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From: "Penny Lewis" <>
Subject: Fw: [ILFAYETT-L] Charter Members of Crum's Chapel near Altamont from CLOW obit
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 23:21:36 -0600

Hi everyone,

Sure is strange that someone would write about Crum Chapel Cemetery. I was
their today taking photos of tombstones. I started to transcribe the
Cemetery but it was to windy today. My papers blew everywhere had to quit. I
do remember seeing Ayers Buzzard tombstome (huge) so I know I remember
seeing it. Crum Chapel Cememtey is very small country cemetery.

You go to St. Elmo, Fayette County, IL turn on Elm Street, Go North out of
town passed the high school about four miles to the 2400 road then turn east
on 2400 go about 1 mile east to 2325(on the corner to your right is Crum
Chapel Cemetery. The church is no longer standing but a stone has been
erected with Crum Chapel Cemetery on it.

Thanks so much for sharing the Obituary with us. Has it been submitted to
the fayette County GenWeb page yet?

I am still working on mine I hope to get them uploaded soon.


The Family of Todd & Penny Lewis

Lilly Family of Sussex County, Virginia

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----- Original Message -----
From: sfwilcox <>
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Sent: Sunday, November 14, 1999 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [ILFAYETT-L] Charter Members of Crum's Chapel near Altamont
from CLOW obit

> Thanks! Ayers Buzzard was my great great grandfather so the info is
> appreciated. Wonderful of you to share it!
> Sue Wilcox
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 13, 1999 1:17 PM
> Subject: [ILFAYETT-L] Charter Members of Crum's Chapel near Altamont from
> CLOW obit
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > This is Marie Pittman in Houston, TX. I'm going thru notes on my
> > Clow line & found an obit of Johnston Clow (b. Mar 15 1829/Holmes Co OH;
> d.
> > Apr 16 1923/Fayette Co IL). It mentions the names of some
> founding/Charter
> > members of Crums Chapel and other family surnames. Since I'm not one to
> let
> > such information go to waste, I'd like to share it with you folks and
> maybe
> > someone will find it of interest to their research:
> >
> > "Altamont News, April 1923
> > Funeral service for Altamonts olderst citizen was held at First M. E.
> Church
> > and Crums Chapel on Thursday afternoon - Masons in Charge of Service at
> > Cemetery.
> >
> > Mr. Johnston Clow was b. in Holmes Co OH on Mar 15, 1829 and departed
> > life at the home of his children, Mr. and Mrs T. C. Clow on Monday
> > April 16, at the ripe age of ninety four yrs one month & one day. Mr.
> Clow
> > came to IL with his parents Edward and Hannah Smith Clow in 1839. The
> family
> > settled Northwest of where Altamont now stands, at Post Oak, where the
> father
> > bought a half section of land. The trip to Illinois was made in four
> wagons
> > or prairie schooners and required a month's time. Mr. Clow stayed with
> his
> > parents until he was twenty four, when on Sep 8, 1853, he married Miss
> > Margaret Buzzard, the younger sister of the late Ayers Buzzard. Mr. and
> Mrs.
> > Clow moved to their own farm in Fayette Co NW of Altamont, 3 yrs after
> they
> > were married. Here they resided until 1890, at which time they became
> > residents of this city. To this happy union nine children were born of
> whom 4
> > sons survive, namely, Freeman Clow, of Cisco; T. C. clow of Altamont;
> B.
> > Clow of Champaign; D. H. Clow of Carro Gordo. Mrs. Clow passed away
> 22,
> > 1913. The following preceded the father in death: Mrs. Mary Blakley,
> Miss
> > Freelove clow, Sherman E. Clow, Early J. Clow, Mrs. Oliver Mouser. Mr.
> Clow
> > made his first trip to St. Louis in 1844, and he drove there frequently
> until
> > the close of the war. It took a week for the trip, which was made by
> covered
> > wagon. In 1863, Mr. Clow corssed the Mississippi River on the ice with
> his
> > team. The day following Mr. Lincoln's election to the presidency in
> > Mr. and Mrs. Clow took eggs and chickens to market and bought their
> > cook stove. Mr. and Mrs. clow were earnest members of Crum's chapel,
> having
> > had an active part in its organization & having done much toward the
> erection
> > of the church edifice. Mr Clow served as official for many yrs. Among
> the
> > other charter members were the following persons & their families:
> Preston
> > TISH, Alfred WATSON, Joel BLAKELY, Jacob RITCHIE, James TIERY, Willie
> > LEONARD, Catherine SCHOLES, Elizabeth TRUILINGER, Jacob SAPP, Jesse
> > The Church was dedicated by Rev Green of Vandalia in 1872. The Rev.
> Joseph
> > Crum was the pastor in charge, serving the Pleasant Grove Circuit, and
> the
> > church was recognized as one of the best country churches in this
> of
> > the state.
> >
> > Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from the First M. E.
> church
> > and Crum's Chapel, the sermons having been given by the Rev. L. A.
> > and Rev. R. O. ANDERSON. The service at the cemetery was in charge of
> > Masons with M. H. CUSTER and Fred NAUMER in charge."
> >

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