Biography - E Donaldson

E. H. DONALDSON, farmer, was born in Fayette County, Ill., November 10, 1836; his parents were natives of Carroll County, Tenn.; his father - who had at one time been engaged in mercantile business, but who was engaged in farming at his death - was born February 27, 1816, and died in Fayette County, Ill., October 4, 1872; his wife whose maiden name was Elvina HICKS, was born December 7, 1816, and is now residing in Fayette County, Ill. Our subject, who was the eldest of a family of eight, received his education in Fayette and Montgomery Counties; first engaged in business as a merchant in Fayette County, Ill.; in 1861, he moved to Montgomery County and located on his present property of 200 acres, and, by devoting all his energies to its improvement, he has now one of the finest improved farms in the township. In Fayette County, Ill., January 3, 1856, he married Mary A. RHODES, born in Fayette County, Ill., October 4, 1837, daughter of Thomas RHODES, from which union five children have been born - William A., Mary E., Aaron B., James McC. And Selena J. Mr. DONALDSON is a member of the Christian Union Church, and of the A., F. & A. M.; politically, he is a Democrat.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 313.

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