Greenwood, John

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  • Born  1800  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "His parents moved to Warren county, KY., when he was quite young." [CI:147:?3:CI]
    Residence  1818  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1831  Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They resided in a town that is now called Fancy Creek.
    Residence  1832  Fort Clark, Peoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fort Clark is now Peoria.
    Residence  1832  Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  8A44F71A840A46A48B913BA898BE42847229 
    Died  Bush's Ferry, Lee, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "...Mr. Greenwood was accidentally killed while raising a house for himself."
    Notes 
    • EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON COUNTY - 1876 By John Carroll Powell
      GREENWOOD, JOHN, was born in Virginia. His parents moved to Warren county, Ky., when he was quite young. He was a fellow student with Judge S. T. Logan, at Glasgow, Ky., and intended making the law his profession, but abandoned it. He was married in Barren county, Ky., to Tryphena Garrison, and had two living children there. The family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving in the fall of 1831, in what is now Fancy Creek
      township. In the spring of 1832 they moved to Fort Clark, now Peoria, where Mrs. Greenwood died, May 26, 1832. Mr. G. returned with his two
      children to Sangamon county, and was married Nov. 20, 1832, to Mary Sale. They had one child there, and the family, except the eldest son, moved to
      Bush's ferry, on Rock river, in Lee county, Ill., where Mr. Greenwood was accidentally killed while raising a house for himself. His widow and children returned to Sangamon county, and she was three times married. She and all her husbands are dead. Of Mr. Greenwood's three children--

      BASIL, born Sept. 29, 1819, in Barren county, near Glasgow, Ky., married Nov. 15, 1849, near Pleasant Plains, Sangamon county, to Eliza A.
      Townsend, who was born May 29, 1823, in Cape May county, N. J., and came with her parents to Sangamon county in 1841. Basil Greenwood and
      wife had five children: TRYPHENA A., born Sept. 27, 1850, in Sangamon county, was married April 28, 1870, to Charles Whitmer. They have one
      living child, NELLIE MAY, and live in Taylorville, Ill. PARTHENIA J. died in Springfield, aged five years. JOHN R., born Oct. 13, 1854. SARAH
      M, born Dec. 11, 1856, live with their parents. JULIA A., born July 8, 1859, in Sangamon county, was married Sept. 19 1875, to Asa H. Culver,
      formerly of Ohio. They live in Edinburg, Ill. Dr. Basil Greenwood and family reside in Edinburg. Christian county, Ill., where he is engaged in the
      practice of his profession. He was isolated from his relatives by the death of his mother, and fared exceedingly hard. When a boy he walked and led
      an ox from Illinois to Philadelphia for a drover, who failed there and left the boy without a cent of money, to work his way back as best he could. He
      apprenticed himself and learned the trade of a carpenter in Springfield. After spending twelve years without knowing where a single relative was, he
      accidentally met his brother John, and after a long interview, became satisfied that they were brothers, and for the first time learned that his father
      was dead. From the business of a carpenter he went to dealing in drugs and medicines, and then studied medicine. For the last twelve years he has been engaged in practicing his profession.

      JOHN, Jun., born April 2, 1829, near Glasgow, Ky. He had both his hands seriously crippled when he was a child. He enlisted at Springfield, in May,
      1846, in Co. I, 4th Ill. Inf., and served thirteen months in the Mexican war; was honorably discharged, and received one hundred and sixty acres of land. He was married in Springfield, August 7, 1854, to Emily Blakely, who was born Sept. 30, 1836, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have three living children, ANNIE G., MINER V A A. and JOHN W., and reside at Williamsville.

      By the second wife--

      WILLIAM C., born August 24, 1833, in Sangamon county, married near Galena to Elizabeth Keithley. They have one living child, CHARLES E., and
      reside at 522 south Ninth street, Springfield, Illinois.
    • Early Settlers of Sangamon County
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    Person ID  I3982  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  28 Jan 2013 

    Family 1  Sales, Mary,   b. Abt 1795, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Nov 1832  Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  BC9BE09A6EF64ED7BF89ECA8E4E8C4E9AF7C 
    Children 
    >1. Greenwood, William C,   b. 24 Aug 1833, Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1894, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1144  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Garrison, Tryphena,   d. 26 May 1832, Fort Clark, Peoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1819  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  35FEEDC316EE44B3AAAB2756111D4FFB280D 
    Children 
     1. Greenwood, Basil,   b. 29 Sep 1819, Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Edinburg, Sangamon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Greenwood, John Jr.,   b. 2 Apr 1829, Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1911, Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1715  Group Sheet

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