BOSWORTH Family HIstory

BOSWORTH, Joseph P (JOS P), proprietor Bosworth House; P O Metamora; was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1803. He was raised a farmer; married November 12, 1826, to Miss Bertha Barns, who was born in Plymouth, Connecticut,  September  18, 1791. They had eight children, the following of whom are living —Catherine, Angeline, Mills H, Alphonzo, Mary E and Dwight.  In 1842, he removed to the State of New York, and four years later to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in  the  hotel  business  and  farming. Here he resided until 1858, when he removed to Wright County, Minnesota, […] Read more »

BROWN Family History

BROWN, ADAM, of the firm of Christ & Brown, manufacturers of wagons and carriages; P.O. El Paso; was born near Dayton, Ohio, December 11, 1838; when he was about four years of age, his  father’s family removed to Miami County,  Indiana, where he lived until 1856; he then come to Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, and resided there until he came to El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, in 1875; he was married December 12, 1865, to Miss Salome Tobias, of El Paso; they have three children — Benj.  F,  Albertus B and Lottie Read more »

BROWN Family History

BROWN, W P (Welcome Palmer), attorney at law and farmer; was born in Otsego County, New York, April 3, 1812; his father died when he was a child, leaving him but a limited patrimony; he received an academic education at Bridgewater, New York, and at the age of 19 years began the study of law, and came to Illinois in 1833; he was admitted to the bar in Jacksonville the same year, and settled in Bloomington and began to practice law. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge, and was Postmaster at Bloomington about seven […] Read more »