Biography - Henry Dillow

HENRY DILLOW, farmer, P. O. Springville, was born in Union County, Ill., November 4, 1829. His father, Peter Dillow, was born in Rowan County, N. C, in 1797, and came to Union County when a young man. During his life, followed the occupation of a farmer. He died in 1880. His wife, Polly (Lence) Dillow, was born in North Carolina and is now living. She is the mother of fifteen children, of whom eight are now living. Henry, our subject, was raised on the home farm and educated in the old-fashion subscription schools common in his day, and to say the least his education was very limited. He has, however, by observation and study, since acquired a fair knowledge of the English language. When he became o age, he embarked on his career in life, at which he is still actively engaged, being the owner of 170 acres of land. He has been twice married. His first wife was Sophia Lingle, daughter of Peter and Betsey (Cruse) Lingle. She died in 1862, leaving three children as the results of their union, viz.: Alfred, Mary J. and Levi C. His second wife was Amy Light, daughter of John Light. She died March 13, 1878, leaving five children, viz.: Alice L., Lilly S., Cora A., John A. and Henry D. Mr. Dillow is a member of the Lutheran Church, and a Democrat.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 97.

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