DAVID M. PANTIER, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; born in Butler Co., Ohio, Oct. 16, 1808; son of James and Susanah Pantier, and his father was the second male white child born in Kentucky, and his grandfather, Philip Pantier, was on of Daniel Boone's sturdy companions. D.M.Pantier came to Illinois and settled in Shawneetown in 1815 and to Menard Co., in 1826, on present homestead. He was married Aug. 16, 1829, to Lizzie Armstrong, daughter of Robert and Nancy Armstrong. Mrs. Lizzie Pantier died Aug. 7, 1848, leaving the following children viz., Nancy, Hannah, John B., James T., Polly and Robert C. Mr. Pantier was married, May 19, 1849, to Maria Haram, daughter of Morris and Elizabeth Hutchins, of New York and by this second alliance, Mr. Pantier has two children - Francis M. and Minerva E. Mr. Pantier seved in the Black Hawk war, under Capt. Abraham Lincoln and tells many interesting anecdotes of those times. In 1828, he went 120 miles to mill and often stayed a week for his turn. The first pair of shoes ever worn by Mr. Pantier, he earned trapping in the winter barefooted, carrying a board to stand on while setting traps.