HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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JONATHAN NOTTINGHAM, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Pleasant Plains; son of Jonathan and Sophia (Eldridge) Nottingham; he was born in Cape May Co., N. J., Sept. 25, 1808, where he was raised and schooled. In 1831, he married Miss Hannah Smith, of his native county; they came to Illinois in 1837, locating in Sangamon Co., and, with energy, they set out to prepare a home; they bought a small farm, which he afterward sold, and in 1840 settled upon the farm where he now lives; he has been one of the most industrious farmers of the county; is now considered one of the solid men of Sangamon Co.; he has been enterprising, always assisting in all matters pertaining to the general good of the community. His wife died July 19, 1850, leaving eleven children, viz., Reuben L. (who died in the late war), John, Abijah S., Franklin F., Rachel M. (now Mrs. Reuben Corson), Almarine T., Clark, James S., Jane M. (now Mrs. Henry Hoff), Elizabeth (now Mrs. Alexander Higgins), and Charles W. Mr. Nottingham married his present wife Aug. 29, 1852; she was Mrs. Mary A. Townsend, formerly of his native county; his home farm consists of 600 acres of as fine land as may be found in the county; he has been an active worker in the M. E. Church for many years.


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