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History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.

William Henry Perrin, ed.

(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)


James A. Mount, farmer, P. O. Walnut Prairie.  This gentleman was born January 17, 1836, in this county, son of John L. Mount, born in Kentucky; died in Indiana; he married Tamer Megeath, born 1812, in Virginia.  She is now living in Marshall.  She was married a second time to J. Hoge.  She is the mother of three children, now living, viz.:  John L., he married Percilla Bishop; Emily Hoge, wife of S. C. Prevo; and James A., who went to school in this county.  He has been a farmer all his life.   He was joined in matrimony April 2, 1863, to Mary C. Brown, born December 29, 1839, near Terre Haute, daughter of James M. and Hannah (Hickey) Brown, and the mother of six children. Their names are Clayton B., born April 2, 1864; John C., born April 7, 1866, he died February 26, 1883; James V., born November 7, 1868; Madison H., born May 28, 1871; Mary Ann, born March 4, 1875; and Emma H., born November 29, 1879.  Mr. and Mrs. mount are members of the Presbyterian Church.  He has a farm of 140 acres.  Has been School Director. In politics, he has been connected with the Republican party.   Mrs. Mount's mother, Hannah Hickey, was the first white child born in Orange County, Ind., on Lost River.  Mrs. Mount's great-grandfather and uncle were killed in the battle of Tippecanoe.

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