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Simeon Solon Crowell[1]

Male 1812 - 1896  (83 years)


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  • Name Simeon Solon Crowell  [2
    Born 12 Sep 1812  Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1896  Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Riverview Cemetery, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1860 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, S. S. Crowell, 47, farmer, value of real estate 11000, value of personal estate 1800, born NH, Sarah 35, born NY, Fanny J. 7, born IL, Mary E. 5, born IL, Solon F. 3, born IL, John 2, born IL, Sarah 3/12, born IL, Robert 87, born MA, Mary Blakely 15,servant, Mary Ann Kern 25, servant, born Canada, Thomas Towner 25, farm labor, John W. Mullen 55, stone mason

      1870 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, Solon S. Crowell, 57, farmer, value of real estate 25000, value of personal estate 3000, born NH, Sarah 44, born NY, Fanny 18, Mary 15, John 12, Elizabeth 10, George 8, Frank 6, Robert 4, Wentworth 2, all children born IL, Thomas Sawin 25, farm laborer, Dedrich Herbert 27, farm laborer

      1880 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, S. S. Crowell, 68, farmer, born NH, father born MA, mother born NH, wife Sarah 54, born NY, parents born Ireland, children John C. 22, Elizabeth 20, George 18, Frank 16, Robert 13, Wentworth 11, Shirly 7, all children born IL, Richard Ruse 23, farm laborer, C. Baily 21, farm laborer

      CROWELL, S S MARSHALL, MARY 1841-11-04 / 00000159 OGLE

      Among the pioneers of Ogle County of 1836, who yet live to tell of the trials incident to its early settlement, and who have passed upwards of 50 years in the county, is the subject of this notice. Coming here in the year named, he has been closely identified with the agricultural development of the county, and is today living on his fine farm on section 30, Marion Township, and enjoying the accumulations of the past, respected and honored for his sterling worth and integrity by all who know him. He was born in Grafton Co., N. H., Sept. 12, 1812. His father, Robert Crowell, was a native of Massachusetts, born in Middlesex County, April 23, 1771. The great-grandfather of our subject was Aaron Crowell, Sr., a native of England, who emigrated to this country with two other brothers about the year 1750, locating at Medford, Middlesex Co., Mass. There the great grandfather developed into manhood. The grandfather, Aaron Crowell, Jr., lived and died in Massachusetts. He was a seafarer part of his life. The father of Solon, Robert Crowell, early learned the trade of a cooper, having mastered the same previous to the age of 20 years. From Massachusetts he went to New Hampshire, where he engaged in making staves for water casks for the good ship "Constitution." On going to New hampshire, He located in Hopkinton, Merrimac County, and there carried on the coopering business. In 1811 he removed to Grafton County, in the neighborhood of which village he bought a tract of timber land, on which he settled with his family and began to improve the same. Two years later he disposed of his real estate and returned to Hopkinton, where he engaged in working his trade and continued until 1837.
      It was during this year that he heard such glowing reports of the rich and productive praire lands of Illinois, and concluded to come. Consequently, in company with his son, Moses T., he emigrated to this county. Here he took up his abode and labored as an agriculturist until his death, which occurred in September, 1862. The maiden name of his wife was Sarah Tyler, who was born in Merrimac Co., N. H., March 28, 1774. Of this marriage there were ten children born to brighten the household: Jeremiah, a pioneer of this county, now deceased; the second child died in infancy; Hannah was married and lived until her demise in Connecticut; Watts T. died in Rockvale Township; Moses is a resident of California; Mary is the relict of John Wilson; he was a resident of Buffalo, N. Y., and died Feb. 8, 1876; Samuel P. died in Rockvale Township; Solon is the subject of this notice; Lorenzo died in Marion Twonship, and Sarah died in New Hampshire.
      Solon Crowell was reared in the town of Hopkinton, N. H., attending the public schools and learning the trade of his father, which he continued to work at until 1836. During this year he started from Hopkinton, May 29, by stage for this State; arriving at Albany, N. Y., he went by rail (the only railroad at that time on the direct route from his native place to this State) to Schenectady. From that place Mr. Crowell went to Buffalo by canal and then via the lakes to Detroit, Mich. There were seven in the company which started from New Hampshire, and on arrival at Detroit three of them went to Chicago via the lakes, and the other four, including our subject, started on foot. Reaching Ypsilanti, they found passage to Niles, from whence they went down the river to St. Joseph, thence by lake to what ws then the insignificant little village of Chicago, arriving there June 20.
      Four of the party remained in Chicago. Mr. Crowell, in company with Josiah P. Whidden and Ebenezer Eastman, whent to Dixon on a lumber wagon, paying $3 each for the privilege. From Dixon they walked to Oregon, at which place they remained two days, when they set out to find themselves a claim. Mr. Crowell selected one in what is now Mt. Morris Township, and the other two gentlement selected claims near by. They joined together and erected a log cabin, where they continued to reside for a while, when one of the party, Eastman, took the ague, and becoming discouraged, sold his claim and returned to New Hampshire. The others remained there until the fall of that year, when our subject went to Dixon and engaged in working at his trade. Early in the spring he returned to his claim and hired men to split rails for fencing hsi property, while he continued his trade.
      In 1841, after the land had come into market, our subject entered the claim heretofore referred to, at the land office in Dixon. In the summer of 1842 he sold that tract and moved to what is now Marion Township, locating a new claim on sections 29, 30, 32, and 34, entering 640 acres, and on which he is at present residing. on this latter tract he first built a small frame but since has erected a fine brick residence. His farm is one of the most productive and well arranged, and has upon it all modern improvements.
      Mr. Crowell was married in 1841 to Miss Mary Marshall, born in Plattsburg, Clinton Co., N. Y., and died Feb. 23, 1843. He was married a second time in Dixon, Ill., April 20, 1851 to Miss Sarah Kearn. She was a native of New York State, being born in 1819. She came West in 1836 with her parents. Her father was formerly a carpenter and joiner but later a farmer. They settled for a time in Chicago, afterwards in Kendall County, where the parents both died, the father about 1876, the mother in 1881.
      Mr. Crowell has nine children by his second marriage of whom he justly feels proud. In politics, he votes with the Republican party, and has ever since its organization in 1856. He is a social, genial gentleman, whose word is accepted by all who know him, and was never known to turn a deaf ear to true charity.

      Mr. Crowell came to this county in 1836 and settled near Mt. Morris, remaining until 1842, when he settled on Sec. 31, P.O. Oregan; has a farm of 510 acres, valued at $30,000; was County Commissioner for 3 years; when he came to this place he built a log cabin, in which 22 of them lived, keeping Bachelor's Hall. [4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Person ID I19347  Mindrum
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert Crowell,   d. Dec 
    Mother Sarah Tyler,   d. Dec 
    Family ID F25284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary K. Marshall,   b. Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1843 
    Married 4 Nov 1841  Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F9465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah (Sally) Kern,   b. 18 Jan 1826, Madison Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1905, Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1851  Dixon, Lee, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Fanny J. B. Crowell,   b. 3 Dec 1852, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary E. Crowell,   b. 7 Oct 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Solon F. Crowell,   b. Abt 1856, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 13 years)
     4. Dr. John C. Crowell,   b. 14 Mar 1858, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  (Age < 61 years)
     5. Sarah Elizabeth G. Crowell,   b. Mar 1861, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George G. Crowell,   b. 12 Mar 1862, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frank G. Crowell,   b. Mar 1864, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Robert D. Crowell,   b. Mar 1866, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Solon Wentworth Crowell,   b. 22 Feb 1869, Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1932, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     10. Shirley K. Crowell,   b. Abt 1872, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Riverview Cemetery, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F13514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.

    2. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    3. [S1901] Records of Stace Tackaberry.

    4. [S2956] 1860 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, page 129.

    5. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    6. [S2957] 1870 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, page 20.

    7. [S2958] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Ogle, Marion, Enum. Dist. 160, page 15.

    8. [S2974] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.

    9. [S2969] Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle County, 1886, pages 665-667, from Ancestry World Tree, The Family of Jeffrey W. Hamilton.

    10. [S2971] 1878 History of Ogle County, Illinois, H.F. Kett & Co., reprinted 1977, Page 825, from Ancestry World Tree, The Family of Jeffrey W. Hamilton.