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Cantrall, Illinois

The First Church of Sangamon County, Illinois
Organized May 15 1820
Stephen England

The Council Family

Pages 181 - 185

Page 181

It is difficult to determine what Council was the earliest one to be a member of the Antioch Christian Church. Even though we have located 11 of the original books of the church, we know we do not have all of the records. At least 2 sons of John Council (b. Nov. 26, 1765) and Elizabeth (Riddick) Council came to Sangamon county, Illinois, and some of their children married families from the church and were members. William and Hardy Council both came to Sangamon County, Illinois. William was born 1791 in North Carolina and married Mary Graves b. 1802 in Tennessee. Their children were:

George W. Council b. Jan. 2, 1820 m. Jane Mitts b. 1822 d. 1877
Martha A. Council b. 1822 m. 1843 Stephen Yocum b. 1817 Ky
Sarah Council b. 1826 Sangamon County, Illinois
Nancy Jane Council b. 1828 m. John Cline b. 1828
Elizabeth Council b. 1830 m. Oliver P. Canterbury b. 1824 Ky.
William R. Council b. 1832 m. 1871 Nancy Ellen Wigginton
Mary G. Council b. 1834 d. 1862 m. Dr. Henry Van Meter b. 1831 d. 1873
Nelson Lafayette Council b. 1839 m. Mary E. Lynch
Hardy F. M. Council b. 1841 m. 1870 Charity Ray b. 1850 Ohio

Hardy Council, son of John and Elizabeth (Riddick) Council was born 1793 in North Carolina and married Jane Hanna in White Co., Illinois. Their children were:

John H. Council b. 1822 m. Edna Lake
Wesley Council b. Nov. 21, 1824 m. Martha A. Wigginton
William Fletcher Council b. Jan. 31, 1828 d. 1895 m. 1850 Rosanna England born Feb. 19, 1833 a daughter of David England and Margaret Higgins England
Robert Council b. March 23, 1831 m. 1863 Ellen Cresse b. 1844 d. 1924
George W. council b. 1834 m. 1868 Olivia Laura Miller b. 1851 Ohio

Other children of John and Elizabeth (Riddick) Council were:

Nancy Council m. James Hanna, brother of Jane who married Hardy
Riddick Council m. Ruen Clark
Charles Council m. Mary Ann Culbertson
Charlotte Council m. Robert McClelland and quite a few of this family were in the church
Lucinda Council m. George McHenry
Willis Council m. Matilda Bozman

John Council was a son of Charles Council and Dicie ( ? ) Council
Charles Council was a son of Hardy Council and Susannah ( ? ) Council
Hardy Council was a son of Hodges Council and Lucy (Hardy) Council
Hodges Council was probably the son of John Council of Old Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Lucy Hardy, wife of Hodges Council, was the daughter of John Hardy

For further information on the Council family, reader is referred to: “Hodges Council of Virginia and Descendants” by Judson Councill 1941. All of the Sangamon County, Illinois histories.

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Hardy Council above was born 1793 in North Carolina and married Jane Hanna in White County, Illinois

An old Council farm located in Fancy Prairie, Illinois in Menard County, Illinois

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Son of Hardy Council
& Jane Hanna Council
               ELLEN (CRESSE) COUNCIL
                  Wife of Robert Council, daughter
                         of George Cresse and Maria (Marcy) Cresse

The Old Robert Council Farm Home in Fancy Prairie, Illinois Menard County, Illinois

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GEORGE CRESSE                                       MARIA (MARCY) CRESSE
Husband of Maria (Marcy)Cresse 1808 - 1896        Wife of George Cresse 1823 - 1862

Parents of Ellen, who married Robert Council, and Delia, who married Allen Mott. The picture of George Cresse was marked, taken at Springfield, Illinois- R. Crow, photographic artist over Chatterton’s Jewelry Store.

HANNA MARCY, Sister of Maria (Marcy) Cresse

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                 Old tintype - Delia (Cresse) Mott

Left: Allen Mott and Delia (Cresse) Mott, Parents of Harold Mott

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