Biography - Cyrus Fitzjarrell

Cyrus FITZJARRELL, farmer, P. O. Raymond, son of William and Elizabeth (COURTNEY) FITZJARRELL, he born In Ohio in 1815; she born in Madison County. They have six children, Cyrus being the third child. Our subject received his education in the common schools of Macoupin and Montgomery Counties, and came to Montgomery County in February, 1857; remained with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age. In September, 1867, he was married to Miss Eliza A. GREENWOOD, a native of Kentucky, born in 1843, who removed with her parents to Macoupin County when about two years of age. In 1867, he, our subject, commenced farming on his own account by renting a farmand working the same, and continued on the same farm as a renter until 1876, when he bought 165 acres, and in 1881 bought eighty acres more and added to it; now is the owner of 245 acres of choice land, upon which he makes the raising of wheat, oats and corn; also stock of good grades - mules, horses, hogs and cattle. Upon his farm stands a fine residence, erected from his own design in 1878. Upon his place he has a wind-mill, scales, etc. Everything about his farm denotes his ability as a farmer. His farm is a portion of the same tract settled by his father when he first came to the county, valued at that time at $5 or $6 per acre, and is now worth $50 per acre. When our subject's father came to the county there were no neighbors inside of two miles, and now houses dot the county as far as the eye can see. Plenty of deer, wolves, etc., were here when his father came; farm is inclosed with hedge fence, probably five miles of hedging. Five children, three living - Etta, Harry, and William Ross; all at home. He is a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 219-220.

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