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
JOHN C. PADDOCK is a native of the town of Lee, Oneida county, New York, and was born in 1833, and in November, 1851, came to Whiteside county with his father, the latter settling on section 24, in Prophetstown township. In 1866 he purchased three hundred and twenty acres on sections 21 and 28 in the township of Hume, all of which lies in a body. Mr. Paddock married Miss Mary E. Besse, on the 25th of December, 1855, the children of this marriage being Fred, Nellie, and Quincy, all of whom reside at home. He was Deputy Sheriff of Whiteside county under Robert G. Clendenin, and has served four years each as Supervisor and Justice of the Peace, of Hume township. He was also the candidate of the Democratic and Liberal parties for Sheriff, in 1872, without seeking the nomination, and polled a large vote. Mr. Paddock's name was the only one mentioned in either convention, for the position. He has lately become a resident of Prophetstown, having rested his farm inHume.