HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS
& HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY
Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1906.




CRABTREE, JOHN CRITTENDEN, was born near Louisville, Ky., March 13, 1825. In 1829 his widowed mother brought him to Scott County, Ill., where he resided on a farm near Winchester until 1855, when he moved to a farm three and a half miles northeast of Franklin. There he died March 22, 1900. The deceased was one of the pioneer stock-shippers of Illinois and at one time possessed great wealth. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Franklin for many years.

John C. Crabtree was married December 25, 1843, to Martha A. Six, and their nine children were as follows: James W., Dillis, Isaac, John, Alice, Robert, Wilburn, Maude and Oliver Newton. Isaac resides at Murrayville, Ill.; John at Pittsburg, Kans.; Oliver Newton at Paris, Mo. Five are deceased. The mother survived her husband more than one year, dying September 11, 1901, near Murrayville.


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