TINNEY, Charles M.
Charles M. Tinney was born in Marion, Grant county, Indiana, November 11, 1852. His father, John M. Tinney, was born in Washington county, Kentucky, son of Nathaniel Tinney, a native of Virginia and a soldier of the Revolutionary war. Grandfather Tinney moved to Kentucky about 1800, and became one of the pioneer farmers of Washington county. He was by trade an architect and builder, but he spent his last years on the farm, and died in his Kentucky home. Grandmother Tinney's maiden name was Caroline Marshall. She was a native of Virginia; spent her last days and died in Tazewell county, Illinois. John M. Tinney was reared in Kentucky and learned the trade of tailor in Cincinnati. He carried on business in that city for a time, and from there went to Dayton, Ohio. In 1859 he moved to Pekin, Illinois, where he engaged in hotel-keeping. He continued his residence at that place until the time of his death. His widow, a native of Dayton, Ohio, was before her marriage Miss Sarah Kaughman. She now makes her home with her children.
Charles M. Tinney was reared and educated in Pekin, Illinois, being a graduate of the high school of that place. He also attended college one year at Oskaloosa, Iowa. After that he studied law in the office of W. D. Maus, of Pekin, being admitted to the bar in 1873. He then commenced the practice of his profession in Virginia, where he has since resided. He conducted a law practice until 1880, when he bought the office and good will of the Virginia Gazette, a weekly paper. He has since had charge of this paper, and in connection with it has a job printing office. Politically he is a Republican.
Mr. Tinney was married in November, 1886 to Annie E. Craft, a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of J. B. Phebe (Dunnanay) Craft. [Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois - 1892; pg. 368]
TREADWAY, Edward N.
Edward N. Treadway, a farmer of Beardstown, was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, February 23, 1825. His father was Edward Treadway, a native of Maryland, of English stock. He grew up as a farmer in Maryland, and married Elizabeth Anderson, who was reared and educated in Hartford county, Maryland. She came of Scotch ancestry. He and his wife moved to Hamilton county in 1816, and later came to Illinois, into Cass county, and settled in what is known as the Monroe precinct. This was in 1829. The wife died about two years after the family settled in this county, being then only in middle life. Her husband spent his last days with his children, and died in 1859, being then about seventy-five years of age. He and his wife were recognized as very early pioneers of the county. Mr. Treadway has lived in this precinct since he was ten years of age, and has become known as one of the old settlers. He is a farmer on the same land which he went upon when he became of age. It is in sections 29 and 30, and consists of 100 acres, and is known as the Sangamon bottoms. It is all improved. He also owns 120 acres of timber land which is very valuable.
He was married in this county, to Sarah Phelps, of North Carolina, the daughter of William and Margaret (Measles) Phelps, who were born, and reared and married in North Carolina. They came North with their family and settled in the precinct of Beardstown. Mr. Phelps is yet living, a hale, hearty old gentleman, but Mrs. Phelps died some years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Treadway attend the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city, and are worthy, good citizens with a host of friends. They are the parents of five living children: Martha Predshaw, now living on a farm in this county; William, at home assisting his father; Hans, living in McDonough county; Anna and Bertha at home. Mr. Treadway is a consistent Democrat. [Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois - 1892; pg. 269-270]
TREADWAY, William T.
William T. Treadway came to Cass county (then Morgan) with his parents in 1829. He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Anderson) Treadway, natives of Maryland, raised near Baltimore. They moved from there after marriage, to Hamilton county, Ohio, and from there to this county. The family is English-Scotch. They had eight children, of whom the subject was the fourth; only three are living, and he is the oldest. They are Edward, Owens and Elizabeth. The parents died here and are interred in the Monroe cemetery.
William was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, August 22, 1819, hence was ten years old when he became a resident of Cass county. Sixty-three years of his life have been spent in this county, forty-one of them on his present farm. He was educated in the subscription schools, grew to manhood a farmer, and followed that occupation all his life. He is now enjoying the fruit of his early industry, and is living a retired life. During his residence in this county Mr. Treadway has witnessed a wonderful transformation from a wilderness to a populous and prosperous community. His farm in this precinct was partly improved when he bought it, and this was his first real estate in the county, though he spent about twenty-one years here before this purchase. He is a Democrat in politics, and has held the various county and precinct offices. He owns 290 acres of tillable land, has a good house and fair improvements. His farming is divided between grain and stock-raising. The Treadway family has always been noted as a robust race, always enjoying long lives, and have been represented in America for six generations.
He was married in this county, in 1850, to Mary McHenry, who has borne him nine children, all living: Jacob, Margaret, Mary, Nancy, James, John, Louisa, Joseph and Jefferson. Two daughters and one son are unmarried. The others are all married and are farmers, except Joseph, who is in the agricultural business at Virginia City. Mrs. Treadway died in 1879, and her husband is still unmarried. [Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois - 1892; pg. 213-214]
BACK -- HOME
© Genealogy Trails