Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society
CALEB P. LANPHERE was born in Greene county, New York, in 1799, and came to Portland in 1841. In 1841, he married Miss Lucinda MARTIN. Their children have been: Almira, wife of John FULLER, living in Portland; James M., livinging Portland; Clark C., who married Miss Lucinda FULLER, and lives in Porland; George, living in Warren county, Illinois; Albert, living in McDonough county, Illinois; Mary, wife of B. F. BROOKS, living in Portland. Mr. LANPHERE died in 1875. He was a devoted christian, and one of the pillars of the Methodist church. He was a Justice of the Peace, and town Clerk of the township for a number of years.