|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1836|
Madison G. Haymond
Among the retired farmers and worthy citizens of Morris, Grundy county, Illinois, is Madison G. Haymond.
The Haymonds have for many generations been residents of this country. Edward Haymond, the grandfather of Madison G., was born in Virginia, of German descent, and in Virginia he lived and died, acting the part of an industrious, upright citizen in times of peace and during the Revolutionary struggle serving as a brave soldier in the patriot army. He was the father of four sons, viz.: John, whose life was passed in Virginia; Hijah, who moved to Illinois in 1837 and settled in Kendall county, near Newark, where he spent his life as a farmer, and died; Owen, who was a blacksmith by trade, and came west at an early day, spent some time in Kendall county, Illinois, and then moved to Ogden, Utah, where he died a few years ago at an advanced age; and William, who was born in Virginia in 1807, and when a young man emigrated to Indiana, and located in Shelby county. There he was married to Miss Anna Griffin, a native of Kentucky. After a few years residence in Indiana they came to Kendall county, Illinois, landing here June 3, 1837, and settling on a farm near Newark. Here he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until about 1865, when he moved to Norman township, Grundy county, where he died in 1873. After his death his widow returned to Indiana and died in Pulaski county, that state, in 1891, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of twelve children, a record of whom is as follows: Thomas F., for many years a successful farmer of Norman township, Grundy county, died in 1872; James L., a lumber dealer of Kankakee, Illinois, who died in 1897; Frances E., who married a Mr. Osborn and died in Iroquois county, Illinois, in 1898; Madison G., whose name appears at the head of this sketch; John W., who was a member of the Ninety-first Illinois Regiment in the civil war, removed to Tennessee soon after the war and ten years later to Asheville, North Carolina, where he now resides; William C., who served in the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Illinois Regiment in the civil war, and is a resident of Francisville, Indiana, engaged in the grain and lumber business; Margaret A., the wife of Nelson Gale, resides in Kansas; Surilda Jane, who died in Indiana at the age of thirty-five years; Mary E., who died in Grundy county, Illinois, about nine years ago; Amanda, who died at the age of fourteen years, in Kendall county, Illinois; Sarah E., wife of John Pruitt, is a resident of Pulaski county, Indiana; and Alpheus, of Kansas.
Madison G. Haymond was born in Shelby county, Indiana, November 9, 1836, and was nine months old when his parents moved to Kendall county, Illinois. On his fathers farm in Kendall county he lived until twenty years old, when he came to Grundy county, where he has since resided. For six years he farmed rented land here and then he purchased an eighty-acre farm in Vienna township. As he was prospered he made additional land purchases until he became the owner of two hundred and forty-two acres of land in this township, all fine farming land, well improved, with two comfortable houses and two substantial barns thereon. He resided on his farm until January 15, 1899, when he retired from active life and moved to Morris.
Mr. Haymond was married in 1861 to Eliza M. Pangburn, a native of Syracuse, New York. She died in 1895, at the age of fifty-two years. The fruits of this marriage were two children: Freddie, who died in infancy, and Katie M., the wife of C. G. Donahue, a hardware merchant of Morris, Illinois.
Mr. Haymond received the degrees of the Masonic lodge many years ago and retains his membership in that ancient and honored order. Politically he is a Democrat, and for a number of years has served in local office. Eighteen years he was a commissioner, and at this writing he is the supervisor of Vienna township.
Source: Biographical and Genealogical Record of La Salle and Grundy County, Illinois, Volume 11, Chicago, 1900, p475-477
William Haymond (1807 - 1873)
Anna Griffing Haymond (1808 - 1884)
Eliza Maria Pangburn Haymond (1841 - 1894)
Freddy Haymond (1865 - 1866)*
Katie Mae Haymond Donahoe (1869 - 1940)*
Thomas Edward Haymond (1830 - 1872)*
James Lytle Haymond (1832 - 1897)*
Madison Griffing Haymond (1836 - 1910)
John Wycoff Haymond (1838 - 1903)*
Margaret Ann Haymond Gale (1842 - 1918)*
Mary Eunice Haymond Dewey (1849 - 1885)*
Alpheus Oresta Haymond (1854 - 1923)*
Created by: K Haymond
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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