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Morris Reese Chew
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1805
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1877
Lakewood (Shelby County)
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Matilda Crumley Chew*
  Mercy L Horseman Chew*
 
 Children:
  J C Chew*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Bottom half of Morris Chew stone
Reading
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
reading:
Morris Chew
Born July 13, 1805
 
Burial:
Reed Cemetery
Tower Hill
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Eleanor Stuart McKinney ...
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57705061
Morris Reese Chew
Added by: Donna Lupton
 
Morris Reese Chew
Added by: Donna Lupton
 
 
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