Family: Thomas Wellington Hallock/Elizabeth Mcdonald Clark (F3915)

m. 19 Nov 1846

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  • Father | Male
    Thomas Wellington Hallock

    Born  20 Jan 1811  Duchess, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1880  Ashmore, Coles, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  19 Nov 1846  Coles, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Jane Johnson | F3916 
    Married  May 1840   

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Mcdonald Clark

    Born  14 May 1820  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Feb 1902  Coles, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Methodist Cemetery, Ashmore, Coles, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Living | F3917 
    Father  James Clark | F275 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ruth VanHook | F275 Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Married:
    • 1870 US Census - Ashmore, Coles, IL
      Thomas Halleck 59
      Elizabeth Halleck 50
      James Halleck 18
      Dora Halleck 16
      Thomas Halleck 10
      William Halleck 8
      George Halleck 22
      Jennie Halleck 19
      James Clarke 85 (Elizabeth's father)
      Hugh Ford 22

      The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Ashmore Township.

      Thomas W. Hallock, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., Jan. 20, 1811; he was raised on a farm until he was 15 years old, and then went to Troy, N. Y., where he learned the trade of a coachmaker; he worked for Eaton & Gilbert, at that time one of the largest coachmaking firms in the country; he helped to build the first railway-coach in this country, in 1829; this coach was run on the Amboy & Burtontown R. R., and was drawn by horses. Going to New York City in 1833, he entered the employ of John Stephenson, then located on Bleecker St., near the Bowery, and continued with him after he went to Harlem, and put up his large manufactory there; he remained in New York, and Newark, N. J., until 1837, when he came to Coles Co., and entered 00 acres of land on the Embarrass; he then rented a farm of H. J. Ashmore for five years, but owing to a lack of rain his farming venture proved an unfortunate one, and at farming end of three years he abandoned it, and removing to Charleston, engaged in carpentering, wagon-making and blacksmithing. On the restarting of the Terre Haute, Alton & St. Louis Railroad, he returned to Ashmore Tp., and settled on his present farm; at that time it was all Government land to the east, except around the groves; there was but one house on the prairie, that being on Wolf Hill; he could see, any day, from 20 to 30 deer in the vicinity; notwithstanding his first failure in farming, he has since been, and is now one of the most successful farmers in the county. He owns 340 acres of land, well improved, with a large, fine house, seven acres of orchard and shrubbery, etc.; he has made a specialty of raising and shipping hay-shipping a few years ago about 400 tons, annually. Like most other successful farmers, he has attended strictly to his farm, leaving public offices to those having more leisure and inclination to attend to them. His first marriage was in May, 1840, to Miss Jane Johnson, of Coles Co.; she died a few years later, leaving one daughter-Alice, wife of Benjamin Honold, of Edgar Co. Mr. Hallock was married again Nov. 19, 1846, to Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle; her maiden name was Elizabeth Clark; she was born in Pulaski Co., Ky., .May 14, 1820; her father, James Clark, was one of the pioneers of Coles Co., coming with his family in 1829; they have five children living - George R., James H., Aldora A., wife of R. M. Childress, Thomas L., and William H.; Mrs. Hallock has one daughter of her former marriage-Margaret T. Tuttle, wife of Charles S. Olmsted, of Charleston.