1925 Biography - Robertson

J. J. Robertson was the son of Mrs. James Green (by a former husband), of Elvira township. He was a teacher in the county for many years, as well as a progressive farmer. He acquired a large tract of land on Lick Creek and developed it into a comfortable home and productive farm. He married Alice Brown and their children are Maud, a teacher. Wayne is a graduate of the Chicago School of Veterinary Surgery practicing at Buncombe. He married Lula Walker. Birdie married Walter Grinnell who is a teacher in Evansville, Ind. Loyd and Jewel are also teachers making their home with their mother. Mure, the youngest died in 1922; Mr. Robertson died 1921.
Russell was a prominent name in the primitive history of our county Abraham entered land here in 1819, which is now owned by R. F. Hayden, Thacker and Dundas. This land lies on the Goreville Road about two miles north of Vienna. Bean Russell lived in that neighborhood about sixty years ago and was probably his son. J. O. Russell entered a large, tract of land near the present site of West Vienna, which is now owned by S. T. Brown, C. P. Pucket, L. F. Poor and C. D. Nobles.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 426-427.

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