Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

 

FRANCIS DORRELL
Page 205

    Was born in the stare of Pennsylvania, Feb. 1, 1808. In 1812, with his parents, he came to Ohio. He was married, Feb 23, 1832, to Huldah Denman, of Hamilton County, Ohio. They removed to Sangamon County, Ill., in 1835, and to Mason County in 1849, and settled on the farm, where Mrs. Darrell, at the age of three score years and ten, still resides; an amiable and estimable lady, who has passed through the numerous vicissitudes of an early frontier life, but has been favored by long life and propriety, and is happy in the enjoyment of its blessing.
     During the war of the rebellion, a son had entered the army and taken sick. Mr. Darrell went to his relief, at Bolivar, Tenn., was himself taken seriously ill, and not having the care and kindness that a home afforded, nor even what might have been done in the soldier’s camp, he returned homeward, but never reached there, having died in Havana, Jan. 15, 1863, much regretted by his many friends. The funeral was conducted under the ritual of the Masonic order, of which he was an honored member.
     The family are among the most respected citizens of Mason County, and merit the good will of their numerous friends.

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