CHARLES G. MCDOW, deceased, was born in South Carolina, Oct. 11, 1797. He was married to Matilda Rice, who was born in Kentucky, March 20, 1805. They immigrated to Illinois in an early day, settling in what is now Mississippi township, Jersey county, Ill. Here Mr. McDow followed farming until his death, which occurred Feb. 26, 1860. His widow still survives him. They had a family of six children, four of whom are living - Martha, born July 13, 1826; Margaret A., born Aug. 26, 1828, now the wife of William Marshaw, of Elsah township; Sarah A., born April 6, 1831, now the wife of Joseph Marshaw, of Mississippi township; and John N., born Aug. 22, 1833. Mrs. McDow and her daughter Martha reside upon section 31, where they own 90 acres of land. Mrs. McDow is a consistent member of the Baptist church, and although in her 81st year, is still energetic and in the enjoyment of good health. The deceased children of Mr. and Mrs. McDow are - Allen, born Feb. 17, 1837, died Aug. 15, 1871; and Mary Angeline, born Jan. 23, 1840, died Mar. 1, 1844.