HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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ROBERT COUNCIL, farmer; son of Hardy and Jane Council; was born in Barren Co., Ky., March 3, 1831, and was brought, while quite young, to Sangamon Co., Ill., where his father entered land, and where Robert was raised a farmer, which business he has followed thus far through life. He married Ellen, daughter of George and Maria Cresse, Sept. 22, 1863; she was born in this county April 14, 1844; her people came from New Jersey in 1839. Mr. Council is one of the well-to-do citizens of the county; has fine land, a beautiful residence; their family are as follows: John W., born Jan. 17, 1865; Herbert, May 18, 1867, and died Dec. 13, 1872; Mable J., born May 20, 1869; Lilie M., March 24, 1871; Eddie, March 22, 1874, and died April 21, 1875; Lulu C., born April 27, 1876; Robert C., Oct. 25, 1878.


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