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England, Jesse

Born: 1815-02-10 Ohio

Died: 1902-01-12

Flourished: 1832 Menard County, Illinois

England's father emigrated from Ohio to Illinois in 1819. In 1832, England lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1833, England married Mahala Smith, and their union produced eight children, three of whom died in infancy. England was a farmer and in 1850 he owned over $4,000 worth of land.

Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:178, 69:4, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 297; Gravestone, Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Athens, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 289-92.