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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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CRIPPIN, SAMUEL I., farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 33; P. O. Camp Point; born in Accomac county, Va., in 1833; came to this county with his parents, July 4, 1843, and located in Gilmer township. Mr. Crippen, at the age of twenty-one years, went to Quincy, and learned the carpenters trade, and followed it eight years; was married in August, 1857, to Miss Nancy Wilks, daughter of Daniel and Jane Wilks, after which he engaged again in farm pursuits. Have six children, three boys: Nye, Daniel Wilks, and John Prince; three girls: Mary Eleanor, Eliza Jane, Rosana Lippencott. Mr. Crippen is a successful stock breeder, and dealer in horses of the Hambletonian imported, Royal George and Messenger crosses, forming a compound of bloods, muscle and bone, for lastitude and strength surpassed by none; also of the imported French Norman and Royal George crosses, that are of a superior quality as draft horses, with good action and style; has cattle of the best imported short-horn families; Poland china hogs excelled by none; South Down sheep as pure and good as can be found east or west. All of the above stock have never failed to carry off their share of premiums at the various fairs through Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. He has stock in the Adams County Fair Association. He is a member of the Christian church; belongs to the I. O. O. F., and is proud to say that he is a live Republican. He established a principle to live for the good of his fellow man, and is one of those pushing, fearless kind who dares to do right. The place on which he resides is known as Hickory Orchard Stock Farm. He owns 780 acres of land in Adams and Hancock counties, Ill., that is worth on an average $38 per acre.

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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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