Bovell, James Gray
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Pleasant Grove Township.
James Gray Bovell, farmer; P. O. Larna; owns 260 acres; was born in Washington Co., Tenn., June 1, 1825, and came to Edgar Co. with his parents when only 4 years old; he stayed there five years; then came to Coles Co., where he has since resided. He was married May 6, 1846, to Eliza Dryden, who was born in Bedford Co., Tenn., July 24, 1825, and has had four children, viz., Mary E. D., Nancy C., John W. and one infant; Mary E. D. is the only one living. Mr. and Mrs. Bovell's parents were natives of Tennessee.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Pleasant Grove Township