John P. Dulany
John P. Dulany, a history of whose life is herewith presented to
the public, has passed from the scenes of earthly joys and sorrows
to his final resting place, he having been blind for a number of years.
He was born in Rockbridge County, VA., in 1809, whence he emigrated
with his parents to Middle Tennessee, where he was reared to manhood,
and at the time of his death was living retired.
The parental family included five children, of whom Thomas was a
soldier in the Black hawk war and after his enlistment was never
heard from again. Nancy became the wife of George Cook, and makes
her home near Jackson, Miss. Mary married B. Howell and they too
are living in that state. Our subject was the next in the
order of birth. James also makes his home in Jackson.
John P., our subject, when reaching man's estate was married in
Tennessee to Miss Susan Hutson, by whom he became the father of
eleven children, all of whom are still living with one exception:
Isaiah, James M., Margaret, Eleanor, George P., Thomas A., Sarah,
William B., Mathias, Jesse H. and Susan. The eldest son was married
in Tennessee, and on coming to Illinois in the '60s located near
Bluford, in Weber Township.
During the late war he served as a teamster in the Union army,
and on returning home after the close of that conflict taught school
for many years. Soon after coming to Illinois he began studying
medicine and is now a practicing physician at Middleton, Wayne County;
he is also a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. James M.,
the second son, made his home in Middle Tennessee until 1893, when
he too came to Illinois, where he is engaged as a Methodist minister.
Margaret married James Burge. Eleanor became the wife of Thomas Martin
and makes her home in Texas. George P. is a prominent agriculturist
of Hamilton County, this state, which is also the home of Thomas A.
The latter is a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church and also
owns a valuable estate. Sarah died unmarried. Mathias is a resident
of Weber Township, where Jesse H. is also a farmer, and Susan is the
wife of Hugh Casey, of Hamilton County.
Mr. Dulany, of this sketch, was a great lover of fine stock and was
a truly self-made man, all his property being the result of much
hard labor on his part. He was an active member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church and was ever ready to assist in religious work or
benevolent enterprises in his vicinity.
Issac W. Dulany, the grandson of our subject, was born in VanBuren
County, Tenn., at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains, in 1859.
He remained in that state until twenty years of age, when he came
to Jefferson County and located in Belle Rive, where he remained for
three years. At the end of that time he returned to his native state,
where he was married to Miss Tesshiemingo Reynolds, whom he brought
to this county, and located in Bluford, where he established a
blacksmith shop which he was conducted since that time. Their family
includes the following seven children: Bertha, James Marion, Martha,
Louisa, Carrie, Ned and William P., and Pollie is deceased. His wife
departed this life when her youngest child was but a few days old.
James M. Dulany, the father of Isaac W., was born in Tennessee and
there resides until 1893, when he came to this county. Here he is
engaged in preaching for the Methodist Church South. In politics,
Isaac W. is a strong Republican, and has filled the offices of Justice
of the Peace, since coming to the township where he now resides, and in
the spring of 1893 was elected Supervisor. He has always taken a great
interest in school affairs and is now serving his second term as a member
of the Board. he has been intimately associated with local affairs
and for four years was Postmaster of Bluford under Harrison's
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record,
Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois,
Published by Chapman Publishing Co, Chicago, IL - 1894 Page 252 & 253
Submitted By: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer