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Judson Spaulding, son of the well-known citizen, George H. Spaulding, of Waltham township, LaSalle county, was born in Waltham township, October 13, 1853. He was reared on his father's farm and was educated in the district schools, and on reaching his majority engaged in farming on his own account. Since 1875 he has been identified with Ophir township.

Mr. Spaulding was married March 10, 1881, to Annie M. Bibbins, who came to the state of Illinois from New York. The children of this marriage are three, - Arthur J., Walter S., and William G. Mr. Spaulding's father, George H. Spaulding, was born in New York state, August 13, 1827, a son of William Spaulding, a sailor. In 1851 George H. Spaulding, then a poor man. took up his residence in Waltham township. He did many a hard day's work for the wages it brought and needed it for the support of life in his home, and in his case honest and earnest effort brought just reward. He engaged in farming and met with that success that enabled him to buy a piece of land from time to time, and as the years rolled by prosperity attended him until now he is reckoned one of the substantial and well-to-do men of this town. He married Miss Polly Bibbins, a daughter of Jeremiah Bibbins, and their children are: Annie, the wife of Patrick Donahue, of the town of Waltham; Judson; Julia, the wife of William Scott, of Waltham; Mary, the wife of Niel Peterson, of Calamus, Iowa; Naomi, the wife of John Bain, of Cushing, Iowa; Nellie, the widow of Lee Spaulding, living at home; Cora, the wife of George Spaulding, Cushing. Iowa; and Belle, the wife of William Hunter, also of Cushing, Iowa.

Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, pages 347-348.

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