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Nathan S. Beedy (1835-1919)
of Will County, Illinois

From a book about Will County:

N. S. BEEDY, hardware merchant, of the firm of Harsh & Beedy, Peotone; born in Essex Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1835; lived there until 10 years of age, then he went to Canada, where he remained five years, when, in 1850, he emigrated to Illinois and located at Lockport, Will Co., living there one year; he removed to Rockville, Kankakee Co., and, with his father, was amongst the pioneers and organizers of the town of Manteno in 1854; he lived here until 1865, engaged in farming when he removed to Peotone Tp., and followed farming until 1874, when he sold his farm and went to Indiana, where he remained two and a half years, engaged in running the railroad eating-house in Michigan City, selling out the above business, he returned to Peotone and purchased the interest of C. M. Lewis in the above business, which he has since followed. He married Sept. 22, 1858, Phebe Goodspeed, oldest daughter of Samuel Goodspeed; she was born in Will Co., Ill; they are the parents of five children by this union – Orrel M., Hettie A., Abbie E., Daniel N. and Carl.



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