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

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Marshall Twp. -
MARTIN V. B. IRWIN, farmer, P. O. Marshall, is a native of Lancaster County, Pa., and was born May 19, 1830.  He is the fifth of a family of seven children of Archibald and Catharine Irwin.  The father was born in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in 1798, but when young he went into Virginia, where he grew to manhood, returning to Pennsylvania when about twenty-two years old.  He was married in Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), about 1820, to Miss Catharine Rhodes.  She is also a native of Lancaster County, Penn., and was born Oct. 20 1794.  She still survives and lives in Marshall Township of this county.  This family came to this county and settled in Marshall Township in 1838, where Archibald Irwin died June 12, 1880.  Martin Irwin was married in Clark County on the 4th of July, 1856, to Miss Martha Comstock, daughter of Nathan Comstock.  Her mother's name was Mary Sandridge.  Mrs. Irwin was born in this county Jan. 28, 1832.  Her father Nathan Comstock, was born in Kentucky, but principally raised in Perry County, Ind., where the mother was born and where they were married.  Nathan Comstock died at his residence in this county, and the mother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irwin, in June, 1859.  they had a family of ten children, Mrs. Martha Irwin being the third.  The family of Martin Irwin consists of three children, of whom one is deceased - Martha J. Irwin - born Apr. 16, 1857, and died Sept. 25, 1859; Simon W. Irwin, was born Apr. 20, 1863; Samuel T. Irwin, was born Sept. 30, 1864.  They are members of the Protestant Methodist Church at Auburn.  Mr. Irwin owns a farm of fifty-seven acres of land in Sections 29 and 32 of Marshall Township.  IN 1879, he sustained a serious loss, by fire, of a good frame house and the entire contents.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 27

 

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