- Biographies from "History of Alexander, Union & Pulaski Counties", Illinois,
edited by William H. Perrin, published by Baskin, Chicago, 1883,
biographical section, Cobden Precinct, pages 157-161.
CYRUS HARRELD, farmer and merchant, P. O. Alto Pass, was born in Jackson County, Ill., March 29, 1830. He is the son of James Harreld, who came to Jackson County in 1817 and entered land there, and was engaged in trading, buying and selling land, goods, etc., and died in 1844, while building the steamboat Convoy on Big Muddy River. His ancestors were in the Revolutionary War, and five of his great-uncles were killed at King's
Mountain. Mr. James Harreld was first lieutenant in Capt Jenkins' company of mounted volunteers in the Black Hawk war, 1832.
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