Biography - Abram Atterbury

Abram D. ATTERBURY, was born in Grayson County, Ky., February 26, 1827; passed his youth on the farm, and, at the age of twenty was apprenticed to the blacksmith's trade in Harlan County, Ky. In 1850, he came to Illinois, alone, and has ever since lived in the vicinity of Litchfield, where in the above year, he entered a quarter section of land, at $1.25 per acre. He afterward engaged in breaking prairie land, where Litchfield now stands, for two years, with an ox team; farmed one year, then worked at his trade at Zanesville two years, and at Litchfield two years; bought out JEFFRIES, and he and F. G. KESSINGER, now of Raymond, were the two blacksmiths of the place. In 1857, he settled on the quarter-section of land that he had first entered, where he has since resided, and, by the year 1862, had the entire 160 acres under cultivation. He has engaged largely in wheat-raising, with good success, and has added to his original purchase of land, until he now has 550 acres in this county, which he has acquired by his own efforts. In 1853, he married Mrs. Julia OGLE, of St. Clair County, Ill., widow of the late Joseph T. OGLE, by whom she had one child, Joseph T. OGLE, Jr., now a resident of this county. Mr. and Mrs. ATTERBURY are the parents of three sons - George W., James H. and Charles M. He is a member of the Methodist Church, of which he is District Steward and Trustee.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 124.

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