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Whiteside Biographies 1877 > Alphonzo Brooks

Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
Edited by: Charles Bent
Morrison, Illinois  1877

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 352

Alphonzo Brooks was born in Onondaga county, New York, in 1812, and came to Du Page county, Illinois, in 1833, and to Portland, Whiteside county in 1835. His family came in the spring of 1836. He lived for six years on what is now known as the Wallingford farm, and after that near Spring Hill where he kept a public house for twenty-two years. He has been Supervisor, Town Clerk, and Justice of the Peace of the township, and also Postmaster. He is still living. Mr. Brooks has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Eliza Teats, and his second, Mrs. Mary Whitcomb, whom he married in 1872. The children are: Benjamin F., who married Miss Mary Lanphere, and lives in Portland; Alice, who married Jacob Shetters, and lives in Iowa; Marion, who married Miss Eliza Woodside, and lives in Iowa; and Rose E., who married James Parks, and lives in Iowa.

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