Greenup, William C.

Born: 1785-07-28

Died: 1853-05-10

Greenup, who was tall and slender and known for his "good humor," settled in Illinois sometime prior to 1811, when he married Elizabeth Mathers in Randolph County, where he was the clerk of the court of common pleas. That same year, he earned a commission as Captain in the 1st Regiment of the Illinois Militia. In 1812, he was the clerk of the House of Representatives of Illinois Territory; and in 1814, he was the clerk of the Randolph County Court. In 1818, he served as secretary of the Illinois State Constitutional Convention in Kaskaskia; and the following year, he was one of the men who surveyed the town of Vandalia. His daughter Julia married Frederick Remann in 1834.

Gravestone, Vandalia City Cemetery, Vandalia, IL; Edmund J. James, ed., The Territorial Records of Illinois (Springfield, IL: Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1901), 17, 20, 35, 63; History of Fayette County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough & Co., 1878), 12, 22, 30; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Randolph County, IL, 19 December 1811, Fayette County, 11 September 1834, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.