Biography of Robert P. Bielby


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ROBERT P. BIELBY, farmer, p. o. Willow Springs, was burn in Oneida County, N. Y., in 1835, sun of Robert and Julia (Willis) Bielby, who came to Cook County in 1850 and located on a farm in Lyons Township. Oat of a family of eight children four survive- Thomas, Agnes, Isaac, and the subject of this sketch, His mother died in 1870, at the age of sixty-one; his father is living, at sixty-eight years of age. Mr. Bielby, on attaining his majority, engaged in farming, which pursuit he has since followed, lie owns eighty-eight acres of laud, and makes a specialty of raising potaoes. In 1859 hr married Miss Rose Evans, daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Hooper) Evans. They have five children- Frederick, Sherman, Joseph, Estella and Horace G. Mrs. Bielby is a member of the M. E. Church, of which Mr. Bielby was chorister, trustee, steward and class leader for a number of years. He was Collector of Lyons in 1854, and in 1855 Assessor. He was again elected Assessor in 1878, and re-elected in 1879 by a unanimous vote. Hr has been School Director for twenty four years. He has been actively interested in political matters, and was one of the organizers of the Republican psrty in Lyons Township. He now holds the position of Independest, hot acts with the Democrats. Isaac, youngest son of Robert and Julia Bielby, was born in Oneids County in 1844, and married in 1869 Miss Christie Wilson, daughter of George and Mary Wilson. They have five children- George. Irving, Bertie, Edith and Henry. They are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. Bielby is a member of the school board, and has served for five years. He resides on the old homestead, which contains 114 acres.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.