Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
7 Jun 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co., IL
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago
Reproduced on CD purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
John P. Aylsworth, one of the progressive and representative citizens, as well as prosperous and energetic farmers of Whiteside County, residning on section 27, in the twonship of Prophetstown, and the proprietor of 444 acres of land in the township, was born in Oneida County, Lee Township, New York May 19, 1841. His father, John B., was a carpenter and joiner by occupation, and died in the State of New York March 3, 1877. His mother died when John P. was four years of age, leaving two children, of which the subject of this notice is the oldest.
In 1865, Mr. Aylsworth came West and located in Prophetstown Township. He worked by the month two years on a farm, then rented land two years, when he purchased 221 acres of the farm on which he at present resides, and to which he has added by subsequent purchases until at the present ime he is the proprietor of 444 acres. He rents a portion of his land and cultivates the remainder. He makes a specialty of Short-horn cattle and Clydesdale, Morgan and English coach horses. He has one thoroughbred bull, registerd number 19,765, raised in Lexington, Ky. He has some 15-16ths and other 1/2 and 3/4 bloods, and in all has 83 head of cattle and 18 head of horses. He has a fine stallion named Clyde, 1/2 Blackhawk Morgan and 1/2 Clydsdale, which he raised from a colt. He has also sold a number of fine horses. He has a nice flock of sheep, usually numbering about 50 head, and also about 100 head of hogs.
Mr. Aylsworth was united in marriage in Sterling, this county, Dec. 25, 1866, to Miss Helen Field. She is a daughter of Samuel and Olive (Paddock) Field, born in Ava Township, Oneida Co., N. Y., April 21, 1851. they have three children, Eva Anna, born Oct. 3, 1868; Ella Evangeline, born Feb. 15, 1873; George Samuel, Jan. 27, 1883.