1925 Biography - Modglin

Modglin is a prominent family of Simpson and Grantsburg Townships. The founder was Benton, who was born in Wilson County, Tenn., and came here at an early day and secured government land. He married Martha Haley also a native of Tennessee. Their children were Pleasant, Nancy, Martha, Joseph, William, Benton, and James F. William married Rachel E. Simmons, a native of Missouri in 1853. Her father was Lewis, also an early settler here; he was a native of Tennessee but came to this county in 1836, settling in Simpson Township. The children of William and Rachel were Nancy J. who married W. J. Miller; Sarah C. married A. B. Howell; Fannie B. married W. B. Bivens; Ida M. married Leonard Whitesides. Joseph Modglin, whose wife was Edna had children Rodah E. who married T. J. (see Murray); one daughter married a Mr. Broadway; George resides at Creal Springs; Charles resides in this county.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 407.

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