ELISHA PRIMM, farmer; son of John and Ruth (Cox) Primm; was born in what isnow Monroe Co., Ill., Oct. 24, 1814; his parents settled there in 1808; his father was a native of Virginia, and was born in 1780; his mother was born in Delaware in 1783, and was married in the Territory of Illinois in 1809; they had seven children, five of whom are now living. His father died Aug. 9, 1848, and his mother Feb. 3, 1856. The subject of this sketch came to the place where he now lives with his parents, in 1820, and, Sept. 19, 1837, married Miss Lucinda C. Glasscock; she was born Aug. 12, 1819, and came with her parents to this county in 1833; they have raised one child - Susan J. (wife of W.L. Rankin), born March 20, 1839. Mr. and Mrs. Primm have lived to see the entire change from a wild and desolate to a thickly settled and well-developed country, and have always taken an active part in all matters pertaining to the good of the community, and are yet hale and vigorous, and much respected citizens.