EDWARD N. TREADWAY, a farmer of Beardstown, was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, February 23, 1825. His father was Edward Treadway, a native of Maryland, of English stock. He grew up as a farmer in Maryland, and married Elizabeth Anderson, who was reared and educated in Hartford county, Maryland. She came of Scotch ancestry. He and his wife moved to Hamilton county in 1816, and later came to Illinois, into Cass county, and settled in what is known as the Monroe precinct. This was in 1829. The wife died about two years after the family settled in this county, being then only in middle life. Her husband spent his last days with his children, and died in 1859, being then about seventy-five years of age. He and his wife were recognized as very early pioneers of the county.
Mr. Treadway has lived in this precinct since he was ten years of age, and has become known as one of the old settlers. He is a farmer on the same land which he went upon when he became of age. It is in sections 29 and 30, and consists of 160 acres, and is known as the Sangamon bottoms. It is all improved. He also owns 120 acres of timber land which is very valuable.
He was married in this county, to Sarah Phelps, of North Carolina, the daughter of William and Margaret (Measles) Phelps, who were born, reared and married in North Carolina. They came North with their family and settled in the precinct of Beardstown. Mr. Phelps is yet living, a hale, hearty old gentleman, but Mrs. Phelps died some years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Treadway attend the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city, and are worthy, good citizens with a host of friends. They are the parents of five living children: Martha Predshaw, now living on a farm in this county; William, at home assisting his father; Hans, living in McDonough county; Anna and Bertha at home. Mr. Treadway is a consistent Democrat.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, pages 269-270.
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