Early Days of Greenbush



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p> Noah Crabill was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, December 26, 1818. He was a son of John and Catherine (Hoover) Crabill who died in Ohio. About the year 1830, he went with his parents to Champaign county, Ohio; and in 1850, he moved to Hancock county, Illinois. In the fall of 1851, he moved to Greenbush, Warren county, Illinois, where he settled on section ten; afterwards moved to section fifteen, where he died April 16, 1898. He was married, in 1841, to Sarah Crabill who was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, February 23, 1824, and was a daughter of Abraham and Catherine (Keller) Crabill. To them the following-named children were born:

  • Catherine, who married Alexander Courson, June 24, 1869. She died January 21, 1870, at the age of 27 years.
  • Mary Jane, who married William Warren, December 31, 1868. She died January 3, 1896, at the age of 49 years.
  • Edgar, born in Hancock county, Illinois, in 1850.
  • James, born August 24, 1853, in Greenbush township.
  • Emma, born May 27, 1856; died November 5, 1861.
  • Aden Keller, born July 6, 1860; married Rosa Stombaugh, April 3, 1890. She died March 12, 1892, at the age of 22 years. His second marriage was to Ida Damitz, December 24, 1893.
  • Samuel, born October 10, 1863; died September 20, 1866.
  • Albert, born December 9, 1866; died May 7, 1867.

  • Noah Crabill was by occupation a cooper in his younger days; afterwards a farmer.

    In politics he was a democrat. He joined the Christian church in 1859, and was a consistent member up to the time of his death.

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