Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 12:38:34
John Bilsland, farmer, Swede Point, is a native of Fountain county, Indiana, was born April 1831, and was raised there at farming as an occupation, he came out to this county on horseback in company with tow other young men as early as 1853 on a prospecting tour, and located his present farm in section twenty-six of this township, that winter he returned to Indiana, and in 1856 he came out and permanently located, and in 1859 he returned to Indiana and married, September 29, of that year, to Miss Eliza Wagner, a native of Illinois, they have, by this union, one daughter : Blanche, he has held various township offices among others that of trustee, his farm consists of 180 acres, besides his residence property in town, where he lives, his ancestry of his fatherís side were Scotch and on his motherís side of Scotch-Irish descent.
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