and was married April 14, 1867, to Miss Mary A. Nesmith, of Metamora Twp.; she was born in Medina Co., Ohio, May 12, 1839. They have four children- Cyrus F. Charles P., Harry W., and Jennie B.

Corpe, E.S., far; P.O. Metamora.

Cheedle, M.M., far; P.O. Metamora

Camp, Christian, farmer; Sec. 21; P.O. Metamora, is a native of this county, born in Spring Bay Twp., Oct. 29, 1836. His father Joseph Camp, came from France and was one of the earliest settlers of the county. Mr. Camp married on Feb. 19. 1860, to Miss Lena Smith, who was born in Partridge Twp., May 21, 1839; they have seven children living- Katie L., Lena M., Joseph E., Christian W., Peter B., John J., and Samuel D. He settled on his present farm about 13 years ago and owns 160 acres of land valued at $12,000.

Chapman, John, far,: P.O. Metamora

Camp. Jos., farmer; P.O. Metamora

Coffman, William, farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 1; P.O. Cazenovia; was bon in Champaign Co., Ohio, Aug. 3, 1840. When he was about 15 years old, he came to Woodford County with his mother and one sister; he was married Sept. 14, 1868, to Mrs. Mary Evans, daughter of Justice W. Stewart, who came to Illinois from Ohio about the time of the Black Hawk war and settled in what is now La Salle County and came to Woodford Co. in 1845 and died in 1864. Mrs. Coffman was born in La Salle Co., Nov. 29, 1842. They have two children - Mamie and Nellie R. Mrs. Coffman has also one child, Willie Evans, a son of her former husband. Mr. Coffman entered the Union Army in Aug. 1862, Co. G. 95th Ohio Volunteers, serving 3 years and participating in some 15 battles, besides skirmishes, among them siege of Vicksburg, siege of Jackson, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., Spanish Fort, etc. He was wounded at the battle of Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30, 1862.

Carpenter, Sarah, boarding house, P.O. Metamora

Causey, Thos. A., blacksmith; P.O. Metamora.

Chitty, Chas. A., Of the firm of Chitty, Cassell & Gibson, attorneys at law; was born in Madison Co. KY, Sept. 15, 1822; when he was ten years of age his father's family removed to Lawrence Co., Ind. And among the early settlers there, He was married July 4, 1846 to Miss Rebecca Lemon, of that county, who was born July 4, 1828; they came to Metamora in 1848, and he was engaged in teaching until 1851, when he was elected County Surveyor of Woodford Co., holding office for 4 years, in 1855, he moved to Freeport and opened a farm in that vicinity, residing there until the Spring of 1857, when he moved to Galesburg and engaged in wholesale grocery business, which he continued until 1859; he then entered the law office of Smith & Ford in Galesburg, having previously pursed his law studies at home; he was admitted to the bar in 1860; returned to Metamora and began the practice of his profession; he was elected County Judge in 1860, holding office for 4 years. He has 2 children living- Mrs. Willard Stowell, of Metamora and William.

Clark, Anna S., P.O. Metamora

Cummings, Mary A., P.O. Metamora


Cassell, Wm. J., broker and money loaner; born in Sangamon Co., IL, Feb. 20, 1835; he is the son of Robert T. Cassell, who came from Kentucky to Morgan Co., IL, when but a boy, and who settled in Woodford Co., when Wm. J. was but 5 years of age. Mr. Cassell's father was a lawyer and upon arriving at his majority he entered upon his present business of a broker. He married Miss. Henrietta A. Hirsch, of Metamora, on May 10, 1864, who was born in New Hampshire in Aug. 1842. They have 2 children - Robert T. and Lutie May.

Cummings, D.A., dentist, P.O. Metamora

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