HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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WILLIAM M. GOLDSBY, farmer and minister, Petersburg; was born in Green Co., Ky., Oct. 16, 1818, and son of James and Elizabeth (Bingley) Goldsby; his father was a soldier of the war of 1812; they came to this county in 1830, and his father was the first Sheriff of Menard Co., and served six years, and did his duty well. William M. has worked faithfully as a minister of the Baptist Church for upward of twenty-five years, and still labors with vigor for the good cause, having two churches at which he now preaches. His wife was Miss Eliza Pierce; they were married Aug. 15, 1839; they have six children, all members of church, and who are well-to-do.


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