Biography - William McDavid

William A. McDAVID, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., April 23, 1854, to James B. and Mary A. McDAVID. (See history.) His early childhood was employed in assisting his father in his agricultural pursuits upon the homestead farm, and in attending the common schools of the neighborhood, where he received the foundation of his education. At the age of fifteen he entered the McGee College, at College Mound, Macon Co., Mo., where he remained two years, and then spent two years in Lincoln University, Lincoln, Logan Co., Ill. While at McGee he graduated in book-keeping. At the age of twenty-one years he left the homestead farm, and entered upon his career in life as a farmer, at which occupation he has since continued. In connection with his father he has farm lands numbering about one thousand seven hundred acres, the principal part of which is under cultivation. His residence is located about five miles east of Hillsboro, in East Fork Township, and is surrounded by all improvements necessary for comfort and convenience, and which shows Mr. McDAVID to be a practical farmer. His farmhouse was built after his own design, and does honor to him as an architect, and his residence is spoken of as one of the finest in the township. He was married in Montgomery County, April 29, 1874, to Miss Martha J. WILSON, who was born in Montgomery County March 14, 1857. She is the mother of one child, Joseph C., born February 8, 1875. Mrs. McDAVID is a daughter of Joshua H. and Sarah (HUTCHISON) WILSON, natives of Illinois, both deceased. Mrs. McDAVID is connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically, Mr. McDAVID's sympathies are with the Democratic party.

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

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