John Jenkins Dale

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John Jenkins Dale

  • Birth 2 Jun 1809 Worcester County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1877 Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 53681307


" John J. Dale, deceased, was born in Maryland on the 2d of June, 1809. He was a son of Jacob and Charlotte (Jenkins) Dale.

At fourteen was left an orphan; the next two or three years he was at school, after which he was thrown on his own resources. He learned the tailor's trade; went from Maryland to Philadelphia, thence to Ohio, and settled in South Charleston in 1832.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth Davisson in 1834. In 1856 he moved to Indiana, and in 1860 settled in Vermilion county, Illinois, where he bought a farm of three hundred and sixty acres. He moved to Rossville in 1875.

In 1839 he was powerfully converted, and united with the Methodist Episcopal church,and for many years filled the offices of class-leader, trustee and Sunday-school superintendent. His integrity and virture were constant and conspicuous, and he was held in the highest esteem.

His two sons, Daniel and John W., who were members of Co. B, 125th Reg. Ill. Vols., did gallant service for their country. The former was killed at Stone River, and the latter lost his left arm at Chickamauga.

He has served as county clerk of Vermilion county since 1869. In politics, Mr. Dale was a republican.

He was the father of nine children: Sarah, Jacob, Martha, Daniel, dead, John W., Isaac, a minister of the M. E. church and member of the Northwest Indiana Conference, Mary Elizabeth, dead, Maggie and Emma. He died on 10th of July, 1877."

[History of Vermilion County, H. W. Beckwith, H. H. Hill & Co., Chicago, 1879, p. 690]


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  • Created by: Dave Davisson
  • Added: 14 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53681307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jenkins Dale (2 Jun 1809–10 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53681307, citing Mann's Chapel Cemetery, Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dave Davisson (contributor 36744121) .