H. H. IRWIN, farmer; P.O. Tallula; son of Hugh B. and Pricilla (Kyle) Irwin; he was born in Sangamon Co., Ill., May 8, 1844; his parents were among the early settlers of Sangamon Co.; they came to Menard Co. in 1846; here Henry II, has since lived, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and is now one of the well-to-do enterprising farmers of Menard Co. He entered the army in 1862, with the 114th I.V.I. and participated in many heavy battles and skirmishes of the war, serving three years, and escaped uninjured. After the war, he returned and resumed farming. Oct. 21, 1868, he married Miss Frances E. Primm, of this county; she died Oct. 12, 1873, leaving one child - Elenora, and, Feb. 10, 1875, he married Sylvia A. Houghton; she died May 6, 1877.