Alexander County

Biography - Credellas Stewart

CREDELLAS STEWART, merchant, Hodge's Park. One of the 3-oungest merchants in Alexander County is the gentleman of whom this is a brief sketch. He was born in Choctaw County, Miss., March 2, 1857; he is a son of W. W. Stewart, who is a native of North Carolina. When our subject was about seven years of age, his father came with him to Illinois, where he settled in Thebes Precinct. Here he farmed for a number of years, and then came to Unity Precinct, where he is at present farming. Our subject attended school at Thebes until he was about eighteen, and then commenced clerking for B. F. Brown & Co. In 1880, he came to Hodge's Park, and opened a store with B. F. Brown, under the title of Brown & Stewart. They now carry a stock of about $2,500. Mr. Stewart was married, May 28, 1882, to Miss Nancy Ziegler, a daughter of Willard and Kate (Yount) Ziegler, natives of Pennsylvania. He is now serving as Postmaster at Hodge's Park; in politics, he is a Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 242.


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