Biography - S Troutman

S. P. TROUTMAN, Fillmore, was born in Cabarrus County, N. C., October 3, 1822, and has a good, practical education. He commenced business for himself as a farmer; coming to Montgomery County at eighteen years of age, stayed there two and a half years, working on the farm, and then returned to North Carolina, where he remained until 1847. He served about eighteen months in the Mexican war, having enlisted under Gen. Zachary TAYLOR; went back to North Carolina; remained there until August, 1849, when he returned to Montgomery County, Ill., and worked on the farm one month, and at different other occupations until 1852, when he entered 120 acres of raw prairie land on which there were no improvements of any kind. He has since added eighty acres, making 200 acres of good, tillable land, on which he has erected a good and substantial dwelling, with all necessary outbuildings. He also owns ninety-two acres of land one and a half miles west of his home lace, Section 30. He was married in Montgomery County in the year 1852, to Miss Sarah HILL, a native of that county, who died in 1853. She was the mother of one child, dead. His second wife, Mary A. SHEPPARD, a native of Illinois; died in 1865. She was the mother of eight children, only five of whom are living. Christina L. CRUSE, his third wife, was born in Union County, Ill., in 1822. Henry CRUSE, her father, was born in North Carolina, and was a farmer by occupation. Her mother was also a native of North Carolina. Jacob TROUTMAN, subject's father, was born in North Carolina; served in the war of 1812; was a farmer by occupation, and died about 1829. Christina WALKER, subject's mother, was born in North Carolina, and died in 1850; was the mother of eight children, the subject being the third child. He has an elder brother living in North Carolina. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. He is independent in regard to the political issues of the day; has always done his utmost in aid of public improvements, and the advancement of agricultural interests.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 307.

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