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Whiteside Biographies 1877 > John Smith Rowe

Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
Edited by: Charles Bent
Morrison, Illinois  1877

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

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John Smith Rowe was born in 1800. He came from Steuben county, New Yorkk, in 1835, and made a claim in Portland adjoining Horace Burke. He lost nearly everything he possessed in the tornado of 1844, and two of his sons - Delanson and William - were killed at that time. He married Miss Rachel Shirror, who died in 1852. Children: Delanson, and William, deceased; George W., who married Miss Julia Kempster, and lives in Henry county; Louisa, who married Lafayette Crandall, and resides in Erie; Elvira, who married A. J.  Warner, and is now dead; Eliza, who married John W. Kempster, and lives in Portland; Mary, who married James Cocking, and lives in Erie; Robert Emmet, who enlisted in the army of the rebellion, and was killed at the battle of Chickamanga, Tennessee.

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