S. C. Doran, farming and stock; P. O. Mattoon; the subject of this sketch was born in Grayson Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1827. He married Miss Eliza A. Wort-ham Nov. 5, 1850; she was born in the same place Nov. 18, 1830; they had ten children, seven living, viz., David W., Mary L., Edwin W., George M., Nannie A., Oscar J. and John H. He was born on his father’s farm, and moved to Hart Co., Ky., with his parents, in 1832, and lived there until 1854; he then went to Grayson Co., and engaged in farming; in 1860, he came to Illinois and settled on his present place. He has held no office except connected with the road and school; he is now serving in his second term as Commissioner of Highways. He owns 120 acres in this township, upon which, in 1878, he established a station on the Illinois Central R. R.-which passes through his farm-which is known as Doran’s Crossing. He has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterians since 1850. His parents, Thomas and Mary Cleaver Doran, were natives of Nelson and Washington Cos., Ky.; they died in 1853 and 1854, respectively, in Kentucky.