HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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WILLIAM KNOWLES, farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. Greenview; son of Elijah Knowles, a native of Georgia, and Margaret (Woods) Knowles, who was born in Tennessee and came to Gibson, Co., Ind., where the subject of this sketch was born, which occurred in the year 1821; during his 16th year the family moved to what is know as Logan Co.; remaining there until the winter of 1841-42. Oct. 5, 1843, he was married to Harriet Chapman; had two children - James H. and Margaret M.; his wife died March 13, 1849; Jan. 11, 1850, he married Mary Taylor; she died Sept. 12, 1859; had two children, but one living - Sarah (wife of Felix Robinson). Married the third time to Elizabeth Shepherd, and had one child - Alice; wife died Dec. 18, 1872; in 1875, was married to his present wife, Mrs. Sarah J. Reynolds. Mr. Knowles has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for thirty-six years; has 408 acres of land, and a good deal of property in the town of Greenview, and has always been engaged in farming, and has been successful.


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