Biography - James Hutchison

James B. HUTCHISON, was born in Trigg County, Ky., November 8, 1830, and received his education in Cumberland College, at Princeton, Caldwell Co., Ky. He came to Montgomery County in August, 1848, having preceded his parents, who followed in November; they bought land in Bond County, where they died. Our subject taught school three terms at Walnut Grove, in the southern part of the county, and one term at Lazy Neck. In the spring of 1849, he married Miss Sarah J., daughter of Capt. James BLACK, an early pioneer; he spent some time in Marshall County about 1852 - 53, but returned to Montgomery in 1854 and engaged in mercantile business at Donnellson until 1857, during which time he, in conjunction with T. C. DONNELL, laid out the town named. Selling out his business, he traveled for some time in the nursery business. In 1865, he purchased seven acres, which he has since increased to twenty-two acres, and follows the nursery and market gardening business; he has about ten thousand apple and fifteen hundred peach trees, in addition to other fruits and shrubs. He has four sons and three daughters living. The father of our subject, Rev. William T. HUTCHISON, was a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., in December, 1799. He traveled in Missouri when it was a Territory. His wife was Miss Mary Clay DAVISON, a native of Bourbon County, Ky., and by her had ten sons and two daughters, subject being the second son; he died on his farm near Greenville in September, 1868, having preached in this State twenty years; his wife died in 1864.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 148-149.

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