FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 689

          Warner D. Crouch, sheriff of Hamilton County, was born there November 30, 1819, the son of Cloyd and Eliza J. (Medley) Crouch, natives respectively of this county and Alabama. The subject's grandfather, Adam Crouch, a native of Virginia, came to White County, Ill., in 1816, and in 1817 located in this county in the township which now bears his name.  He was a farmer, a county commissioner, and, politically, a Democrat.  He died on his farm in Crouch Township.  The father, also a farmer in that township, was county judge nine years, and represented the county in the Legislature.  He was a magistrate several years, county surveyor, and sergeant-at-arms in the last constitutional convention.  He was a Democrat.  In the late war he was quartermaster of the Sixtieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Three of his six children are living: Adam, of Wayne County; our subject, and Hiram, deputy sheriff.  He died January 12, 1884, and his wife died March 12, 1887.  Our subject was reared to manhood on the old homestead, and secured a good education.  For twelve years he was teaching in connection with his farming in Crouch Township.  He is a Democrat, and was elected sheriff in 1888.  March 21, 1573, he married Sarah P. Proudfit, a native of Guernsey County, Ohio.  Mary I., James A., Cloyd C., David P., Hiram C. and Lattia W. are their children.  Mr. Crouch and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.  He is a reliable official and a popular citizen.

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