William Crank
Woodford County, Illinois
source: Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois 1878, pg 648-49

Tax-Payers of Woodford County: Partridge Township

Farm; P. O. Chillicothe; Sec. 11; religion Bapt.; politics Ind.; owns 280 acres of land, value $6,000; born in Louisa Co., Va., Jan. 6, 1821; went to Ohio with his parents when 15 years old; married in Ohio, March 29, 1841 to Elizabeth Pritchett; she was born in Ohio, April 11, 1821; she died Dec. 12, 1865; had thirteen children by first wife, nine of whom are living - Mary Adaline, born March 6, 1842; James w., Nov. 20, 1843; Jemima, July 3, 1845; Rebecca Jane, May 19, 1847; George H., Feb. 22, 1849; William, Jan. 31, 1851; Emeline, July 7, 1853, died Oct. 2, 1862; Phebe Ann, Nov. 14, 1855, died Nov. 7, 1856; Abner, Sept. 7, 1857; Erastus, Jan. 11, 1860, died Nov. 15, 1862; Elizabeth Feb. 19, 1862; Clementine, Feb. 24, 1864; an infant son without a name, born and died Dec. 12, 1865; was married to Mary G. Hewitt, July 3, 1866; she was born Jan. 23, 1848; Grace was born July 31, 1867; Sarah May, Oct. 20, 1868; Dora Belle, April 28, 1870; Charles B., Aug. 5, 1871; Edward J., Sept. 9, 1872; Alice Virginia, Sept. 14, 1875; Julia E., Feb. 10, 1877; held offices of School Trustee and Supervisor, the former office about 20 years, the latter over 10 years, also held office of Road Commissioner.


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