Biography - John Burnap

John BURNAP, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., October 2, 1854, son of Joseph S. and Sarah (HUGG) BURNAP, he born in Ohio September 21, 1821, a farmer by occupation; she born in New Jersey December 25, 1833. They had five children, John being the eldest child. Our subject, after attending the common schools of his county, began farming, which he has followed through life, being in charge at present of his father's fine farm of 340 acres of choice land, his father having removed to Texas, where he owns a large tract of land, upon which he expects to locate permanently. March 6, 1878, he married Rosa NAIL, born in Montgomery County September 21, 1856, daughter of Hiram and Susan (WILLIAMS) NAIL, he born in Indiana December 22, 1833; she in Montgomery County December 7, 1834. Three children have blessed the household of Mr. BURNAP - Earle, Tessie and Ina. They are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 201.

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