The History of Edgar County, Illinois
Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr. & Co., 186 Dearborn Street 1879
p.583 Paris Township
J.M. LYCAN, farmer; P.O. Paris; son of J.V. Lycan, a prominent and early settler of this county; was born in this county September 1, 1843; was schooled at the Paris Academy, under the supervision of Prof. Rodgers; he remained at home with his parents until 25 years of age. During the late war of rebellion, he enlisted with the 66th I. V. I. (known as the Sharpshooters); was in the siege of Atlanta, and the battle of Kenesaw Mountain and a number of severe engagements, and escaped without a scratch. He was mustered out July 18, 1865, after the service of eighteen months. He returned and took up farming with his father. He married Miss Nancy E. Perisho, of this county, October 18, 1876. Mr. L. is yet a young man of good physical as well as mental powers, and tis fair to predict for him a brilliant future.
Submitted by Minga
(Buckle) Stivers .