Howe, William Family - Crouch, William Family - Clark County IL



Howe, William Family - Crouch, William Family
Clark County IL

Submitted by Melinda Powell <[email protected]>


In Vol. I, p. 450.

"... The year 1838 was signalized by the arrival in Johnson of William D. Crouch,..... Crouch settled in section 11, where Mrs. Williams now lives.
He was a native of Ohio and for a number of years after coming to this State was extensively engaged in farming and stock raising. He died in the year 1866 leaving a widow and one son, both of whom are still living in the township."

Two biographies in Vol. II:

p. 94... To William Allen MINER (b 19 Jan 1819) and his wife Lydia TRUEX were born four children: ... Rosetta resides in California, is the wife of Sylvester CROUCH.
Note: her eldest brother was born in 1847 but no DOB given for Rosetta,

P. 137. "William HOWE, farmer, P.O. Casey. Mr. Howe was born December 11, 1826, in Decatur County, Ind. He is the fourth son and seventh child that was born to David Howe by his wife, Sarah Babb, who were early settlers of Clark County. William came to this township with his parents when he was ten years of age and has since been a resident of the county, excepting eighteen months spent in California. He remained under his father's roof until past his majority,and in October, 1848, he married to Harriet A. Crouch, who was born in Maryland, a daughter of William Crouch, who came West to this county and settled in [Johnson] township, and lived in the same until his death, which occurred in 1866. He has one son living in the township, William Crouch. William, the subject of these lines, after his marriage, located on the homestead, and has since been engaged in farming pursuits.
In the spring of 1850, he went the overland route to California, and was gone eighteen months. During this time,he was engaged in mining. Upon his return home, he resumed his place upon the farm and resumed agricultural pursuits. He has four children -- Frank, John,Jacob and William H. Mr. Howe has been identified with Democracy since he came to exercise the right of suffrage, but since the Greenback question was agitated he has been in favor of plenty of greenbacks. Mr. Howe has filled several important offices of trust in the township, as Supervisor, Township Clerk, and Collector, at different times. He has a farm of 120 acres. His father was twice married; his first wife was Polly Curry, who bore him four children --Julius, Betsy, Margery and Sarah;
none living in this state."


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