City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois; A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement Volume 1

City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois; A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the home farm in Maroa township, Macon county. He owns about twenty-seven acres and also cultivates his mother's tract of seventy acres. His labors in the fields are annually rewarded by golden harvests and he has long been numbered among the enterprising and energetic agriculturists of the community. Both he and his mother have resided here continuously for almost forty years and the circle of their friends is almost coextensive with the circle of their acquaintances. Mr. Cooper gives his political allegiance to the democratic party, being a firm believer in its principles. EDWIN CHAPPELL, SR. Edwin Chappell, Sr., a prosperous farmer of South Wheatland township, Macon county, was born October 3, 1852, in Somersetshire, England, his parents being James and Jane Chappell, both natives of England but of French descent. The father departed this life in 1865, at the age of forty years, but the venerable mother is still living in the old country. Mr. Chappell was educated in the common schools and grew up upon the farm where his father lived, becoming well acquainted with farming operations. As a young man he was ambitious and enterprising and desirous of making more rapid advancement than appeared possible in his native land, so he decided to seek his fortune under the flag of the American republic. Landing in New York, he went west to Kansas and after one month in the Sunflower state returned eastward as far as Macon county, Illinois, but afterward went to Texas, where he spent one year. In 1884 he purchased forty acres of land in this county, which is a portion of the farm on which he now lives, and a year later purchased forty acres adjoining, buying and selling at various times until today he is the owner of a well improved farm more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836375
  • 9781236836373