REUBEN CORSON, farmer; P.O. Tallula, was born in Cape May Co., N.J. June 16, 1831, where he was raised and schooled. He is the son of Nathan and Abigail (Hand) Corson, of English origin. He came with his parents to Illinois in 1849, locating in Menard Co.; here Reuben has lived a well-to-do and much respected citizen, and has made agricultural pursuits his principal business thus far through life. He is industrious and energetic, and has accumulated a good property, consisting of 200 acres of fine land. He married Miss Rachel Nottingham Feb. 23, 1859, the daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Smith) Nottingham; she was born in Sangamon Co., Ill., Jan. 17, 1839. They have raised a family of five children - Hannah N., Charles P., Edward E., Bertha and Nathan. Mr. and Mrs. Corson have been workers in the M. E. Church for many years.