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Source: 
History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois
Illustrated
Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
Lakeside Building
1883

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Casey Twp. -
BRONSON L. ADAMS, express agent, Casey.  The efficient express agent of this place was born in Clark County, Ind., Apr. 2, 1851, son of William T. Adams and Rebecca A. Barlow.  Subject removed to this county with his parents when about one year old, when they settled in Marshall, where his father now resides.  His mother died in 1876, Bronson L. lived in Marshall until 1864, when he removed with his parents to Grand View, Edgar County, this State, remaining here one year, and returned to Marshall, this county.  Subject clerked in drug store for his father, at Marshall, who finally came to this place in 1870, and continued the business here, Bronson engaging in business with him until 1873, when he clerked for a time.  In 1874, he opened up a notion store, continuing the same until 1878.  The following year in August, he was appointed assistant station agent on the Vandalia R. R., at this place, and in August, 1881, station agent of the Danville, Olney & Ohio R. R.  August, 1875, he received the appointment as agent for the American Express Company here, and since May 1, agent of the Adams Express Company, having charge of both offices since his appointment.  Has been Notary Public since 1875; been a member of Town Board since April, 1878, and in April, 1880, re-elected President of the same for two years.  Dec. 11, 1871, married Mary E. Bell, born in Cumberland County, daughter of Jesse Bell,  In politics, he is Democratic, yet he is liberal and votes for men rather than party.  Is a member of Casey Lodge No. 442, A., F. & A. M., of which he is an official member.  Mr. Adams was appointed Notary Public, 1875, and since held the office.  Also an insurance agent.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 77
Auburn Twp. -
JOHN H. ADAMS, farmer, P. O. Martinsville, was born in Rockingham County, Va., Aug. 13, 1827, and when ten yeas old removed with his parents, John and Mary Adams, to Butler County, Ohio.  His father was born in Pennsylvania in 1789, and when a young man went to Virginia to engaged at his trade, that of saddler and harness-maker.  In 1824, he married Miss Mary Long, who was born in Rockingham County in 1800.  From Virginia they moved to Butler County, Ohio, in 1837. where they died.  The mother died in April in 1848, and the father in 1851 (January).  John H. is the third of their family of eleven children.  He was educated in the common schools, and married on the 20th of March, 1850, in Butler County, Ohio, to Miss Julia A. Flenner, daughter of George and Mary (Andrew) Flenner.  She was born Apr. 29, 1823.  She is the ninth of a family of ten children, of whom four are residents of Clark County.  Her mother died in Butler County, Ohio.  Mr. Adams came from Ohio to this county, and settled where he now lies in 1850, buying a tract of land of John McCune.  He now owns a farm of 215 acres, well improved, including a substantial frame dwelling; engaged in general farming and wool-growing.  He has seven children, viz:  George H. Adams, born Sept. 20, 1854, and died Apr. 23, 1855; Mary E., born Jan. 11, 1857, married; Margaret, born June 27, 1858, the wife of George S. Sharp; Alma, born Jan. 21, 1860, the wife of P. F. Kittering; John L., born Oct. 29, 1861, married Mary E. Shaftner; Alice A., born June 29, 1867; Carrie E., born July 28, 1869.  Mr. and Mrs. Adams and three elder daughters are members of the United Brethren Church at Dolson Chapel.  The following obituary of the father of Mrs. Adams is taken from the TelescopeGeorge Flenner died at his residence, in Clark County, Ill., June 26, 1864, aged seventy-seven years ten months and seven days.  Brother F.  was born in Lancaster County, Pa., August 19, 1786.  Soon afterward, he emigrated with his parents to Butler County, Ohio, where he was converted and joined the United Brethren Church, under the labors of Rev. Jacob Antrim, about fort-five years ago.  From that time until his death, he lived a devoted Christian.  In his last illness, he was patient and very much resigned, for he had been waiting for some time to be summoned home, and when the messenger of death came he was ready and anxious to go.  So his end was peace.  He held an official connection with the church as an exhorter and class leader for many years, and his house was a preaching place, and the home of the weary itinerant for a great while.  He has left many relatives (for he had ten children) and very many classmates to mourn his loss, but their loss is his gain.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 261
Casey Twp. -
SAMUEL ADKISON, livery, Casey, is a Kentuckian by birth; he was born in Breckinridge County Sept. 4, 1826, son of Jeremiah and Nellie (Johnson) Adkison; he was born in Virginia and removed to Breckenridge County, Ky., and there married.  Samuel was the oldest of a family of three - two sons and one daughter - and came to Vigo County, Ind., when a lad of five years; his father was a farmer, and Samuel was bereft of both parents at an early age, and was raised by a guardian until fourteen, when he left him and returned to Kentucky, where he lived about nine years, and while here was engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He was married in this county in March, 1849, to Jane E., born in same county, 1832, daughter of Allen Robertson and Lucy McDowell.  In the fall of 1851, he moved to Crawford County, this State, and purchased a farm of forty acres, remained here until his removal to Casey, February, 1877.  Shortly after coming here, he engaged in the livery business; since ran it.  When he came here, he had 400 acres of land.  Is a self made man.  Has five children - Mary, Essa, Lucy C., Flora and Malcomb.  Is a Methodist in belief, and was a Whig first, later a Republican.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 77
Marshall Twp. -
JOSEPH L. ALLISON, Pension Agent, Marshall, is a native of Hancock County, Ky., born Oct. 7, 1823.  The parents of Mr. Allison, William L. and Eliza B. (Lewis) Allison, were natives of Kentucky.  His father was born Nov. 23, 1794, and died in Coles County, Ill., Aug. 21, 1854.  His mother, Eliza B. Lewis, was born in Hancock County, Ky., Feb. 24, 1795.  His parents removed to Washington County, Ind., in 1825, where his mother died Nov. 26, 1831.  His father was in early life a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Conference, but subsequently began the practice of medicine, which he continued until his death.  In the spring of 1833, they removed to Illinois, and settled in Coles County, near where Mattoon now stands.  Here our subject grew to manhood and received the elements of an English education in schools of his county.  These were what were known as subscription schools, and were limited to three months each year.  For some years previous to his marriage, he was engaged in farming and dealing in stock.  He was married in Clark County, March 1, 1847, to Miss Harriet A. Easton, daughter of Charles and Sarah (Swearenger) EastonMrs. Allison was born in Lexington, Ky., Mar. 23, 1828.  Mr. Allison began life, as before mentioned, as a farmer, in Coles County about 1844, which he continued until 1855, when he removed to Marshall, in Clark County, and is still a resident of the place.  The first three years of his residence here he was not actively engaged, owing to physical disability. In 1858, he was appointed City Marshal.  Mr. Allison refers, with some degree of pride, to the fact that he carried a hod in the construction of Mr. Dulaney's dwelling house.  In 1862, he formed a partner ship with Uriah Manley in the Claim Agency business, which, in connection with a real estate agency, he continues still.  He was admitted to practice law March 25, 1863. Politics, Republican.  They have six children living: Anna E., born Mar. 18, 1850; Joseph L., born Oct. 7, 1851; Sarah M., born May 12, 1853; Charles E., born June 12, 1859; Edgar L., born Apr. 15, 1862; Laura M., born Aug. 8, 1867.  Family residence on corner of Hudson and Handy streets.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Part III - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 3
Marshall Twp. -
BURNS ARCHER, County Treasurer, Marshall, is a native of Clark County, Ill., born in York Township, three miles south from Darwin.  He is a son of Stephen and Nancy (Shaw) Archer, who settled in this county in 1817.  Subsequently, was educated in the town of Marshall, his parents having moved here when he was eight years old.  He was born July 25, 1829.  Began business first as a clerk in the dry goods house of Booth & Greenough, for whom he worked about two years.  Then employed himself for awhile in teaching public schools.  Afterward worked for Lynn & Reed for six years, and bought them out in 1861, conducting the business for one year, when he closed out.    Subject was married in Marshall, Nov. 6, 1851, to Miss Maria Drake, daughter of Rivers and Elizabeth Drake.  She was born in Virginia Sept. 20, 1827; died in Marshall, July 27, 1855.  By that union there were three children, only one of whom is now living: Edgar and Emma were born Feb. 18, 1853; Cora was born June 8, 1855.   Edgar and Cora Archer died in infancy.  Emma is married to Augustus Markel, of Marshall, Dec. 1, 1875.  Mr. Archer was again married in Marshall, Nov. 3, 1859, to Mrs. Eleanora Emmerson, of Ohio.  She was born in Canton, Ohio.  Subject was for fifteen months employed as Cashier for Quartermaster Manly, and settled his Governmental affairs at his death, which occurred in the fall, 1864.  Has served as Revenue Assessor, enumerating officer of the census of Clark County, 1870.  In January, 1873, at special election, he was elected Treasurer of Clark County, which position he has held for nine years.  His official record is too well known to need further mention in these lines.  He is a Republican, and a member of the Masonic fraternity and Knights of Pythias.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Part III - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 3

 

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