JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
EDWARD BOND, (deceased) came from Tennessee and settled in Jefferson
County with his parents, Mitchell and Elizabeth Bond, at an early day.
He was reared on a farm, and during his life gave his attention to agricultural
pursuits. He was reared on a farm, and during his life gave his attention
to agricultural pursuits. He was a man of quiet and unpretending ways and
was held in high esteem and respect by the community in which he humbly
toiled for many years. He responded to the country's call for troops for
the Mexican war, and also served a year in the late war - in the Thirty-second
Illinois Volunteer Infantry. December 11, 1850, he married Elizabeth A.
Gill, a daughter of Joseph and Maria (Campbell) Gill. She still survives
him, as do also three of their six children- William E., Michael A. and
Francis M. Mr. Bond died August 23, 1874, at which time his farm consisted
of 240 acres. Although departed, his record is with us and it is resplendent
with achievements which, although humble and unassuming in their nature,
are, nevertheless, noble and grand, reflecting great credit to the worth
of his character, which was at all time pure and undefiled.
Taken from "History of Jefferson County, Illinois"(Casner Township)
Submitted By: Carol Ryan-Spenader