Early Days of Greenbush


David Shingler Link

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David S. Link was born in Augusta county, Virginia, June 5, 1832. He was a son of John and Susan (Shingler) Link. His boyhood days were spent on a farm. After arriving at manhood he engaged in teaming from Stanton to Winchester, Va. He was married July 4, 1852, to Elizabeth Ann Quick. She was a daughter of Tumis and Jane (Adams) Quick. In September, 1853, Mr. Link and wife removed from Virginia to Delaware county, Ohio; and in September, 1864, they moved to Fulton county, Illinois. In 1867, they removed to Greenbush township, Warren county, Illinois, where they purchased sixty-five acres of land of Thomas Cunningham on section 16; and resided there until 1887. when they moved to Avon, Illinois, where his wife Elizabeth died August 24, 1894.

To Mr. and Mrs. Link were born the following-named children:

  • Susan Jane, born March 25, 1855; married Arthur Lee Wingate, December 25, 1873.
  • Sarah Catherine, born February 10, 1857; married Alvin Hewett, July 4, 1878.
  • Elizabeth Margaret, born February 14, 1859; married James Coons, December 14. 1877.
  • William Daniel, born November 27, 1860; married Carrie L. Weaver. November 8, 1883. He died February 26, 1896.
  • Mary Emma, born March 11, 1862; died August 26, 1874.
  • Eliza Ann, born March 18, 1864; married David B. Simmons, January 1, 1882.
  • Jennetta Virginia, born January 21, 1867; married Frank Hathaway, March 13, 1890.
  • David Delbert, born February 26, 1869; married Mary L. Simmons, July 1, 1890.
  • Ora Addie, born February 21, 1871; married Charles W. Johnson, February 26, 1889.
  • Zenanna Anis, born April 4, 1873; died May 7, 1874.
  • John Henry, born July 3, 1875; died July 21, 1876.
  • Mr. LinkÕs second marriage was to Alvernia A. Mason, May 4, 1896. She was born in Frederick county, Va., February 25, 1854. David S. Link by occupation has been a farmer. In politics he is a democrat. In religion he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. His first wife was a consistent member of this church for many years before her death. His present wife is also a member of the same church. They now reside at Avon, Illinois.

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