Marion Hainlne was born in Madison County, KY., August 16, 1828, and came to Tazewell County in 1850. His early education was obtained in the public schools, and at the age of twenty-one years he started for the West, via the Kentucky and Ohio rivers to the Mississippi, thence to St. Louis, and up the Illinois River to Pekin. There he purchased a farm of 56 acres on Section 3, on which there was a log cabin thirteen feet square. He then began life in earnest, and, by hard work and undaunted perseverance, has improved his land and added thereto until now he possesses 280 acres, which is valued at $125 per acre. Here he and his wife are enjoying the fruits of their early labors, possessing the respect and esteem of all who know them.
In politics Mr. Hainline is a Democrat, and has held the office of School Director for nineteen years. On September 20, 1848, our subject was married in Madison County, Ky., to Miss Ellen Shipton, who was born January 20, 1817, and they became the parents of five children, namely: John W., who married Miss Lizzie Lancaster; Lucy Ann, who became the wife of Arvey Eagern; George, who died at the age of three years while the family were journeying to Kentucky; Margaret, who died at the age of sixteen years, and Araminta, whose death occurred in her twenty-second year.
Mrs. Hainline was the daughter of Jesse and Patty (Hodges) Shipton, and was born in a fort in Madison County, Ky. Her father, who was a native of North Carolina, emigrated to Madison County at a time when Indians were in possession of that region, and his family were obliged to live in a fort to secure protection from the savages. He and his wife always resided in Madison County. The paternal grandparents of Mr. Hainline were George and Hannah (Dunford) Hainline, both natives of Virginia. On the maternal side of the family the grandparents were Aaron and Peggie (Horn) Horne. His parents were Matthew and Elizabeth (Horne) Hainline, the former having been born in Virginia, in 1801, and the latter in Madison County, Ky., in 1806.
The grandfather and father of Mr. Hainline came to what is now Hittle Township, Tazewell County, in August. 1828, and entered 160 acres of land on Section 3. Later they returned to Kentucky, but subsequently located in Tazewell County, this time traveling on horseback the entire distance, as the weather was warm and the country without wagon-roads. The son was taken ill on the way and, after arriving at the homestead, died in 1828. The grandfather bought an improved farm, on which was a log house, on Section 3, which he continued to cultivate until his death, which occurred In 1848. Mrs. Hainline, the mother of Marion, died in Madison County, Ky., when the latter was fourteen years old.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1012