MRS. SUSAN C. HANLIN, among the beautiful farms foe which Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, O., is justly noted, is that 100-acre tract belonging to Mrs. Susan C. Hanlin, who is a well known and highly esteemed resident of this section. Mrs. Hanlin was born in Washington County, Pa., April 22, 1838, and is a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Cunningham) Creswell, the former of whom was born in West Virginia and the latter in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Hanlin was reared in Washington County, attended the district schools and grew to womanhood skilled in all housewifely accomplishments. On February 7, 1861, she was united in marriage with William R. Hanlin, who was boen in Washington County, July 15, 1836, and was a son of Alexander and Margaret (Gracey) Hanlin. His father had also been born in Washington County and probably was of Revolutionary stock. William R. Hanlin and family resided in Washington County until 1872 and then removed to Jefferson County, Ohio, and in 1874 settled on the farm which Mrs. Hanlin still owns and occupies. Here he engaged in farming and stock raising but survived only a few years longer, his death occurring on May 11, 1878. He was a man of quiet life and took no very active part in public matters but was mindful of his duties as a citizen. He cast his vote with the Republican party. He was a worthy member of the Centre Chapel Methodist Episcopal church.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hanlin eight children were born, three of whom are deceased: Samuel C., George A. and William F. The survivors are: Rachel J., who is the wife of A. J. Crawford, of Island Creek Township; Margaret Grace, a lady of education and culture, who is a popular public school teacher in Jefferson County; Mitchell De Ford, who resides in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Marie E., who is a trained nurse residing at Pittsburgh, Pa; and John D., who operates a farm in Island Creek Township. Mrs. Hanlin and Miss Margaret Grace are active members of the Centre Chapel Methodist Episcopal church, and they are well known socially, their home being one of great hospitality..