1925 Biography - John Crum

John S. Crum was a native of Cambria County, Pa., and was born Sept. 9, 1836. He received his education in his native county, and came with his parents to Missouri, when a young man, and in 1858 came to Illinois. He enlisted in Company D., 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Aug., 1861, commanded by Col. John A. Logan, and served with this regiment about a year, when he was discharged on account of disability, from wounds received in the battle of Ft. Donelson. He returned to Vienna and was appointed Postmaster, which place he filled till the Fall of 1864, when he was elected circuit clerk. He served in this office twelve years, having been elected three successive terms. He also served the state as a member of the State Board of Equalization, and the county two terms as Commissioner While acting as circuit clerk he compiled a complete set of abstract of land titles of the county, and after his retirement from office continued the abstract business till his death which occurred 1895. Mr. Crum was married three times, first to Edna E. Smith of Bollinger, Mo. and they had Letitia (2), who married J. E. Hunsaker, Don (3), is their son. He married Gale Cook of Anna, Ill., and they have Francis (4). Sherman (2) was a business man of Vienna for sometime. He married Lina Stubblefield, who died leaving two sons, and a daughter. Sherman removed a few years ago with his family to California. Alice C. (2) married James Looney, she died young leaving two children. Mr. Crum's next marriage was to Carmelia Boyt, of this county. Ulysess G. and Dolly were their children. Dolly married Joseph Farris and Ulysess G. married Dora Jennings. Both families removed to Missouri, where Ulysess and Dolly died, the former leaving one son. His third wife was Barbara Toppas of Johnson County.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 365.

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