Lucinda Washburn was born in New Hampshire in 1809 and came to the county in April, 1836.

William C. Wilson was born in Norway in 1839, and came to this county in 1858. Was Captain in the army; served five years.

John P. Potter, born in Coshocton, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1823. Came in 1838. His wife, Charity A., was born at Young’s Mills, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1829 Her family settled in Whiteside County, 1837,

David Potter, born Oct. 1, 1799. From Knox Co., Ohio. Came in October, 1838. Born in Crawford Co., Pa. Died in Wethersfield, Oct. 8, 1860, aged 61 years.

John Henry Poppy, of Germany, was born in 1797. He came in 1847 and died in December, 1875.

Thomas Miller was a noted hunter. He looked a good deal like an Indian and was still more so in his acts and manners. He died in Hanna Township years ago.

Hannah Paddelford was born in New Ham Hampshire, May 11, 1790. He came to this county in 1837.

Furus P. Parish was born in New Hampshire, Sept. 5, 1816. Came to county in 1852.

Isaac Paden was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Nov. 6, 1800. He came to this county in 1852.

Ithamar Pillisbury was the chief founder of the Andover Colony. He was the first Presbyterian preacher in the county. He was buried in the Andover Cemetery.

Caleb Pillsbury was a brother of Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury. Caleb’s son, Levi, lives near Andover. One of his daughters lives in Lynn Grove.

William R. Robinson was born in Southampton, Sept. 24, 1829. He came to this county in May, 1842.

N. H. Robinson was born in 1788, Long Island. Came to this county in 1839. Died in Kansas, March 8, 1877.

Solomon Penny, widely known as “old Sol Penny, “ the happy story-teller of the county. Many think he was nearly Lincoln’s match in this respect. He was also a great wit. Penny’s Slough was a great resort for the disciples of Izaak Walton. Penny’s house was a welcome and favorite resort, and “Old Sol” was a great attraction.

Henry C. Sleight was born Aug. 15, 1792. Came to the county in 1844. Died at Sag Harbor, Jan. 7, 1877.

Luther C., Sleight was born in Russellville, Ky., in April 1817. Came in 1837. Removed to Sag Harbor.

John D. K. Sleight was born in New York in January, 1834. Came to county in 1844. Removed to Richmond, Va.

Halman A. Sleight was born in Jamaica, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1828. Came to County in 1844. Was Treasurer of Henry County five terms. Died in the county.

William Stackhouse, native of Burlington, Vt., was born in 1814. Came to county in 1838. In a short time went away, and returned in 1840.

Henry Sullivan was a prominent man at an early day in the politics of the county. He was at one time Recorder.

Isaac N. Stewart was born in New York, Oct. 12, 1814.  Came to Henry County in August, 1847. His wife was born Oct. 2, 1818. Came to county in 1855.

Lyman Snow was born in Massachusetts in November, 1809. He came to Henry County in 1840. Died in Cambridge in 1880.

Austin Sykes was born in Rutland Co., Vt., April 28, 1815. Located in Henry County in 1850.

Roderick R. Stewart, one of the founders of Geneseo. His three daughters were the first school-teachers in the county. He held many offices in the county and his family was the prominent leading family in the county.

Arba M. Seymour, the first Surveyor of the county. His wife was a Miss Crocker. Mr. Seymour removed to Wisconsin.

R. L. Sheppard was born in New York in 1819. He came to Henry County in 1858.

John Searles was born in Ohio in 1804. He was one of the pioneers of Henry County. He came in 1836.

Samuel Sullivan and brother and two sisters came here together. They were from Ohio. They left the county and went further West many years ago.

1885 Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry Co., Illinois  


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