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


Page 210

     Came from New Jersey in 1834, and settled in DeWitt County, Illinois, and removed from there to Mason County in 1843; engaged in farming, and by diligence accumulated a fine property, and was a good substantial citizen. He died February 5, 1865, aged seventy-five years.
     John Hurley, JR., son of the above, came with his parents and has since resided here. He was born May 26, 1824. He built the first house on the prairie between Havana and McHarry’s mill. He still resides at his old home, and is one of the substantial men of the county, who by his industry and economy is laying up a fine property, and enjoying the fruits of his labors. May his shadow grow larger as he grows older.

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