Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, Edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society, www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
Daniel BLAISDELL was born in Vermont, in 1778, and came to Portaldn in 1836, settling on the place now owned by his son Mason. He was one of the first County Commissioners elected in 1839, and was a man of excellent judgement, and very highly respected. He died in 1855, He had two children, Mason, who married Miss Alzina ROWE, and lives in Portland, and Caroline, wife of Daniel F. COLE, who also lives in Portland.
Related link: History of Portland Township 1877