Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
16 Nov 2006
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
William Lovett, farmer, section 8, Union Grove Township, has been a land-holder in Whiteside County since 1858. He was born Nov. 3, 1829, in New Jersey, of which State his parents, John and Beulah (Harvey) Lovett, were natives, and where they passed their entire lives. Their five children were named Isaac, John, Samuel, William and Elizabeth.
Mr. Lovett was sent to the public schools until he was 14 years of age, when he was apprenticed to a blacksmith, and served six years, acquiring a thoroughly practical knowledge of the business in all its details, and he made it the vocation of his life in his native State until 1858, the year in which he removed to Unionville, where he was similarly occupied for a year. Meanwhile he determined to become a farmer, and, in the following year, he purchased a small farm in the township of Union Grove. He continued its proprietor seven years, when he sold it and bought 80 acres of land on section 8, where he has since lived. His farm is in creditable agricultural condition, and the owner has materially added to its value by erecting substantial farm buildings. Mr. Lovett is a Republican in political faith and connections.
He was united in marriage to Emmeline Russell, March 23, 1859, in Mt. Holly, N.J., and they have had four children. Anna E., Emma A. and William A. still survive. Mary died in infancy. Mrs. Lovett is the daughter of William and Harriet (Lovett) Russell. Her parents were natives of New Jersey and had four children, all girls,--Rachel, Emmeline, Louisa and Jane. Mrs. Lovett was born Sept. 18, 1827, in Springfield, N.J. She is a member of the Methodist Church.