My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

BARROW TILE FACTORY, Barrow, Greene County. Messrs Ashley & Bruce, proprietors. The above named enterprising gentlemen entered upon the transaction of the above important business one year ago; they are doing a thriving business, manufacturing a very superior article, from 3 inch tiling to 8 inch; these tile are manufactured from a very superior quality of clay, and give the best of satisfaction wherever introduced; the factory is the only one at Barrow; employs from six to eight men, and from four to eight thousand tile of the different sizes, are shipped daily; a good showing indeed for the enterprising firm. Mr. C. F. Bruce, from whom this sketch is obtained, was born in New Hampshire, March, 1830; in his twenty-fourth year he went to Vermont, also to Massachusetts, and shortly afterwards wended his way to Illinois; locating at Scott Co. in 1856, where in connection with others he entered into the saw milling business, he also farmed for a considerable time on the Big Sandy; four years ago he became a resident of Barrow, where he built the elevator now owned by J. Israel of White Hall; he next built a grist mill, now owned by Whittaker & Rigg; In 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hood, by whom he has two children: Eva E. and Minnie M.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

View additional Greene County, Illinois family biographies here: Greene County, Illinois Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.