The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Pleasant Grove Township.
Samuel Chowning, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Campbell; owns 109 acres; was born in Fayette Co., Ky., June 4, 1827; came with his parents to the county when only 4 years old, and lived with his parents until 18 years of age. He was married to Polly Ann McCann, in February, 1849; she was born in Logan Co., Ky., July 25, 1824, and has had nine children, viz: Nancy I., Rebecca D., Laura A., Mary L., Robert P., Rachel C., deceased, John B., Charles P., and one infant; Mr. Chowning's father was in the Black Hawk war, and Mrs. Chowning's father in the war of 1812.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Pleasant Grove Township