JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Bennett F. WIMBERLY


Bennett F. WIMBERLY, farmer, P. O. Dix, was born in this county
June 25, 1843; is the son of Elijah and Maria (Hollin) WIMBERLY.
She was a native of Virginia, he of Tennessee. They came to this county
at an early date (1830), and died here. They were the parents of thirteen
children, of whom four sons and two daughters are still living. 

Our subject's early life was spent in tilling the soil, and with but little advantage for a school education. When reaching his majority, he embarked in life for himself, and has through his own exertions been very successful. Most of his life he has been engaged in farming, but for eighteen months was in the mercantile business at Rome (Dix). He now, however, is actively engaged in making his present farm of 160 acres a complete success. In 1865, he was married to Miss Sally WALLS.

She was born in Marion County, Ill., daughter of Henry Walls. Five children are the result of this union, viz.: Alonzo, Emma, Robert, Clarence and Cora. In politics, his views coincide with those of the Democrat party.  Source: History of Jefferson County, 1883.  Submitted by: Thomas L. Wimberly June 9, 1997


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