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Biographical Sketch of J. V. W. Annin

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J. V. W. Annin, farmer; P.O. Oakland; born in Somerset Co., N. J., July 29, 1841; he emigrated with his parents when he was 9 years of age, and located in Wyoming Tp., Lee Co., in 1850, living there until January, 1852, when he removed with his parents to East Oakland Tp., Coles Co., Ill., where he has since continued to live; he, with his brother Samuel, own 400 acres of land, among which, is the old homestead, upon which they settled when they first located here nearly thirty years ago; while they own the above property in company, each has a good set of buildings of his own. He married Feb. 24, 1871, Martha A. Boyle; she was born in New Jersey Aug. 1, 1846 (her parents were among the early settlers of Coles Co.); they have five children by this union, viz., Cora A., Albert S., Edward M., Robert A. and Arthur C., Mr. Annin is the youngest son of Jacob V. D. Annin, who located here in 1852, and whose biography appears in this work, and in which appears the genealogy for the past four generations of the Annin family.

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