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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 694

MRS. JEMIMA GUM, farmer, P. O. Petersburg; daughter of Robert and Ellen (Davis) Carter, who emigrated from Kentucky in an early day; they settled where Mrs. Gum now resides as early as 1830, and here Mr. Robert Carter died March 26, 1866; he had raised a family of six boys and two girls; Mrs. Carter still survives, and enjoys good health at the ripe old age of 83. The subject of this sketch married Mr. Thomas D. Gum Jan. 17, 1839, and during his life was known as one of the most industrious and energetic farmers of Menard Co.; he died Nov. 18, 1859, leaving a family of seven, only four of whom are now living. During life, Mr. Gum had accumulated a good property, and, through good management, Mrs. Gum has added to the property and supported the family; she now owns 420 acres of fine land, and still superintends the farm.

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