JAMES MCDOW was born in Jersey county, Ill., Oct. 11, in the year 1844. He is another representative of that family of early settlers, and was born and raised on the place where he now lives, on section 32 in Mississippi township. He was united in marriage with Anna Summer on the 17th day of Oct., in the year 1866. She was born on the 9th day of Nov., in the year 1847. Seven children have been born to them - William L., born Aug. 16, 1867; Purlia O., born Sept. 19, 1869; Oliver P., born Oct. 17, 1871; James W., born Aug. 21, 1873; Harry W., born June 4, 1877; Edith M., born Sept. 12, 1882; Lulu B., born June 7, 1885. Mr. McDow's political views are democratic.