SAMUEL VAN TILBURG, nptable among the early settlers in Jefferson county, a native of Pennsylvania who settled upon the farm which is now occupied by his grandson, Sylvester Van Tilburg. William, son of Samuel, was reared in Knox township and at an early age began work on the farm, and his occupation throughout life was agriculture. He died in 1877 but his wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Crawford, is still living. Of the seven children born to them, five are living.
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