H. A. Pemberton, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Oakland; one of the pioneers of Coles County; born in Washington Co., Va., Aug. 22, 1822; he emigrated with his parents when quite young, and located in Coles Co., Ill., in November 1831, upon the place where he has since lived during the a period of nearly half a century; he is the youngest son of Stanton and Sarah Pemberton; his father died in 1838; seven years after his settlement here, and his mother died in 1850; after the death of his father, he and an older brother managed the place until 1860 at which time his brother died without family, and Mr. P. became possessor of the old homestead where he now lives. He owns 240 acres of land mostly under a good state of cultivation, which he has assisted to reclaim from its wild prairie condition. He married Nov. 14, 1850, to Elizabeth Hicks; she was born in Indiana June 21, 1830. They have three children by this union-Sally S., Jackson J., Stanton C; Mr. Pemberton has been School Director for upward of thirty years, and has held the office of Road Commissioner for the last three years in the Township in which he lives.