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Source: 1879 History of Adams County, Illinois, Page 832

McCrory Brice M., farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Payson; is the fifth of four brothers and six sisters, and was born in Washington county, Penn., Dec. 24, 1834. His parents were Samuel and Hannah (Potts) McCrory, the former born near Philadelphia, the latter in Monroe county, Ohio. Mr. McCrory was brought up on a farm in his native county, and remained there till he came to Adams county, in 1857. He learned the plastering trade, and followed it from 1853 to 1863. He has since been engaged in farming, and dealing some in real estate; has made a feature of raising thoroughbred hogs. He settled where he now lives in 1857. He married, Oct. 9, 1857, Mary J. Franks, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Franks. She died in February, 1863, leaving one child John J. Mr. McCrory married Mrs. Anna (Short) Shepherd, Sept. 5, 1855. She was born in Sullivan county, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1840. They have four children: Willis, Thomas A., Mary Dottie, and Charlie B. They are both connected with the church, he with the Baptists, she with the M. E. church. He is a member of the Masonic Order. They own 180 acres in the home farm, worth $75 per acre and eighty in Pike, worth $20 per acre.

[Transcriber note: Mrs. Anna Shepherd – the dates noted are as given in the book, 1855 marriage and 1840 birth. A check of the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index dates this marriage September 2, 1865, which appears more plausible.]


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