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John Curtis Bestow, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1821
Hinsdale
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1887
Geff
Wayne County
Illinois, USA

1884 history of Wayne Co Illinois
BESTOW, JOHN C.,† farmer, P. O. Jeffersonville, was born September 1, 1821, in Berkshire County, Mass., and is a son of Frederick Bestow (deceased), also a native of Massachusetts.

Mr. John C Bestow was brought up on a farm, and educated in the common schools of Meigs County, Ohio, when he came to Ohio at the age of ten years, to live with his uncle for whom he was named, John C. Bestow, his mother having formerly died in Massachusetts.

He came to Illinois and this county in 1863; he was married, in 1841, to Phoebe A., daughter of Jasper Branch. They have two childrenóFrederick and Walterman. The former married Julia Vertrees. by whom he had five children, three living, viz.: John, Fannie and Hattie. Walterman married Florence Rinard, by whom he had three childrenóCarrie, Mattie and Ada.† Mrs. Walterman Bestow died, and he married Martha A. Branch, who afterward died also; he then married Mantle Karr, his present wife.

John C. Bestow has been Justice of the Peace and Notary Public for many years, and is the present incumbent. He was Township Treasurer one term. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and an uncompromising Prohibitionist.†

Mr. Bestow and his sons own about 400 acres of valuable land, besides property and a store in Jeffersonville.

Methodist Episcopal Church 30 years, served as elder since 1883, taught SS; JP & Notary Pub. for many years; Townshp Treas., Mason;Prohibitionist; storekeeper in Jeffersonville. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Curtis Bestow (1797 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Phoebe Alnetta Branch Bestow (1821 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Frederick Bestow (1844 - 1901)*
  Waterman Bestow (1846 - 1915)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Curtis Bestow (1821 - 1887)
  Levi Stedman Bestow (1826 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
66 years 1 mo 24 days born Mass.
 
Burial:
Bestow Cemetery
Geff
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 01, 2012
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John Curtis Bestow, Sr
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