Farmer; Point. Pleasant Township, (postoffice Koseville); Is a representative of a well known English family, members of whom have been prominent in America in various walks of life, John Livermore, his grandfather, married Grace Hoklen. and, in 1634. came with his family in the ship Francis, Captain John Cutting, to Watertown .. Mass. , where he died April 16, 1684 .

John Livermore's son Jonas, born at Shirley. Mass.. January 1, 1768 , emigrated with his family from Massachusetts to Washington County , Ohio , in 1813. He had married Polly Kelsey, and their son Andrew, father of Derrick, was then about seven years old. Andrew married Betsy Fuller, who was born in Massachusetts in 1807. a daughter of Russell and Abigail ( Guilford ) Fuller, and settled on his lather's farm Of 200 acres in Ohio .

In 1839, when Der­rick Livermore, who was born in Washington County, Ohio, August 8, 1830, was about nine years old. the family came to Warren County . ill., with two heavily loaded wagons and were four weeks on the road. Mr, Livermore built a small log house in Kelly Township , in which they lived until 1852: then they removed to Point Pleasant Township and bought the farm on which he died February 20, 1880 . At Galesburg. January 8, 1S52, Derrick Livermore married Elizabeth Stephens, wio was born at Springfield , Ill. , February 13. 1851. a daughter of James and Nancy (Miles) Stephens. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens were born near Hardin. Marshall county, Ky.. whence they removed to Indiana.

From Indiana they went to Springfield , Ill. , where they lived two years, then lived in Kelly Township until, in 1857, they went to Missouri , where they died. Mrs. Livermore has borne her husband children named as follows: Andrew J,Joshua B., Louisa E., Mary A.. Alice and Ciara K.

Miss Alice I.ivermore is a popular and successful teacher of music. After his marriage, Mr. Livermore bought eighty acres in Section 12, CoJd Brook Township, where he fanned until 1855, when he bought eighty acres in Section 10, Point Pleasant Township, Now retired from active life, he is the owner of 720 acres of valuable land, and is well known throughout the county for the success he has achieved as a stock breeder. He is a .Republican in politics, and for some years held the office of School Director


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