Crothers, James (History - 1816)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

JAMES CROTHERS, a pioneer of Adams County, this state, was born in the North of Ireland, Feb. 27, 1816, and was there reared. Near Belfast, in 1840, he married Ann Briggs, born on the Island of Jersey, June 7, 1821. Immediately after their marriage the young couple set out for Canada, where they secured a farm in the Province of Quebec, and there remained for sixteen years. From there, in 1856, they came to this state, and located on a farm in Adams County, where they became substantial and respected citizens, and where they spent the remainder of their lives. They were the parents of ten children-Robert, Jane, Margaret, James, Annie, Elizabeth, Robert B., Samuel H., George E. and William A. Robert and Jane died in Canada, the former at the age of 7 and the latter at the age of 5. Margaret married A. H. Flook, and died in 1890. James lives in Adams County, this state. Annie is the wife of H. H. Kerbaugh, of Clearfield, Alta., Canada. Elizabeth is the wife of E. R. Wiley, of Thorp village, Clark County. Robert B. lives in Kilbourn, in Columbia County, this state. Samuel H. lives in New Rockford, N. D. George E. is a leading citizen of Neillsville, Clark County, and William A. is in Adams County.



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