1925 Biography - William Rentfro

Rentfro is an old family of this county, being found on the earliest records. The wife of Dr. Gibbs was a Rentfro, and they were married in 1830. William S. Rentfro is as far back as can be traced. He married Ruthie and settled on the old Rentfro farm in 1852. Their children were Stephen C, Francis A., Thomas J., Rufus J., Hannah B., Sarah J., and Elizabeth. The names of some of their grandchildren are W. A. Robbins, G. B., Joseph and Isaac Rentfro. One of the Rentfro daughters married Mr. Fitch, one son C. S. Fitch is a prosperous farmer, and resides on the old home farm in the eastern part of the county. Elizabeth Rentfro married R. W. Fitch, who was a native of Tennessee, his father, Anderson Fitch, emigrating from North Carolina. R. W. came to this county about 1861, their children were William, Anderson, Charles, Artabron, John Milton, Minnie Belle, Joseph, Franklin, Rachel, Bertie, Francis, Ora and Lilly.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 424-425.

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