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

Page 700

J. McRUTLEDGE, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Petersburg; was born in Henderson Co., Ky., Sept. 29, 1815; his parents emigrated from South Carolina to what is now Menard Co. in 1826. Mr. McR. well remembers when this country was inhabited by roving bands of Indians, with now and then an adventurous pioneer; he has been an active helper in all enterprises pertaining to the good of the community; farming and stock-raising has been his principal business, and he has accumulated a good property; he now owns a fine farm, consisting of 200 acres, which is the result of his own industry. He married Miss Margaret C. Harris, of Morgan Co., Ill., Aug. 19, 1841; she was born in Overton Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1820; they have a family of eight children - three sons and five daughters.

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