History of Whiteside Co, IL 1877
Source: Book: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
From Its First Settlement To The Present Time; with numerous biographical and family sketches.
Edited by Charles Bent, for ten years editor and proprietor of "The Whiteside Sentinel," of Morrison, Ill.
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Morrison, Illinois, 1877
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by Charles Bent, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, P.O. Box 778, Salem MA 01970
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
DAVID RAMSAY was bonr in Londonderry, New Hampshire, in 1787, and married Miss Lydia Butler, in Vermont, in 1812. After his marriage he emigrated to Oneida county, New York, remaining there until 1840 when he came to Whiteside county, and settled on what is now the Morse farm, on section ten, in the present township of Hume. He built a frame home upon this farm, which was considered a large one in those days, and though not intending it for a hotel, it was used as the central stopping place between Rock Island and Dixon, on the main road from Chicago to Rock Island. The old Indian Trail from Chicago to Rock Island was about a mile south of his house. Mr.Ramsay died in 1852, and Mrs. Ramsay in 1860.