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Cantrall, Illinois

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

The David England Family
Pages 262 - 263

Page 262

Taken from "Daily State Register, Springfield, Illinois, Friday morning, December 23, 1887", Page 3

David England died yesterday morning at 1 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Evaline Metts (Mitts) in Cantrall. Mr. England was born in Bath County, Kentucky on November 25, 1804 and consequently at the time of his death was in his 84th year. November 4, 1823, he married Miss Margaret Higgins, whom he survives from 4 or 5 years, and by whom he had 14 children, 7 sons and 7 daughters. Mr. England came to the county with his father, STEPHEN ENGLAND in the year 1819, one year after Illinois had been admitted as a state into the Union, and settled on the north side of the Sangamon River, near the place where the Chicago and Alton Railroad crosses that stream. His brothers-in-law, Andrew Cline (Clarno), and Wyatt Cantrall also located their claims in the same time and near the same place. This brave man edured all the harships of pioneer life, but also made of the right kind of metal, as a subsequent life has proved. He has ever since lived in the same locality and was one of the substantial and always reliable old settlers of Sangamon County.

For the past few years his home has been with his daughter, Mrs. Evaline Metts (Mitts), a most worthy and greatly beloved woman, who has cared for him with all the loving kindness of a most affectionate daughter.

On Friday, one week ago, he fell asleep, never suffered and never awoke, old age being the simple cause of his death. He will be buried today, the funeral to take place from the Christian Church in Cantrall at l o'clock this afternoon.


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Louisa Turley's husband, Charles was the son of Charles & Elizabeth (Cheatum) Turley.
James Mitts' above, husband of Eveline was the son of Cyrus & Martha (Burbridge) Mitts.
Thomas W. Lake, Julia's husband, was the son of Bayliss G. & Eliza (Glasscock) Lake.
Stephen's wife, Margaret Canterbury, was the daughter of Asa & Margaret (Hornback) Canterbury.
Rosanna's husband, William F. Countil, was the son of Hardy & jane (Hanna) Council.
William B. England's wife, Martha Hall was married to Thomas Swearingen, a Captain in the Union Army.
Jacob Beck, Caroline's husband, was born in Ross County, Ohio Nov. 22, 1829.
Mary Ann's husband, Milam A. Holland, was athe son of Turner & Nancy (Cantrell) Holland.
Harriet Emma Mott, David A. England's wife, was the daughter of James & Amanda Maria (Brown) Mott.
Mary Ann Mott, James M. England's wife, was the daughter of James & Amanda Maria (Brown) Mott.
Charles F. England was a twin brother to James M. England, above.
Henry Harrison England's wife, Mary Ann Price, was the daughter of William & Mary Ann (Gibbs) Price.

Mary Ann England above who married #1 Milam A. Holland, also married #2 James Wellington Mott, a widower, and a son of James & Amanda Maria (Brown) Mott. James Mott became the owner of the Mott Funeral Home, in Athen, Illinois which was started by his father. James Wellington Mott was born July 19, 1833 in Sacketts Harbor, New York. James Mott, Sr. was born in Kent County, England, and came to America in 1821.

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