GEORGE SAMMONS, farmer, P. O. Thebes, was born in Jonesboro, Union Co., Ill., March 10, 1826; is a son of John and Dicy (Whitelock) Sammons. He attended school at his native village, and labored for a while with Seth Chandler in making fanning mills. At the age of twenty years, he left Jonesboro and went to Marion County. Ark., where he remained but a short time. In 1848, he settled at Goose Island, Alexander County, where he remained until 1865, and then located where he now resides, in Section 10. He was married, January 12, 1844, to Susan James, born in October, 1829, which union has resulted in four children, one only of whom survives — D. W. His wife died December 2, 1858, and he was subsequently married to Mrs. Emily Durham, the result being two children — Joel D., born September 18, 1868, and Emma, born August 6, 1870. In 1876, he was elected County Commissioner. He has served as a Justice of the Peace at Thebes for twenty-four years. Is a member of the Baptist Church, and is a Democrat.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 234.
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