Clinton Lincoln


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Clinton Lincoln Clinton Lincoln was born in Cortland county, New York, September 24, 1824. He was a son of William and Ruth (Saxton) Lincoln. William Lincoln was a native of New York; Ruth Saxton, his wife, was born in Virginia. Clinton Lincoln spent the first twenty-four years of his life in […]

April 30, 2015

Henry Beam


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Henry Beam Henry Beam was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, March 22, 1813. He was a son of Henry and Rachael (Chune) Beam. In 1830, he came with his parents to Champaign county, Ohio, where he was married to Nancy Spencer, March 21, 1838. She was born in Ohio, April 10, […]

April 30, 2015

Abner Walkin


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Abner Walkin Abner Walker was born in Lexington, Kentucky, August 10. 1796. He married Jane Damron at Columbia, Kentucky, October 20, 1829. He moved to McDonough county, Illinois, in 1830, where he resided until be moved to Greenbush, Illinois, in October, 1849. The parents of Abner Walker and wife were natives […]

April 30, 2015

Earnest Damitz, Senior


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Earnest Damitz, Senior Ernest Damitz, senior, was born in Prussia, Germany, January 6, 1805. He emigrated with his family from his native country and landed in New York, in September, 1847. From New York he went to Chicago where he stopped one week on account of the sickness of his son […]

April 30, 2015

Alfred Claycomb


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Alfred Claycomb Alfred Claycomb was born in Knox county Indiana) November 16, 1832. He came to Warren county, Illinois, in 1847, and worked for Robert McKindley on the farm in Swan township, for about five years. He afterwards lived with William Thomas until he was united in marriage with Miss Mary […]

April 30, 2015

John Matthew


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH John Matthew John Matthews was born in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1801. He was a son of James and Elizabeth (Coleman) Matthews. When he was ten years old he went with his parents to Miami county, Ohio; after living there two or three years, they removed to Jefferson county, Indiana. […]

April 30, 2015

John Woods


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH John Woods John Woods was born in Sullivan, Madison county, New York, March 11, 1824. He was a son of Asa and Mary (Wilford) Woods. Asa was born in New York, January 2, 1792; and died August 4, 1855. His wife Mary was born in Connecticut, May 1, 1793; and died […]

April 30, 2015

John Simmons


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH John Simmons John Simmons was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky, May 24, 1814. He was a son of George and Frances (Herrington) Simmons. He came with his parents to Morgan county, Illinois, in 1833. About two years later he came to Greenbush, in Warren county. He was married October 25, 1838, […]

April 30, 2015

Levi Lincoln


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Levi Lincoln Levi Lincoln was born in Virgil, Cortland county, New York, November 4, 1825. In 1851, he left his native state and went to Iowa, where he remained for one year. In 1852, he came to Greenbush, Warren county, Illinois, where he worked at the carpenter trade for five years. […]

April 30, 2015

David Young


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH David Young David Young was born in Virginia, near the Tennessee line, in 1798. He came to Greenbush, Illinois, in 1834. He was married to Sarah Simmons, April 19, 1835. She was a daughter of William Simmons, who was a brother of Rowland and James Simmons, who came to Greenbush in […]

April 30, 2015