|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1805|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1877|
Lakewood (Shelby County)
He was born in Virginia moved to Ohio and came to Shelbyville, Illinois in 1844. He settled in Ohio first in Clinton county, and there followed the trade of Saddler and Harnessmaker. A short time after his arrival there he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, a position he held for a long number of years. While yet a resident of Ohio he came to Shelby county, Illinois and purchased land . After his arrival in Shelby in 1844, he re-engaged in the harness trade and carried it on extensively for a number of years, then sold out and moved into the country on a farm, there continued until his death, which occurred in 1877. He married Matilda Crumley, a native of Virginia. She died in 1850. By this marriage there were ten children, six of whom have survived the parents.
He was married three times, Matilda Crumley 9 Nov 1825; Mary L. Horseman, 15 June 1848; Martha Kennedy Rankin 24 Oct 1850. From all counts he had 16 children.
Matilda Crumley Chew*
Mercy L Horseman Chew*
J C Chew*
Bottom half of Morris Chew stone
Died June 14, 1877
Stone is broken and laying against a tree. Don't know if this is the actual location of burial.
This picture is the top half of stone
Born July 13, 1805
Created by: Eleanor Stuart McKinney ...
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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