|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Maggie McAllister dau of Jesse McAllister married John F. Price 1874|
|Post Date:||July 25, 2004 at 16:39:25|
|Forum:||Orleans County, NY Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 417, West Point Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN F. PRICE was born in Kane County, Illinois, December 29, 1843, and is one of the four children of MORRIS and HANNAH (LIVINGSTONE) PRICE; these children were named ROBERT, JOHN, MORRIS E. and WILLIAM H., of whom JOHN and MORRIS only survive. The father of JOHN F. is a native of Wales, and has been a life-long farmer. He still lives in Kane County, Illinois. When twenty years of age, JOHN F. PRICE traveled West, but after two years returned to Illinois, where he resided until March, 1871, when he removed to White County, Indiana, and located in West Point Township, and on his present site in 1880. In January, 1871, he was married to ELIZA WALKER, by whom he had one child - FREDDIE, now deceased. MRS. PRICE died in June, 1872. On October 7, 1874, MR. PRICE married MAGGIE McALLISTER, by whom he had three children - JESSE, FRANK P. and ROY T. Although a general farmer, MR. PRICE gives most attention to stock. He is located three and one-quarter miles south of Wolcott, on Grand Prairie, where he has one of the finest dwelling houses in the township. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. JESSE McALLISTER, father of MAGGIE (McALLISTER) Price, was born in Washington County, New York, in 1824, and was a brother of JUDGE McALLISTER, of Chicago. In 1846, he moved to Orleans, New York, where he began mercantile business, thence moving to Illinois in 1849, and engaging in the commission business at Chicago, and later a member of the firm of STURGIS & McALLISTER, the largest wool buyers in the country. He was mainly instrumental in establishing the Eighth Presbyterian Church at Chicago. Owing to ill-health, in 1870 he moved to Meadow Lake Farm, in White County, Indiana, where he resided ten years. On August 10, 1880, MR. McALLISTER was suddenly killed while journeying to Chicago with stock. In less than a year afterward, his wife was taken. He was universally esteemed and regretted. Soon after coming to White County, he organized the Meadow Lake Church, where he held regular religious service. A capacity for business and a spiritual nature are seldom so commingled as in him. He was a kind husband and father, and a true friend, the like of whom, alas! is rarely seen."