Biography - W Whitlow

W. W. WHITLOW, farmer, P. O. Harvel, was born in Greene County, Ill., April 1, 1834; son of Daniel and Fanny (RAY) WHITLOW. The early life of our subject was spent on his father's farm, and, at the age of nineteen, hired out as a farm hand. In 1854, with his brother, he took charge of his father's farm and in 1856, went to Macoupin County, where he contracted in breaking prairie. In the fall of 1857, he rented a farm at Macoupin Point, and remained there one year, when he returned to Macoupin County; then six years more in Macoupin County. In 1865, he removed to Montgomery County and settled upon a portion of the farm upon which he now resides, which at that time consisted of 240 acres of land, most of which has been improved by Mr. WHITLOW, and to which he has added until he has 560 acres. In 1881, he erected from his own designs a fine residence upon his farm, which, with barns, windmill, stock scales, etc., make the surroundings complete. In 1858, in Greene County, he married Miss Fannie THOMASON - a native of Greene, born September 16, 1835, who has borne him ten children, six of whom are living - Mary A., born September 25, 1860; Flora A., May 31, 1862, George E., September 1, 1863; William A., March 21, 1865; John W., January 26, 1867; Sarah T., September 10, 1868, dead; Eva E., March 26, 1871; Olive, March 20, 1874, dead; Oscar, March 20, 1874, dead; Herbert, December 1, 1875, dead. Mr. WHITLOW is a Patron of Husbandry, and a Democrat; has held the position of Commissioner of Highways for ten years. The father of our subject was a native of Kentucky, a farmer, and died in 1878; the mother a native of North Carolina, and died in 1867. They had three children, subject being the oldest.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 256-257.

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