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 F. Cole was born in Montgomery county, New York, in 1816, and at an early agemoved to Erie county, New York. In 1837 he came to Portland, and made a claim where he now lives. He married Miss Caroline BLAISDELL in 1839. Their children have been: Almon, a practicing lawyer in Macomb, Illinois, and Nettie, now dead. Mr. COLE was elected County Commissioner in 1849, and has held the office of Supervisor of the township for several terms, and Justice of the Peace for twnety years.