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James F Tomlinson


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 10:34:10

James F Tomlinson, farmer and stock raiser, Sec 10, P O Mineral Ridge, was born in Ohio, May 24, 1822, he was educated in the common schools, and in 1848, commenced the manufacturing of boot and shoes, and continued said business until the fall of 1855, when he came to this county where he still resides, following stock raising and farming, his farm is finely improved, consisting of 229 acres, fenced with rail and boards, he also owns 160 acres of prairie, land situated on Sec 9 and 16, he has a splendid residence on his farm with all the modern improvements, on his arrival in this state he had but seven and one-half dollars, but he found a very small house, fixed it up and lived there for one year in order to get enough money to build a better one, he was married in Ohio, May 18, 1851, to Miss Elizabeth Simmons, she was born August 8, 1830, they had two children: Corinda (born march 8, 1853), and Sylvan (born August 17, 1855), this wife died August 26m 1856, he was married to his present wife, Miss Nancy J Simms, in this county, March 4, 1857, they have nine children: Sarah M (born September 14, 1859), Rosetta (born May 18, 1861), Herbert L (born November 25, 1862), Ella E (born November 13,1864), Mary M (born February 9, 1866), Cora A (born March 13, 1871), Letitia J (born March 4, 1873), John M S (born January 13, 1875), William G (born September 9, 1878), they have lost one: Henry S (born June 13, 1858 died September 11, 1859)

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