ADDISON N. PHILLEO

 

Addison N. Philleo, deceased, formerly a resident of Coe Township , was born in Connecticut , Dec. 25, 1805 . When he was young his mother died, and at the tender age of 15 he struck out into the world to take care of himself, first peddling Yankee notions for a time, in Connecticut , and next in selling goods by wholesale in Herkimer Co., N. Y. In 1836 he emigrated West, coming by way of the Erie Canal to Buffalo , and the lakes to Chicago . He first made a claim on section 18, of township 21, range 2 east, now known as Coe Township .

After the land was surveyed by the Government and placed in market, he entered his claim, lie had just erected a log cabin in the timber, which he afterwards moved to the prairie in the southeastern part of section 18, and occupied it as a. residence for a number of years, when he built another near by and moved into it. In 1850 he erected a good frame residence, and since put up several good farm structures and other wise improved the farm until he made it a valuable one; it comprised 320 acres.

The death of Mr. Philleo occurred June11, 1880. He was first married March 5, 1835 , to Lovina Cumrnings, a native of the State of New York , who died Sept. a6, 1845, leaving four children, viz.: Russell C, who enlisted in the late war and was killed in the battle of Shiloh; William W., who lives in Adams Co., Neb.; Thomas, who resides in Washington Territory; and Edward A., a resident of Adams Co., Neb. Mr. Philleo was married a second time, July 15, 1846, to Mary M. Willman, who was born in Wtlliamsburg, Canada, Dec. 24, 1821 By this marriage there are nine children, five of whom are now living, namely: Emily, Livonia C., Jane Kate, Bradford N. and Eveline I.

 

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