Biography - James Gillogly

James Gillogly, diry goods and general merchant at Newman, is a native of Pennsylvania, where he was reared on a farm and acquired a common school education. He followed farming in Pennsylvania and Illinois until the war, when he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-first Regiment Illinois Infantry, under General (then Colonel) Grant. He was wounded at the battle of Stone River, Tennessee, having a leg broken, and was discharged soon after. He then engaged in merchandising at Jacksonville, Ryerson's Station and Ninevah, Pennsylvania, thence coming to Illinois and locating at Newman, where he has since been engaged in his present business. Mr. Gillogly occupies a fine brick store room, 30 x 70 feet, centrally located and well stocked with the best goods, and is doing a business of twenty-five thousand to thirty thousand dollars yearly. He was married to Miss H.L. Atkinson, and six children have blessed their union: J.C., H.B., Emma J., Lotta, Benton (deceased), and Lewis (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Gillogly are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and he belongs to the Masonic fraternity and the I.O.O.F.

Extracted by Linda Lang from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, page 295.

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