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James D. Conover
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1804
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1890
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

James was a farmer and a Christian minister. He came to Illinois in 1827, settling in Jersey Prairie, Morgan County, eight miles north of Jacksonville, where he remained until 1855. He, along with his wife Martha and eleven others, organized the first Christian Church in Morgan County, of which he was a deacon and minister. In 1855, he moved to Eureka, Woodford Co., IL where he was an elder of the church and a trustee of Eureka College. In July of 1868, he moved to Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., MO. Soon after this event, the town of Peculiar, MO was formed about two miles from his farm. He preached for five years at the church in Peculiar, returning to Morgan Co., IL in November of 1873 where he enjoyed a life of retirement while still occasionally preaching at the church in Concord, of which he was an elder. (bio by: BC) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Levi Conover (1757 - 1837)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Ann Reding Conover (1812 - 1879)
  Annie M. Conover (1831 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Elvira Conover (1834 - 1875)*
 
 Siblings:
  Dominicus Conover (1786 - 1863)*
  David Conover (1791 - 1865)*
  Eliza Conover Selby (1798 - 1860)*
  Peter Conover (1802 - 1885)*
  James D. Conover (1804 - 1890)
  Matilda Conover Lane (1806 - 1863)*
  Levi Conover (1808 - 1880)*
  Andrew Jackson Conover (1815 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Concord Cemetery
Concord
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 86y 1m 22d
 
Created by: Pam Gaines
Record added: Apr 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26091101
James D. Conover
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James D. Conover
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- BC
 Added: Feb. 20, 2011
 
 
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