HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Page 743

R. B. GODBEY, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 16; P.O. Greenview; among the young settlers in this county whose interests have been for his life-time identified with that of the county is Russell B. Godbey; he is a son of Russell Godbey, well known in this county as an old-time friend and associate of the lamented Lincoln; was born in Rush Co., Ind., Jan. 14, 1830, and was but 3 months old when he came to this county; remained with his parents until he attained his 23rd year, at which time he was married, March 28, 1854, to Susan Montgomery, daughter of Charles L. Montgomery; nine children have been born, but five of whom are now living --- Eliza E. (now the wife of C. Crawford), Edward E., Harry H., George and Eva S.; since his marriage, he has been located on the land he now owns; he has 525 acres of land, 440 acres of which are under cultivation, and which ranks among the best land in the county. Mr. Godbey has always been engaged in farming pursuits, and has been successful I this direction; he takes considerable interest in political matters, yet never has desired office; he has always been identified with the interests of the Democratic party, and is a member of Greenview Lodge, No. 653, A., F.


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