HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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JOSEPH W. ESTELL, farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Petersburg; was born in this county and on the same plat of ground he is to-day farming, Aug. 1, 1833; son of William Estell, one of the old pioneers of this country, who was born in Fleming Co., Ky., Aug. 30, 1794, and came to this State in 1824, and first stopped near Cantrall, remaining there two years; then located permanently on the land now owned by Joseph; he is now past 85, and is well preserved for one of his years. Joseph lived the life of a bachelor until he was 33 years old, at which time he united in matrimony with Mary Knowles, who was born in Gibson Co., Ind., daughter of Burton Knowles; their marriage was celebrated Jan. 2, 1866. They have four children - Martha E., James, Cora E., Effie M. Mr. Estell has a snug farm of 130 acres, well improved.


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