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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PEVEHOUSE, ISAAC N., farmer; Sec. 11; P. O. Coatsburg; was born in Wayne county, Ky., Dec. 28, 1818; came to this county in the spring of 1835; has 480 acres of land, valued at $12,000; married for his first wife Edith Evans. She was born April 13, 1825; has two children: James H. and Louisa Jane. For his second wife he married Eliza Jane Clarkson. She was born in Morgan county, Ill., May 4, 1833; five children, three living: Annie L., Nancy L., Samuel L. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace, Road Commissioner, etc. His father was a native of Berks county, Pa.; was born Dec. 24, 1776. His mother born July 22, 1793; she was a native of Maryland. His father married in Kentucky, where he raised a family of four children; was among the earliest settlers there, and in 1835 came to Adams county; came through with four-horse teams, and located on what is known as the Dr. Darrah Place; moved into a log cabin, 18x18. The subject of this sketch made a trip to California in 1850, with an ox team; was five months on the road; remained there until 1852, then came back to Adams county. Mr. P. has a good farm and comfortable house, and can well be claimed one of its pioneers.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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