Thurtell and Related Families
Thurtell and Related Families

Notes for John T. WITHROW

Records of Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cornelia, Grant County, Wisconsin show that John T. Withrow was born June 6, 1841, and died January 6, 1890, and had a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) flag. His wife, Margaret J. Withrow, is also buried there, along with their son, Bertie Withrow.

The Wisconsin marriage index shows John Y. Withrow and Margaret J. Wilson were married February 22, 1871, in Grant County, Wisconsin, and the record is in Volume 5, Page 134, Sequence 23012 - 23013.

He and his family are listed in the 1880 U.S. Census for Paris, Grant County, Wisconsin (Volume 10, ED 120, Sheet 6, Line 31), which was enumerated June 9, 1880. This shows him as John T. Witherow, age 42 born in Wisconsin and a farmer, whose mother was born in Illinois. He is living with his wife, Margaret J. Witherow, age 30, born in Illinois. Her occupation is shown as keeping house, and the census shows her father was born in Wisconsin and her mother in Illinois Their five children listed were all born in Wisconsin. Julia Ann is 6; Frank E. is 5, Minnie J. is 3; Hattie May is 2; and John A. Witherow is age 9/12 and was born in September. Julia and Frank attended school during the census year.

The 1901 Biographical Sketch Book of Grant County, Wisconsin, in the listing for Daniel Stanton, shows that John Withrow, the son of William and Martha Withrow, was born in Potosi, Wisconsin, in 1841. "He was a soldier in the Union army, enlisting in Company H, 25th Wis. V. I., and served throughout the Civil war. He married Miss Margaret Wilson, and settled on the old homestead in the town of Paris, where he died Jan. 6, 1890, leaving a wife and seven children."

He is possibly the "Jno Withrow" listed in the January 1, 1883, list of Pensioners on the Roll, shown as living in Dickeysville, Grant County, Wisconsin, receiving a pension of $12.00 per month due to "dis. left lung."

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