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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

Page 454

DANIEL FOY was born in 1812(sic), in Napoli, Cattaraugus county, New York, and in 1839 moved to McDonough county, Illinois, remaiing there for seven years. In 1846 he moved to Whiteside county and settled in Prophetstown. where he lived, engaged in farming, until 1855, when he purchased a farm on section 29 in the town of Tampico, upon which he has since resided. Mr. Foy is one of the public spirited men of the town, and was elected Supervisor at the first election after the town became fully organized, and held the office during the year 1861, '62, '63, and again in 1865.He has also been Justice of the Peace, and School Trustee of the town.

NOTE: See discussion thread on Message board regarding the 1812 birth date. It should read 1822.

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