Portrait and biographical record of Shelby and Moultrie counties Illinois, containing ..sketches of prominent ..citizens ..the governors of the state ..the presidents of the United States . ols. Whenthirteen years old, the manly, resolute young ladbegan to earn his own living by working on a farmby the month, receiving at first hut £N a month.This was a hard training for a boy hut lie obtaineda good insight into the best methods of carryingon farming while he worked out. which he con-tinued doing until his marriage. lie then boughtforty-two acres of land in Chester Township, inhis native count

Portrait and biographical record of Shelby and Moultrie counties Illinois, containing ..sketches of prominent ..citizens ..the governors of the state ..the presidents of the United States . ols. Whenthirteen years old, the manly, resolute young ladbegan to earn his own living by working on a farmby the month, receiving at first hut £N a month.This was a hard training for a boy hut lie obtaineda good insight into the best methods of carryingon farming while he worked out. which he con-tinued doing until his marriage. lie then boughtforty-two acres of land in Chester Township, inhis native count Stock Photo
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Portrait and biographical record of Shelby and Moultrie counties Illinois, containing ..sketches of prominent ..citizens ..the governors of the state ..the presidents of the United States . ols. Whenthirteen years old, the manly, resolute young ladbegan to earn his own living by working on a farmby the month, receiving at first hut £N a month.This was a hard training for a boy hut lie obtaineda good insight into the best methods of carryingon farming while he worked out. which he con-tinued doing until his marriage. lie then boughtforty-two acres of land in Chester Township, inhis native county. There was a small frame houseand barn on the place, and about thirty acres ofthe land were under cultivation. In 1869 our subject sold his Ohio farm as he haddecided that the Prairie State afforded a wide-awake young farmer superior opportunities forcarrying on agriculture, and coming to this countylie bought the farm where he now resides on sec-tion 33, Penn Township, and a view of which isshown elsewhere in this volume, lie had devotedhis whole energies lo the betterment of his farmand to the business of stock-raising, and alreadyoccupies an important place among the principal. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. 357 stock men of this vicinity. lit- makes a specialtyof raising thoroughbred Short-horn cattle, Per-cheron and Harabletonian horses and Chesjer-whiteliogs. The marriage of our subject with Miss ErvillaPelton took place in I860. .Mrs. Sweet is also anative of Russell, Ohio and is a daughter of G. S.and Lydia (Bailey) Pelton. To her and our sub-ject has been horn one daughter, lona. She mar-ried Jacob L. Fryar, of Maysville. Mo., and is themother of these six children—Herbert Orson, Art-hur Lee. Mark Herman. Ada Blanche. Nellie Graceand Walter. Mr. and .Mrs. Sweet are members inhigh standing of the Methodist Episcopal Churchand regarded as among our best people socially.He is a member of the Farmers Alliance but inpolitics he is unswerving in his allegiance the Re

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