|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1817|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1884|
The mother of Harriet Tong died when the latter was but three years of age* and an aunt, Mrs. Eleanor Tong Newfield, took the little girl to rear. She cared for her as though she had been her own daughter, and after her marriage always lived near her. In August 1834, the uncle, Abraham Newfield, came with Rev. William Crain from Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to Schuyler County, Illinois. They arranged to purchase the claim and cabin of Stephen Perkins in the SW 1/4 Section 6, and entered portions of the NW 1/4 (which quarter section now forms the main portion of the Wm. H. Crain estate). They then returned to Missouri and prepared to move their families to the new home. They brought two teams of horses and two yoke of oxen and an old-fashioned carryall, called the "Dearborn" which at that time was considered quite a stylish conveyance. They arrived in Rushville, December 6, 1834, and remained there until February 1835, when they moved up to Huntsville Township and took possession of their new home. Abraham Newfield built another cabin in 1835 just across the road south of the present old frame house. The old Newfield home has been torn down within comparatively recent years. Abraham Newfield died Feb. 6, 1854, and Aunt Eleanor married Thomas Brunton. She died March 22, 1868.
Excerpt from Ralph Waldo Crain's Pulaski section: Augusta's Story, Martha Board Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (Augusta, Illinois: Augusta Eagle, 1922).
*(2013) Evidence has been discovered that James's wife, Elizabeth left her husband and daughter. Research is ongoing.
James Ford Tong (1783 - 1829)
William Crain (1802 - 1884)
James Newfield Crain (1832 - 1873)*
John Franklin Crain (1832 - 1872)*
William Harris Crain (1834 - 1904)*
Sarah Ellen Maria Crain Ellis (1838 - 1915)*
George H Crain (1840 - 1840)*
Mary S Crain (1841 - 1841)*
Elizabeth F Crain (1843 - 1843)*
Julia A Crain (1845 - 1846)*
Harriet Eliza Crain Kirk (1847 - 1936)*
Benjamin Bacon Crain (1851 - 1946)*
Henry Clay Crain (1853 - 1923)*
Edward Morris Crain (1855 - 1945)*
Mary Frances Crain Helmick (1857 - 1940)*
Rev. Wm. Crain
Nov 1 AD 1884
67 Y's 4 M's &
Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see God.
Plot: Range A Lot 3
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Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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Added: Jul. 28, 2011