Biography - Albert Livingstone

Albert LIVINGSTONE, farmer, P. O. Fillmore, was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., N. Y., April 16, 1821; assisted his father in the tanning and coloring business in his boyhood days; was educated in the common schools of the country; commenced business for himself as a farmer, in this State, at twenty-two years of age; bought 100 acres of land, his first purchase, which was slightly improved, a log cabin being the only dwelling, and four or five acres of land broken. He has added to his first purchase until he now has 355 acres of good, tillable land, on which he has all necessary buildings. He gave his children 200 acres, north of the home tract, 160 of which is improved. He was married in Fayette County February 26, 1846, to Ann Elizabeth BARRINGER, born June 17, 1824, in Cabarrus County, N.C., and died August 2, 1862, leaving nine children. She was the daughter of John M. and Crissey M. (PITTS) BARRINGER, he born in 1803, and died August 4, 1854; she born in 1805, and died in February, 1849. Jane GATEWOOD, his second wife, was born in Ohio, in the year 1832, and is the mother of four children. Her father, a native of Ohio, died in January, 1879. Her mother, a native of Virginia, is still living. Timothy LINVINGSTONE, the father of subject, was born in Massachusetts October 19, 1777, and died in 1861. His wife, Mary (GURAN) LIVINGSTONE, born April 29, 1786, in Massachusetts, and died April 5, 1821, leaving nine children, of whom subject is the youngest. He has been Highway Commissioner for several years; also School Director for a number of years; has done all he could toward public improvements and agricultural interests; has always been identified with the Republican party. His children are Mary, born December 14, 1846; Joseph P., born June 9, 1848; Adeline, born February 25, 1850; Timothy A. born May 21, 1851; Catharine E., born February 4, 1853; Charles E., born April 2, 1855; George Albert, born September 3, 1857, and Alfred W., born February 22, 1861.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 303-304.

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