Hancock County ILGenweb
Transcribed by Dianna Saario
Crossland, farmer and butcher, sec. 14, P. O., Bowen; was born in Fayette county, Pa., in 1821, the son of Elijah and Catharine
(Smith) Crossland, natives of Maryland, father of English descent and mother of German. In 1850 he married Margaret Strickler, and
they have had 6 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are living. Mrs. C. died Dec. 10, 1871, a member of the M.E. Church. Mr. C. came
to Illinois in 1862, settling in Adams county, where he followed farming, and in 1869 he came to this county, settling in Chili,
where he owns two farms. He is really one of the neatest farmers to county. In politics he is a Republican.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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