Joel SCRIVNER 2
- Born: 1813, Smith County, Tennessee 2
- Marriage: Lucy CLARK on 19 Aug 1836 in Franklin County, Illinois 1
- Died: 15 Oct 1864, Wayne County, Illinois 2
- Buried: Salem Cemetery, near Bluford, Jefferson County, Illinois 2
Albert Scrivner, a descendant of Joel Scrivner, hired genealogists to research his family and supplied much of the information on the Scrivner family in Illinois that is included in Doris Scrivner Collier's book. Doris provided me with the following excerpt from his obituary following his death on 2 Jul 1993. She regrets he did not tell her about his accomplishments prior to the publication of her book. I include them here as a posthumous tribute.
"Albert Scrivner, owner of a chain of auto supply stores, died Friday at Memorial Hospital in Belleview. He and his late wife, Lavenia Scrivner, founded Al's Automotive Supply in 1954, opening a store in East St. Louis. Al's has four outlets -- in Belleville, Cahokia, Granite City and Washington Park. Before going into business for himself, Mr. Scrivner worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad. His family said his railroad background had led Mr. Scrivner to seek better safety at rail crossings. Mr. Scrivner is credited with two key safety techniques. One is the "rumble strip", a short stretch of corduroy paving whose noisy, bumpy passage alerts drivers. The other pavement paint that is mixed with glass bits to produce a highly reflective surface. Earlier this year, U. S. Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Belleville, read into the Congressional Record a statement praising Mr. Scrivner for the rumble strip and reflective paint. Mr. Scrivner served in the Army in World War II. He belonged to the American Legion, the Masons and the Union Methodist Church in Belleville."
More information about the descendants of Joel Scrivner can be found in Doris Scrivner Collier's book.
Noted events in his life were:
1. State Census: 1840, Franklin County, Illinois. 3
Page 56: Joel Scrivner
2. Census: 1850, Wayne County, Illinois. 4
Dwelling 328, Family 336, District 11
Joel Crivner, age 36, male, farmer, born in Tennessee
Lucy Crivner, age 39, female, born in Kentucky
B Crivner, age 14, female, born in Illinois
J Crivner, age 12, male, born in Illinois
William Crivner, age 11, male, born in Illinois
Julia A Crivner, age 6, female, born in Illinois
Jane Crivner, age 4, female, born in Illinois
P Crivner, age 3, male, born in Illinois
3. Census: 1860, Wayne County, Illinois. 5
Township 3S, Range 5E, Long Prairie P. O.
Dwelling 2205, Family 2017
Joel Scrivner, age 37, male, farmer, $6000 real property, $2450 personal property, born in Tennessee
Lucy Scrivner, age 39, female, born in Kentucky
Julia A. Scrivner, age 16, female, born in Illinois, attended school
Samantha J. Scrivner, age 14, female, born in Illinois, attended school
Willford Scrivner, age 10, male, born in Illinois, attended school
Emiline Scrivner, age 7, female, born in Illinois, attended school
Bluford Scrivner, age 6, male, born in Illinois, attended school
Isaac(?) N(?) Rose, age 7, male, born in Illinois, attended school
Jas. W. Rose, age 9, male, born in Illinois, attended school
Thos. Beardsley, age 21, male, f labor, born in ?
Joel married Lucy CLARK on 19 Aug 1836 in Franklin County, Illinois.2 (Lucy CLARK was born in 1821 in Kentucky 2.)