Charles Hallam, retired farmer, at Shabbona village, was born in Nottingham, England, Sept 14, 1836, and is a son of William and Mary (Burton) Hallam. He received an academic education, and by profession became an accountant.
He emigrated to America in May, 1855, and was first engaged as an accountant in New York City for nine years; then spent about two years in various States, and finally settled down on a farm, in 1866, on section 28, Shabbona Township, where he continued farming until January, 1885, when he removed to his present residence in Shabbona village. He still retains possession of his farm, which consists of 160 acres. Since coming to this country, Mr. Hallam has visited his native land five times, and thus has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 11 times.
He was first married Jan. 7, 1864, in New York city , to Miss Emily Millington, and Nov 16 following they had a daughter, Emily E. Mrs. H. died April 16, 1865, and Mr. Hallam was again married July 28, 1866 At Jacksonville, Ill, to Miss Elizabeth Challand, daughter of Reuben and Rebecca Challand. She was born in England, Aug. 11,1845, and was brought by her parents to America in 1851. By this marriage there have been one son and two daughters, namely: Charles P. born Jan. 29, 1877; Winnie L., Feb. 26, 1879 and Millie R., Dec 15, 1883.
Mr. Hallam, in his political action, votes the Democratic ticket.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County Illinois; Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL