Illustrated Atlas Map of Menard County, Illinois 1874|
Published by W.R. Brink & Co., of Illinois
WILLIAM PRIMM the eldest of a family of ten children, of whom Thomas and Elizabeth Primm are the parents, was born January 11, 1808, in St. Clair County, Illinois. He remained here until the thirteenth year of his age, when he came to Section 6, Township 17-6, the locality where he now resides.
He was married May 12, 1829, in Sangamon County, Illinois, to Miss Maria Canterbury, born in Kentucky, October 12, 1812. Her father was a native of Virginia, but died in this State, October 16, 1856, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Thomas Primm died the same year.
The children of William and Maria Primm were seven in number, and were born in the following order:
Asa C., July 22, 1830. He was married to Miss Fidelia Hall in 1849, and to Mrs. Mary A. Riker in 1860.
Elizabeth died in 1839, in the sixth year of her age.
Margaret J. married William Warfield in 1866. She was born in 1838.
William Henry, now thirty-two years old, was married to Miss Kittie Perrin in 1870.
Thomas N., born in 1844, was married in 1866 to Miss Adelia Perrin.
Isaac H., born in 1847, and married in 1867 to Miss Ann M. Roberts.
John, born October 23, 1850, and Carlyle, born April 24, 1854, remain at home unmarried.
The mother departed this life April 30, 1872, in the sixtieth year of her age.
In Politics Mr. Primm is a Democrat, and a member of the religious denomination known as the "Christian Church." His life has been one of quiet industrious usefulness. He is an excellent farmer, and has acquired a competency of this world's goods. He will transmit to his children the priceless inheritance of a good name, which "is better than great riches."