Henry Woolverton, (deceased) of Hutsonville Township died January 25, 1936. He was born at Big Springs, Indiana Oct. 2, 1859, the son of David Jackson and Lucinda (Woods) Woolverton who came from Virginia. At the age of two years his parents moved to Crawford County, Ill. to the farm where his daughter Mrs. Verna L. Horning now resides. Later they moved to the Judge Ethelbert Callahan farm South of Hutsonville and lived in a log cabin. The Lincoln National Memorial Highway now passes over this place.

Henry attended the Hutsonville district school, but at the age of fourteen gave up school and began clearing and farming the river bottom land of Mr. Callahan for whom he farmed extensively for 47 years. For a few years he was engaged in a merchantile business in Hutsonville but later returned to farming.

Henry Woolverton was a lifetime member of the Hutsonville Christian Church and served as a deacon for many years.

On August 26m 1888 he was married to Martha M. Lacey of West Union, Ill., a daughter of Samuel and Zylpha Jane (Cox) Lacey and became the parents of eleven children: Arthur, Mrs. Verna L. (Osceola G.) Horning, Ruth, David Chauncey, Dewey, Ethelbert deceased, Sheldon, Mrs. Dorothy (Oren) Ellis, Russell and Haskell deceased.

Henry Woolverton was a fifth generation descendant of Charles Woolverton born in England 1660 and came to America from Woolverhampton, England in 1682 with Wm. Penn and George Fox. Mr. Fox was founder and organizer of the Quaker colonies in America and Wm. Penn was in charge of these colonies.

They came over on the ship Welcome. There were twenty ships and 300 in the convoy. About half of these people died on the voyage with smallpox.

They landed at Burlington, New Jersey. Charles Woolverton married Mary Chadwick of Virginia in 1697 at Darby, Pa. They owned 1685 acres of land at Rosemont, New Jersey.