Reuben Cone came with the Geneseo Colony 1836, bringing his wife and three children. One child was born here. Mrs. Cone was Miss Harriet Thomas, of Canada. Mr. Cone removed to Kansas in 1862, and in 1871 went to Colorado, where he died in 1883. Three of the sons live in Colorado.

J. W . Epperson was born in Indiana, in 1829. He came to Knox County in 1849, and to Henry:County in 1853.

Geo. S. Emmert is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1839. He came to Henry County in 1851.

Thomas Filch came to Henry County in June, 1837.

John M. Follett was born in Essex County, New York, March 18, 1832. Came to Henry County in May, 1852.

Sylvanus Ferris was a native of Pennsylvania. Came and settled in Wethersfield, 1 838. Died Feb. II, 1877.

Thomas Glenn, a brother of James Glenn, came in the spring of 1835. He never married ; died in 1850, of consumption.

Dr. George Gager was an herb doctor, and lived near Dayton. He was a droll character in many ways. He died at an early day.

George Garland was born in Pennsylvania in 1836. He came to this county in 1859.

L. B. Goodell was born in Pennsylvania in 1834. He came to this county in October, 1857.

Joseph Goodrich was born in Wethersfield, Ct., July 31, 1794. He came to Henry County in 1836. Died Feb. 19, 7852. He had been a missionary to the Sandwich Islands.

Patterson Holmes, native of Redfied, Vt. Born Sept. 1,1830. Came here in 1853.

Dr. S. T.. Hume, second physician to locate in Geneseo. Some of his early experiences, when every new man was suspected of being a horse-thief, are given elsewhere, and are not only illustrative of the times but also amusing.

Charles Atkinson, one of the organizers of Henry County and one of its first officials, came to this county in 1835 and located in Cleveland. He came from Massachusetts and took an important part in the early history of the county. He moved to Moline and is now one of its wealthy and prominent citizens.

Henry S. Aldrich, the county's first "Baby Mine,” was born in Phenix Township in December, 1835.

Royce Allen came to Henry County in 1852; was born in Camden, N. Y., June, 1819; died in 1880, aged 62 years.

Harriet K. Adams, wife of Geo. Adams, was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Dec. 27, 7825 ; came to the county in 1855. .

William C. Bartlett, born in Montgomery, N. Y., Dec.18, 17 97 ; died Sept. 3, .18 78. Catherine, his wife, was born in Champlain, N. Y., April 17, 1803. They came to this county May 4, 1836.

Jerome Brittain was a pioneer carpenter. He built for C. W. Davenport the first log house, a large double one, and the first " out on the prairie," in Morristown, in 1836, five miles south of Brandenburg. He died in 1839.

John Boyd, Sr., was born in Philadelphia, April 9, 1802; came to the county in 1848; died in Cambridge, Feb. 2, 1877. He served three years in the army. Died Feb. 2, 1877.

Joshua Browning was elected one of the first County Commissioners. He died at an early day.

George Brandenburg- was born in Maryland July 28, 1799; came to this county Sept. 9, 1835. His wife, Phcebe, was a native of Vermont, and was born Jan. 22, 17 95; came to the county 18 36. George Brandenburg was always known as " Judge." When questioned as to what court he had presided over by a Boston " tender-foot," he replied that he was " Judge "of one of the earliest elections in the county ! A son and daughter, Frank and Elizabeth, reside in Dayton, in this county.

Francis M. Brandenburg, native of Indiana, born July r I, 183 4; came to this county in 1835.

Cornelius Bryan settled in Henry County in 1837 ; died June 23, 185 4, aged 64 years.

Mrs. E. J. Blodgett came to this county in 1849. She was born in 1832.

Redding Busenbark, born in Ohio in r8zr, and came to this county in 1855.

Preston Browning and family came from White Co., Ill., in an early day. He returned to Southern Illinois. His son resides near Geneseo.

Alfred Beck settled between Green and Rock Rivers. He died many years ago and has no descendants living whom we could find.

James M. Barrett was born in Maine in 1809 ;; came to this county in 1844, and later removed to Page Co., Iowa.

Elizabeth K. Blackfan was born in Bucks Co. Pa., March, 1811 ; came to this county in 1841; died Jan. to, 1871.

F. J. Cox and Elizabeth, his wife, settled in Henry County in 1851.

Washington B. Colbert left the county and went to Oregon in an early day. Some of his half-brothers remained in the county.

George A. Colbert was one of the first preachers in the comity, he and P. K. Hanna and Ithamar Pillsbury being the first that are now remembered as preaching to the settlers. There are grandsons of Colbert living here.

Charles W. Davenport was born in Stratford, Conn, came to this county in June,1837. Mary E., his wife, was a native of Norwalk, Conn.; came in 1837.

Charles W. Davenport came Oct. 31, 1836. His wife was Ellen E.

Samuel Clark, a prominent farmer of Andover, removed to Richland Grove,where he died a few years ago.

Anthony Hunt came with the Glenns to the county. His wife, Caroline, born in Germany, May it, 1812, and came with her husband to the county in 1835, was the second woman in the county.

Rufus Hubbard was one of the first of the Geneseo Colony. He was known as the first and great music teacher in the county. He died in Moline, in1883, leaving one son.

John P. Hanna, a brother of P. K. Hanna, and at one time known all over the county as " Uncle Prior," was one of the earliest and most respected of our pioneers.

George W Hill was born in Ohio, in 1840. He came with his parents to this county in 1846. He is a son of Thomas Hill.

John B. Hagin was born in New York in 1818 and came to this county in 1855.

Jeduthan Hubbard was a native of Connecticut

Albert Jagger was one of the substantial men of the Andover Colony. He returned to New York.

Jacob Kemmerling was born in Ohio, May 18, 1807, and came to this county in March, 1837.

William T. Little, from Hollis, N. H., came to Wethersfield in 1836, and died May 25, 1845.

Abner T.'Little came to this county in 1837, and died Sept. 8, 1863, aged go years.

Henry G. Little, born in Goffstown, N. H., July 29, 1806, came in 1836; delayed coming a year in order that he might bring a wife with him. He is now living in Grinnell, Iowa. He was at one time Sheriff of the county (1854). He was an active, prominent and an excellent citizen.

George H. Lincoln was born in New London, Conn., May 3,1808,came in 1850, died July 16, 1873, aged 70 years.

Charles Lester was a native of Massachusetts, born Jan. 29 , 1815. He came to this county in 1844 and died Feb. 14, 1876.

Andrew McFarland was a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1804 . He came to Henry County in 1851.

Daniel B. McHenry was born in White County, Ill., Nov. 16, 1827. Came to this county in January, 1836. Rachel A. McHenry, daughter of Benjamin Fritts and wife of D. B. McHenry, was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 8, 1831, and came to the county in 1837.

Eric Miles was a resident of Galva, where he died in 1880, at the advanced age of 92 years.

Mrs. Phebe Miller was born in New York in 1790 ; came in 18 3 5. She was many years housekeeper for Eben Townsend; died April to, 1879.

James Frank Miller, native of Southampton, L. I.; born 1825; came in 1835 ; died April, 1877.

Stephen Marshall lived in Colona and died about the year 1840, while on a visit East. He left a, large family of children, who are in California. When Marshall came to the county he lived with the two Glenns and Anthony Hunt, all in one cabin and all old bachelors.



©Wini Caudell and Contributors

All Rights Reserved

Illinois Ancestors