HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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JONATHAN COLBY, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; born in Hopkinton, N.H., March 10, 1808; son of Timothy and Lydia (Herrick) Colby, and lived together as husband and wife for sixty years, their combined ages reaching 172 years; they were of English descent; the subject of this sketch came to Illinois in 1834, and located where he now resides; during his early life, he obtained a fair education, and, for a number of years, worked as a clerk; since residing in Illinois, he has followed agricultural pursuits, and is one of the practical and prosperous farmers of Menard Co. April 13, 1837, he married Miss Lydia Ingalls, of this county; she was born in Pomfret, Conn., June 20, 1809, and died in September 1858, leaving a family of six. He owns 460 acres.


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