JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
BIOGRAPHIES
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 
administration.

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

 
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