L. M. Hudson, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Oakland; born in Carter Co., Tenn., Sept. 5, 1809, where he engaged in farming until 24 years of age, when he removed to Jessamine Co., Ky., where he engaged in farming until 1851, when he removed to East Oakland Tp., Coles Co., Ill., and purchased 200 acres, upon which he has since continued to live, during a period of twenty-eight years; he has since added by purchase until he now owns 320 acres, upon which he has good buildings erected by himself; at the time of his locating here, corn was worth but six cents per bushel and pork $2 per hundred. He was married Oct. 23, 1833, to Sophia Rader; she was born in Virginia July 22, 1808; she died Feb. 13, 1866, leaving five children now living – Lemuel, Minervia, Jesse, John and Mary Jane. His marriage with Delilah J. Rutherford was celebrated Sept. 15, 1866; she was born in Dubois Co., Ind., Dec. 6, 1836; they have no children by this union. Mr. Hudson has filled the office of School Director four years in his district, and Road Commissioner the same length of time.