JASPER CULLEY, merchant, Clear Creek Landing. Among the stores scattered over Alexander County at the different cross roads and in the many country towns, none are presided over by a more genial man, and none of better business qualities, than the one at Clear Creek, to which the gentleman whose name heads this sketch presides. His grandparents were natives of Massachusetts, and there the father, M. M. Culley, was born in 1796. From that State he came to McCracken County, Ky., when a young man, and there married Huldah J. Moore. In that county our subject was born August 24, 1833, the seventh of eight children. His parents moved to Franklin County, Ill., when subject was about ten years old, and from there soon after to Thebes, this county. In this town Mr. Culley received his education, and commenced doing for himself at the carpenter’s bench. He worked at that for about six years, and then, in 1859, he embarked in the grocery business at Thebes. There he remained eight years, and then came to Clear Creek Landing, where he now has a general store and carries a stock of about $5,000. He has associated with him C. A. Marchildon, of Thebes, under the firm name of Jasper Culley & Co. He was married, May 1, 1863, to Eugenie Marchildon, a daughter of S. M. Marchildon, of Thebes, but a native of Canada. She is the mother of eight children, six of whom are living — Alice, Marian, Henry, Leon, Mattie and Beulah. In politics, he is a Republican, and is now serving as Postmaster.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 243-244.
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