HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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J. W. ESTILL, farmer, son of William and Mary (Williams) Estill, was born in Fleming Co., Ky., March 6, 1832, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1823. His father was born in Barren Co., Ky., Aug. 30, 1794, and now resides in this county at the ripe age of 85 years. His mother died Sept. 27, 1842. He is one of a family of fourteen, two of whom died in the army, I the late war, and nine are yet living. HE was married to Jane E., daughter of Milo and Elizabeth A. (Telford) Wood, who came from Tennessee, and settled in Illinois in 1821. They wee married Oct. 5, 1843, and have had five children, one now living, William M., born Aug. 23, 1848. Mr. Estill spent several years traveling through the west, visiting California, Oregon and Colorado, and returning in 1856, since which time he has followed farming; he is a well-to-do and respected citizens.


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