Top Row: L to R: Clarence Wimberly, Robert Wimberly, Alonzo
Wimberly, and Edgar Wimberly
Front Row: L to R: Emma Wimberly, Bennett Wimberly (the father),
Sally Wimberly (the mother) and Cora
Elijah Wimberly's Life in Illinois
Among the early settlers in Field Township in Jefferson
Co., IL were the Fields, for whom the township was named.
Field, the patriarch of the family, came to Marion County in 1826,
but never lived in Field Township. Several of his sons, however, came to
Field Township and started farming. Among them were Nathan Field,
Field, and Henry Field. Thomas McCrary, who settled the farm
James Osborne eventually owned, was located in Section 17. McCray was from
Alabama. He died about 1877-1878 and left several children.
Thomas Jordan settled in Field Township
early and lived near the Marion County line in the prairie which bears
his name (Jordan Chapel Cemetery is located in this prairie) and which
lies also in Rome Township. Jordan kept a tavern on the old Goshen road
and had a large family of children. The Jordans were among the earliest
settlers in the southern part of Illinois.
Other earlier settlers were:
The old Goshen road was one of the first highways
through Field Township.
John and Benjamin Hawkins
W. D. Claybourn
This page was last updated on: February 6,
(This page is under construction - More about
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