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Was born in the state of Massachusetts in 1824. He remained in that state until 1854, when he married Miss Sarah W. Brown, daughter of Oliver and Lucy Brown. She was born in the same state in 1826. In 1854, after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg emigrated to Illinois, and settled on sections 21 and 22, in Pittsfield, Pike county, where they now reside. Mr. Kellogg is the son of Charles Kellogg, who was born in Massachusetts in 1782, and died in the same state in 1853. His mother's maiden name was Patty Foot. She was born in the same place in 1787, and came to Illinois with Nathaniel and his wife. She died in 1868 at the residence of her son, D. F. Kellogg, at the age of eighty-one. She and her husband both died as they had lived good Christians.

Nathaniel Kellogg has always been engaged in farming and stock raising, and has been very successful. He is a man of great energy and enterprise, and has done much to advance the science of farming, and to improve the classes of stock. He was the first to introduce the Suffolk breed of hogs, which has since become so popular. Mr. Kellogg has had born to him eight children, four of whom are yet living. He is highly respected by all who know him.