E. R. COUCHMAN, farmer; P.O. Tallula, son of Benjamin and Millicent (Riggs) Couchman. He was born in Bourbon Co., Ky., Dec. 13, 1819, and was brought by his parents to Morgan Co., Ill., in 1825, locating near where Jacksonville now stands. His father bought land of Hon. W. May, and there E. R. Couchman was raised and educated. Sept. 30, 1844, he was married to Sophia, daughter of Squire D. Henderson, of Morgan Co. In 1850, he bought land in Menard Co., of Jonathan Masterson, upon which he located in 1825; he sold this and bought where he now lives, in 1866. He has a fine farm, consisting of 287 acres. Feb. 17, 1871, his wife died, leaving four children - Margaret J., David R., William J. and James C. He married his present wife, Miss Julia A. Mackintire, of Missouri, April 1, 1875.