JAMES ASHLOCK, another old pioneer, came to this county in 1838, and located on section 22, of this township.
James Ashlock, deceased, one of the pioneers of the county, was born Dec. 28, 1799, in Tennessee. With his family he came to Greene county, Ill., in Nov., 1828, and settled on section 22, Linder township, where he entered 80 acres of land, and built a log cabin, 18x20, in which he resided till 1850, when he built a new one, in which he lived until his death, which occurred April 12, 1862. He improved his farm from raw prairie and hazed brush. James Ashlock, and Edah, his wife, were married Feb. 11, 1819. She departed this life April 13, 1850, having been born May 4, 1801. They were the parents of eight children - James M., born Feb. 19, 1820, now engaged in the grocery business at Litchfield; Wm. M., born Nov. 14, 1821; Jesse C., born Nov. 2, 1823, now living in Carrollton; Eve J., born March 22, 1827, now the wife of James Jackson; John N., born Aug. 10, 1830, now living in Missouri; Samuel C., born July 1, 1835, now in Kansas; George W., born Sept 16, 1845.