Biography of John Harwood


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JOHN HARWOOD, farmer, P. 0. Orland, was born in Yorkshire, England, in tSag, son of John and Ann Harwood. He came to Cook County in 1857 and located in the town of Jefferson, where he engaged in farming. In 1872 he removed to Orland Township, and located on the farm where he now resides, which consists of 225 acres of land. In 1863 he married Miss Mary A. Merrill, daughter of Washington and Jane Merrill. They have had seven children, six now living - Alice A., Willie B., Mary J., Julia A., Edith E. and Thomas E. Mr. Harwood has been school director for three years. They are members of the H. E. Church. Mrs. Harwood's parents were among the first settlers of Cook County, having located a claim at Whisky Point, Jefferson Town. ship, in 1835. He was for some time engaged at work in a mill on Fox River and later in farming. He resided in Jefferson Township until his death, which occurred in 1844, attheageofthirty-five. Mrs. Harwood's mother died about four years later. Mrs. Harwood was born at Whisky Point, and resided there until she came to Orland Township. Her grand parents came to Cook County with her parents. Her grandfather was drafted in the Revolutionary War. He died in Jefferson in 1865, at the age of ninety-three years. Her grandmother died in 1878 at the age of one hundred years.

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