5 Mar 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois
Originally Published 1885
Chapman Brothers, Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD purchased from Old Glory
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Cornelius Bachellor, farmer, residing on section 12, Montmorency Township, is a son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Ellis) Bachellor. They were married and settled in Vermont, where the mother died. Cornelius was the only child born of his parents' union, and was born in Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt., Aug. 30, 1829. Four years after that event, in 1833, his father moved to Ohio, his mother having previously died. In the latter State he passed his years of minority, working on his father?s farm and attending the common schools.
In 1856, Mr. Bachellor purchased 80 acres of land in Montmorency Township, this county. Fmm 1857 to1861he resided at Rock Falls, and during the latter year moved on his land in Montmorency Township. He erected good substantial farm buildings on his land, and entered vigorously and actively upon its cultivation. By energetic effort and good management Mr. Bachellor has increased his landed possessions in the county to 240 acres, one-half of which is in a good tillable condition.
Mr. Bachellor was united in marriage, in Licking Co., Ohio, April 8, 1852, to daughter of James and Elizabeth (Frank) MacClintic, natives of Ireland and Virginia. The parents settled in Ohio, where the father died. The mother afterward came to this county and died in Rock Falls, Aug. 3o, 1877. The issue of their union was one child, Mrs. Bachellor. She was born in Colum- biana Co., Ohio, Jan. 29, 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Bachellor are the parents of eight children, namely: Mary E., William A., Cordelia, Martin it, Ida M., Clarence, Charles and Lewis. The two latter are deceased.
Mr. Bachellor has been Highway Commissioner, School Trustee and Overseer of Highways in his township. Politically, he is identified with tenets of the Democratic party.