Lasswell, John b July 30, 1773 Cameron Parish, Loudoun Co., Va. d July 31, 1841 Cass Twp., Fulton Co., Il. Father Andrew Lasswell 1st md Susan Dolan abt 1794 Va. 2nd Phoebe Stiren nee Morris Carnes md Jan. 1, 1828 Paris, Edgar Co., Il.
John was 1st buried at McBeth Cemetery near Whites Ferry Bridge, Harris Twp., Fulton Co., Il. and later moved to Buckeye Cemetery
He came to Totten's Prairie, Fulton Co., Il. around 1830
John Lasswell, the first Lasswell to settle in Illinois came across Ohio and Indiana with Abe Lincoln's family and settled for a while in Tennessee. In Indiana, John's wife and Abe's mother, Nancy, died of an epidemic and was buried there, in 1818. John was 35 years old then. Sometime after 1823, his oldest son, Andrew Lasswell, came into Fulton County and first settled west of Cuba on what was later known as the Elisha Smith place. Later Andrew built a grist mill on Put Creek near its mouth into Spoon river, the rist mill to be erected in Cass Township, it ran amost year round.
In the spring of 1830 John brought his family by ox team to Fulton County. They first settled south of Smithfield, then later bought about 500 acres of Spoon River bottom land near White's Ferry. John died July 31, 1841, at the age of 68 and is buried in McBeth Cemetery northwest of the White's Ferry Bridge. Fifteen children were born to John and his two wives.
Submitter: Janine Crandell