Biography - G Crowell
G. W. CROWELL, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, is a native of this county, and was born in June, 1829. He is a son of John Crowell, whose father, John Crowell, Sr., was a South Carolina Indian. The mother of our subject was Miss Mary Dougherty, of Irish descent and the mother of a large family. John Crowell came to this county in a very early day, when the forests were inhabited by wild beasts and wilder men. Here he married, and the twain endured the hardships of pioneer life, depending part of the time on the hunt for subsistence. Our subject, when young, went for a few months to the old-fashioned subscription schools, and in early manhood turned his attention to the occupation of a farmer, and now has a farm of 120 acres. He was married in this county to Miss Mary Jane O'Neal, who was born in Tennessee, but came to this county when young, with her father, Austin O'Neal. She is the mother of nine children, viz.: John, Marinda, Allen, Charles, Mary, Mize, Sarah, Alonzo and William. The oldest son is now married to a Miss Alice Nash, and the result of this union is one child, Frank. Mrs. G. W. Crowell is a member of the Baptist Church, and our subject is an Independent regarding political parties, voting always for the best man.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 96.