Hancock County ILGenweb
John H. Catlin
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried
John H. Catlin, farmer and stock-dealer, son of Joseph and Calista (Hawley) Catlin,
was born in Georgia in 1821, and is of English descent. The first of the name of Catlin in America is Thomas Catlin, of Hartford,
Connecticut, who came to America in 1687. John H. came with his father’s family to this State in 1832, and he now lives on
the same farm where his father settled. He owns 800 acres of fine land worth $50 per acre. He was first married in this county in
1845 to Lydia Hawley, born in Ohio in 1823 and died in 1860. They had 3 children: Allie S., wife of James Stark, Camelia, and
Nettie, wife of Benjamin Crane, of Augusta. In 1861 he married Alice E. Adams, a native of New York, born in 1829. Mr. Catlin has
held the office of Justice of the Peace four years; helped lay out the town of Augusta, and was on the first School Board. He is
one of the most extensive stock-dealers in Hancock county. Is a Republican, and himself and wife belong to the Presbyterian
Page: 518 & 519
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
Copyright 2007 Susan Cheney; all rights reserved.