on the E 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 5 at a later date. When he died, his wife continued the farming operation for a time.

CARD, W. A. His name is in the Panola-El Paso Methodist Church records of 1858.

CARLOCK, Abraham W. and Mary Abraham came from Tennessee and settled in Illinois in 1827 and in Kansas Twp. near the Montgomery line in 1833, his cabin being on the north side of the SW 1/4 of Section 20, Kansas Twp. It was included in the new Woodford County because he was an influential Democrat. White Oak was renamed Carlock for him about 1875. Abraham and his brother, Reuben, and one other fought with Andrew Jackson at New Orleans.

CARLOCK, Reuben and Amy Reuben came to Illinois from Tennessee with his brother, Abraham W. Carlock, in 1827, and into our area in the Kansas Twp. in 1834. He became the first "overseer of the poor" in Bowling Green in 1841 when Woodford County was organized, and was also on its first grand jury panel.

CARR, Abraham and Maletta Moved from Indiana into Palestine Twp. in 1857. Their daughter married Anderson Van Scyoc. Abraham and Maletta were later Kappa residents. Abraham was a Kappa carpenter, and was killed by falling off a building at the age of 60.

CARROLL, James and Mary S. James was born June 18, 1822 and died in Gabetown May 26, 1865, and is buried in the cemetery there, often called the "Carroll Cemetery" because he lived just 50 yards north of that cemetery's NE corner. He was operating a saw mill in Gabetown in the late 1840's, possibly earlier. James patented the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 33 in Greene Twp. on October 27, 1849, and the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the same Section on March 23, 1850.

CARVER, Jacob Patented the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 in Section 20 in Greene Twp. on May 23, 1836. He is believed to have been a settler at that date. He was possibly the father of William D. and John Carver.

CARVER, John Known to be in area before the Civil War.

CARVER, William David and S. (wife) Lived along the Mackinaw River in September of 1854, when they buried a child in Messer's Cemetery. John Carver was a relative; probably Jacob Carver was too.

CASSELL, Joseph J. and Mary A. (1843-1918) Joseph was a son of pioneer Robert T. Cassell and was born near Metamora October 7, 1841. After being admitted to the bar he moved to El Paso in 1867 and became associated with his father and Robert G. Ingersoll in a law firm. With the latter, John Burns and John T. Harper, he successfully defended George W. Kingston, Jr., against a serious manslaughter charge in 1868 for the killing of David J. Hedges. He served as the only judge of El Paso's Recorder's Court in 1869-1872. Joseph died in El Paso on November 12, 1880, when only thirty-nine, and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery.

CASSELL, Martin H. Son of Robert T. Cassell. Martin was an El Paso postmaster from 1880 to 1887. He then moved to Washington, Illinois where he was admitted to the bar and practiced law. He boarded the ill-fated Niagara Falls excursion train there the evening of August 10, 1887, and it was believed he intended to get off at El Paso. However, he was asleep, and went on eastward and was killed in the midnight wreck at Chatsworth.

CASSELL, Robert T. and (1) Nancy Butler, (2) Rebecca Perry (1818-1874) Mr. Cassell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, October 26, 1816, and came to Illinois in 1831 and to the Metamora area then or later, the first record showing him there in 1838. He first came to notice as bailiff in the celebrated

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