Biography - Nelson Lingle
NELSON LINGLE, carpenter, Jonesboro, was born July 15, 1823, in Union County. His father, John Lingle was born in North Carolina, where he was married to Elizabeth Cruse, who was born also in North Carolina; she died in this county in 1837, two years after the death of her husband. She was the mother of eight children. Our subject, Nelson Lingle, received a limited education in the old-fashioned subscription schools in this county, where he also learned his trade with Mr. J. Roberts, and was joined in matrimony August 2, 1852, to Miss Harriet Lamer, born February 5, 1829, in this county. She is a daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Zimmerman) Lamer, and is the mother of six children now living, viz.: Nannie E., born May 14, 1853; Cornelia, born August 2, 1855; Charley, born February 22, 1858; James, born January 16, 1860; Willie, born June 21, 1869, and Johnny, born October 29, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Lingle are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Lingle has followed his occupation of carpenter in Jonesboro and vicinity, and has served the public as School Director and Alderman. In politics, he has been connected with the Democratic party all his life, and for the last thirty-four years, he has been a strong temperance advocate.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 105-106.