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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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Auburn Twp. -
F. E. LESEURE, Postmaster and grocer, Auburn, is a native of France, born Sept. 21, 1816, a son of Joseph and Felicite (Hurel) Leseure  Our stolen grew to manhood in his native country, and was married in Feb. 1838, to Miss
Lawrence Collin
, who was born in France about 1817, and died in Terre Haute, Ind., in March, 1864, leaving five children, all of whom are living - Henry and Emanuel, who are residents of Marshall, Ill.; Agathe, who married Lafayette Ashmore; Mary, married Hubert Guthwick, of Harper's Ferry, Iowa, and Ernestine, who is also living in Harper's Ferry, Iowa.  Our subject came to the United States in December, 1849, and has since been engaged in mercantile business.  He came to Clark County in 1864, and for fifteen years has been Postmaster at different points.  He married his second wife, Sarah M. Hollingsworth, July 28, 1855.  She is a native of Clay County, Ind., born Dec. 2, 1843.  They are the parents of the following children:  Pauline, born Nov. 4, 1871; Prosper, Feb. 10, 1876, and Sophia, Apr. 28, 1881.  Our subject is at present engaged in business in the village of Auburn.  He is also the owner of three farms, two of which are located in Anderson Township, and consist of eighty and 120 acres, and the other in Auburn Township consisting of eighty acres.  Mr. Leseure is a member of the Catholic Church.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 203
Auburn Twp. -
TILGHMAN H. LINTON, farmer, P. O. Clark Centre, was born Nov. 13, 1847, in Parke Co., Ind.  His father was William Linton and the mother was Sarah Bullington.  His father was born in 1820, in Kentucky, and losing his parents when young, was raised by an uncle, William Payne, by whom he was brought to Indiana, where he was married to Sarah Bullington.  She was born in Parke County, Ind., in 1827, and was the daughter of William and Margaret Bullington.  They had a family of two sons, viz.: George and T. H. Linton.  When the latter was quite young, his father, William Linton died.  His mother afterward married to James R. Bullion, and died in Iowa in 1866.  Mr. William Linton came to this county with his family about 1849, but his health failing, be returned to Indiana, where he died as above stated.  In spring of 1869, Mr. T. H. Linton returned to  this county, and for four years made his home with his brother George, who had moved here in 1868.  T. H. was married Jan. 26, 1873, to Miss Sarah M. Wright, daughter of Wesley and Sarah Wright.  She was born in Clark County, Apr. 24, 1857.  Her parents were born in Coshocton County, the father on the 26th of October, 1824, and the mother Feb. 10, 1827.  They had six children, viz.:  Sylvina, Lemuel R., Joseph L., William H., Sarah M., John A. and John W. Wright.  William H. was killed by the bursting of a grindstone on Aug. 10, 1880; John A. died January, 1866, of spotted fever.  The father died Nov. 26, 1864.  The mother is the wife of Samuel NorrisTh. H. Linton has a family of four children, viz.: Josephine and Joanna, born May 8, 1874; William, born June 12, 1877; Alonzo, born Nov. 14, 1881.  He owns a farm of eighty acres of land; sixty of which are in cultivation; engaged in mixed husbandry.  George Linton was born Aug. 19, 1844, and married Apr. 23, 1869, to Miss Emrick.  They have a daughter, Annie May, born Feb. 10, 1873.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 204
Dolson Twp. -
JACOB G. LYCAN, farmer, Po. O. Dolson, is one of the old settlers of Dolson Township.  He was born Nov. 28, 1809, in Kentucky, a son of John and Nancy (Whitley) Lycan, he a farmer and blacksmith, born in North Carolina Apr. 27, 1782, a son of Jacob G. Lycan, who was a son of Hance Lycan, who was a son of Nicholas Lycan, of Swedish descent.  The mother of our subject was born in Virginia January 19, 1787.  They were married July 10, 1804, and were the parents of eleven children - Jeremiah, William W., our subject, Oliver W., Betsey S., Daniel W., Sarah, Dolly C., Nancy, Polly J. and Illinois.  The father of our subject died Feb. 15, 1856, in this county, and the mother Mar. 31, 1872.  Our subject was about eleven years old when his parents came to Edgar County, this State, where he received his early education.  In 1832, he enlisted in the lack Hawk war, and served three months without seeing any active service.  In the fall of 1832, he came to this county, and Nov. 27, of the same year was married to Mary Lockard, born Nov. 25, 1815, in Coshocton County, Ohio, a daughter of William and Mary (Doll) Lockard, he, of Irish descent, she, born in Virginia.  Our subject moved to his present place in the spring of 1834, and bought at first forty acres of land, and by several subsequent additions now has a farm of 420 acres, about 250 acres of which are in timber.  Mr. and Mrs. Lycan whom are the parents of thirteen children, eight of whom are now living - William, born July 18, 1833, and died Oct. 5, 1834; Jane, born Jan. 8, 1835; Nancy Rebecca, Apr. 7, 1839; James Milton, Oct. 11, 1842; Daniel W., June 17, 1844, was drowned in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 4, 1875; John Mills, Aug. 16, 1846, died Jan. 5, 1847; Asenath, Oct. 16, 1847; Greenough K., May 7, 1849; Mary, Oct. 10, 1851, died Oct. 13, 1853; Jacob G., Mar. 22, 1854; Martin P., June 8, 1857, died Sept. 19, 1857; Sarah L., Oct. 5, 1858; and Amos B., May 23, 1862.  In political matters, our subject votes the Democratic ticket.
Source:  History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois - Illustrated - Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Lakeside Building - 1883 ~ Page 212

 

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