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Oregon Township:
COX, Hiram S. Farmer; Sec 30; owns 148 acres of land; probable valuation $4,440; Mr. Cox was born in Washington Co., Md., and came to Ogle Co. May 15, 1848, and settled in Grand Detour Twp., where he lived two years and then moved to Pine Creek Twp., where he lived until 1862; he married Oct 8, 1860, to Amanda, daughter of Edward Wilson, of Pine Creek Twp.; she was born Nov 18, 1838, in Penn.; they have three children: Florence J., born Aug 12, 1865, Theodore B., April 12, 1867, and George M., Oct 19, 1872; Mr. Cox enlisted in the War od Rebellion Aug 15, 1862, with the 74th I. V. I., and was engaged in the battles of Perryville and Stone River, and in all of the engagements that his regiment participated in, until he was transferred to the 2d Regular Reserve Corps, in 1864; he was sick in hospital for about four months, and was mustered out July 4, 1865, at Detroit, Mich., when he returned to Oregon Twp., where he now resides; he is a Republican and a member of the Christian Church; Mrs. Cox is also a member of the same church.

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