Farmer; Sec. 9; P.O. Pecatonica; born in Ind., Dec. 17, 1821; came to this Co. Winnebago County in Jan. 1843; owns 383 acres land; holds office of Supervisor, and has been Highway Commissioner and School Director many years; married Miss Hannah Derwent in 1849; she was born in Eng., and died March 11, 1868; he afterwards married Miss Mary Wright, who was born in N. Y.; has six children living, by first marriage, Thomas M., Sarah E., David W., Clarence E., Albert H. and Alice J.
Source: [Anonymous], The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chicago: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), pp. 575-576.