Biography - JAMES P. FROST

In the northern part of Shelby precinct are so many from Kentucky as to give to the section the appellation of "Little Kentucky." Among them none are more respected than James P. Frost, who was born in Allen county, that state, February 17, 1842. His father, William B. Frost, was also a native of Kentucky, a farmer. He died in the old home July 3, 1850. His mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Holloway, moved with her family of six children, of whom the subject of this sketch was second in order of birth, to Franklin county, Illinois, in 1854, where she died, December 9, 1882, aged seventy-one years. James P. came to Edwards county in 1860. Here he was married to Julia Shelby, daughter of Jonathan Shelby, one of Edwards county's most honored citizens, March 28, 1864. By this union there have been born eight children, two of whom, Franklin and Alia, died quite young, and six Laura, Sarah, Luella, Amy, Mollie and Mayo are living. Mr. Frost is one of the pushing, wide-awake progressive farmers of his section. He is a prominent Democrat politically; a man of pleasing address, high social qualities and excellent judgment, he has made for himself a host of friends.

Extracted 12 Aug 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 A Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois, page 275.

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