ALMON HURD, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; son of Hiram and Esther (Patten) Hurd, who are natives of New Hampshire. The former was born June 3, 1800, and the latter Dec. 22, 1804. They were married Jan. 26, 1826. They have now lived together for over fifty-three years. They came West with their family in 1855. Almon is the only son and was born in Sullivan Co., N.H., March 13, 1838, and has always resided with his parents, and, since their coming West, has superintended the affairs of his parents. He married Mary J., daughter of James Miles, a prominent pioneer of Menard Co. They were married Oct. 31, 1867. They have a son and a daughter. Mr. Hurd owns 160 acres.