Christian Crum was born in Kentucky and left there on account of the outrages of the Indians, and went to Indiana, but in 1831 came to Morgan County, Ill. He was there married to Mary Robertson, who was a native of Indiana. After marriage they settled a few miles distant from Virginia, Ill., it being Mr. Crum's intention to engage in chopping wood in the timber, but his plans were frustrated as that was the winter made notable by the "big snow" - so much snow falling that the people could do little but remain at home. On the original homestead Christian Crum and his wife passed the rest of the lives and reared a family of eight children.

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