Biography - Dexter Wadsworth

Dexter WADSWORTH, farmer, P. O. Litchfield, was born in Westboro County, Mass., December 27, 1822, to John and Percis (KIMBROUGH) WADSWORTH. He was born in Grafton, Mass.; during his life, followed the occupation of a farmer, and died in his native State. She was born in Massachusetts, and died in Scott County, Ill. They were the parents of nine children, Dexter WADSWORTH, our subject, being the eighth child. He was educated in the common schools of his native State, and, at an early age, apprenticed himself at the shoemaker's trade, at which he continued to work until 1857, when he removed to Scott County, Ill., where he engaged in farming, and continued the same until 1859, when he removed to Montgomery County, where he has since remained, engaged in farming. He served in the Federal army for about one year, in the Twentieth Illinois Regiment, Company A. In 1881, he erected, by his own design, a handsome residence upon his farm. In Massachusetts, in 1843, he married Miss Mary J. MILLER, a native of Massachusetts, born in 1825, and died in 1858. Mr. WADSWORTH has three children, viz.: Ellen, Mary E. (wife of F. C. WEBSTER) and Warren W. In politics, he is identified with the Republican party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 242-243.

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