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is located in the South West Quarter, Section Eight, Elba Township. It is East of the old "Wolf Covered Bridge". Copied by Mrs. Alvin Capps ~~ Oct--1968
James R. Catterton Aug 9, 1819 - Feb 16, 1899
Father is Gone, but not Forgotten. (Mexican and Civil War Veteran
Sarah A. (Organ) Catterton Sep 28, 1830 - Oct 17, 1903
Their Children, all on same stone:
Sarah A. Oct 13, 1865 Ae 12yr 6mo 11da
Martha J. Oct 20, 1868 Ae 1yr 8mo ? da
Sylvester A. Oct 10, 1852 Ae 1yr 4mo 10 da
Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven
Edward M. Jul 20, 1879 Age 17yr 7mo 6 da
In the midst of life - for in death
Clinton small stone next to the road.
Beings this was so small of a cemetery I put the Biography her with the information on the family. Kate & I were at this cemetery last summer. I have to find my photos of the tombstones. We thought it sad. Nobody had put out any flowers so we did....
1878 History of Knox County, Illinois,
by Chas. C. Chapman & Company;
Blakely, Brown & Marsh, Printers
Catterton, J. R., farmer, son of Diler and Sarah Ann Catterton, was born in the State of Kentucky, Aug. 20, 1829; his only opportunity for education was in common schools: he served an apprenticeship at the harness trade at the age of 14; he followed the business for a time, and then turned his attention to farming; he served in the Mexican War under General Scott, and was a member of the 102d Regiment Illinois Infantry from 1862 in the war of the rebellion; he married Sarah Ann Organ on the 18th day of February, 1949; they have had nine children, four of whom are living; he joined the Christian Church in 1844; politically is a Republican. Postoffice, Elba Center.
Portrait and Biographical Album Knox County, Illinois, Biographical Publishing Company, 188, Published by the Chapman Brothers. of which I have a copy.
James R. Catterton. The gentleman whose name we give in connection with this notice came to Knox County in 1854, from Lawrence County, Ill., and settled in Truro Township, where he lived for something over a year, and then moved to Elba Township. There he purchased 200 acres of land on section 8, where he has since lived. He has erected a fine residence on his farm to take the place of one which was destroyed by fire Dec. 6, 1882. At this writing he is the owner of 203 acres, 120 of which is under an advanced state of cultivation.
Mr. Catterton was born in Bullitt County, Ky., Aug. 19, 1819. In 1820, when he was quite young, his parents moved to Lawrence County, Ill., and settled on the Wabash River, where our subject lived until he came to this county. His early life was spent in attending the common schools, and working at shoe making and harness making, which he followed for a livelihood until after reaching maturity. He then engaged in the vocation of agriculturalist. In February, 1848, Mr. Catterton entered the regular army, enlisting in the 3d U. S. Dragoons, and served in the Mexican War till July of the same year, when the war ceased and he was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., nothing of importance occurring during his enlistment.
Mr. Catterton was married in Lawrence County, Ill., Feb 18, 1849, to Sarah A. Organ, daughter of Daniel A. and Lucinda (Rowland) Organ, natives of Virginia and Kentucky respectively. Her father was a Captain in the Black Hawk War in 1832. Her parents settled in Lawrence county, Ill., where her father followed farming and where both parents died. They had three children who lived to attain the age of man and womanhood, and were named Sarah, Mary J., and John P. Sarah A., the wife of our subject, was born in Lawrence County, Ill., Sept. 28, 1830, and has born her husband (Mr. Catterton) seven children, of whom three survive, namely: Aurora A., Mary F. and Lura B.; the deceased are Sylvester, Martha J., Sarah A., and Edward M. Aurora is the wife of Samuel McKee, a farmer who resides in Summit, Ill., and they have three children - Adam E., Samuel G., and James C.; Mary Catterton is the wife of John H. Johnson, a druggist, and resides in London Mills, Fulton County; they have one child - Stella F.; Lura is the wife of Peter Norton, a farmer of Elba Township, and their daughter's name is Meda Rosalia, born Sept 13, 1885.
The Organ family were originally from England. Enoch Organ, the grandfather of Mrs. Catterton, was born in Virginia, and was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. Mr. Catterton's ancestry is Scotch, and his grandfather was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. Dilar F. Catterton, the father of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the War of 1812, serving five years; a portion of the time he was in the command under Gen. Harrison and was in Jackson's army in the South, and at New Orleans when the English army was defeated.
The parents of Mr. Catterton were Dilar F. and Anna (Robinson) Catterton, natives of Maryland and Kentucky respectively. They were married and settled in the latter state, from whence they removed to Lawrence County, Ill., where the father followed the trade of shoemaker, and where both parents resided until their demise; the mother died about 1832, and the father in 1867. Six children were born to them, named John, Nancy, James, Mary, Martha, and Isaac.
James Catterton has been Overseer of Highways and School Director in his township, and is a respected and honored citizen of the same.
He enlisted, in July, 1862, in Co. H, of the 102d Ill. Vol. Inf., and served his country faithfully and well until July 7, 1865. He enlisted as a private, and in November, 1862, met with a serious accident near Green River, Ky., by a mule falling upon him. This injury incapacitated him from active duty until the fall of 1863. He was detached and assigned to the 2d Bat. of Invalids or Veteran Reserve, and was discharged at Rock Island, Ill., at the time above mentioned, when he returned to this county and once more entered upon the peaceful pursuits of life. He and his wife, together with their children, are members of the Christian Church. In politics Mr. Catterton is a stanch and active Republican.
Galesburg Paper, October 21, 1903 Obituaries from Galesburg Papers Knox County Genealogical Society, 1985
Mrs. Sarah A. Organ Catterton was born near Vincennes, Indiana, Sept 28, 1830 died at her home in Elba Township, Oct 17, 1903, aged 78years, 10 days. She was left an orphan at age 15. Joined the M. E. Church at age 16. Married Feb 18, 1849 James R. Catterton. Soon after the marriage she united with the Christian Church which she remained until death. Came to Knox County in 1854. Her husband died four years ago. Member of Eureka Women's Board of Missions, Christian Educational Association. She went to Eureka to make her home with daughter, Mary, in June, 1903, but on account of her failing health it was her desire to return home to die. Funeral service was held from the home Sunday afternoon, Oct 18., Rev. J. T. Killip of Maquon officiated. Interment in family cemetery on the Catterton farm.
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