From: Wilcox, John S. (editor), 1904, Historical Encyclopedia of Illinios and History of Kane County.
J.M. BORDEN, merchant, Dundee, IL; born at Cazenovia, NY, November 8,
1838; came with his parents to Dundee in 1854; engaged in the coal and
lumber trade in Dundee, and at the present time is a member of the firm
of Borden, Westerman & Co.; is also interested in the wholesale cigar
trade in Chicago, to which he devotes most of his attention.