1925 Biography - John Carlton

John W. Carlton is a son of W. B. who came to this county in 1840 from Middle, Tennessee and was born on the Pedee River, North Carolina. He married first Miss Hight and had one son, Dr. Lewis W. Carlton. After her death he married Sarah E. Throgmorton and had Harvey (2), Henry (2), Joseph (2), Edward (2) Ambrose (2), J. W. (2) Addy (2). Edward (2) married Neoma (see Farris) and is cashier of the first National Bank of Coulterville, Ill. Ambrose (2) married Clara Davis who died, leaving Gretel, a young daughter, who also died in 1924, and Billy about ten years old. Addy (2) married Wirt Lindsey and has Joseph (3); J. W. (2) married Mattie (see Veach). He followed teaching with farming until 1916 when he was elected circuit clerk arid was so efficient that he was reelected in 1920 and again in 1924. He and family are republicans and estimable citizens of the county seat.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 338-339.

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