CAPT. C.B. THACHER, Justice of the Peace, Tallula; was born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. June 22, 1836; son of Simeon and Elizabeth (McClean) Thacher; he was taken by his parents to Victoria Co., Canada, where he was raised and schooled, and, at the early age of 14, he began for himself, learning the trade of a carpenter and joiner; in 1857, he returned to New York, locating near Buffalo, and there followed his trade; he came to Menard Co., Ill., in June 1858, and, for many yeas followed contracting and building in Menard and Cass Counties, and many fine buildings stand as monuments of his workmanship; he enlisted in the late war of the rebellion, in 1862, with the 124th I.V.I., serving nearly four years, and was promoted to the office of Captain; after the war, he located at Tallula, where he has since lived, a well-to-do citizen; he has served as Justice of the Peace since 1868; in 1875, he began to prospect for coal, and was instrumental in opening the Tallula shaft; he is enterprising, public spirited and benevolent. He married Miss Mary J. White, in February 1869, the daughter of Robert C. White, a prominent pioneer of this county; they have two children living - Bertha and Edna.