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John Godwin

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Posted: 31 Aug 2010 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Godwin
Past and Present La Salle county Illinois directory 1877 on page 647 for Miller township:
John Godwin farmer sec 13 post office Seneca Illinois born in Essex county Ontario on July 11 1822, came to the US in 1848 to La Salle county in 1851; Republican, Methodist; owns 160 acres land value $13,000; Mr.Godwin identified himself with the country of his adoption and has always taken a prominent part in the interests of the town and state, giving his support in every way to the government at the breaking out of the late war, taking his chances in the draft although being able to avoid it on account of physical disability, doing everything in his power to aid the country finishing contracts of fencing to allow men to enlist, and running his place alone and letting his hired help go at the commencement of his harvest; married Miss Anna Maria Long in 1844, who was born in England in 1822, came to this county at 10 years of age, they have 10 children with 5 girls and 5 boys all living.

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