RUFUS J. BOND, druggist, Mt. Vernon, was born Nov. 11,1847,
in Shiloh Township, Jeffer son County, Ill. He is a son of Michael Bond,
a native of North Carolina, but reared in Tennessee. He came to this county
in the fall of 1829, and the next year moved his family here, he following
his vocation, and dying in 1880, being the son of Louis Bond. The mother
of our subject, Maria (FULLER) Bond, was the mother of ten children, of
whom five boys and two girls are now living. Her parents were Levi and
Elizabeth Fuller, he a native of New York, and she of New Jersey. Our subject
wa educated in this county, where he also tilled the soil till after he
was twenty-two years old, when he commenced clerking in Mt. Vernon in the
drug store of Samuel Porter. He is now a partner of Mr. Porter, having
a half interest in the store. Our subject was joined in matrimony to Miss
Mary J. ENGLAND, who has been blessed with five children, Norman A. and
Maude, deceased; Harry, born December 1, 1878; Anna L., born November 19,
1880, and Neal, born May 27, 1883. Mrs. Bond is connected with the Baptist
Church. Mr. Bond holds the responsible office of City Treasurer, and in
politics is identified with the Republican party.

SOURCE: History Of Jefferson County, Il By Wm Perrin 1883 pg 6
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan

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