Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

William Musgrave -- (as written by Mahlon Musgrave) a farmer near Hutsonville. Among the old settlers of Crawford County, none are more worthy of mention in this history. He was a native of Wayne County, North Carolina, born Feb. 8, 1816. His father, John Musgrave, was a native also of North Carolina born in 1758 and died in April 1824. His mother, Charity Cox, was also a native of N.C., born in 1774 and died in June 1824 and to this union there were born seven children. William was the youngest son and sixth child. He was left an orphan at eight years of age; was brought to Illinois by his brothers, Joshia and John, who located in Union County. William came to Union County with is brother, Caleb, who came to the county four years previous to his brothers. In 1833 William accompanied his brother, John, to Crawford County and worked one year with him at carpentering. In 1834 he married and commenced farming on his present farm, which had been improved by John Snipes where he has since remained and succeeded in gaining a good property, and at one time owned about 500 acres of land, which he divided among his children, only reserving the old homestead and about fifty acres.

In June 1881, he met with a serious accident, while reaping, which caused him to lose the use of one arm by having his elbow cut, by being thrown in contact with knives of the machine. He was married in 1834 to Miss Eliza Ann Cox, a native of Greene County, N.C. born Jan. 17, 1816. To this union were born nine children of whom five are now living, viz: Sally Ann, Anna M., Jonathan K., George A. and Harriet. He and his wife are members of the Universalist Church of Hutsonville, and in politics they are Republicans.