Among the progressive farmers who have been successfully engaged in the pursuits of agriculture in Macoupin County is the gentleman named above, who resides on his farm of 80 acres situated in section 25, Brushy Mound township. He was born June 20, 1861, on the old Dooley homestead, and is a son of Elihu and Susan (Bagby) Dooley.
Elihu Dooley was born in White County, Tennessee, in 1818, and came to Macoupin County when he was 17 years of age. Upon his leaving Tennessee, he first located in Greene County, Illinois, where he engaged as a farm hand working by the month. After accumulating a sufficient sum he purchased the land on which our subject now lives, which then consisted of about 900 acres. He married Susan Bagby, who was born March 14, 1837, and to them 10 children were born, namely: Daniel; William; Harriet; George; Charles; Eveline; Enoch, our subject; Thomas; Mildred; and Benjamin, deceased. Elihu Dooley was a Republican. He died August 12, 1901, the death of his wife having occurred about two years previous - July 24, 1899.
Enoch Dooley received his education in the common schools of Macoupin County, and remained with his parents until 22 years of age when he removed to the farm which he now owns and operates. He has since been actively engaged in the cultivation of this farm, which is acknowledged to be the best in the county. He is numbered among the most prominent and most highly respected citizens of his township, and is highly esteemed by all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance. He is a Republican and is at present serving as school director with the utmost capability. Religiously, our subject is a member of the Baptist Church.