Biography - T McDavid

T. W. McDAVID, preacher and farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., September 6, 1833, to William and Elizabeth (JOHNSON) McDAVID. His early life was spent upon the homestead farm assisting in tilling the soil of his father's farm, and receiving such an education as the common schools of his native county afforded, and a few months at the Hillsboro Academy. At the age of twenty-three, he commenced teaching school, following the same in the winter, and during the summer he followed the occupation of a farmer. He followed teaching in the winter season for about six years. He became a candidate for the ministry in 1865, and was ordained in September, 1867, by the Vandalia Presbytery. His first charge was at home and Maple Grove, and held the former for seven and a half years, and the latter for six years. Since, he has served as pastor in the following churches, viz.: Mt. Tabor; Witt Church, four years; Cross Roads; at present, he is pastor Irving Church, C. P., Maple Grove. In connection with his pastoral duties, Mr. McDAVID is extensively engaged in farming upon his farm of about four hundred acres; with the exception of eighty four of timber, it is all under a high state of cultivation. In June, 1860, in Montgomery County, he married Louisa J., daughter of Richard and Tabitha (VICARS) BLACKBURN. Mrs. McDAVID was born September 19, 1841, in Montgomery County, Ill. She is the mother of thirteen children, eleven of whom are now living - Emma D., Lizzie J., Frank M., Ella, Margaret, Annie, Albert C., James E., Minnie, Lester T. and Hattie. Family are all connected with his church, the Cumberland Presbyterian. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M., Hillsboro Lodge. Politically, is identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 295-296.

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