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Samatha MATTICE was born on 1 APR 1860 in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. She appeared in the census on 31 JAN 1920 in Pueblo County, Colorado. (living with daughter Ida M. and family.) She died on 13 JAN 1934 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. She was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado

Spouse: Edson John COLBY. Edson John COLBY and Samatha MATTICE were married on 22 DEC 1883 in Minnesota. Children were: Rollin Freeman COLBY, Ernest Leroy COLBY, Everett Edson COLBY, Homer Lee COLBY, Marcus Wilder COLBY, Ida Margaret COLBY, Hazel May COLBY, Bernard Franklin COLBY, Delia Estella COLBY.


Henry Marcus MATTINPLY was born date unknown.

Spouse: Darlene HODGE. Henry Marcus MATTINPLY and Darlene HODGE were married date unknown. Children were: Denise Darlene HODGE-MATTINPLY.


France Arvid MATTSSON was born on 2 MAR 1883 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. He died on 28 NOV 1955 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. (SOURCE: California Death Index, 1940-1997.)

Spouse: Sarahann Rebecca CRANE. France Arvid MATTSSON and Sarahann Rebecca CRANE were married on 15 OCT 1908 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah.


Ruth Stella MAULFAIR was born on 9 MAR 1880 in Florid, Putnam County, Illinois. She appeared in the census on 12 JAN 1920 in Sweet Grass County, Montana. She died in MAR 1974 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. She had Social Security Number 453-17-8785 .

Spouse: Irving Newton COLBY. Irving Newton COLBY and Ruth Stella MAULFAIR were married on 20 JUN 1907 in Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. Children were: Willa L. COLBY, Theodore Whedon COLBY, Esther A. COLBY, Norman Clark COLBY, Archie Newton COLBY.


Dudley MAXFIELD was born about 1770. He died on 10 MAY 1835 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Betsey COLBY. Dudley MAXFIELD and Betsey COLBY were married on 25 MAY 1820 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Elizabeth MAXFIELD was born on 30 APR 1716 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was living in 1774. She died before 1794. Elizabeth still his widow, rendered his account in 1774; "remains of his wages at Cape Breton." mentioned.

Spouse: Stephen COLBY. Stephen COLBY and Elizabeth MAXFIELD were married on 27 MAR 1738 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury. At Hampton.) Children were: Sarah COLBY, Samuel COLBY, Stephen COLBY, John COLBY, Michael COLBY.


Sally Page MAXFIELD was born in 1808 in New Hampshire.

Spouse: John Hall FLANDERS. John Hall FLANDERS and Sally Page MAXFIELD were married on 12 JUN 1831 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000989; FLANDERS, John; Marriage: Sally P. MAXFIELD; Date: 12 Jun 1831; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: John Hall FLANDERS.


Susanna S. MAXFIELD was born about 1797. She died on 4 MAR 1820 at Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Charles COLBY. Charles COLBY and Susanna S. MAXFIELD were married on 12 OCT 1819 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Mary E. MAXIM was born about 1848.

Spouse: Samuel E. UPTON. Samuel E. UPTON and Mary E. MAXIM were married about 1872. Children were: Sarah E. UPTON.


Calvin MAXON was born in JUL 1813 in Jefferson County, New York. He died on 7 JAN 1891 at Goodland, Lapeer County, Michigan.

Spouse: Caroline Grace FOLSOM. Calvin MAXON and Caroline Grace FOLSOM were married on 16 JAN 1840 in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York.


Agnes Theresia MAY was born in JAN 1883 in Westphalia, Clinton County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1900 in Westphalia, Clinton County, Michigan.

Spouse: Joel Lester COLBY. Joel Lester COLBY and Agnes Theresia MAY were married on 17 APR 1900 in Portland, Ionia County, Michigan.
Groom's name: Joel Lester Colby
Groom's race or color (on document):
Groom's age: 20 years
Groom's birth year: 1880
Groom's birthplace: Portland
Bride's name: Agnes T. May
Bride's race or color (on document):
Bride's age: 18 years
Bride's birth year: 1882
Bride's birthplace: Westphalia
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 17 Apr 1900
Marriage place: Portland, Ionia, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Joseph W. Colby
Groom's mother's name: Mary L. Robinson
Father of bride's name: Frank May
Mother of bride's name: Barbara Hopps
Marital status:
Groom's previous wife's name:
Bride's marital status:
Bride's previous husband's name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342515
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4208648
Image number: 325
Reference number: v 2 p 294 rn 413
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

Children were: Jennie B. COLBY.


Jocelyn Eleanor MAY was born about 1932 in Wisconsin. Parents: Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY.


Joseph MAY was born on 9 JUN 1923 in Illinois. He died on 29 MAR 1926 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Parents: Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY.


Joseph Peter MAY was born on 17 JUL 1891 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He died on 7 NOV 1971 at Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois.
Joseph spent his last 34 years in Libertyville, IL. He had been a conductor on the Northshore Railroad for 49 years and upon retirementstarted the hobby of raisung Siamese show cats. He and his wife Amber, recieved many top honors, sometimes "best of show" Their Cattery, registered as " " was known world wide.

Spouse: Amber Mildred COLBY. Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY were married on 16 JUN 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Children were: Nancy Amber MAY, Joseph MAY, Marylou MAY, Thomas Colby MAY, Jocelyn Eleanor MAY.


Katie MAY was born about 1856.

Spouse: Samuel A. WALKER. Samuel A. WALKER and Katie MAY were married in 1876.


Marylou MAY was born on 25 JAN 1925 in Wisconsin. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 24 JUN 1995. Parents: Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY.


Nancy Amber MAY was born in 1922 in Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY.


Thomas Colby MAY was born in JAN 1930 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in JUN 1930 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Joseph Peter MAY and Amber Mildred COLBY.


Marie Adeline MAYER was born on 5 JUN 1875. She died on 28 JUL 1957.

Spouse: Charles Albert GOWEN. Charles Albert GOWEN and Marie Adeline MAYER were married on 31 DEC 1912. Children were: Grace Mildred GOWEN.


Lavina Jane MAYHEW was born in AUG 1858 in Canada. She appeared in the census on 27 APR 1910 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 21 JAN 1920 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 8 APR 1930 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She died on 8 APR 1945 at Kittery Point, York County, Maine. She was also known as Laura Jane Mayhew.

Spouse: Henry Francis COLBY. Henry Francis COLBY and Lavina Jane MAYHEW were married on 3 AUG 1887 in Kittery, York County, Maine. Children were: Claude Raymond COLBY, Carmine M. COLBY, Wallace F. COLBY, Reginald Herbert COLBY, Chester H. COLBY, Cora F. COLBY.


Lillian Louise MAYHEW was born in 1867 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. She died on 10 FEB 1888.

Spouse: Albert Howard ADAMS. Albert Howard ADAMS and Lillian Louise MAYHEW were married on 25 MAY 1887 in Maine. Children were: Hebron Mayhew ADAMS.


Mary M. MAYHEW was born on 7 MAY 1797 in Corinth, Penobscot County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 23 AUG 1850 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.

Spouse: Timothy COLBY. Timothy COLBY and Mary M. MAYHEW were married on 17 DEC 1818 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Children were: Martha COLBY, Ann COLBY, Mary Rebecca COLBY, William H. COLBY, Benjamin S. COLBY.


Bertha MAYO was born in 1894 in New York. She appeared in the census in APR 1930 in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont.

Spouse: Verner Stuart COLBY. Verner Stuart COLBY and Bertha MAYO were married on 23 MAR 1918 in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: Helen May COLBY.


Lucy MAYVILLE was born on 2 SEP 1891 in Unity, Marathon County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census on 17 MAY 1910 in Holton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. (0 children, 0 living.) She appeared in the census on 5 JAN 1920 in Abbotsford, Marathon County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Brighton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. She died on 5 SEP 1981 at Unity, Marathon County, Wisconsin.
---------Colby, Lucy (1891 1981)
Funeral services for Lucy Colby, 90, route 1, Unity, were at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Rux-Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby. Mrs. Colby died at her home on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1981, at 3:05 p.m. Officiating at the services was Rev. Charles strong. Interment was in the Town of Brighton Cemetery.

Lucy Mayville was born on Sept. 2, 1891, in Unity to the late Ephraim and Loretta (nee Grant) Mayville. She received her education at Unity. She was married to Henry Dean Colby on June 18, 1908, at Stevens Point. They spent most of their life in the Abbotsford-Unity area, except for the three years from 1920-23 when she lived in Colorado.

She was a member of Colby United Methodist Church and a past member of the Brighton Homemakers.

Surviving her are two sons, Lloyd of Unity and Dennis of Greenwood six daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Lottie) Lynn, Sr. of Unity, Mrs. Glendon (Virjean) Ladd of Milwaukee, Mrs. Merlin (Nancy) Delo of Loyal, Mrs. Archie (Beverly) Kempke of Milwaukee, Mrs. John (Erma) Peters of Neenah and Eleanora Colby of Unity one brother, Dewey Mayville of Milwaukee one sister, Mrs. William (Melissa) Fieldgrove of Shawano 29 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1937, two sons, three brothers and two sisters.

Rux-Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby, handled arrangements.
---------Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Clark County, Wis.) 09/09/1981

She was also known as Lucille Mayville. She was buried in the Unity - Brighton Cemetery at Brighton, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Spouse: Henry Dean COLBY. Henry Dean COLBY and Lucy MAYVILLE were married on 18 JUN 1908 in Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin. Children were: Leslie Dean COLBY, Lottie Loretta COLBY, Eleanora Mae COLBY, Donald Forrest COLBY, Erma Belle COLBY, Lowell Marion COLBY, Lloyd Edward COLBY, Beverly Ellen COLBY, Dennis Russell COLBY, Virjean COLBY, Nancy COLBY.


George E. MC CLURE was born in 1875 in Richland, Sangamon County, Illinois. Son of John W. MC CLURE & Joanah BLACK.

Spouse: Mary E. COLBY. George E. MC CLURE and Mary E. COLBY were married on 14 JUL 1898 in Jasper County, Illinois. SOURCE: FHL Number 1312612; MC CLURE, George E. Age: 23 years, Marriage: Mary E. COLBY Age: 19 years, Date: 14 Jul 1898; Recorded in: Jasper, Illinois.


Aurinda MC COBB was born in 1822 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 19 JUL 1887 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Arthur MATTHEWS. Arthur MATTHEWS and Aurinda MC COBB were married about 1842 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.


Daniel H. MC COBB was born in 1820 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. He died before 1880. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Elizabeth A. MATTHEWS. Daniel H. MC COBB and Elizabeth A. MATTHEWS were married about 1850.


Elizabeth MC COBB was born on 17 JUL 1813 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.


Irene MC COBB was born on 24 MAY 1805 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.


Jane MC COBB was born on 2 MAR 1816 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 5 MAR 1845 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Jonathan HUTCHINGS. Jonathan HUTCHINGS and Jane MC COBB were married about 1835 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.


John MC COBB was born on 3 JAN 1778 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. He died on 21 JUN 1862 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.

Spouse: Mary HUFF. John MC COBB and Mary HUFF were married on 13 DEC 1802 in Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Irene MC COBB, Nancy MC COBB, Mary B. MC COBB, Samuel MC COBB, Elizabeth MC COBB, Jane MC COBB, Margaret MC COBB, Daniel H. MC COBB, Aurinda MC COBB, Miles Huff MC COBB.


Margaret MC COBB was born on 10 MAR 1818 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Elbridge James HODGDON. Elbridge James HODGDON and Margaret MC COBB were married on 27 DEC 1839 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.


Mary B. MC COBB was born on 21 AUG 1809 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 2 APR 1889 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Jonathan HUTCHINGS. Jonathan HUTCHINGS and Mary B. MC COBB were married about 1850 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.


Miles Huff MC COBB was born on 20 OCT 1826 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. He died on 2 SEP 1827 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.


Nancy MC COBB was born on 27 SEP 1807 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 21 NOV 1808 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.


Samuel MC COBB was born on 12 MAY 1811 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. He died on 17 DEC 1886 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: John MC COBB and Mary HUFF.

Spouse: Margery Mc Farland BRYER. Samuel MC COBB and Margery Mc Farland BRYER were married on 2 NOV 1843 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.


Photo Diantha MC DUFFEE was born on 1 APR 1828 in New Hampshire. She died in 1847 at Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Auburn Village Cemetery at Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Thaddeus Sleeper COLBY. Thaddeus Sleeper COLBY and Diantha MC DUFFEE were married about 1846. Children were: Clara J. COLBY.


Jane MC GILLIS was born in 1778 in New Hampshire. She died on 3 JUN 1816 at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Philip HADLEY. Philip HADLEY and Jane MC GILLIS were married on 7 JUN 1798 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1001263; HADLEY, Phillip; Marriage: Jane MC GILLIS; Date: 7 Jun 1798; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Rodney HADLEY, Josiah Gillis HADLEY, Judith HADLEY, Mary HADLEY, Rachel HADLEY, William HADLEY.


Patricia MC GRANIGHAN.

Spouse: John William LUTZ. John William LUTZ and Patricia MC GRANIGHAN were married about 1969. Children were: Amy Corinne LUTZ, David Matthew LUTZ.


Mary MC HANN was born date unknown. She has Ancestral File Number 117G-V07.

Spouse: Benjamin STRINGHAM. Benjamin STRINGHAM and Mary MC HANN were married in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.


Resign MC KILLIPS was born in 1834 in Vermont. She appeared in the census on 27 AUG 1850 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. She appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. She appeared in the census on 27 JUN 1870 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont.

Spouse: Absolom J. COLBY. Absolom J. COLBY and Resign MC KILLIPS were married about 1844 in Vermont. Children were: George A. COLBY, Mary M. COLBY, Harriet J. COLBY, Jacob B. COLBY.


Esther MC MURTY was born date unknown. She has Ancestral File Number BHSJ-D4.

Spouse: Thomas Jasper WILLIAMS. Thomas Jasper WILLIAMS and Esther MC MURTY were married on 20 MAY 1901. They were divorced.


Grizzy "Grace" MCADAMS was born about 1803 in New York. She appeared in the census on 29 AUG 1850 in Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Spouse: Ezekiel COLBY. Ezekiel COLBY and Grizzy "Grace" MCADAMS were married in AUG 1828 in Springfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Children were: Joseph J. COLBY.


Lucy A. MCALPINE was born about 1838.

Spouse: Sylvester HADLEY. Sylvester HADLEY and Lucy A. MCALPINE were married in 1864. Children were: Emma M. HADLEY, Lucy F. HADLEY.


Fanny MCARTHUR was born on 18 MAY 1815 in New York. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. She died on 9 JAN 1856 at Holland, Erie County, New York. Died by hanging herself.

Spouse: Elijah COLBY. Elijah COLBY and Fanny MCARTHUR were married about 1835. Children were: Lucy COLBY.


Catherine MCASKELL was born in APR 1854 in Canada. She appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Henri P. HASKELL. Henri P. HASKELL and Catherine MCASKELL were married on 16 MAY 1876 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Henri William HASKELL, Kenneth Arthur HASKELL, Clarence Neil HASKELL.


Absolem MCBRIDE was born in 1806 in Illinois. He died on 9 MAR 1855. He has Ancestral File Number 1WM4-X7. SOURCES: (1). History of Randolph, Monroe, & Perry Counties, Illinois, Pub 1883 pp. (300-301) GS 825,599; (2). U.S. Census, Abbeville, S. C. 1800, Randolph, Illinois 1810, 1820, 1825 (State), 1830, 1840, 1850, Hancock Co. Ill. 1840 Washington Co., Ill, 1850; (3). DAR Application & other records of Ruth Marcum Lind (4th GGDau of Husband); (4). Livelys of America Pub 1971 Dr. John Vallentine Compiler P. 320; (5). Probate Records of Randolph Co., Ill. 1854-1859 (GS 599,051); (6). Vital records of Randolph Co., Ill. 1809-1870. GS #599,051; (7). Film #GS 027,329 Salina Ward records; (8). Marriage records of Randolph Co., Illinois, 1809-1870 GS 975,007 & 975,008; (9). 1880 Federal Census of Sevier Co., Utah; (10).Tombstone readings, Salina, Utah of children #3 & 4; (11). Atlas of Randolph Co., Illinois published 1859; (12). Elizabeth McBride Tidwell's obituary in Deseret News 8 Dec 1894; (13) 1850 Federal Census Van Buren Co. Parents: Thomas MCBRIDE and Sarah COX.

Spouse: Margaret BAGGS. Absolem MCBRIDE and Margaret BAGGS were married on 13 MAR 1828.


Elizabeth MCBRIDE was born about 1790 in South Carolina. She has Ancestral File Number 1WM4-P1. She died. SOURCES: (1). History of Randolph, Monroe, & Perry counties, Illinois, 1883 pp 69-70, 300-301; 406, GS #825,599; (2). U.S. Federal Censuses Abbeville, South Carolina 1790, 1880, Randolph Co. 1810, 1820, 1825 State 1830, 1840, 1850; (3). Portrait & Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry & Monroe Counties, Illinois 1894 GS #825600; (4). Narration of Thompson Family by Helen F. Williams; (5). Family Genealogies of Sparta, Illinois, V7 by Terrens GS 977, 3921/S1,D24; (6). Nelson Cemetery Record, Randolph County, Illinois GS907987; (7). DAR Application and other records of Ruth Marcum Lind (5th GGDau of husband); (8). Marriage records of Randolph County, Illinois 1807-1890 GS 975008 and 599051; (9). Misc. Family group sheets; (10). Will of William MCBRIDE in possession of LaVonna Ness, WD 13 Sep 1828, WD 14 Nov 1831; (11). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Parents: William MCBRIDE and Jane LAW.

Spouse: George BAGGS. George BAGGS and Elizabeth MCBRIDE were married on 4 SEP 1810.


Elizabeth MCBRIDE was born on 20 JAN 1803 in Randolph County, Illinois. She was a pioneer and began the journey with the in JUL 1854 to Utah. She died on 19 NOV 1894 at Salina, Sevier County, Utah. She was buried on 22 NOV 1894 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. She has Ancestral File Number 1WM5-H4. She is reference number 31. She has more notes..

Family history moments: Hidden marker
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October 26, 2002

When I was making application to join Daughters of the American Revolution in March 1998 I had to provide "proof" of all births, marriages and deaths in all generations back to my ancestor who served in the American Revolution. As I lacked some documentation, the national organization informed me that grave markers would be acceptable.

After sending needed photos, my husband and I decided we should make a five-generation record with pictures and locations of all family grave markers in our direct line who are buried in this country. We discovered five of our beloved pioneer ancestors (all wives) had no marker. We solicited funds from the respective family members of those needing markers to help us with our project.

The last one we did was for my great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth McBride Tidwell, wife of Absalom Tidwell; he is buried in the Old Nauvoo Burial Ground. I had traced Elizabeth by way of an article in the Nov. 30, 1894, Deseret News telling of her death and burial in Salina, Utah. I sent my sister and her husband to Salina to take a picture of the headstone. It could not be located. I checked the Church's International Genealogical Index to find the submitter list for Elizabeth. I noticed there was a Marjorie Jensen living in Salina. I wrote to Marjorie asking her if she would take a picture of Elizabeth's marker. To her surprise, she could not locate one. She had decorated graves for many years but hadn't noticed the absence of a marker for Elizabeth.

She checked with the city, and because of the newspaper article, was allowed to place a grave marker in the area with Elizabeth's family. My sisters and I sent money, and Marjorie collected other funds from family members in that area.

On Oct. 11, I received a letter from Marjorie telling me she took two grandsons with her to watch the placement of the marker. Marjorie picked out the spot where she felt it should be placed. One grandson started to dig in that spot when he felt something under the grass and dirt. There, they found a small metal plate buried just two inches under grass and dirt with the name of Elizabeth Tidwell. There was no written record in the sexton's office, but the Lord knew and guided Marjorie to the exact spot where Elizabeth was buried 108 years ago.
Eunice Tidwell Merrill, Wenatchee, Wash.

SOURCE: Deseret News Publishing Company

SOURCES: (1). History of Randolph, Monroe, & Perry Counties, Illinois, Pub 1883 pp. (300-301) GS 825,599; (2). U.S. Census, Abbeville, S. C. 1800, Randolph, Illinois 1810, 1820, 1825 (State), 1830, 1840, 1850, Hancock Co. Ill. 1840 Washington Co., Ill, 1850; (3). DAR Application & other records of Ruth Marcum Lind (4th GGDau of Husband); (4). Livelys of America Pub 1971 Dr. John Vallentine Compiler P. 320; (5). Probate Records of Randolph Co., Ill. 1854-1859 (GS 599,051); (6). Vital records of Randolph Co., Ill. 1809-1870. GS #599,051; (7). Film #GS 027,329 Salina Ward records; (8). Marriage records of Randolph Co., Illinois, 1809-1870 GS 975,007 & 975,008; (9). 1880 Federal Census of Sevier Co., Utah; (10). Tombstone readings, Salina, Utah of children #3 & 4; (11). Atlas of Randolph Co., Illinois published 1859; (12). Elizabeth McBride Tidwell's obituary in Deseret News 8 Dec 1894; (13). 1850 Federal Census Van Buren Co.; (14). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Parents: Thomas MCBRIDE and Sarah COX.

Spouse: Absalom TIDWELL. Absalom TIDWELL and Elizabeth MCBRIDE were married on 8 OCT 1822 in Randolph County, Illinois. Children were: Ransom TIDWELL, Thomas TIDWELL, Joseph TIDWELL (twin), Hyrum TIDWELL (twin), Martha TIDWELL, Peter TIDWELL, Absalom TIDWELL, William TIDWELL, Sarah Jane TIDWELL, Elizabeth Jane TIDWELL, Mary Ann TIDWELL, Absolom Franthan TIDWELL (twin), David Absalom TIDWELL (twin).


Jane MCBRIDE was born in 1782 in South Carolina. She died between 1830 and 1840. SOURCES: (1). History of Randolph, Monroe, & Perry counties, Illinois, 1883 pp 69-70, 300-301; 406, GS #825,599; (2). U.S. Federal Censuses Abbeville, South Carolina 1790, 1880, Randolph Co. 1810, 1820, 1825 State 1830, 1840, 1850; (3). Portrait & Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry & Monroe Counties, Illinois 1894 GS #825600; (4). Narration of Thompson Family by Helen F. Williams; (5). Family Genealogies of Sparta, Illinois, V7 by Terrens GS 977, 3921/S1,D24; (6). Nelson Cemetery Record, Randolph County, Illinois GS907987; (7). DAR Application and other records of Ruth Marcum Lind (5th GGDau of husband); (8). Marriage records of Randolph County, Illinois 1807-1890 GS 975008 and 599051; (9). Misc. Family group sheets; (10). Will of William MCBRIDE in possession of LaVonna Ness, WD 13 Sep 1828, WD 14 Nov 1831; (11). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Parents: William MCBRIDE and Jane LAW.

Spouse: Absalom COX. Absalom COX and Jane MCBRIDE were married before 1800.

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