WILLIAM CLAYPOOL, farmer and dealer in live stock, Sec. 18; P.O. Greenview; was born in Menard Co., Ill., March 14, 1831; his father, Levi, was a native of Virginia, and his mother, who maiden name was Melinda Rollins, was a native of Kentucky; they came to Illinois in 1826, and located near where the village of Athens now is; here he lived until his death, which occurred Feb. 2, 1867; his wife survives him, and now resides in the village of Athens; William remained with his father, and assisted him on his farm until 28 years of age; he received a good common-school education, such as the advantages of those early days afforded. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Engle Sept. 30, 1863; she was born in Menard Co., Ill., March 26, 1846, and is the daughter of William Engle, one of the early settlers of Sugar Grove; they have one child - Edward Everett, born July 19, 1865. Mr. Claypool has been a resident of Greenview Precinct since 1864, and owns a nicely improved farm of 480 acres, which he has made by his own exertions.