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in real estate, doing a large business for eastern
parties: was one of the founders of Hillsboro
Academy and an influential and libei-al friend of
Illinois College, being a Trustee of the latter
from its establishment until his death ; was sup-
ported in the Legislature of 1827 for State Treas-
urer, but defeated by James Hall. Died, at
Peoria, May 11, 18.Jo.— Christiana Holmes (Till-
son), wife of the preceding, was born at Kingston,
Mass., Oct. 10, 1798; married to John Tillson in
1822, and immediately came to Illinois to reside ;
was a woman of rare culture and refinement, and
deeply interested in benevolent enterprises.
Died, in New York City, May 29, 1872,— Charles
Holmes (Tillson), son of John and Christiana
Holmes Tillson, was born at Hillsboro. 111.. Sept.
15, 1823; educated at Hillsboro Academy and
Illinois College, graduating from the latter in
1844; studied law in St. Louis and at Transyl-
vania University, was admitted to the bar in St.
Louis and practiced there some years — also served
several terms in the City Council, and was a
member of the National Guard of Missouri in the
War of the Rebellion. Died, Nov. 2.5, 186.5.—
John (Tillson), .Ir., another son, was born at

Hillsboro, 111., Oct. 12. 1825; educated at Hills-
boro Academy and Illinois College, but did not
graduate from the latter; graduated from Traii-
fsylvania Law School, Ky., in 1847, and was
admitted to the bar at Quincy, 111., the same
year; practiced two years at Galena, when he
returned to Quincy. In 1861 he enlisted in the
Tenth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, became its
Lieutenant-Colonel, on the promotion of Col. J. D.
Morgan to Brigadier-General, was advanced to
the colonelcy, and, in July, 1865, was mu.stered
out with the rank of brevet Brigadier-General ;
for two years later held a commission as Captain
in the regular army. During a portion of 1869-70
he was editor of "The Quincy Whig"; in i873
was elected Representative in the Twenty-eighth
General Assembly to succeed Nehemiah Bushnell,
who had died in office, and, during the same year,
was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for
the Quincy District, serving until 1881. Died,
August 6, 1892.

TILLSON, Robert, jiioneer, was born in Hali-
fax County, Mass., August 12, 1800; came to Illi-
nois in 1822, and was employed, for .several years,
as a clerk in the land agency of his brother, John
Tillson, at Hillsboro. In 1826 he engaged in the
mercantile business with Charles Holmes, Jr., in
St. Louis, but. in 1828, removed to Quincy, 111.,
where he opened the first general store in that
city; also served as Postmaster for ,some ten
years During this period he built the first two-
story frame building erected in Quincy, up to
that date. Retiring from the mercantile business
in 1840 he engaged in real estate, ultimately
Incoming the proprietor of considerable property
of this character ; was also a contractor for fur-
nishing cavalry accouterments to tlie Government
during the war. Soon after the war he ei'ected
one of the handsomest business blocks existing
in the city at that time. Died, in Quincy, Dec.
27. 1892.

TIN'CHER, John L., banker, was born in Ken-
tucky in 1821 ; brought by his parents to Vermil-
ion County, Ind., in 1829, and left an orphan at
17; attended school in Coles County, 111 , and
was employed as clerk in a store at Danville,
1843-53. He then became a member of the firm
of Tincher & English, merchants, later establish-
ing a bank, which became the First National
Bank of Danville. In 1864 Mr Tincher was
elected Representative in tlie Twenty-fourth
General Assembly and, two years later, to the
Senate, being re-elected in 1870. He was also a
member of the State Constitutional Convention
of 1869-70. Died, in Springfield, Dec. 17. 1871,



while in attendance on the adjourned session of
that year.

TIPTON, Thomas F., lawj'er and jurist, was
born in Franklin County, Ohio, August 29, 1833;
has been a resident of McLean County, 111., from
the age of 10 years, his present home being at
Bloomington. He was admitted to the bar in
1857, and, from January, 1867, to December, 1868,
was State's Attorney for the Eighth Judicial
Circuit. In 1870 he was elected Judge of the
same circuit, and under the new Constitution,
was chosen Judge of the new Fourteenth Circuit.
From 1877 to 1879 he represented the (then)
Thirteenth Illinois District in Congress, but, in
1878, was defeated by Adlai E. Stevenson, the
Democratic nominee. In 1891 he was re-elected
to a seat on the Circuit bench for the Bloomington
Circuit, but resumed practice at the expiration
of his term in 1897.

TISKILWA, a village of Bureau County, on
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, 7
miles southwest of Princeton; the district is
agricultural; the town has one bank and a
newspaper. Population (1880), 753; (1890), 801.

TODD, (Col.) John, soldier, was born in Mont-
gomery County, Pa., in 1750; took part in the
battle of Point Pleasant, Va., in 1774, as Adju-
tant-General of General Lewis; settled as a
lawyer at Finca.stle, Va., and, in 1775, removed
to Fayette County, Ky., the next year locating
near Lexington. He was one of the first two
Delegates from Kentucky County to the Virginia
House of Burgesses, and, in 1778, accompanied
Col. George Rogers Clark on his expedition
against Kaskaskia and Vinoennes. In Decem-
ber, 1778, he was appointed by Gov. Patrick
Henry, Lieutenant-Commandant of Illinois
County, embracing the region northwest of the
Ohio River, serving two years; in 1780, was again
a member of the Virginia Legislature, where he
procured grants of land for public schools and
introduced a bill for negro-emancipation. He
was killed by Indians, at the battle of Blue
Licks, Ky., August 19, 1783.

TODD, (Dr.) John, physician, born near Lex-
ington, Ky., April 37, 1787, was one of the earli-
est graduates of Transylvania University, also
graduating at the Medical University of Phila-
delphia; was appointed Surgeon-General of Ken-
tucky troops in the War of 1813, and captured at
the battle of River Raisin. Returning to Lex-
ington after his release, he practiced there and
at Bardstown, removed to Edwardsville, 111., in
1817, and, in 1837, to Springfield, where he had
been appointed Register of the Land Office by

President John Quincy Adams, but was removed
by Jackson in 1839. Dr. Todd continued to reside
at Springfield until his death, which occui-red,
Jan. 9, 1865. He was a grandson of John Todd,
who was appointed Commandant of Illinois
Coimty by Gov. Patrick Henry in 17.78, and an
uncle of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. — John Dlalr
Smith (Todd), son of the preceding, was born at
Lexington, Ky., April 4, 1814; came with his
father to Illinois in 1817 ; graduated at the United
States Military Academy in 1837, serving after-
wards in the Florida and Mexican wars and on
the frontier; resigned, and was an Indian-trader
in Dakota, 1856-61 ; the latter year, took his
seat as a Delegate in Congress from Dakota,
then served as Brigadier-General of Volun-
teers, 1861-62; was again Delegate in Congress
in 1863-65, Speaker of the Dakota Legislature
in 1867, and Governor of the Territory, 1869-71.
Died, at Yankton Citj', Jan. 5. 1873.

TOLEDO, a village and the county-seat of
Cumberland Count}', on the Peoria, Decatur &
Evansville Railroad, founded in 1854; has five
churches, a graded school, a bank and two
weekly newspapers. There are no manufacto-
ries, the leading industry in the surrounding
country being agriculture. Population (1880),
432; (1890), 676; (1896), e.stimated, 8.50.

ROAD. (See Toledo, St. Louis

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