Sunday, November 11, 2012

J F Tweedy and Wife

J F Tweedy and wife
In my notes on J F Tweedy is:   (The brother of my Robert Tweedy)  J. F. TWEEDY, farmer, P. O. Makanda, was born in Union County, Ill., February 25, 1854, and is a son of J. M. Tweedy, whose history appears in the department devoted to Alto Pass Precinct.  He was raised on the farm and educated in the common schools of the county.  In 1877 he engaged in farming on his own account, on a farm near his father's in Alto Pass Precinct.  His present farm contains 70 acres of good land.  He makes fruit-growing a specialty.  In March, 1877, in Union County he married Miss Alice Freeman, a native of the county, and a daughter of James H. and Sarah (Biggs) Freeman. This union has been blessed with the following children: Walter, Roy and Fred. 

Mr. Tweedy is a man of good reputation and much enterprise.  He has never sought office, it being more in accord with his views to stay at home and give his time and attention to his family and the duties of his farm.  In connection with the land he owns, he is managing a 60-acre farm for Mr. Shelker of Elgin,

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