Biography - A Hartline

A. HARTLINE, boots and shoes, Hillsboro, born in North Carolina October 3, 1845; his parents are natives of North Carolina; his father, who was a farmer and a blacksmith by trade, died there in 1874; his mother, who is now about seventy-five years of age, is still living in her native State. Our subject, the fifth of a family of seven sons, received a limited education in Iredell County, N. C., and remained with his father on the farm and in the blacksmith-shoptill he was seventeen years old; he then learned the shoe-making trade, which he has since followed. Beginning without any means, he has, by industry and economy, worked up a good trade in custom work, and in addition carries a good stock ofready-made goods; he owns a neat store and a comfortable two-story brick residence in Hillsboro. He married in Hillsboro, October 5, 1870, Mary Ann SHARP, born in North Carolina, daughter of William SHARP, a native of that State, who died nearHillsboro. Mr. and Mrs. HARTLINE are the parents of five children - George, Flora, Jessie, Bertie and Grace. He enlisted, in 1864, in Company E., North Carolina Infantry, and served under Gen. McCRAY till 1865, when he was captured near Petersburg, Va., and kept a prisoner till the close of the war. He and his wife are Methodists; in politics, he is a Democrat.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 108.

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