Hancock County ILGenweb

Richard Eells

Transcribed by Dianna Saario


Richard Eells, farmer, O., sec. 24; P. O., Bowen; was born in Adams county, Ill., in 1837, the son of William E. and Eliza (Bester) Eells,  natives of Connecticut, and of English ancestry. Dec. 11, 1860, he married Susan Gabriel, and they have 5 children living. She is a member of the M. E. Church, and he is a Republican, and has been School Director and Trustee and Road Commissioner. He came to this county in 1862, and now has 284 acres of farming land. He has made all that he now owns since 1863, except a team; he buys and ships hogs; has run a threshing-machine 18 years, and at present owns and runs a steam thresher; he ran the first steam thresher ever operated in this part of the county; he has also been selling agricultural implements in Bowen.

Page: 534 -535

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.


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