Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society
WILLIAM P. TABOR was born in Erie county, New York, in 1821. He came to Illinois with his father in 1828, and settled in Knox county, where he remained a few years, and then moved to Henry county, near Whitside, at which place he resided until 1853, when he came to Portalnd, and opened a fine farm on section 26. Since that time he has been engaged in farming and raising cattle and hogs. Mr. TABOR married Miss Hester HURD, their children being: Rothilda M., wife of Rueben KELLY, living in Nebraska; Ocella E., wife of Barney MCGRADY, living in Tampico; Jennie F., wife of John HILL, living in Prophetstown; and Herman L., who married Miss Ella LANPHERE, and lives in Portland.