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a native of Tennessee. Mr. Moore was brought
up on the farm, and has always been a farmer.
In January, 1865, he married Nancy Davis, by
whom he has seven children — William T., Mar-
tha, Annie, Mary, Ford, ^Freddie and Riley.
Mr. Moore owns 120 acres of land, and is en-
gaged in raising and dealing in stock as well as
farming.

WILLIAM A. NATION, teacher and Justice
of the Peace, Tilford, is a native of Hamilton
County, 111., born November 30, 1852, and is a
son of John H. Nation, of Hamilton County.
Mr. Nation received a common school educa-
tion, but is a self-made man. For the past
eleven years he has been engaged in teaching.
He owns forty acres of land where he resides
on Section 34. Is the present Justice of the
Peace for Webber Township. He was mar-
ried, August 15, 1S75, to Lydia F., daughter of



William T. Adams, of this township. They
had four children, three living, viz.: Oliver R.,
Lula L. and Julia A.

JOSEPH H. NEWTON, physician, Marlow,
was born in Robertson County, Tenn., Septem-
ber 9, 1837, and is a son of Anderson Newton
(deceased), a native of Orange County, N. C,
who emigrated vvitli his parents to Tennessee in
1818, and brought his family to this county in
1852, where he died in 18fi2. Our subject was
brought up on the farm, and received a com-
mon school education; but most of his educa-
tion was obtained at home in a chimney corner.
He began the practice of medicine in 1864, in
Hamilton County, III, and came to this county
in 1866, and has built up a large practice. He
was married in 1864, to Lovina, daughter of
George Starner. They have had nine children,
six living — Eva C, Alluna, Ann, Walter H.,
Kate and Leda. The Doctor is an Odd Fel-
low.

OSCAR J. PULLIAM, farmer, P. 0. Til-
ford, was born in St. Clair County, III, Septem-
ber 28, 1854, and is a son of Richard C. PuU-
iam (deceased), a native of the same county.
Mr. PuUiam was brought up and educated in
Belleville, in his native county. He followed
railroading for eight years, and for the past five
j'ears has been farming in this count}', where
he came in 1878. He married Miss Adda J.
Gibson September 25, 1880, but she died the
following November. Our subject's mother,
his two sisters and a Ijrother reside with him
'on the homestead, of which there are eighty
acres. Mr. P. is a Baptist, as also are his
mother and elder sister. The father died De-
cember 12, 1872. He was also a consistent
Baptist.

WILLIAM STONE, farmer, P. 0. Opdyke,
was born in Dearborn Count}', Ind., January
22, 1843, son of Orman Stone (deceased).
Came to White County, 111., in 1868, and to
tills county in 1875. Married Melvina Jacobs,
by whom he had two children, one living —



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Frank. Mrs. Stone died in 1863, and he mar-
ried, February 13, 1865, Mary M. Dosher, by
wliom he had three children, two living — War-
ren H. and Bertha L. Mr. Stone owns 210
acres of land; is a member of the Christian
Church.

THOMAS S. VOYLES. farmer, P. 0. Pig-
eon, was born in Hall County, Ga., February
20, 1832, and is a son of David Voyles, who
emigrated to Greene County, 111., several years
ago. He now resides with his son, and is nine-
ty-six years old. Our subject was married,
July 5, 1860, to Minerva A., daughter of
George W. Hunter (deceased). They have had
ten children; nine of these are living — Thomas
A., James M., Calloway H., Harriet E., Mary
A., Sarah E., Lillie M., Amanda J. and John
H. Mr. V. brought his family to this county
in 1878. He owns 160 acres of laud; is a
member of the United Brethren Church.

LEWIS C. WORK, farmer, P. 0. Tilford,
was born in Brown County, Ohio, February 11,
1826, and is a .son of William Work, of Ohio,
and a native of the same county. Mr. Work



was brought up on a farm, but learned the
carpenter's trade, at which he worked ' nine
years in Jliddletown, Ohio. He came to this
count}' in 1875. Married Caroline Lysher, by
whom he had seven children — Marnelvia (de-
ceased), Annie, Francis M., Mary, William L.,
Benjamin L. and Joseph H. Mr. Work owns
160 acres here and 40 acres in Richland Coun-
ty, 111.

ROBERT S. YOUNG, farmer, P. O, Pigeon,
is a native of this township, and was born No-
vember 14, 1858. His father, Robert S.
Young (deceased), was an earl}' settler of this
county. There were ten children in the fa-
ther's familj', of whom the following are living :
William L., Mary, Lucy, James B., Robert S.
and Nannie H. Their mother's maiden name
was Rachel Brown. Our subject owns an un-
divided third of the homestead, which consists
of 240 acres. He is pa3ing some attention to
the raising of fine stock. He has been Assess-
or two terms. Is a member of the United
Brethren Church.



EOME TOWNSHIP.



R. B. BALTZELL, farmer, P. 0. Dix, was
born in Jefferson County, 111., February 4,
1845, to G. J. and Nancy A. (Bryan) Baltzell.
He was born in Ohio, she in Virginia. They'
were married in Missouri, and moved to Mount
Vernon, 111., about 1842, where he probably
manufactured the first hat manufactured in the
county. Thej- afterward moved near to Walnut
Hill, where our subject was born, and where
his mother died of the cholera, in August,
1853. He afterward moved to Central ia, where
he still resides. Our subject then was mostly
reared and educated in Centralia, and engaged
in different business ventures till March, 1874,



when he came to his pre.sent farm. He bad
been engaged in the dr}' goods business, photo-
graphing, farming, etc. He bought his farm of
ninety acres from M. C. Kell, and is the one
first settled by Thomas Kell, and the old store
building still stands in which were sold the first
goods from this part of Jefferson County. May
20, 1864, our subject entered the service of his
country, in Compan}' E, One Hundred and
Thirty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and
did station duty at Columbus, Ky., and St.
Louis, Mo., until mustered out, October 22,
1864. December 24, 1867, he was married, in
Centralia, to Miss Mary J. Croe. She was



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born in Ohio, but was left an orphan, almost
in infanc3% her parents dying in 1853. Mr. and
Mrs. Baltzell have six children, viz. : George
W., Bertha A., Blanche A., Silas L., Raleigh

C. and bab}'. He is a member of the I. 0. 0.
F., Walnut Hill Lodge, No. 710, and holds the
office of Warden. In politics, he is a Repub-
lican.

S. B. BOGAN, M. D., physician, Dis. The
subject of this sketch was born in Grand
Prairie Township, Jefferson Co., 111., January
24, 1853, and is the son of Henry M. and
Elizabeth (Casey) Bogan. He is a native of
Virginia, and brother of John S. Bogan, whose
sketch appears in this work. She is a daughter
of Samuel Casey. Our subject is one of a
family of six children, all of whom are still liv-
ing. His early life was spent in assisting to
till the soil on the old home farm. At the age
of eighteen years, he was sent to Irving Col-
lege, where he remained for two years ; he
then went to Columbia College, Wasliington,

D. C, where he took the degree of B. S. He
then attended medical lectures at the same in-
stitution, and ■ graduated with honor in the
medical department. In 1876, the Doctor, wish-
ing to remain in his native count}-, located at
Woodlawn, and began the practice of his pro-
fession. Here he was very successful, but, in
1880, he decided to change his location to
Rome, where he now resides, and has built up
a good practice in his new field. September 1,
1880, he was married to Miss Louisa Casey, a
native of this count}', and daughter of Robert
Casey, of Rome. The result of this union is
one child — Pearl Irene. Dr. Bogan is a mem-
ber of the Rome Lodge, No. 721, A., F. & A.
M., and also the W. 11. Hubbard R. A. Chapter
of Mount Vernon. In politics, he is a Demo-
crat, having followed in the footsteps of his
ancestors.

W. A. BOGGS, farmer, P. O. Dis, was born
in Marion County, 111., January 21, 1833, to S. A.
and Martha (Kell) Boggs. He was born in



North Carolina in 1801 ; she in South Carolina
about 1808. They were married in North Car-
olina, and came to Illinois in 1826, settling in
Marion County within one-quarter mile of the
Jefferson County line. Botii died in that
county — she in 1856, he in 1873. His occupa-
tion had always been that of farming and stock-
raising, and at the time of his death owned
about 700 acres of land which he had pur-
chased from the Government, and was well
known in Marion County as a good business
man and stock-dealer. In early life he was a
Whig in politics, but in later years was a Re-
publican, He enlisted in tiie Black Hawk war,
but it closed before the company got into the
field For many years he was a prominent
member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church,
contributing largely toward the construction
and maintenance of houses of worship, and for
over twenty years was Treasurer of the church.
He was the father of fifteen children, there be-
ing a triplet of sons who died in infancy. Of
the fifteen only three now survive— William
A., Hugh, and Mrs. Sarah Telford. Our sub-
ject was reared in Marion County, and had the
advantages of good common schools. His oc-
cupation has always been that of farming. In
1855, he came to his present farm, which con-
tains 150 acres, ten of which are in orchards.
October 16, 1852, he was married, in Perry
County, 111., to Miss Sarah E. McMillan, a na-
tive of that county, and daughter of James S.
McMillan. This union has been blest with
seven children, viz.: James A.; Jane, wife of
Franklin Campbell; ^largaret, wife of John
Hayes; Lora (deceased), wife of Elmer Hayes;
Lucy, wife of D. Norfleet; Charles and Ada.
He and family are members of the church, and
all but one son of the U. P. Church. He is an
ardent worker in the Sunday school cause. In
politics, he is a Republican, and has always
taken an active part on political questions, and
has held various township offices.

JOSEPH BOLES, farmer, P. 0. Walnut



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Hill, was born in Indiana September 27, 1841, to
Hugh and Lethe (Reed) Boles. He was of
Irish parentage, and was either born in Ireland
or soon after his parents came to America.
She was of English parents, and is still living.
He died in this count}'. Of their family of
children, five are still living, and by her second
marriage she has one child. Our subject was
reared on a farm and mostly in this count}',
and also educated here. In 1861, he enlisted in
Company F, Forty-ninth Illinois Volunteer In-
fantry, Capt. Jones, Col. Morrison, but served
only for about eighteen months, when he was
discharged on account of disability, he having
contracted rheumatism in the service. In the
spring of 1865, he was married to Miss Harriet
Breeze, daughter of Owen Breeze, of Centralia,
a retired farmer. This union has been blest
with six children, viz.; Alice, Owen, Otto, Em-
met, and the twins, Maud and Mabel. In 18G7,
they moved to their present farm, which con-
tains 336 acres, and in high state of cultivation,
and on which he raises stock and grain. He is
a member of Walnut Hill Lodge, I. 0. 0. F.,
No. 710. In politics, he is a Republican. He
and wife are members of the Christian Church.
M. D. BRUCE, farmer, P. O. Dix, was born
in Wilson County, Tenn., March 19, 1812, to
Azariah and Patsy (Keeling) Bruce, natives of
Virginia, he the son of Michael Bruce, a native
of Scotland. In Virginia, Azariah Bruce was
married to the mother of our subject, and in
1801 emigrated to Tennessee. During his res-
idence in Tennessee, he enlisted in the army,
serving in the war of 1812, being at the battle
of New Orleans. In 1823, he emigrated to
Jefferson County, 111., and continued to follow
his chosen profession of farming, taking quite
a pride in keeping his farm in perfect order.
He died in this county about 1854, his wife
having died a short time before. He had
passed his seventy-seventh year of age, and had
served a number of terms as County Commis-
sioner. He was the father of thirteen children,



eight of whom still survive, six residing in this
county. Our subject has resided in this county
since 1823, and received his education in the
early schools of the county. He served during
tlie Black Hawk war, and also in the Mexican
war. During the latter, he was engaged in the
battles of Cerro Gordo and Vera Cruz. Jan-
uary 12, 1838, he settled on his present farm of
1 00 acres. He entered land from the Govern-
ment at $1.25 per acre. February 13, 1834. he
was married to Jane Brown, a native of Smith
County, Tenn., and daughter of James and Sally
(Clayborn) Brown, natives of South Carolina.
He died in Tennessee a short time before the
birth of Mrs. Bruce. About 1828 or 1830,
Mrs. Brown moved to this county, and died
about 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce have had ten
children, six of whom are still living — Francis
M. (deceased), Charlotte, Sally (deceased),
Martha A., James D., Malissa, Mary (de-
ceased), Samantha (deceased), Alice and Aza-
riah. For many years he and wife have been
members of the Christian order. He is a

I member of the I. 0. 0. F., Rome Lodge, No.

i 394, and has represented his. lodge in the
Grand Lodge. In politics, he is a Democrat,
and takes an active part toward securing the
success of his party.

S. W. CARPENTER, miller, Dix, was born
in Knox County, Ky., January 5, 1812, son of
Benjamin and Melea (Shook) Carpenter. Her
father, William Shook, was a native of Ger-
many, and her mother an Englishwoman.
Both died in Bedford County, Tenn. Our
subject's father was engaged in boating on the
Mississippi River at the time of his death, but
his family resided in Indiana at the time. His
widow then removed to Tennessee with her
family to her people, where they resided until
January, 1830, when they came to Jeflferson
County, where she died. She was the mother
of seven children, only two of whom still sur-
vive — our subject and Jesse W., now of Texas.
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since 1830. Till about 1860, he had given his
entire attention to fanning. He then, in part-
nership with his son, William R., purchased
their present mill, which they have run to do
custom grinding. He also has a farm of sev-
ent3'-seven acres, which he oversees. March 7,
1833, he was married to Lucinda 0. Stockton.
She was born in Illinois, daughter of Robert
and Phoebe Stockton. Twelve children liave
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, nine of
whom still survive — Phcebe C. (Maxey), Will-
iam R., Robert W., Margaret (Spiller), Mary
L. (Frost), Jemima M. (Beagle). Sarah T. (Will-
iams), Helen M. (Metzenthin) and Isaac D.
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has been
since he was sixteen years of age. In politics,
he is Democratic, and for about forty years has
acted as Justice of the Peace. For eight
years he was Associate Justice of the county.
He is one of the few survivors of the Black
Hawk war.

ISAAC CASEY (deceased) was born in
Tennessee March 25, 1811, to Abraham and
Nancy ( Baker) Casey. He was brought to
this count}' at an early date, and was mostly
reared and educated here. His occupation was
always that of farmer. October 31, 1833, he
was married to Tabitha White, present wife of
James C. Baldridge. In 1835, he bought a
farm in Grand Prairie Township, where he
resided till time of death, November 23, 1840.
He was the father of three children — Martha
A. (deceased), wife of George Davis; Mary A.,
wife of E. S. Noleman; and Robert F. Mr.
Casey volunteered from ^It Vernon during the
Black Hawk war, and was at Kellogg's Grove
when so man}- were decoyed from the fort and
killed. He helped to keep wet blankets on the
fort, so that the Indians could not fire it. Mr.
Case}' was an energetic and successful business
man. In politics, he was Democratic, and be-
fi ire death was a professor of religion.

T{. F. CASEY, merchant, Dix. was born in



Jefferson County, HI., August 17, 1838, and is
the son of Isaac S. Casey (deceased), whose
sketch appears in this work. Through the
death of his father, our subject was left an or-
phan at an earlj' age, but resided with his
mother — who subsequentl}- married Mr. J. C.
Baldridge, of Grand Prairie — till he was six-
teen years of age. He then embarked in life
on his own account, engaging for the first year
as a farm hand, at S6 per month. A month
before the year was out, he decided to attend
school, so bought off his time by paying |10
to his employer. In this way he succeeded in
obtaining a good business education, working
and then studying, attending one year at Mc-
Kendree College, at Lebanon, 111. From 1859
till 1865, he was engaged in dealing in stock.
In 1866, he embarked in the mercantile busi-
ness in Rome, but remained in that only till
1868, when he again began in farming and
stock dealing. In 1876, he again sold his farm,
and has since been doing a prosperous busi-
ness as a general merchant in Rome. He car-
ries a general stock of merchandise, valued at
about $3,000, with annual sales of about $10,-
000 to 812,000, and also has a farm of eighty
acres near Rome, on which he keeps stock,
raises grain, etc. June 14, 1860, he was mar-
ried to Miss Mary E., second daughter of
Hiram Milburn. She was born in Gibson
County, Ind., but, when about six weeks of
age, was brought to this count}- by her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Casey have three children living,
viz. : Louie, wife of Dr. S. B. Bogan; Irene
Rose and Mary F. He and wife are members
of the Metliodist Episcopal Church South. In
politics, he is a Democrat, and has held many
of the local offices. He is a member of the A.,
F. & A. M., Rome Lodge, No. 721, and has sev-
eral times represented it in the Grand Lodge.
RILEY COPPLE, fanner, P. O. Walnut Hill,
was born in Clark County, Ind., January 17,
1826, and resided there till 1837, when he came
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here since. When coming to the township there
were no schoolhouses here, so his opportunity
for an education was very limited, attending
but three months during his life, and that in
Marion County. His occupation has always
been that of farming, and, when reaching his
majority, he embarked in life as a farmer on
his present place. Success has not been lack-
ing, and now he owns a well improved farm of
200 acres. He was married, on September 16,
1850, to Miss Sarah C. Dukes. She was born
in Tennessee, March 14. 183-4, to John and
Eleanor (Rife) Dukes. They were natives of
Tennessee, and she still survives. To Mr. and
Mrs. Copple ten children have been born, seven
still living, viz.: Elizabeth E., Mary J., Dar-
thula A., John H., Liley B., James R. (de-
ceased), Sarah E., Hattie (deceased), Ahlute
A. and an infant deceased. He and wife are
members of the Christian Church. In politics,
he is a Republican. He is the son of John and
Elizabeth (Garren) Copple, natives of North
Carolina, who was twice married, bj- his first
wife having one son, Jacob, who was drowned
in the Ohio River when a lad. He was married
to the mother of our subject in Indiana, and
by her had twelve children, five of whom still
survive, viz.: Abram, Riley, David, John, Mar-
garet, wife of B. Harvey, now of the Indian
Nation. David resides in Missouri, and the
other three brothers in Jefferson County, 111.

DAVID COPPLE, farmer, P. 0. Walnut
Hill, was born on his present farm, December 1,
1839, to Isaac and ^Martha (Green) Copple. both
natives of Indiana; he the son of John Copple,
a native of North Carolina. They moved
from Indiana to this county in 1837, and he,
Isaac Copple, died in 1 843. He was the father
of three sons, viz.: David, John R., who was
killed in the army, and one son who died
small. His widow afterward married M. D.
Victory, of Missouri, and now resides there.
After his father's death, our subject lived with
his mother in Marion Countv, 111., and iu Mis-



souri till he was grown, and received his edu-
cation in the common schools. In 1859, he re-
turned to his native county, and in August,
1861. enlisted in the service of his country,
Company C, Eleventh Illinois Volunteer In-
fantry, Capt. George C. McKee, Col. W. H. L.
Wallace. He served for three j'ears, and was
discharged at Vicksburg, Miss., in August,
1864. During his term of service, he was in
some of the hardest fought battles of the war,
being at Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Shiloh,
Corinth, Vicksburg, etc. After returning from
the army, it was again to this county, and to his
occupation of farming, and in 1865 purchased
the farm on which he was born. He now owns
104 acres in a good state of cultivation. No-
vember 25, 1865, he was married to Miss Han-
nah Grubb, a native of Indiana, and daughter
of Virgil Grubb, She died September 22, 1882,
bearing to him four children, viz.: Joel, Benja-
min F., Virgil I. and Ida Dora. He was mar-
ried, December 29, 1882, to Virginia A.
Foutch. She was born in Jefferson County.
111., daughter of William Foutch. Mr. Copple
is a member of the Walnut Hill Lodge, I. 0. 0.
F., No 710. He and wife are members of the
Christian Church. In politics, he is a Repub-
lican.

JOHN F. CORRELL, farmer, P, 0. Mt, Ver-
non, was born in Bedford County, Penn., April
24, 1833, to Abram and Charlotte (Mellott)
Correll. Both were born in Pennsylvania, she
of German and he of English parentage. In
1845, they came to Jefferson County, 111., and
died here in 1862, His occupation was that of
a tanner, having a tan 3-ard in this count}^ for
some years. For several years previous to his
death, he had been engaged in saw milling.
Our subject spent his early life in assisting his
father in the tan yard, and continued in the
same as long as his father, but then went to
farming, and has given his attention to the
farm since, now owning 140 acres of well im-
proved laud. July 24, 1854, he was married.



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in this county, to Miss Mary Greer, daughter of
William L. Greer, an old settler of this town-
ship. B}- her he has six children living, viz.:
Sarah M., wife of John Hall; Joseph, Mar}- A.,
Zella, John, and Lottie. His wife died March
18, 1875. January 14, 1871!, he was married
to Sophia Hill. She was boin in Marion
County, 111., daughter of John Hill. She is the
mother of three children, viz.: Viola, Lena, and
George. In polities, Mr. Correll is a Democrat,
but takes no part in political matters.

G. L. CUMMINS, fanner, P. 0. Dix. Among
the substantial ruralists of Rome Precinct is
G. L. Cummins, born October 15, 1833, in Jef-
ferson County, 111. His father, Samuel Cum-
mins, was a native of Barren County, Ky.,born
in 1801, and his mother, Elizabeth (Holtsclaw)
Cummins, was born in the same borough two
years subsequent to the fivther. The former
died in this county in 1867, the latter died in
1845. The father was an active member in the
Democratic party, and was selected by that
party to fill several offices. He came to this
county about the year 1824, in company with
his wife and children. His union gave him ten
children, six of whom survive, viz.: Patrick;
Minerva, widow of H. M. Watson ; Mary, wife
of W. T, Maxey ; G. L.; Abigail, wife of Frank
Galbraith ; and Martha, wife of I. F. Hamlin.
Our subject received a good common school
education, and was brought up on a farm. On
reaching his majority, he began for himself on
his present farm of 140 acres, which is well im-
proved, and on which he makes a specialty of
raising grain and stock. He was married, July
4, 1861, to Lucy Andrews, a native of this
county, and daughter of Sidney and Margaret
(O'Mclvaney) Andrews, old settlers in this bor-
ough. His union blessed him with two chil-
dren — Wayne and Omer. He is a member of
the A., F. & A. M., Rome Lodge, No. 721, and
has held the various offices of the same. He
was elected by his party, the Democrats, to the
office of County Treasurer in 1877, and has been



Supervisor. His grandfather, Henry Holts-
claw, came from Virginia to Kentucky, and
thence to this county, while his grandfather,
Cummins, removed from Pennsylvania to Ken-
tucky, where he died. The Cummins family is
of Scotch origin.

JOHN R. CUNNINGHAM, farmer, P. 0.
Dix, was born in Perry County, 111., March 5,
1837, to Matthew J. and Esther E. (Little)
Cunningham. He is a native of Kentucky, she
of South Carolina. Both are still living, and
reside in Centralia. January 27, 1883, they
celebrated their golden wedding. His occupa-
tion has always been that of a farmer, but for
some years has been retired from active life.
They are the parents of eleven children, six



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