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(Source: COMPREHENSIVE INDEX of the BIOGRAPHY OF THE
PIONEERS OF EDGAR AND VERMILION COUNTIES, ILLINOIS (Originally Published in 1889)
© 2012 Norma Ewing: All rights reserved.

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(Babb), Allie Hottel. 430, 431, 432. b. 1847. d.1887/40. d/o Levi Babb and Elizabeth (Prevo) Babb. Second wife of William Hottel

Babb, Caleb 431, 432, 433 s/o Thomas Babb and Martha (Ewing) Babb. The Babb brothers (David, Caleb, and Levi) served together in the War of 1812 under General Jackson. A memorable encounter with Indians resulted in a chase for 6 days and nights, eating only spoiled flour, hickory nuts and sweet hickory roots. According to the Babb family, this adventure resulted in the name "Old Hickory" for General Jackson as he ate the hickory roots and nuts along with his soldiers.

Babb, David 431, 432, 433 s/o Thomas Babb and Martha (Ewing) Babb. The Babb brothers (David, Caleb, and Levi) served together in the War of 1812 under General Jackson. A memorable encounter with Indians resulted in a chase for 6 days and nights, eating only spoiled flour, hickory nuts and sweet hickory roots. According to the Babb family, this adventure resulted in the name "Old Hickory" for General Jackson as he ate the hickory roots and nuts along with his soldiers.

(Babb) Hannie. 430, 431, 432. d/o Levi Babb and second wife Elizabeth (Prevo) Babb.

Babb, Ira. Bio 430, 431, 432. b.1842. s/o Levi Babb and second wife Elizabeth (Prevo) Babb. h/o Minerva E. (Canaday) Babb. (No children listed.) Ira was born in the house he later occupied, built by his father in 1830. The 109 acres in Vermilion County were on former Indian camp grounds, and as a boy, Ira picked up flint arrow heads and a stone axe. Ira did general farming and raised Short-horn cattle, Poland China hogs, and general purpose horses. He manufactured tiles, and in 1887 he built a 2-story, 20 x 60 factory, with an L-shaped wing of same dimensions. The tiles were from 3" to 12", and he also manufactured bricks.

Babb, Jonathan. 430, 431, 432. s/o Levi Babb and first wife Susannah (Dillon) Babb.

Babb, Levi. 430, 431, 432. b.1788. d.1872/83. s/o Thomas Babb and Martha (Ewing) Babb. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Susannah (Dillon) Babb. m/o 10 children including Jonathan Babb; Levi Babb. (Wife #2) Elizabeth (Prevo) Babb. m/o Ira Babb; Hannie (Babb); Allie (Babb) Hottel. The Babb brothers (David, Caleb, and Levi) served together in the War of 1812 under General Jackson. A memorable encounter with Indians resulted in a chase for 6 days and nights, eating only spoiled flour, hickory nuts and sweet hickory roots. According to the Babb family, this adventure resulted in the name "Old Hickory" for General Jackson, as he ate the hickory roots and nuts along with his soldiers. Levi moved to Vermilion County in 1826, and built his house in 1830. The family came in a 5-horse wagon, a distance of 650 miles. By 1831, he had 600 acres. The closest mill was in Indiana. He hauled produce to Chicago for salt and groceries. Levi befriended the Indians, and spoke the Indian language fluently.

Babb, Levi. 430, 431, 432. s/o Levi Babb and first wife Susannah (Dillon) Babb.

Babb, Thomas. 430, 431, 432 h/o Martha (Ewing) Babb. f/o 12 children, including David Babb; Caleb Babb; Levi Babb. Thomas emigrated to what is now called Babb's Valley in Tennessee. Note: See sons David, Caleb, or Levi for experience with General Jackson and Jackson's "Old Hickory" nickname.

Baber, (g/n/u) 911, 912. h/o Mary E. (Hanks) Baber.

Baber, Adin. 948, 949. Director and stock holder in the new 1885 First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

Baber, Amos. 948, 949. s/o Asa J. Baber. In charge of the Collection Department, as General Clerk of the 1885 First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

Baber, Asa J. 948, 949. First Cashier from 1865 to 1870, the Second President of the original bank, the First President in 1885, and stockholder of First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

Baber, George. 859, 860. h/o Florinda (McCollum) Baber. f/o Nelson Baber. Residents of Indianapolis.

Baber, Nelson. 859, 860. s/o George Baber and Florinda (McCollum) Baber. Resident of Indianapolis.

Bacon, Alfred. 933, 934, 937. b.1821. d.1889/68. s/o James Bacon and Eliza (Brown) Bacon. h/o Emma (Salmon) Bacon. f/o Olive (Bacon) Oar; Clarence Logan Bacon; James Edgar Bacon; George Bacon. Deceased, all died young: Alfred J. Bacon; Eliza (Bacon); Charles Bacon; Laura (Bacon); Orson Q. Bacon; Lillie May (Bacon). Born at Ryker's Ridge near Madison, Alfred learned butchering from his father. In 1855 he moved to Coles County, Illinois. Next, he moved to Kansas, Edgar County, and resumed butchering. Alfred attended the Christian Church, pastored by W. F. Black.

(Bacon), Amanda. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, Benjamin. 1020, 1021, 1022. s/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Resident of Danville. Served with the 79th Illinois Infantry. Physically disabled.

Bacon, Blaine. 1020, 1021, 1022. s/o Lucius B. Bacon and second wife Annie B. (Waxler) Bacon.

Bacon, Charles G. 1020, 1021, 1022. s/o Lucius B. Bacon and first wife Nancy J. (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, Clarence Logan. 933, 934, 937. s/o Alfred Bacon and Emma (Salmon) Bacon. A horse buyer in Kansas, Edgar County, and Newark, New Jersey.

Bacon, Elijah, Sr. 1020, 1021, 1022. f/o Elijah Bacon, Jr., Elijah was a drum major in the Revolutionary War. He left Massachusetts and moved to New York in pioneer times.

Bacon, Elijah, Jr. 1020, 1021, 1022. b.1797. d.1877/80. s/o Elijah Bacon, Sr. h/o Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. f/o Fanny (Bacon), deceased; Samuel T. Macon; Elizabeth (Bacon, deceased); Amanda (Bacon, deceased; Henry Bacon, deceased; James Bacon, deceased; Lydia (Bacon), deceased; Sarah (Bacon); Benjamin Bacon; Mary (Bacon), deceased; Mercy A. (Bacon), deceased; Lucius Bacon, Bio 1020, 1021, 1022; two infants deceased. Elijah was a silversmith, a watch repairer, and he operated a small farm in New York. He was surrounded by Indians on his farm but they became friends. He opposed slavery and preached against it from age 23-59, without pay. He left New York and moved to Ross Township in 1844 and specialized in fruit on his 100 acres.

(Bacon), Eliza A. Carter. 751, 752. w/o Abraham Carter. m/o Charles A. Carter; Frank A. Carter; William H. Carter. Eliza was the sister of Sarah (Bacon) and Oliver Bacon.

(Bacon), Eliza Melton. 933, 934, 937. d/o James Bacon and Eliza (Brown) Bacon. w/o Wade Melton. Residents of Madison, Indiana.

(Bacon), Elizabeth. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

(Bacon), Fanny. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, Hon. George E.. 933, 934, 937. b.1851. s/o Alfred Bacon and Emma (Salmon) Bacon. h/o Ida May (Reed) Bacon. f/o Paul Breese Bacon; Ruth (Bacon). George was 4 years old when he came to Kansas, Edgar County. He has been a resident of Edgar County since 1857. He was college educated. In 1877 he became Assessor of Kansas Township. He studied law in the office of Col. H. Van Sellar in Paris, Illinois in 1878. He attended law school and was admitted to law practice in 1879, and began practicing in 1880, when he was elected Police Magistrate of Paris, Illinois. In 1886 he was elected State Senator. See for committees and chairmanships. He was a favorite speaker.

Bacon, George E. 1020, 1021, 1022. s/o Lucius B. Bacon and first wife Nancy J. (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, Henry. 1020, 1021, 1022. Deceased. s/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Henry served with the 79th Illinois Infantry, and died at Nashville.

Bacon, James. 933, 934, 937. d.1858. h/o Eliza (Brown) Bacon. f/o Nathan Bacon; James Bacon; Eliza (Bacon) Melton; Alfred Bacon. James left New Jersey and moved to Madison, Indiana, where he worked as a butcher.

Bacon, James. 933, 934, 937. s/o James Bacon and Eliza (Brown) Bacon. A farmer near Madison, Indiana.

Bacon, James. 1020, 1021, 1022. Deceased. s/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, James Edgar. 933, 934, 937. s/o Alfred Bacon and Emma (Salmon) Bacon. Manager of brother Clarence's barns in Newark, New Jersey.

Bacon, Lucius. Bio 1020, 1021, 1022. b.1845. s/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Nancy J. (Bolding) Bacon. m/o Charles G. Bacon; George E. Bacon. (Wife #2) Annie B. (Waxler) Bacon. m/o Blaine Bacon. Lucius was the youngest of 14 children. At 19 years old he studied one winter at Paris High School then graduated in 1868 from Commercial College at LaFayette, Indiana. Lucius rented land from his father, then in 1878 he purchased 80 acres, then added land until he had 160 acres all in one body. His land was used for grain raising, but his main interest was buying and selling livestock. Lucius is the most extensive stock shipper in Edgar County. See for details and local offices. He believed in temperance and high morality. Note: The mother and the first wife of Lucius had the same maiden name, "Bolding." No connection included in biography.

(Bacon), Lydia. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

(Bacon), Mary. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

(Bacon), Mercy. 1020, 1021, 1022. Died before 1889. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon.

Bacon, Nathan. 933, 934, 937. s/o James Bacon and Eliza (Brown) Bacon. A farmer near Madison, Indiana.

(Bacon), Olive Oar. 933, 934, 937. d.1876. d/o Alfred Bacon and Emma (Salmon) Bacon. Wife of Sylvester Oar, a blacksmith of Kansas, Edgar County.

Bacon, Oliver 751, 752. Brother of Eliza A. (Bacon) Carter.

Bacon, Paul Breese. 933, 934, 937. s/o Hon. George E. Bacon and Ida May (Reed) Bacon.

(Bacon), Ruth. 933, 934, 937. d/o Hon. George E. Bacon and Ida May (Reed) Bacon.

Bacon, Samuel T. 1020, 1021, 1022. Deceased. s/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Resident of Missouri.

(Bacon), Sarah 751, 752. Sister of Eliza A. (Bacon) Carter.

(Bacon), Sarah. 1020, 1021, 1022. d/o Elijah Bacon and Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Resident of Vermilion County.

Baden, E. 974, 977. h/o Margaret (Chambers) Baden. Resident of Paris, Illinois.

Bailey & Sconce. 191. Mercantile partnership with Samuel Sconce until big fire destroyed merchandise. James S. Sconce was an employee as a young man.

Bailey, Henry. 476, 477. d.1848. First husband of Eliza (Snyder) Bailey Cassell. f/o Melissa (Bailey) Ogle; Mary (Bailey) Goff; William Bailey.

(Bailey), Mary Goff. 476, 477. d/o Henry Bailey and Eliza (Snyder) Bailey Cassel. w/o James Goff. m/o 6 children.

(Bailey), Melissa Ogle. 476, 477. d/o Henry Bailey and Eliza (Snyder) Bailey Cassel. w/o F. M. Ogle. m/o 10 children.

Bailey, William. 476, 477. s/o Henry Bailey and Eliza (Snyder) Bailey Cassel. William died in 1862 in the Civil War.

Baird, Albert C. 648, 649, 650. s/o Frank E. Baird and Louisa E. (Mendenhall Baird.

(Baird), Algia M. 648, 649, 650. d/o Frank E. Baird and Louisa E. (Mendenhall Baird.

(Baird), Bernice. 520, 521. d/o John Baird and Lillian (Hayward) Baird.

(Baird), Blanche R. 648, 649, 650. d/o Frank E. Baird and Louisa E. (Mendenhall Baird.

Baird, David A. 473, 474. s/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird.

(Baird), Elizabeth A. 473, 474. d/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird.

(Baird), Ellen "Ella" Sandusky. See (Baird) Nancy Ellen "Ella" Sandusky.

(Baird), Emily F. 473, 474. d/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird.

Baird, Frank E. 648, 649, 650. h/o Louisa E. (Mendenhall) Baird. f/o Lester W. Baird; Albert C. Baird; Blanche R. (Baird); Algia M. (Baird); Wilber J. Baird.

Baird, George. 301, 302, 303. h/o Lydia E. (Davis) Baird. f/o 4 children.

(Baird), Helen. 520, 521. d/o John Baird and Lillian (Hayward) Baird.

Baird, John. 520, 521. h/o Lillian (Hayward) Baird. f/o Helen (Baird); Bernice (Baird).

Baird, John G. 473, 474. s/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird. Baird, Joseph. 473, 474. b.1799.d.1869/70. h/o Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird. f/o John G. Baird; David A. Baird; Nancy Ellen "Ella" (Baird) Sandusky; Elizabeth A. (Baird); Lydia Jane (Baird); Emily F. (Baird); William S. (Baird); son Joseph Baird died as an infant. According to the biography, when husband Joseph died, Lydia lived on the old Mendenhall homestead with son "Silas." Silas may have been "William S," the 7th born child.

Baird, Lester W. 648, 649, 650. s/o Frank E. Baird and Louisa E. (Mendenhall Baird.

(Baird), Lydia Jane. 473, 474. d/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird.

(Baird), Nancy Ellen "Ella" Sandusky. Portrait 471. 473, 474. d/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird. w/o Abraham Sandusky.

(Baird), Rebecca E. Davis. 229, 230, 231. d.1880. Second w/o Henry Davis. m/o Fred L. Davis, 1876; Grace Elizabeth (Davis), 1877; Sarah Mabel Davis, 1878.

Baird, S. W. 635, 636, 637. h/o Laura (Gray) Baird. f/o one child. See also William S. Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird.

(Baird), Susan Fair Tucker. 889, 890. d.1874. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) Richard Fair. f/o George W. Fair, Bio 889, 890; Charles E. Fair. (Husband #2) Osborn Tucker. f/o Lucy I. (Tucker).

Baird, Wilber J. 648, 649, 650. s/o Frank E. Baird and Louisa E. (Mendenhall Baird.

Baird, William S. 473, 474. s/o Joseph Baird and Lydia (Mendenhall) Baird. According to the biography, when husband Joseph died, Lydia lived at the old Mendenhall homestead with son "Silas." Silas may have been "William S," the 7th born child. See also S. W. Baird.

Baker, Charles A. Bio 654, 655. b. 1861. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker. h/o Catherine (Armstrong) Baker. No children listed. Charles stayed with his Grandmother Yost from the ages of 6 to 14. Charles had been a clerk in a mercantile, grocery, dry goods store but took up house painting for a year in 1881 when he came to Illinois. Then he turned to farming. Note: No explanation of which parent was descended from "Grandmother Yost." She was the only "Yost" included in the book. Also, no explanation was given regarding why Charles was not with his father.

(Baker), Cora B. 679, 680. d/o (g/n/u) Baker and Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas.

Baker, Cornelius. 654, 655. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Mary (Shower) Baker. f/o 11 children: William B. Baker; Silas C. Baker; Emma (Baker) Redlinger; Leah (Baker) Turk; Edwin C. Baker; Samuel D. Baker; Katie (Baker) Garman; Harry M. Baker; Magdalena (Baker) Rummel, deceased; Susan C. (Baker); Charles Baker. (Wife #2) Sally A. Snyder.

Baker, D. F. 723 Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Baker, Edwin C. 654, 655. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

(Baker), Elizabeth J. 679, 680. d/o (g/n/u) Baker and Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas.

(Baker), Emma Redlinger. 654, 655. d/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker. w/o N. D. Redlinger of Pennsylvania.

Baker, Enoch 388, 389. h/o Margaret (Speers) Baker. f/o 8 children including first born Sarah J. (Baker) Voorhes.

(Baker), Eva M. 679, 680. d/o (g/n/u) Baker and Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas.

Baker, H. 978, 979. h/o Nancy T. (Steele) Baker. Residents of Salina, Kansas.

Baker, Harry M. 654, 655. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

Baker, James H. 607, 608. h/o Louisa (Bowen) Baker. f/o 2 sons and 4 daughters including Lucinda Ann (Baker) Sullivan. (Baker), Katie Garman. 654, 655. d/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker. w/o Christopher Garman.

(Baker), Leah Turk. 654, 655. d/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker. w/o Isaac Turk.

Baker, Lewis E. 679, 680. s/o (g/n/u) Baker and Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas.

(Baker), Lucinda Ann Sullivan. 607, 608. d/o James H. Baker and Louisa (Bowen) Baker. w/o George Marion Sullivan. m/o James H. Sullivan; Oliver P. Sullivan, twin of Henry; Henry A. Sullivan, twin of Oliver; Carrie B. (Sullivan); Horne H. Sullivan; Charles W. Sullivan; Arthur G. Sullivan. Lucinda married at 19.

(Baker), Magdalena Rummel. 654, 655. Died 1889. d/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker. w/o William Rummel of Pennsylvania.

Baker, Mark B. 679, 680. s/o (g/n/u) Baker and Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas.

(Baker), Matilda Ann Clipson. 290, 291 b.1815 in England. Second w/o William Clipson. m/o 13, 6 survived: William H. Clipson; John C. Clipson; James Clipson; Harriet A. (Clipson); Richard Clipson; Albert Clipson. The family came to America in 1853, a six week trip.

Baker, Samuel D. 654, 655. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

(Baker) Sarah J. Voorhes. 388, 389. b. 1839. d/o Enoch Baker and Margaret (Speers) Baker. w/o Albert Voorhes. m/o Emery A Voorhes, deceased; Samuel W. Voorhes, died at 21 from the kick of a horse; Charles L. Voorhes; Linnia I. (Voorhes) Acree; Albert N. Voorhes, deceased; Della J. (Voorhes) Fisher; Henry H. Voorhes; Florence B. (Voorhes); Kimbro E. Voorhes; Earl E. Voorhes.

Baker, Silas C. 654, 655. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

(Baker), Susan C. 654, 655. d/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

Baker, William B. 654, 655. s/o Cornelius Baker and first wife Mary (Shower) Baker.

Balch, (g/n/u). 1106, 1107. h/o Mary I. (Newlin) Balch.

Baldwin, (g/n/u). 208, 209, 210. d.1843. f/o sons Pleasant Baldwin, and George Baldwin, grandfather of John R. Baldwin. Fought in the Revolutionary War.

Baldwin, Alanson. 848, 849. b.1800. d.1874/74. s/o Joseph Baldwin and Sarah (m/n/u) Baldwin. h/o L. Sophia (Conkey) Baldwin. f/o Emeline (Baldwin) Nofsinger; Alexander Baldwin, Bio 848, 849; Julia (Baldwin) Nofsinger; Charles J. Baldwin died at age 18. Alanson came to Illinois in 1830 where he entered the mercantile business with Gov. Whitcome of Indiana, the first in the area in Baldwinsville, which was named in his honor. See for supply sources and land holdings of nearly 1,000 acres. Postmaster for 30 years. 921, 922 Marcellus Keys worked for a "Col. Baldwin" for 14 years, and Marcellus was amply rewarded for his good work.

Baldwin, Alexander. Bio 848, 849. s/o Alanson Baldwin and L. Sophia (Conkey) Baldwin. Alexander worked in his father's store. He moved to Indianapolis where he was head bookkeeper at a bank, later a teller. Next, he worked 5 years in Kansas City, Missouri, in the pork and beef packing business. He was called home in 1874 when his father died. He managed the 640 acre farm and cared for his mother.

(Baldwin), Alma J. Leach. 538. d/o Darius Baldwin. w/o Benjamin F. Leach. m/o Albert W. Leach; Richard B. Leach; Mary E. (Leach); Nellie C. (Leach).

(Baldwin, Amanda. 214, 215, 216. d/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Benjamin. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. They lived on the old homestead.

(Baldwin), Caroline. 214, 215, 216. d/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Charles M. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. h/o Emily (Crices) Baldwin. f/o one child. Charles was in the grocery business with brother Wilbur A. Baldwin.

Baldwin, Charles N. 208, 209, 210. s/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin. h/o Susie (Gunder) Baldwin. f/o 3 children

(Baldwin), Cora L. Smith. 208, 209, 210. 461, 462. d/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin. w/o Abraham Lincoln Smith.

Baldwin, Darius. 214, 215, 216. 538. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Elijah. 214, 215, 216. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Elizabeth. 214, 215, 216. d/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Ellen. 214, 215, 216. d/o Perry A. Baldwin and Sarah E. (Lawrence) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Emeline Nofsinger. 848, 849. d/o Alanson Baldwin and L. Sophia (Conkey) Baldwin. Widow of William R. Nofsinger of Kansas City, Missouri. Note: Emeline and sister Julia married into the Nofsinger family of Kansas City Missouri, but no explanation included.

(Baldwin), Emma Bell Hill. 208, 209, 210. d/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin. w/o William Hill. m/o one child

Baldwin, Franklin. Bio 214, 215, 216. b. 1832. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin. h/o Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. f/o John M. Baldwin; Perry A. Baldwin; Charles M. Baldwin; twins William A. and Wilbur A. Baldwin; Benjamin Baldwin; Norah F. (Baldwin) (deceased); Robert W. Baldwin). Franklin's father died in 1838 when Franklin was 6, after a perilous journey to Illinois. Franklin was on his own at age 15. He farmed from 1864 to 1886, then dealt in hardware in Sidell. Baldwin, George 208, 209, 210. s/o (g/n/u) Baldwin. h/o Rebecca (Downing) Baldwin. f/o 7 children including John R. Baldwin.

Baldwin, James, 214, 215, 216. d.1838. s/o John Baldwin of England. h/o Rachel (Parry) Baldwin. f/o Caroline (Baldwin); Amanda (Baldwin); Polly (Baldwin); Jane (Baldwin); Thomas Baldwin; Franklin Baldwin; Elizabeth (Baldwin); Darius Baldwin; John N. Baldwin; James Baldwin; Elijah Baldwin; William Baldwin. James died one year after he and his family arrived in Illinois after a perilous journey.

Baldwin, James 214, 215, 216. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Jane. 214, 215, 216. d/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, J. Henry. 208, 209, 210. s/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin. h/o Lizzie (Price) Baldwin. f/o 6 children.

Baldwin, John. 214, 215, 216. Born in England. f/o James Baldwin, grandfather of Franklin Baldwin, great grandfather of John M. Baldwin. John came to America before the War of 1812, and served in that war at age 21.

Baldwin, John M. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. h/o Lucy (Thornton) Baldwin. f/o 3 children. Namesake of his great grandfather, John Baldwin, 215. Brother Robert W. Baldwin lived with John and his family.

Baldwin, John N. 214, 215, 216. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, John R. Bio 208, 209, 210. b.1828. s/o George Baldwin and Rebecca (Downing) Baldwin. h/o Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin 208,209. f/o Charles N. Baldwin; Mary J. (Baldwin) Elliott; J. Henry Baldwin; Emma Bell (Baldwin) Hill; Laura E. (Baldwin) North; Cora L. (Baldwin) Smith; Lizzie (Baldwin); Oscar G. Baldwin; Robert Baldwin. In 1865, leaving the family in Ripley, Ohio, John and his father toured the west by boat to St. Louis, and Rockport Landing, MO. Unaware the war was over, bushwackers at Lexington changed the plans of John and his father to go by stage coach to St. Joseph MO, then Quincy IL, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. John was a horse breeder with big sales.

Baldwin, Joseph. 848, 849. h/o Sarah (m/n/u) Baldwin. f/o Alanson Baldwin. Joseph left New York and stopped in Evansville, Indiana, where he died 18 months later.

(Baldwin), Julia Nofsinger. 848, 849. d/o Alanson Baldwin and L. Sophia (Conkey) Baldwin. w/o F. D. Nofsinger of Kansas City, Missouri. Note: Julia and sister Emeline married into the Nofsinger family of Kansas City Missouri, but no explanation included.

(Baldwin), Laura E. North. 208, 209, 210. d/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin. w/o Edwin North.

Baldwin, Lester. 214, 215, 216. s/o Perry A. Baldwin and Sarah E. (Lawrence) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Lizzie. 208, 209, 210. d/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Lucinda Young 555, 556. w/o James Young. m/o 5 children including second born Charles S. Young, Bio 555, 556).

(Baldwin), Mary J. Elliot. 208, 209, 210. d/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine (Glaze) Baldwin. w/o Barton Elliott. m/o 3 children.

(Baldwin), Maude. 214, 215, 216 d/o Perry A. Baldwin and Sarah E. (Lawrence) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Oscar G. 209, 209, 210. s/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Perry A. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. h/o Sarah E. (Lawrence) Baldwin. f/o Maude (Baldwin); Ellen (Baldwin); Lester Baldwin; Rosa (Baldwin). Perry and his family lived on the old Baldwin homestead.

Baldwin, Pleasant. 208, 209, 210. d.1880. s/o (g/n/u) Baldwin. Pleasant fought in the War of 1812.

(Baldwin), Polly 214, 215, 216. d/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Robert L. 208, 209, 210. s/o John R. Baldwin and Catherine J. (Glaze) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Robert W. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. Robert lived with his brother, John M. Baldwin.

(Baldwin), Rosa 214, 215, 216. d/o Perry A. Baldwin and Sarah E. (Lawrence) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Thomas. 214, 215, 216. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, Wilbur A. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. Twin of William A. Baldwin. Wilbur was in the grocery business with brother Charles M. Baldwin.

Baldwin, William 214, 215, 216. s/o James Baldwin and Rachel (Parry) Baldwin.

Baldwin, William A. 214, 215, 216. s/o Franklin Baldwin and Editha Jane (Naylor) Baldwin. Twin of Wilbur A Baldwin. William was a farmer in Sidell Township.

(Balengee), America. 682, 683. d/o Isaac Balengee and Lucy (Rice) Balengee.

Balengee, Isaac. 682, 683. Deceased, served in the "Rebel Army" (Note: probably Confederate Army because of dates). h/o Lucy (Rice) Balengee. f/o James H. Balengee; America (Balengee); Minerva (Balengee); Lucy (Balengee.)

Balengee, James H. 682, 683. s/o Isaac Balengee and Lucy (Rice) Balengee.

(Balengee), Lucy. 682, 683. d/o Isaac Balengee and Lucy (Rice) Balengee.

(Balengee), Minerva. 682, 683. d/o Isaac Balengee and Lucy (Rice) Balengee. Ball), Arena. 644, 645. d/o Selim O. Ball and second wife Zeruah (Roberts) Ball.

Ball, Austin A. 644, 645. s/o Selim O. Ball and second wife Zeruah (Roberts) Ball.

(Ball), Elise. 644, 645. d/o Selim O. Ball and second wife Zeruah (Roberts) Ball.

(Ball), Hattie Allison. 644, 645. d/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. w/o (g/n/u) Allison. m/o 2. Formerly of Terra Haute, Mr. Allison was a merchant in Champaign County.

Ball, Isaac. 644, 645. s/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Jane (Stitt) Ball. m/o 2 children. (Wife #2) Mary (Trimble) Ball. m/o 4 children. Isaac was a farmer in Missouri.

(Ball), Jessie Strickland. 644, 645. d/o Selim O. Ball and first wife Eleanor (McCoy) Ball. w/o Benjamin Strickland. m/o Earl Strickland; Mabel (Strickland); Estella (Strickland); Hans Strickland, died before 1889.

Ball, John C. 644, 645. Died before 1889. s/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. h/o Annie Davidson. f/o 5 children.

(Ball), Maggie. 644, 645. d/o Scott Ball and Belle (Franklin) Ball.

Ball, Moses. 644, 645. b.1801. h/o Jane (Campbell) Ball. f/o John C. Ball, deceased; Sarah (Ball); Isaac Ball; Theodore Ball; Hattie (Ball); Scott Ball; Selim O. Ball Bio 644, 645; Mary and William died in infancy. Born in New Jersey, Moses was a mechanic. He moved to Ohio.

(Ball), Sadie. 644, 645. d/o Selim O. Ball and second wife Zeruah (Roberts) Ball.

(Ball), Sarah. 644, 645. d/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. Sarah was a retired school teacher in Ohio.

Ball, Scott. 644, 645. s/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. h/o (g/n/u) (Laramore) Ball. f/o 3 children. Scott was a farmer in Colorado.

Ball, Scott. 644, 645. s/o Selim O. Ball and first wife, Eleanor (McCoy) Ball. h/o Belle (Franklin) Ball. f/o Maggie Ball. Scott was a farmer.

Ball, Selim O. Property 642. Bio 644, 645. b. 1834. s/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Eleanor (McCoy) Ball. m/o Scott Ball; Jessie (Ball) Strickland; Mary and Eleanor, both deceased. (Wife #2) Zeruah (Roberts) Ball. m/o Austin A. Ball; Sadie (Ball); Elise (Ball); Arena (Ball). In January 1858, Selim came to Illinois where he bought and sold land until he enlisted in the 10th Illinois Infantry under Col. McWoods and Captain Wilson. Returning to Illinois, after the war, he dealt in grain and stock.

Ball, Theodore. 644, 645. s/o Moses Ball and Jane (Campbell) Ball. h/o Helen (Friend) Ball. f/o 6 children. Theodore and his family lived in Ohio.

Ballah, Lewis. 435, 436. h/o Nancy (O'Neal) Ballah.

(Ballon), Ellen E. Stipp. 1043, 1044. w/o John Stipp. m/o George W. Stipp; Peter Stipp; Abraham Stipp; Zackariah Stipp. After husband John died, Ellen made her home with son George.

Balls, John. 618, 619. h/o Minnie (Hacker) Balls, died before 1889.

(Bandy), Bella E. 247, 248, 249. Foster child of William Bandy and Harriet J. (Murphy) Bandy.

Bandy, Bennet E. 247, 248, 249. s/o William Bandy and Harriet J. (Murphy) Bandy. Bennett was a school commissioner.

Bandy, Claude W. 198. b.1880. s/o John W. Bandy and Mary A. (Campbell) Bandy.

Bandy, Emma. 247, 248, 249. d/o William Bandy and Nancy (Brown) Bandy.

Bandy, James. 247, 248, 249. b.1790 d.1888/93. h/o Nancy (Brown) Bandy. f/o William Bandy who at age 3 became a foster child of Samuel Howell (of Virginia) when wife Nancy died; his unnamed sister was also a foster child of the Howells. When James went to the Howells for his children, they were unwilling to give them up. James took care of his father in Tennessee. James married a second time, wife not identified. James owned land and slaves which he gave to his children.

Bandy, John W. Bio 198. 247, 248, 249. b.1844 s/o William Bandy and Harriet J. (Murphy) Bandy. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Margaret (Humphrey) Bandy, mother of 1 child, both mother and child died before 1889. (Wife #2) Mary A. (Campbell) Bandy, m/o Claude W. Bandy. John had many business interests: Smith and Bandy Druggists junior member; owner of Bandy Block, Danville Plaindealer under John Leslie, then Judge Daniel Clapp. Clerk for E. E.Boudinot,, then partner with E. G. Smith of Danville.

Bandy, Samuel J. 247, 248, 249. s/o William Bandy and Nancy (Brown) Bandy. Resident of Danville.

Bandy, William. Bio 247, 248, 249. 198. b.1812 s/o James Bandy and Nancy (Brown) Bandy. William and his unnamed sister became foster children of Samuel Howell and Elizabeth (m/n/u) Howell after Nancy died when William was 3. Husband of two wives. (Wife #1) Harriet J. (Murphy) Bandy, m/o 5 sons and 2 daughters with 6 living, but only 4 named: Samuel J. Bandy; John W. Bandy, Bio 198; Bennet E. Bandy; Emma (Bandy). Also, Bella E. (Bandy), a foster child. (Wife #2) Deborah (King) Johnson Bandy. See for William's pioneer hardships. Flat boat story with Mr. Howell; 1st man to run a boat down MS river. Received land and slaves from his father, James. Opposed Lincoln. Arrived in Danville in 1828 when it was a town of 9 families. William owned 1,600 acres. He was a real estate dealer and capitalist. Served in State Militia in Black Hawk War, then joined US Mounted Rangers 248.

History of the Epke Jacob Banta Family in America. 509, 510. 939, 940, 941. Born in East Friesland, Holland. On February 13, 1639, Epke Jacob Banta sailed from Amsterdam for America with his wife and 5 sons on the ship "De Trouw." (or De Trow). The passage was recorded in "Documental History of New York," Volume 3, pages 52 and 53; and in Volume 11 (or 14), page 90. See also "Winfield's History of Woodford County," page 100. In 1695, sons Seba, Cornelius, Hendrick, Dirck, and 6 other men purchased a large piece of land (see 510). In 1679, Epke was appointed one of the court of Oyer and Terminer at Bergen, now part of Jersey City. Note: According to this record of the Pioneers of Vermilion County, only one family named Banta came to America.

As expected with the 5 biographies of Henry or Hendrick Bantas, there are conflicting dates and some questionable ancestry, order of descendants, and of spouses' names; perhaps there were multiple marriages, not explained.

Banta, Abraham. 939, 940, 941. 509, 510 b.1805. d.1883/78. s/o Henry or Hendrick Banta and Rachel (Brouwer) Banta. h/o Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. f/o 8 children, 5 living: Cynthia or Scythia A. (Banta) Fulton; James Henry Banta, Bio 509, 510; Margaret (Banta) Campbell; William F. Banta;, Bio 939, 940, 941; William's twin, Elizabeth (Banta) Campbell. Deceased children: Andrew J. Banta; Sarah F. (Banta) Collins; Annie or Amy M. (Banta) Bogard. In 1840, Abraham acquired 360 acres and also slaves in Kentucky. Henry died a wealthy man. Note: In conflict with birth date on 509, 510, the birth date of Abraham was listed as 1809. However, Henry died in 1805, which was Abraham's birth date on 509, 510.

(Banta), Amy M., or Annie, Bogart. 939, 940, 941. Died before 1889. d/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. Amy lived in Beebe, Arkansas.

(Banta), Amy. 939, 940, 941. d/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

Banta, Andrew J. 939, 940, 941. Died by 1865. s/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. Andrew died in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the service of the Confederacy, under Morgan.

Banta, Andrew J. 939, 940, 941. s/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

Banta, Andrew J. 509, 510. s/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Annie. 939, 940, 941. d/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

(Banta), Annie D. 509, 510. d/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Betty. 939, 940, 941. d/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

(Banta), Cynthia (or Scythia) A. Fulton. 939, 940, 941. 509, 510. d/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. w/o (g/n/u) Fulton. Cynthia resided at Ridge Farm.

(Banta), Elizabeth J. Campbell. 509, 510. 939, 940, 941. b.1841. d/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. w/o (g/n/u) Campbell. Twin of William F. Banta.

Banta, Epke Henry: See Banta History at beginning of Banta family index listings.

(Banta), Grace. 939, 940, 941. d/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

Banta, Hendrick Epke, Sr, 509, 510. Third s/o Epke Jacob Banta. In 1678, married Mary Lubbertse (Westervelt) Banta. f/o 6 children. Hendrick was one of the owners of the large piece of land mentioned in father Epke Banta's bio.

Banta, Hendrick, Jr. 509, 510. s/o Hendrick Epke Banta and Mary Lubbertse (Westervelt) Banta. h/o Geertruy (Ter Huyn) Banta, marriage in 1717. f/o 4 children, one also named Hendrick.

Banta, Hendrick. 939, 940, 941. b.1740. d.1805/65. h/o Maria (Stryker) Banta. In 1769, Hendrick moved to Ohio. In 1729, he moved to Kentucky. To add to the confusion of the name Hendrick Banta, on 939, 940, 941, this Hendrick is listed as the father of Henry Banta, and the grandfather of Abraham Banta.

Banta, Henry or Hendrick. 939, 940, 941. 509, 510. s/o Hendrick Banta and Geertruy (Ter Huyn) Banta. 509, 510. d.1805. h/o Rachel (Brouwer) Banta. f/o 6 children, including fourth child, Abraham. In 1753, he moved to New Jersey, and in 1768 he moved to Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg. Finally, he moved to Kentucky in 1778. One day he was clearing timber and was attacked by Indians who shot him in the shoulder. He struggled to his cabin door, wife Rachel dragged him inside and barred the door. As soon as possible, Henry went back to work, one-handed, until his shoulder healed. Henry/Hendrick fought in the Revolutionary War.

Banta, James A. 939, 940, 941. s/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

Banta, James A. 509, 510. s/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

Banta, James Henry Bio 509, 510 490, 493. b.1831. s/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. h/o Mary J. (Russell) Banta. f/o James A. Banta; Nancy E. (Banta); William F. Banta; Sarah A. (Banta); Margaret E. (Banta); Annie D. (Banta); Andrew J. Banta; John H. Banta. Like most pioneer children, James was educated in a log cabin. James left Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1853 and settled in Pilot Grove, Vermilion County where he farmed until 1869. He moved to the Ridge Farm to operate his Ridge Farm Flouring Mill, built with an elevator in 1871. As Mayor of Ridge Farm, in 1888-1889, he vetoed the whiskey license ordinance passed by the council. He was also opposed to tobacco. In March of 1889, he traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for treatment for his inflammatory rheumatism.

Banta, John H. 509, 510. s/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Margaret L. Campbell. 509, 510. d/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. w/o (g/n/u) Campbell.

(Banta), Margaret E. 509, 510. d/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Nancy E. 509, 510. d/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Nettie. 939, 940, 941. d/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta. (Banta), Sarah A. 509, 510. d/o James Henry Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta.

(Banta), Sarah F. Collins. 939, 940, 941. Died before 1889. d/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta.

(Banta), Scythia: See (Banta), Cynthia A. Fulton.

Banta, Vinie 939, 940, 941. s/o William Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta.

Banta, William F. Bio 490, 493. b.1857. s/o James H. Banta and Mary J. (Russell) Banta. William began as an apprentice at the miller's trade. He became the proprietor of Ridge Farm Flouring Mill, founded by his father, purchased in 1882, and operated by other parties under his supervision. See for description of complicated milling machine. Produced 100 barrels in 24 hours of Peerless Flour. William also ran an elevator at Ridge Farms and had a large steam hay press. He shipped 700 carloads of grain and 300 cars of bailed hay per year.

Banta, William F. Bio 939, 940, 941. 509, 510. b.1841.[1841-1899; Bethel Cemetery] s/o Abraham Banta and Dorcas (Hedges) Banta. Twin of Elizabeth Banta. Ninth generation descended from Epke Jacob Banta who left Holland in 1639. h/o Sarah E. (Long) Banta. f/o Andrew J. Banta; James A. Banta; Vinie Banta; Betty (Banta); Annie (Banta); Amy (Banta); William H. Banta; Grace (Banta); Nettie (Banta). William's education was limited to the pioneer log school house. He left home at age 20 in 1861 and enlisted in the 1st Kentucky Mounted Riflemen of the Confederate Army. Out of 10 soldiers sent out on an assignment, only William and William Boaz escaped capture, finally making it all the way to Ridge Farm. See for story. William worked for brother James Henry Banta at Ridge Farm for about a year, and in 1865 he married and purchased 85 acres, 5 miles from Ridge Farm. Fond of "field sports," he kept horses and hounds for hunting. See for silver ladle and leopard skin bullet pouch. Note: Perhaps William deserted the Confederate Army in his escape from Union capture, then took refuge with his brother, James, in Ridge Farm.

Banta, William H. 939, 940, 941. s/o William F. Banta and Sarah E. (Long) Banta. Bantz, Daniel J. 429, 430. s/o Ezra J. Bantz and Nancy (Thornburg) Bantz. h/o Sarah (Ross) Bantz. f/o 6 children

Bantz, Ezra J. Portrait 427. Bio 429, 430. b. 1827. s/o Joshua Bantz and Elizabeth (Brenner) Bantz. h/o Nancy (Thornburg) Bantz (see portrait 426). f/o 6 children, 4 living: Daniel J. Bantz; James Bantz; Louisa E. (Bantz) Dow; Mary M. (Bantz) Ellis. Ezra was educated in the common schools of the times. In 1848, at age 21, Ezra walked through the woods of eastern Indiana to Logansport, Indiana, to enlist in the 15th Indiana Regiment of Regulars for the war with Mexico; however, the war ended before the regiment met any battles. Ezra received a pension from the government. Ezra and wife Nancy settled in Indiana on a government land warrant for land in Indian Reserve, but sold that land and purchased land in eastern Indiana, a property adjoining a farm owned by Nancy. Ezra made his first Illinois land purchase in 1861, 230 acres, part prairie, part timber. and moved to Vermilion County in 1862. Ezra proposed the name "Muncie" for the town, which is near Danville.

Bantz, Felty 429, 430. s/o John Bantz and (g/n/u) (Byerly) Bantz. Felty emigrated from Prussia and settled in Maryland.

Bantz, James 429, 430. 447, 448. s/o Ezra J. Bantz and Nancy (Thornburg) Bantz. h/o Addie (Dalbey) Bantz. f/o 4 children

Bantz, John. 429, 430. Emigrated from Germany. d. age 70. h/o (g/n/u) (Byerly) Bantz, born in Germany, lived in Maryland. f/o sons who emigrated from Prussia and settled in Maryland: Joshua Bantz; Solomon Bantz; Felty Bantz. John fought in the War of 1812, defending Baltimore. Also a weaver, John moved to Ohio and farmed 120 acres.

Bantz, Joshua. 429, 430. b.1805. d.1875/70. s/o John Bantz and (g/n/u) (Byerly) Bantz. h/o Elizabeth (Brenner) Bantz. f/o 10 children, 6 living, the eldest Ezra J. Bantz. Joshua emigrated from Prussia and settled in Maryland. He moved to Indiana in 1835.

(Bantz), Louisa E. Dow. 429, 430. d/o Ezra J. Bantz and Nancy (Thornburg) Bantz. w/o Erastus Dow. The Dows lived in Texas.

(Bantz), Mary M. Ellis. 429, 430. d/o Ezra J. Bantz and Nancy (Thornburg) Bantz. w/o William Ellis. m/o 4. The Ellis family lived in Texas.

Bantz, Solomon. 429, 430. s/o John Bantz and (g/n/u) (Byerly) Bantz. Solomon emigrated from Prussia and settled in Maryland.

(Barclay), Harriet P. Wherry. 712, 713. d. 1860. First wife of Joseph Wherry. m/o William S. Wherry; John A. Wherry; 3 daughters who did not survive, Catherine, Cora E., and Florence B. Wherry.

Barens, Charles. 303, 304 s/o John Barens and Mary (Hoagland) Barens.

Barens, John. 303, 304. h/o Mary (Hoagland) Barens. f/o 4 children, Charles Barens being the second born.

(Barker), Alice Ankrum. 453, 454. w/o William B. Ankrum.

(Barker), Emma Dickinson. 212, 213. 271, 272. b.1823 in England, d.1888/64. w/o William Dickinson whom she married in England. m/o 10 children. Born in England were Harriet A. (Dickinson) Jones (see Frederic Jones bio 271, 272); Mary Elizabeth (Dickinson) Stonebraker; Emma (Dickinson) Jones (see Arthur Jones Bio 717, 718, as partner of Frederick, 272); William Dickinson. Born after 1853 when the Dickinson family emigrated to America were James Dickinson; Henry Dickinson; John Dickinson; Joseph Dickinson; Matilda (Dickinson) Bentley; Hannah R. (Dickinson). When Emma and her family arrived in America in 1853, they were accompanied by her sister, Matilda Ann (Barker) Clipson, and Matilda's family, 212, 213.

(Barker), Matilda Ann Clipson. 212, 213. 290, 291. b.1815. Second wife of William Clipson. m/o 13, 6 survived: William H. Clipson; John C. Clipson; James Clipson; Harriet A. (Clipson); Richard Clipson; Albert Clipson. Matilda came to America in 1853 with her family, on the same ship with sister Emma (Barker) Dickinson, and the Dickinson family, a 6 week trip.

(Barkley), Anna Young, 213, 214. w/o Thomas Young. m/o Emma (Young) Geddes.

Barkly, Nelson. 1051, 1052, 1053. h/o Sarah A. (Porter) Barkly, died before 1889. Nelson was a telegraph operator at Robinson, Kansas.

Barnaby brothers. 1041, 1042. Sisters, Mary (Staff) Barnaby and Frances (Staff) Barnaby, married into the Barnaby family. The given names of their husbands was not included, nor any possible connection between the two men.

Barnard, Captain Benjamin, Sr. 347, 348. f/o Matilda (Barnard) Canaday; Benjamin Barnard; John Barnard; Frederick Barnard; Mary (Barnard). Benjamin was a sea captain.

Barnard, Benjamin, Jr. 347, 348 Lived 78 years. s/o Captain Benjamin Barnard.

Barnard, Frederick. 347, 348 Lived 82 years. s/o Captain Benjamin Barnard.

Barnard, John. 347, 348. Lived 50 years. s/o Captain Benjamin Barnard.

(Barnard), Mary 347, 348. Lived 82 years. d/o Captain Benjamin Barnard.

(Barnard), Matilda Canady. 347, 348 d/o Captain Benjamin Barnard. w/o Henry Canaday. m/o William Canaday, Sr (346, 347, 348); Benjamin Canaday; Henry Canaday. During the early years in their round log house, Matilda cooked for her family by using the fireplace.

Barnes, Jackson. 1039, 1040, 1041. h/o Sarah Ann (Bell) Barnes. f/o one child. Residents of Hinesborough, Douglas County, Illinois.

Barnett, (g/n/u). 603, 604. h/o Delilah (Davis) Barnett. f/o James Barnett.

(Barnett), Alice. 748, 749. d/o Robert E. Barnett and Rebecca (Moore) Barnett. Rebecca made her home with Alice in later years.

Barnett, Ambrose. 639, 640, 643. b.1811 d.1874/63. s/o John T. Barnett. Wife's name not included, but she was born in 1813, died in 1882, age 69. f/o Frank V. Barnett, Bio 639, 640, 643; Elizabeth J. (Barnett) Anderson; Nancy (Barnett) Spicer; Mary A. (Barnett) Smink; James A Barnett; John died as infant. In 1855, Ambrose arrived in Edgar County. Ambrose was mechanically talented as were all the Barnett men.

(Barnett), Armilda Pearl. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett, Jr. and Lucinda (Martin) Barnett.

(Barnett), Carrie E. 639, 640, 643. d/o Frank V. Barnett and Isabel (Stark) Barnett.

(Barnett), Edith E. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett, Jr. and Lucinda (Martin) Barnett

(Barnett), Eliza. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

(Barnett), Eliza Hildreth. 651. d/o Robert Barnett. Second wife of John B. Hildreth. m/o Daisy Hildreth.

(Barnett), Elizabeth J. Anderson. 639, 640, 643. d/o Ambrose Barnett, and mother, name unknown. w/o Robert Anderson, of Kansas.

(Barnett), Emily. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

Barnett, Frank V. Bio 639, 640, 643. b.1845. s/o Ambrose Barnett, and mother, name unknown. h/o Isabel (Stark) Barnett. f/o Carrie E. (Barnett); Melissa (Barnett); Ruvilla (Barnett. Sissie, William, Ella, and her twin John, all died as infants or young children. Frank was 10 years old when the family came to Illinois, a memorable trip because they were among the first travelers on the new Terra Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad. Frank was an expert hunter, even as a boy. He worked on the farm and with his father on carpenter jobs. In 1865, age 20, he enlisted in Co. E, 150th Illinois Infantry, but didn't participate in any battles, as the war soon ended. He also worked with ditching machines. Frank was a builder and contractor, with achievements such as four schoolhouses and the 65,000 bushel steam grain elevator, loading a railroad car in 20 minutes.

Barnett, George. 748, 749. f/o Robert E. Barnett. George arrived in Illinois in 1828 or 1830.

Barnett, George. Bio 748, 749. b.1848. s/o Robert E. Barnett and Rebecca (Moore) Barnett. h/o Lizzie (Keys) Barnett. f/o Lena (Barnett; Alice (Barnett) deceased; Jane (Barnett). George's education was interrupted by the move of his parents to his grandfather's farm, so he began working on the farm from age 14 on. His first farm was 160 acres near Sidell. In 1875, he became a partner with his brother-in-law, L. T. Davis of Palermo on 960 acres of general farming and stock raising. George served as the township clerk for 6 terms.

Barnett, Glenwood. 603, 604. s/o James Barnett, Jr. and Lucinda (Martin) Barnett

Barnett, Harris. 603, 604. s/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

Barnett, James, Sr. 603, 604. d.1866.[Dec. 9, 1866; Lebanon Cemetery] s/o (g/n/u) Barnett and Delilah (Davis) Barnett. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) (g/n/u) (Conway) Barnett. m/o 5 children, names not included. (Wife #2) Rosa (Neil) Barnett. m/o Emily Barnett; Eliza (Barnett); Lenora (Barnett); Mary (Barnett); Willis Barnett; James Barnett, Jr.; Harris Barnett. James arrived in Illinois in 1828.

Barnett, James, Jr. Property 602. Bio 603, 604. b.1845. s/o James Barnett, Sr. and Rosa (Neil) Barnett. h/o Lucinda (Martin) Barnett. f/o Rosa A. (Barnett); Wilbur J. (Barnett); Armilda Pearl (Barnett); Edith E. (Barnett); Glenwood Barnett. Born at the old homestead, James learned agriculture and about horses from working on his father's 223 acre farm. James ran a livery, boarding stable, and sales business. James took Lucinda to Kansas for her health, invested in property, then sold it at a profit before they returned to Vermilion County.

Barnett, James A. 639, 640, 643. s/o Ambrose Barnett, and wife, name unknown. James was a carpenter and blacksmith.

(Barnett), Jane. 748, 749. d/o Robert E. Barnett and Rebecca (Moore) Barnett.

(Barnett), Jane. 748, 749. d/o George Barnett and Lizzie (Keys) Barnett.

Barnett, John. 748, 749. s/o Robert E. Barnett and Rebecca (Moore) Barnett.

Barnett, John. 639, 640, 643. From Maryland, a pioneer of Kentucky. Wounded at Ft. Meigs, Ohio, in the War of 1812.

Barnett, John T. 639. f/o Ambrose Barnett. A pioneer of Kentucky.

(Barnett), Lena. 748, 749. d/o George Barnett and Lizzie (Keys) Barnett.

(Barnett), Lenora. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

(Barnett), Mary. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

(Barnett), Mary A. Smink. 639, 640, 643. d/o Ambrose Barnett, and mother, name unknown. w/o Tillman Smink.

(Barnett), Melissa. 639, 640, 643. d/o Frank V. Barnett and Isabel (Stark) Barnett.

(Barnett), Nancy Spicer. 639, 640, 643. d/o Ambrose Barnett, and mother, name unknown. w/o William Spicer.

Barnett, Rilen (correct). 776, 777, 778. h/o Emily (Lycan) Barnett.

Barnett, Robert. 651. f/o Eliza (Barnett) Hildreth.

Barnett, Robert E. 747, 748. 487, 488, 489. b.1806. d.1886/80. s/o George Bannett. h/o Rebecca (Moore) Barnett. f/o Jane (Barnett); Alice (Barnett); Thomas Barnett, died age 40; George Barnett, Bio 748, 749; John Barnett. In 1820, with $4,000 in gold and silver in a box on a wagon, Henry Canaday headed west with Robert E. Barnett driving the 6 horse wagon team. While making a short turn, the money box spilled its contents into a little creek. All the money was found. (Note: this adventure may be misdated because Robert was 14 years old in 1820.) Robert taught school in Sidell, then opened a general merchandise store in Eugene, Indiana. In 1858 he moved to his father's farm. Robert became wealthy, holding 16,000 to 17,000 acres, but he lost $13,000 to a "friend" as a backer. His estate was in receivership at his death.

(Barnett), Rosa A. 603, 604. d/o James Barnett, Jr. and Lucinda (Martin) Barnett.

(Barnett), Ruvilla. 639, 640, 643. d/o Frank V. Barnett and Isabel (Stark) Barnett.

Barnett, Thomas. 748, 749. Died at age 40. s/o Robert E. Barnett and Rebecca (Moore) Barnett.

Barnett, Wilbur J. 603, 604. s/o James Barnett, Jr. and Lucinda (Martin) Barnett

Barnett, Willis. 603, 604. s/o James Barnett and Rosa (Neil) Barnett.

Barnett's Farm. 614, 615. Rented by John R. Newkirk for 2 years.

Barnhard, Abraham. 367, 368. h/o Sarah (Brown) Barnhard. f/o Martha (Barnhard) Clifton.

(Barnhard), Martha Clifton. 367, 368. d/o Abraham Barnhard and Sarah (Brown) Clifton. w/o James Clifton. m/o William Clifton, who died at 4 months; Ella (Clifton) Canaday; Stephen A. D. Clifton; Olive (Clifton); Laura (Clifton); Alonzo Clifton,who died at 2; James Clifton, Jr. Note: The maiden name of James' mother was Jane Brown, and Martha's mother was Sarah Brown; no connection indicated.

Barr, Andrew J. "Hickory". 943, 944. b.1839. d.1885/46, s/o Michael Barr. h/o Maria R. (Thomas) Barr. f/o James D. Barr, Bio 943, 944; Lillie M. (Barr); Harry L. Barr. Deceased children: an infant; Charles Edgar Barr at age 11. Andrew received his nickname because of his large frame and his great strength. A teacher in his early days, he helped on the farm until he was 20; he then farmed on 40 acres in Embarras Township, given to him by his father. He built a one-room cabin, 16' x 16'. He eventually owned 160 acres. Andrew was County Treasurer for 5 years ending in 1882. He was a grain buyer in Redmon. He retired to Paris, Illinois. 948, 949. A stock owner in the First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

(Barr), Anna B. 770, 771, 772. d/o William W. Barr Jr. and Letitia (Wood) Barr.

(Barr), Edna. 943, 944. d/o James D. Barr and Hattie (Wilson) Barr.

(Barr), Elizabeth. 770, 771, 772. d/o William W. Barr Jr. and Letitia (Wood) Barr.

(Barr), Hannah Moffatt. 943, 944. d/o Michael Barr. w/o Rev. Silas Moffatt of Kansas.

Barr, Harry L. 943, 944. s/o Andrew J. Barr and Maria R. (Thomas) Barr. Harry and sister Lillie, both unmarried, lived with their mother.

Barr, Hugh. 943, 944. s/o Michael Barr. Hugh's farm was near the old homestead.

Barr, J. William. 770, 771, 772. s/o William W. Barr Jr. and Letitia (Wood) Barr. J. William farmed 160 acres in Oregon.

Barr, James. 770, 771, 772. s/o William Barr, Sr. and Mildred (Carter) Davis Barr.

Barr, James. 943, 944. s/o Michael Barr. James occupied the old Grand View farm

Barr, James D. Bio 943, 944. b.1861. s/o Andrew J. Barr and Maria R. (Thomas) Barr. h/o Hattie (Wilson) Barr. f/o Karl Barr; Edna (Barr). James was 17 when his parents moved to Paris, Illinois. He attended high school and worked as assistant to his father in his father's last 3 years as County Treasurer, ending in 1882. This experience was a good business education. James then took care of his father's farm in Embarras Township until his father died in 1885, and then he administered the estate. He was appointed Deputy County Treasurer by J. B. Wood.

Barr, John C. 770, 771, 772. s/o William Barr, Sr. and Mildred (Carter) Davis Barr. Resident of Iowa.

Barr, Karl. 943, 944. s/o James D. Barr and Hattie (Wilson) Barr.

(Barr), Lillie M. 943, 944. d/o Andrew J. Barr and Maria R. (Thomas) Barr. Lillie and brother Harry L., both unmarried, lived with their mother.

(Barr), Mary E. Daniels 770, 771, 772. d/o William Barr, Jr., and Letitia (Wood) Barr. w/o Richard Daniels.

(Barr), Mary J. 770, 771, 772. d/o William Barr, Sr., and Mildred (Carter) Davis Barr. Resident of Oregon.

Barr, Michael. 943, 944. b.1800. d.1873/73. f/o James Barr; Michael V. Barr; Hugh Barr; Hannah (Barr) Mays; Andrew J. Barr. Grandfather of James D. Barr. Michael was 12 when he left Kentucky and arrived in Indiana, and 29 when he left Indiana and settled in Grand View Township in Edgar County in 1829. He was the first Supervisor of Grand View Township.

Barr, Michael V. 943, 944. s/o Michael Barr. Michael was a grain buyer in Buck Township.

Barr, Oliver 770, 771, 772. s/o William W. Barr Jr. and Letitia (Wood) Barr.

(Barr), Rosetta 770, 771, 772. d/o William Barr, Jr., and Letitia (Wood) Barr.

(Barr), Sarah J. Stewart 770, 771, 772. d/o William Barr, Jr., and Letitia (Wood) Barr. w/o L. C. Stewart.

(Barr), Susannah Mays. 943, 944. d/o Michael Barr. w/o Thomas Mays, who was honored by a station being named after him.

Barr, William, Sr. 770, 771, 772. b.1787 in Ireland. d.1852/65. h/o Mildred (Carter) Davis Barr. f/o Mary J. (Barr); William W. Barr; James Barr; John C. Barr. William was the stepfather of Elizabeth (Davis), daughter of Mildred by an earlier marriage. William was 9 years old when he arrived in America. In 1830, he bought 80 acres in Edgar County Illinois where he built a log house. Eventually, he increased his farm to 120 acres.

Barr, William W, Jr. Bio 770, 771, 772. b.1824. s/o William Barr, Sr. and Mildred (Carter) Davis Barr. h/o Letitia (Wood) Barr. f/o Sarah J. (Barr) Stewart; Mary E. (Barr) Daniels; Rosetta (Barr); J. William Barr; Anna B. (Barr); Elizabeth (Barr); Oliver Barr. William was 6 when his family came to Illinois in 1830, and to their new farm in 1831 where they lived in a log cabin. Sometimes the Barrs saw as many as 300 Pottawatomie Indians at a time. In 1845 at age 21 he began his extensive travels, walking to Galena lead mines with a friend, sometimes walking a whole day without seeing a house. Adventures continued until he returned home to care for his mother who died at age 93. William farmed the original 120 acres of his father. He married in 1854. In 1864 he left his family and returned to the west with a party of 300 men, narrowly escaping death when they were attacked by 700 Indians. Note: No details were included explaining why a party of 300 men would head for the west during the Civil War, although it could be guessed that they were evading the draft.

(Barrickman), Mary Ligget. 442, 443. w/o Samuel Ligget. m/o one child.

(Barry), Ellen. 909, 910. d/o Mary Frances (Mills) Barry.

(Barry), Tessie. 909, 910. d/o Mary Frances (Mills) Barry.

Bartel, (g/n/u) 576, 577, 578. b.1821 in England. d1886/65. f/o Mary Ann (Bartel) Pollard. Built the first steam sawmill along the southern side of Vermilion County. A millwright and wheelright. Crossed the Atlantic 7 times.

(Bartel)(Bartler), Mary A. Pollard, 576, 577, 578; 531, 532. Born in Bradford England. d/o (g/n/u) Bartel. w/o William Pollard. m/o Paul Pollard; John Pollard; Sarah Jane (Pollard) Donovan; Martha A. (Pollard) Hull; Peter Pollard, died as an infant.

Barth, Andrew. 879, 880. Born in Germany. h/o Catherine (Barth - correct) Barth. Catherine was also born in Germany, but their families were not related. f/o Henry Barth; Andrew Jackson Barth, Bio 879, 880; Jacob Barth; Henrietta (Barth) Williams; Francis A. (Barth); Mary Ann (Barth); Nellie (Barth); Carolina (Barth) Tucker, died at age 28; 4 other children died in infancy or youth. Andrew was a weaver, then a farmer in Edgar County.

Barth, Andrew Jackson. Bio 879, 880. b. 1848. s/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth-correct) Barth. h/o Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth. (See also 954, 957: Ellen (Tucker) Barth of Edgar County). f/o Cora Ann (Barth); Clara Belle (Barth); Walter F. Barth; Lottie Ellen (Barth); William A. Barth. Andrew farmed 111 acres in Young America Township, beginning in 1882. See for local duties. Andrew was involved in planning a project to construct a 15 mile long canal at a cost of approximately $25,000.

(Barth), Caroline Tucker. 879, 880. Died at age 28. d/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth - correct) Barth. w/o Mark Tucker, a farmer in Cherry Point. m/o 4 children.

(Barth), Catherine. 1025, 1026. d/o Nicholas Barth and Anna Eva (Wise) Barth. Resident of Cherry Point. Catherine's parents were born in France.

(Barth), Catherine Barth. 879, 880. w/o Andrew Barth. Catherine and Andrew were born in Germany, but their families were not related. m/o 12 children: Henry Barth; Andrew Barth, Bio 879, 880; Jacob Barth; Henrietta (Barth) Williams; Francis A. (Barth); Mary Ann (Barth); Nellie (Barth); Carolina (Barth) Tucker, died at age 28; 4 other children died in infancy or youth.

(Barth), Christina Wetzer. 1025, 1026. b.1832 in France. d/o Nicholas Barth and Anna Eva (Wise) Barth. w/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. m/o Charlotte (Wetzel) Rinesmith; Emma (Wetzel), died before 1889; Nocolas Wetzel; Charles Wetzel; Harry Wetzel; Nellie (Wetzel) Johnson; Ann (Wetzel) Athon; Jessee Wetzel; Walter Wetzel; Ola (Wetzel); Roland Wetzel. In 1834, Christina came to Columbus. The Edgar County Wetzel Station was named in the family's honor. In 1888, Jacob was boarding a train, missed his footing, fell under the wheels and was killed instantly. Charlotte planned to buy 154 acres adjoining the homestead. The Edgar Township home was disposed of in 1889 by administrators sale.

(Barth), Clara Belle. 879, 880. Daughter of Andrew Jackson Barth and Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth.

(Barth), Cora Ann. 879, 880. d/o Andrew Jackson Barth and Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth.

Barth, Francis A. 879, 880. s/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth-correct) Barth. Married (name of wife not included). Francis was a farmer near Chrisman.

(Barth), Henrietta Williams. 879, 880. d/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth - correct) Barth. w/o Jacob Williams. m/o one child.

Barth, Henry. 879, 880. s/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth-correct) Barth. Henry was a stone mason, residing at Chrisman. f/o 3 children. Served in Co. A, 25th Illinois Infantry, wounded at Pea Ridge.

Barth, Henry. 1025, 1026. s/o Nicholas Barth and Anna Eva (Wise) Barth. Resident of Bloomfield, Illinois. Henry's parents were born in France.

Barth, Jacob. 879, 880. s/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth-correct) Barth. Jacob was a farmer near Cherry Point. f/o 4 children.

(Barth), Lottie Ellen. 879, 880. d/o Andrew Jackson Barth and Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth.

(Barth), Louisa. 1025, 1026. d/o Nicholas Barth and Anna Eva (Wise) Barth. Resident of Cherry Point. Louisa's parents were born in France.

(Barth), Mary Ann. 879, 880. d/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth - correct) Barth.

(Barth), Nellie. 879, 880. d/o Andrew Barth and Catherine (Barth - correct) Barth.

Barth, Nicholas. 1025, 1026. h/o Anna Eva (Wise) Barth. f/o Catherine (Barth); Christina (Barth) Wetzel; Henry Barth; Louisa (Barth. Born in France, Nicholas spoke German, English, and French. He learned tailoring in America. He joined the Ohio State Militia.

Barth, Walter F. 879, 880. s/o Andrew Jackson Barth and Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth.

Barth, William A. 879, 880. s/o Andrew Jackson Barth and Cynthia Ellen (Tucker) Barth.

(Bartler), see (Bartel), Mary A. Pollard.

Barton, Garner. 321, 322, 323. d. age 96. f/o Nancy (Barton) Cole. Garner's wife (name unknown) was a Quaker and she died at age 94. Garner was a sailor, farmer, and tanner.

Barton, John. 328, 329 h/o Elizabeth (Smith) Barton.

(Barton), Nancy Cole. 321, 322, 323. d/o Garner Barton. w/o Uriah Cole. m/o Hiram Cole; John Cole, Bio 321, 322, 32); Almira (Cole) Clark; Elizabeth died as infant; James B .Cole; Mary (Cole) Houghton; George Byron Cole, died before 1889.

Bass, Amos. 596, 597. English ancestor of Henry Bass, Sr. Lived 93 years.

Bass, Arthur S. 596, 597. s/o Henry Bass, Jr. and Harriet (Bennett) Bass, all born in England. Arthur was a farmer.

(Bass), Eliza. 596, 597. Born in England. d/o Henry Bass, Sr. and Sarah (Hart) Bass.

(Bass), Fanny Gilbert. 596, 597. d/o Henry Bass, Jr., and Harriet (Bennett) Bass, all born in England. w/o Samuel Gilbert.

(Bass), Fanny Graves. 596, 597. d.1881 in England. d/o Henry Bass, Sr. and Sarah (Hart) Bass. w/o (g/n/u) Graves. f/o 1 daughter and 5 sons including Bernard Graves who came to America and lived with his uncle, Henry Bass, Jr.

Bass, Fred. 596, 597. s/o Henry Bass, Jr., and Harriet (Bennett) Bass, all born in England. Fred sold goods.

Bass, Henry. 596, 597. Born in England. h/o Sarah (Hart) Bass. f/o Thomas Bass; Henry Bass, Bio 596, 597; Eliza (Bass); Sarah (Bass) Cook; James Bass; William Bass; Fanny (Bass) Graves. Used the Baptist church pew at Olney originally occupied by Cowper, famous English poet.

Bass, Henry, Sr. Bio 596, 597. Born in England. s/o Henry Bass and Sarah (Hart) Bass. h/o Harriet (Bennett) Bass. f/o Thomas, Samuel, and Harriet who died young; Mary (Bass) Burt; Fanny (Bass) Gilbert; Fred Bass; Arthur S. Bass. Henry emigrated to America in 1854 with his wife, father-in-law Thomas Bennett, 4 sons and 1 daughter. The voyage took 19 days, plus many additional days to reach Vermilion County. Henry opened the first general merchandise store in Marysville, but soon turned to farming on his 230 acres. Bernard Graves (nephew of Henry, and son of Henry's deceased sister, Fanny (Bass) Graves), came to live with Uncle Henry.

Bass, James. 596, 597. Born in England. s/o Henry Bass, Sr., and Sarah (Hart) Bass.

(Bass), Mary Burt. 596, 597. d/o Henry Bass, Jr., and Harriet (Bennett) Bass, all born in England. w/o W. F. Burt.

(Bass), Sarah Cook. 596, 597. Born in England. d/o Henry Bass, Sr., and Sarah (Hart) Bass. w/o John Cook, also a native of England, living in Chicago.

Bass, Thomas. 596, 597. Born in England. s/o Henry Bass, Sr., and Sarah (Hart) Bass.

Bass, William. 596, 597. Born in England. s/o Henry Bass, Sr., and Sarah (Hart) Bass.

Baston, Henry 256, 257, 258. 657, 658 d. age 98. h/o (m/n/u) Baston also died age 98. f/o 14 children, 10 who survived, including Mary (Baston) Current. Henry was a hatter and a farmer. He moved to Vermilion County in 1827 to land that is now Danville Township. He was considered a locally prominent man.

(Baston, Bastian or Bastion) Mary Current. 256, 257, 258. 657, 658; 669, 670. b.1807 d.1885/78, or 1884/77, or b.1855. d/o Henry Baston and (m/n/u) Baston. w/o William Current. m/o 14 children including: first born Henry B. Current, Bio 669, 670; Isaac Current, Bio 256, 257, 258; 8th born James M. Current, Bio 657, 658. Mary, William, and their parents all moved to Vermilion County together, by ox team, in 1827.

Bateman, John. 379, 380. From Ontario. John took Charles Hillman and his sister into his home when their mother died. Charles remained with John until he was 17 years old.

Bates, Albert G. 1003. h/o Mary (Minor) Bates.

Bates, Cassner. 852, 853. s/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. f/o 2 children. A resident of Kentucky

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Bates, Charles. 852, 853. s/o Dr. Christopher C. Bates and Louella (Gordon) Bates.

Bates, Dr. Christopher C. Bio 852, 853. b.1848, s/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. h/o Luella (Gordon) Bates. f/o Charles Bates; William M. Bates; Harry G. Bates; Edgar died in infancy. See for medical training and moves, settling in Metcalf, Illinois, around 1889. Dr. Bates was his own pharmacist.

Bates, David. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

(Bates), Eliza Stine. 409, 410. d/o Joel Bates and (g/n/u) (O'Neal) Bates. w/o James M. Stine. m/o Mary Belle (Stine), the only surviving child of five.

Bates, Francis. 852, 853. s/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. Francis lived with brother Joseph in Lawrence, Kansas.

Bates, George. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

Bates, Harry G. 852, 853. s/o Dr. Christopher C. Bates and Louella (Gordon) Bates.

Bates, Henry. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

Bates, James. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

Bates, Joel. 409, 410. h/o (g/n/u) (O'Neal) Bates. f/o Eliza (Bates) Stine.

Bates, John. 435, 436. h/o Cynthia (O'Neal) Bates. From Batestown. Bates, John, Sr. 852, 853. f/o Joseph Bates; George Bates; David Bates; James Bates; John Bates, Jr.; Henry Bates; Washington Bates; Levi Bates; William Bates; Matilda (Bates); Rose Ann (Bates). Note: Washington and William were the only survivors at time of printing in 1889.

Bates, John, Jr. 852, 853. s/o John Bates, Sr.

Bates, Joseph. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

Bates, Joseph 852, 853. s/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. f/o 2 children. Joseph was a druggist in Lawrence, Kansas. Brother Francis lived with him.

Bates, Levi. 852, 853. s/o John Bates.

(Bates), Martha Beach. 852, 853. d/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. w/o Clifton Beach. m/o 4 children. Clifton was a druggist in Pennsylvania.

(Bates), Mary A. 852, 853. d/o William C. Bates and Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. Mary lived with her parents.

(Bates), Matilda. 852, 853. d/o John Bates.

(Bates), Rose Ann. 852, 853. d/o John Bates.

Bates, Thomas. 1107, 1108. Born and died in England. First husband of Eliza (Boone) Bates Sly.

Bates, Washington. 852, 853. s/o John Bates. Washington was a farmer in Kentucky, as was brother William C. Bates.

Bates, William C. 852, 853. s/o John Bates. h/o Eliza Jane (Hall) Bates. f/o Dr. Christopher C. Bates, 852, 853; Cassner Bates; Francis Bates; Joseph Bates; Martha (Bates) Beach; Mary A. (Bates). William and brother Washington Bates were farmers in Kentucky.

Bates, William M. 852, 853. s/o Dr. Christopher C. Bates and Louella (Gordon) Bates.

(Battershell), Cynthia Tucker. 1033, 1034, 1035. Died 1850 in Kentucky. w/o Osborn Tucker. m/o William Tucker; Polly (Tucker), deceased; John Tucker; Emily (Tucker) Smick; Elizabeth (Tucker) Roberts; Conoway Tucker; Dillard B. Tucker, Bio 1033, 1034, 1035; Henry Tucker, deceased; Mark Tucker; Peter Tucker, deceased; Sarah (Tucker); Ann (Tucker); Charles Tucker, deceased. Cynthia was the aunt of Sanford Battershell.

Battershell, Sanford. 1033, 1034, 1035. Nephew of Cynthia (Battershell) Tucker. Cousin of Cynthia's children, including Dillard B. Tucker, Bio 1033, 1034, 1035. Sanford served with Cousin Dillard in Company A, 7th Illinois Cavalry where the two young men were known as "Tuckershell & Bat."

Battles, (g/n/u) 466, 467. Some of the information on these pages is incorrect. However, g/n/u) Battles is probably the father of Mary I. (Battles) Fuller Clark, first listed (bottom of 466) as "Mrs. Mary Battles"...(top of 467) the daughter of John and Ellen (Gillham) Fisher." John and Ellen (Gillham) Fisher are surely the parents of her first husband, Jerry Fuller. From the third paragraph on 467, "After the marriage of Miss Gillham and Mr. Battles...their 7 children are America, John Stephen, Louisa, Mary E. , Nancy Jane, Rueben, Sarah." As noted above, "Miss Gillham" was the wife of John Fuller, not a Mr. Battles. The 7 children are the identical names listed on 663, 664 as the children of Jerry Fuller and Mary I. Fuller. Information on 466 and 467 regarding Mary's first husband and their children, etc., is in the biography of her second husband, John Griffith Clark. The correct information is in the biography of Mary's son-in-law, Dewitt Clinton Bennett, whose wife was Mary's daughter, Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

(Battles), Mary I. Fuller Clark. 663, 664 Information concerning Mary on 468, 467 is incorrect, except for the name "Battles," which was probably her maiden name. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Jerry Fuller. f/o America (Fuller); John Stephen Fuller; Louisa (Fuller); Mary E. Fuller; Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett; Rueben Fuller; Sarah E. (Fuller) (Husband #2) John Griffin Clark, J.P. f/o Carrie B. (Clark) and Alice H. (Clark). The first time (g/n/u) Battles is included is at the (bottom of 466) as "Mrs. Mary Battles"...(top of 467) the daughter of John and Ellen (Gillham) Fisher." John and Ellen (Gillham) Fisher are surely the parents of her first husband, Jerry Fuller. From the third paragraph on 467, "After the marriage of Miss Gillham and Mr. Battles...their 7 children are America, John Stephen, Louisa, Mary E. , Nancy Jane, Rueben, Sarah." As noted above, "Miss Gillham" was the wife of John Fuller, not a Mr. Battles. The given names of the 7 children are the identical names listed on 663, 664 as the children of Jerry Fuller and Mary I. Fuller. Information on 466 and 467 regarding Mary's first husband and their children, etc., is in the biography of her second husband, John Griffith Clark. The correct information is in the biography of Mary's son-in-law, Dewitt Clinton Bennett, whose wife was Mary's daughter, Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

Note: The biographies of the Baum, Sandusky (Sodowsky), and Sconce families are intertwined with multiple marriages between the families, and further complicated by the repetition of many names from generation to generation. The lack of accuracy, neglect of important facts, plus the haphazard writing style of that century, make it impossible to assure the reader that all of the information is accurate regarding the 86 names listed under "Baum."

Baum, Adam P. 1070, 1071. s/o Henry Bum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. Adam was a farmer in Nebraska. He served with the 116th Indiana Infantry, and was a prisoner of Libby Prison.

A. J. Baum Farm operated by Snowden & Sons, see 309, 310

Baum, Albert. 505, 506. s/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

Baum, A. Jacob 456, 457, 458. s/o (#3) Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. h/o (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum. f/o (#8) Charles Baum; Lellia C. (Baum); George Ray Baum; twins Spessard and Estelle Baum. A. J.'s specialty was breeding fine horses.

(Baum), America. Completely contradictory information (including the spelling of the last name) is included in two biographies regarding the wives of William and the husbands of his wives: First version is from the Biography of Frank Baum, son of Samuel Baum, 518, 519. William Matkins: First husband of Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. f/o Theodore Matkins; Mary (Matkins). Second version is from the Biography of Theodore Matkin regarding the husbands of his mother, Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum 579, 580. Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum. (Husband #1) William Matkin. f/o Theodore Matkin; (Mary (Matkin) Baird. (Husband #2) Samuel Baum. f/o Frank Baum, Winchester Baum; America (Baum); May (Baum). William was an early settler of Vermilion County, arriving in 1835, age 20. He was in the mercantile business in Grandview, met Mary, and died in 3 years. Note: In the biography of Theodore Matkin, he notes that he had no recollection of his father, William Matkin, that he was 18 when stepfather Samuel died, he assumed management of the 1,500 acre farm, remained at home to care for his mother and the children.

(Baum), Angeline. 518, 519 d/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum.

(Baum), Belle Stigers. 1070, 1071. d/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. w/o U. B. Stigers of Iowa.

Baum, Benjamin F. 518, 519. s/o Frank E. Baum and Eliza( McHatlie) Baum.

(Baum), Beratice (as spelled on bio) 518, 519. d/o Frank E. Baum and Eliza( McHatlie) Baum.

(Baum), Blanche. 1022, 1023. 456, 457, 458. d/o Jasper Baum and Josephine (Stewart) Baum.

(Baum), Catherine Patterson 456, 457, 458. 539, 540. Died age 39. d/o and 5th born child of Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum or Sarah (Moyer) Baum. w/o L. Patterson. m/o Augustus D. Patterson; Josephine A. (Patterson) Gaines; Emma or Emily C. (Patterson) Vanneman; Charles M. Patterson; John Harvey Patterson; Albert W. Patterson, who died at age 3 from drowning. 646, 647, 648 Albert died at age 25 from drowning in the Little Vermilion River.

(Baum), Catherine Pugh 525, 526. 518, 519 b.1834. d.1887/53. d/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum. w/o Martin Pugh. m/o Elizabeth J. (Pugh) Howard; Charles Pugh who died at 1 year; Wilmetta (Pugh) Rowand; Maude (Pugh); Lulu (Pugh); Helen (Pugh).

(Baum) Celestine Hunt. 456, 457, 458. d/o (#3) Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. w/o William T. Hunt. Home in Indian Territory.

Note: Because of the numerous men in the Baum family with the given name of Charles, and in order to present an orderly, but probably inaccurate, line of descent, the Charles Baums will be numbered, and arranged accordingly.

(#1) Baum, Charles W. 518, 519; 456, 457, 458; 194; 199. Polish heritage. h/o Barbara (McDonald) Baum. f/o 9 children, no listing of children, other than his son, (#2) Charles Baum Sr. From a family of high birth, Charles was banished from Poland during a civil strife, and went to Germany, then to America. He spoke fluent German, perhaps due to his fine education in Poland. He fought in the Revolutionary War under General Marion. Later, after Gen. "Mad Anthony's" treaty with the Indians, Charles was in the American Militia reserve force for special duty and protection of the early settlers. He settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 194 Great grandfather of Emma (Sandusky) Sconce.

(#2) Baum, Charles, Sr. 518, 519. 193. 646, 647, 648. s/o (#1) exiled Polish nobleman and adventurer Charles W. Baum, and mother Barbara (McDonald) Baum. h/o Sarah (Moyer) Baum or Susan (Moier) Baum. f/o Samuel Baum; John Baum, M.D.; Mary (Baum) Weaver; Sarah (Baum) Van Treese; (#3) Charles W. Baum (Bio 456, 457, 458); Catherine (Baum) Patterson; Susan (Baum) Sandusky; Elizabeth (Baum); Gideon N. Baum; Eliza (Baum) Carter. Grandfather of Emma (Sandusky) Sconce. Although his Polish father and German mother spoke German, Charles spoke English well. He gave much attention to the education of his children. Charles and his family sailed down the Ohio River to the mouth of Bullsink Creek, near the present city of Chilo, Ohio, which was the first settlement made in the Territory of Ohio. 668, 669. Charles was a gunsmith and volunteered for the War of 1812, but he was needed more for making and repairing of firearms. The Baums were pioneers of Bucks County Pennsylvania, and Clermont County, Ohio; they came to Vermilion County in 1839. The Baums built up Indianola.

(#3) Baum, Charles W. Bio 456, 457, 458. b.1815. s/o (#2) Charles Baum, Sr. and Sarah ( Moyer) Baum, or Susan (Moier) Baum. Grandson of (#1) Charles W. Baum the exile from Poland. h/o Catherine (Weaver) Baum. Brother of Samuel Baum who married Sarah (Weaver) Baum, sister of Charles' wife, Catherine. f/o 12, surviving: Celestine A. (Baum) Hunt; Jasper N. Baum, Bio 1022, 1023; Charles Cyrus Baum; A. Jacob Baum; Gideon P. Baum. (1022, 1023 includes George B. Baum, plus the names of children who died: Marcus D, Orintha, James H., John W, plus two infants who died unnamed.) Charles was the second member of the Baum family to settle in Vermilion County. After riding horseback, alone for 80 days, he reached brother Samuel's house in 1836. He took 160 acres of government land, added other properties until he owned 1,600 acres, plus 200 acres given to wife Catherine by her father, Michael Weaver. Charles gave each child a farm. Note: 1022, 1023 indicates that Charles settled in Kansas, Illinois.

(#4) Baum, Charles M 199, 200. b.1838. s/o Samuel Baum, and Sarah (Weaver) Baum. Nephew of (#3) Charles W. Baum. h/o Mary J. (Craig) Baum 200. f/o Grace (Baum); Ernest Baum; Katie (Baum); (#5) Charles Baum; Frank Baum. Breeder of Clydesdales horses. In 1866, drove 500 cattle from Texas, through Indian Territory to Chicago, an 8 month trip. Operated sawmill with Robert Craig for two years.

(#5) Baum, Cyrus Charles "Charlie" Bio 505, 506. 458. b.1853. Third born child of (#3) Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. Husband of two women: (Wife #1, married in 1856) Emma (Gilkey) Baum, d.1880. m/o Lelia E. (Baum). (Wife #2, married in 1889) Josie (Baum - correct) Baum. Charles farmed 250 acres.

(#6) Baum, Charles 199, 200 s/o (#4) Charles M. Baum and Mary J. (Craig) Baum.

(#7) Baum, Charles 505, 506. s/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

(#8) Baum, Charles 456, 457, 458. s/o A. Jacob Baum and (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum.

Baum, Charles S. 1070, 1071. s/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. Charles was with the 16th Indiana Volunteers; he died in 1866 of disease contracted in the army.

Baum, Daniel. 1070, 1071. Daniel lived 77 years. h/o Asenith (Rothrock) Baum. f/o Henry Baum. Daniel was one of the first 6 men who settled in Carroll County Indiana in 1825. The trip was dangerous, going first by flat boat, then overland.

(Baum), Dolly. 456, 457, 458. d/o Jasper Baum and Josephine (Stewart) Baum. Twin of Weaver Baum.

Baum, Earl E. 456, 457, 458. s/o Gideon P. Baum and (g/n/u) (Lucas) Baum.

Baum, Earl Lucas 504, 505 s/o Gideon T. Baum and Clara (Lucas) Baum.

(Baum), Eliza Carter. 456, 457, 458. d/o Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum or Sarah (Moyer) Baum. w/o (g/n/u) Carter. Sister of Mary, Sarah, Catherine, Susan.

(Baum), Elizabeth. 456, 457, 458. d/o Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum or Sarah (Moyer) Baum.

(Baum), Elizabeth. 518, 519 d/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum.

Baum, Ernest. 199, 200 s/o Charles M. Baum and Mary J. (Craig) Baum.

(Baum), Estelle. 456, 457, 458. d/o A. Jacob Baum and (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum. Estelle was the twin of Spessard Baum.

Baum, Frank. 199, 200. s/o (#4) Charles M. Baum and Mary J. (Craig) Baum.

Baum, Frank E. Bio 518, 519. b.1851. s/o Samuel "Uncle Sam" Baum and Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. h/o Eliza (McHatlie) Baum. f/o Harry Baum; Joseph Baum; Beratice (as spelled in bio) (Baum); Samuel Baum; Benjamin F. Baum. Frank's father died when Frank was 11 years old, but he had helped his father make purchases of cattle for 2 or 3 years. By age 17, Frank was shipping cattle to New York, Buffalo, and Chicago. Frank remained with mother Polly for 8 years, and after his marriage, he and his wife remained with mother Polly for 2 more years. Frank and future wife Eliza had gone to school together. In 1875, Frank and Eliza moved to Frank's share of father Samuel's estate, and later added land to increase his holdings to 160 acres. He was interested in breeding Clysdales and Short-horn cattle. Note: Completely contradictory information (including the spelling of the last name) is included in two biographies regarding the wives of William and the husbands of his wives: First version is from the Biography of Frank Baum, son of Samuel Baum, 518, 519. William Matkins: First husband of Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. f/o Theodore Matkins; Mary (Matkins). Second version is from the Biography of Theodore Matkin regarding the husbands of his mother, Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum 579, 580. Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum. (Husband #1) William Matkin. f/o Theodore Matkin; (Mary (Matkin) Baird. (Husband #2) Samuel Baum. f/o Frank Baum, Winchester Baum; America (Baum); May (Baum). William was an early settler of Vermilion County, arriving in 1835, age 20. He was in the mercantile business in Grandview, met Mary, and died in 3 years. Note: in the biography of Theodore Matkin, he notes that he had no recollection of his father, William Matkin, that he was 18 when stepfather Samuel died, he assumed management of the 1,500 acre farm, remained at home to care for his mother and the children.

(Baum), Gemima Hull. 729, 730. d/o Jonas Baum. w/o Dr. James F. Hull. m/o Francis Marion Hull; Kissey B. (Hull); John C. Freemont Hull (named after the Republican candidate for president); Edwin M. Hull; William W. Hull died as an infant, and Emma S. died at age 4. Children listed on 531 and 532, not included in Bio: Mattie A. Hull; Charles F. Hull. Gemima's parents were of German descent, and German was spoken in their home. Gemima's maternal grandparents never spoke or wrote English. Her maternal grandfather was a German Baptist or "Dunkard" (meaning "to immerse") preacher.

Baum, George B. 373, 374. 458. s/o Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. h/o Zarilda (Rawlings) Baum. f/o Opie Baum; Wilbert Baum. George was a farmer and livery man.

Baum, George Roy. 456, 457, 458. s/o A. Jacob Baum and (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum.

(Baum) Georgia. 1022, 1023. 456, 457, 458. d/o Jasper Baum and Josephine (Stewart) Baum.

Baum, Gideon N. 456, 457, 458. s/o Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum, or Sarah (Moyer) Baum.. Brother of Samuel, John, Charles W.

Baum, Gideon P. 456, 457, 458. s/o Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. h/o (g/n/u) (Lucas) Baum. f/o Lulie W. (Baum); Earl E. Baum. Gideon is a farmer.

Baum, Gideon T. Bio 504, 505 b.1860. Fifth born child of Charles Baum. h/o Clara (Lucas) Baum. f/o Lulu Weaver (Baum); Earl Lucas Baum. Gideon's 215 acres were well cultivated.

(Baum), Grace. 199, 200. d/o Charles M. Baum and Mary J. (Craig) Baum.

Baum, Harry. 518, 519. s/o Frank E. Baum and Eliza( McHatlie) Baum. At 14, Harry was the best posted youth in the county regarding livestock. At 13, Harry passed the exam for teacher certification, and in 1888 he was retested and ranked the highest of any applicant.

Baum, Henry. 1070, 1071. b.1806.d.1854/48. s/o Daniel Baum and Asenith (Rothrock) Baum. h/o Harriet (Cross) Baum. f/o Mary (Baum) McBeth; Rachel (Baum) Cornell; Belle (Baum) Stigers; Charles S. Baum; Adam P. Baum; John Clay Baum; Martha M. (Baum) McCarthy; Z. T. Baum, Bio 1070, 1071. Henry was 19 years old when the family left Ohio and took the dangerous trip by flat boat, then overland to Indiana. Later he journeyed to Texas and New Orleans. He loved to travel. In 1841 he moved to Missouri, but returned to White County, Indiana.

Baum, Herbert. 683, 684. s/o Oliver P. Baum and Helen (McClenathen) Baum.

Baum, Jasper N. Bio 1022, 1023. 456, 457, 458. b.1857. s/o Charles W. Baum and Catherine (Weaver) Baum. h/o Josephine Frances (Stewart) Baum. f/o Blanche (Baum); Georgia V. (Baum); twins Dolly and Weaver Baum. A farmer and financier of Young America Township. Jasper partnered with his father for 7 years. In 1879, his father gave him 400 acres, and Jasper added 200 more acres for a total of 600 acres. He specialized in short horn cattle, and Hambletonian horses.

(Baum), Jessie. 505, 506. d/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

Baum, John, M.D. 456, 457, 458. s/o and second born child of Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum. Brother of Samuel Baum and Charles W. Baum.

Baum, John Clay. 1070, 1071. s/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. John served with the 20th and 72nd and 116th Indiana Infantry; he died in 1869 of disease contracted in the army.

Baum, John W. 586, 587, 588. 628. f/o Maryette (Baum) Fisher. Shared a partnership in 1881 with Henry Dorus Newell in a tile manufacturing company.

Baum, Jonas. 729, 730. f/o Gemima (Baum) Hull. Jonas served in the War of 1812. He and his wife were of German descent, and German was spoken in the home. Baum, Joseph. 518, 519. s/o Frank E. Baum and Eliza( McHatlie) Baum.

Baum, Josephus. 505, 506. h/o Sarah (Beall) Baum. f/o Albert Baum; Josie (Baum) Baum (correct); Lelia Baum; Maggie (Baum); (#7) Charles Baum; Minnie (Baum). Josephus was a blacksmith, and he came to Illinois in 1875.

(Baum), Josie Baum (correct). 505, 506. b.1869. Second wife of Cyrus Charles Baum in 1887 at age 18, Charles 16 years her senior. Josie was 17 when she came to Illinois in 1886. She was a talented pianist.

(Baum), Katie. 199, 200 d/o Charles M. Baum and Mary J. (Craig) Baum.

(Baum), Lelia E. 456, 457, 458. d/o Cyrus Baum and Emma (Gilkey) Baum.

(Baum), Lelia. 505, 506. d/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

(Baum), Lelia C. 456, 457, 458. d/o A. Jacob Baum and (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum.

(Baum), Lulie W. 456, 457, 458. d/o Gideon P. Baum and (g/n/u) (Lucas) Baum.

(Baum), Lulu Weaver. 504, 505. d/o Gideon T. Baum and Clara (Lucas) Baum.

(Baum), Maggie. 505, 506. d/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

(Baum), Martha M. McCarthy. 1070, 1071. d/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. w/o S. D. McCarthy of Paris, Illinois.

(Baum), Mary Larrance. 499, 500. w/o John Larrance. m/o Ella (Larrance); Frank Henry Larrance; Rosa (Larrance) Cass Larrance; Cephes.

(Baum), Mary McBeth. 1070, 1071. d/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. w/o John McBeth, died before 1889. m/o William H. McBeth.

(Baum), Mary E. Sandusky. 500, 503, 504. d/o Samuel Baum and first wife Sarah (Weaver) Baum. w/o William Sandusky. m/o Sarah J. (Sandusky), died before 1889; Carolyn (Sandusky) Snapp; Rochester Sandusky; Addie (Sandusky) McMillen; Belle (Sandusky). When Mary's Grandfather Michael Weaver reached his 100th birthday, she held a reception in his honor.

(Baum), Mary Weaver. 456, 457, 458. d/o and 3rd born child of Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum or Sarah (Moyer) Baum. Sister of Samuel Baum, John Baum, and Charles W Baum.

(Baum), Maryette Fisher. 628. d/o John W. Baum. w/o Michael Fisher. m/o Frank Fisher; Maud (Fisher) Sidell; Eva (Fisher).

(Baum), May. 518, 519 Completely contradictory information (including the spelling of the last name) is included in two biographies regarding the wives of William and the husbands of his wives: First version is from the Biography of Frank Baum, son of Samuel Baum, 518, 519. William Matkins: First husband of Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. f/o Theodore Matkins; Mary (Matkins). Second version is from the Biography of Theodore Matkin regarding the husbands of his mother, Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum 579, 580. Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum. (Husband #1) William Matkin. f/o Theodore Matkin; (Mary (Matkin) Baird. (Husband #2) Samuel Baum. f/o Frank Baum, Winchester Baum; America (Baum); May (Baum). William was an early settler of Vermilion County, arriving in 1835, age 20. He was in the mercantile business in Grandview, met Mary, and died in 3 years. Note: in the biography of Theodore Matkin, he notes that he had no recollection of his father, William Matkin, that he was 18 when stepfather Samuel died, he assumed management of the 1,500 acre farm, remained at home to care for his mother and the children.

(Baum), Minnie. 505, 506. d/o Josephus Baum and Sarah (Beall) Baum.

Baum, Oliver. Bio 683, 684. 518, 519 b.1828. s/o Samuel Baum and first wife Sarah (Weaver) Baum. h/o Helen (McClenathen) Baum. f/o Herbert Baum. Oliver recalled, "Nothing but prairie grass and rattle snakes when I came to Vermilion County." He acquired 165 acres for his homestead and a half section of land adjoining Sidell, plus 16 3/4 acres of timber. He built an elegant mansion in 1875. He was 33 when his father died. Oliver marketed stock in Chicago and Buffalo, and also hogs.

Baum, Opie. 456, 457, 458. s/o George B. Baum and (g/n/u) (Rawlings) Baum.

(Baum), Rachel Cornwell. 1070, 1071. d/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. w/o Robert Cornwell, died before 1889. Lived in White County, Indiana.

Baum, Ralph A. 1070, 1071. s/o Dr. Z. T. Baum and Eliza E. (McCord) Baum.

Baum, Samuel, "Uncle Sam" 199, 200. 456, 457, 458. 500, 503, 504. 518, 519. 668, 669. 683, 684. b.1801. d.1861/60. s/o and eldest child of Charles Baum, Sr., who lived 98 years, and Susan (Moier) Baum, or Sarah (Moyer) Baum. Samuel was the husband of two women. (Wife #1) Sarah (Weaver) Baum. 683, 684 m/o 8 children: Elizabeth (Baum); Oliver P. Baum, Bio 683, 684; Susan (Baum); Catherine (Baum) Pugh 525, 526; (#4) Charles M. Baum; Samuel Baum; William Baum; Angeline (Baum). Note: 668, 669 Not included Frances (Baum); Emiline (Baum); John Baum; Sarah (Baum). (Wife #2) Polly (m/n/u) (Matkins Baum. m/o Frank Baum; America (Baum); Winchester C. Baum; May (Baum). In 1827, accompanied by his father-in-law, Michael Weaver, Samuel came to Vermilion County, acquired property in Carroll Township in 1829, and was a successful farmer with 1,100 acres. He was the first Baum to settle in Vermilion County. Samuel brought his family to Vermilion County with a horse, bridle, saddle, a Dearborn wagon, and a Bug-horned cow tied to the wagon. He drove a wagon loaded with produce, pulled by 5 yoke of oxen to Chicago, When he died in 1861, his estate included 1,500 acres of land. "Uncle Sam" stood 6'1" tall and weighed 300 pounds. 683, 684 Samuel weighed 365 pounds. Note: Completely contradictory information (including the spelling of the last name) is included in two biographies regarding the wives of William Matkin and the husbands of his wives: First version is from the Biography of Frank Baum, son of Samuel Baum, 518, 519. William Matkins: First husband of Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. f/o Theodore Matkins; Mary (Matkins). Second version is from the Biography of Theodore Matkin regarding the husbands of his mother, Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum 579, 580.

Baum, Samuel Bio 668, 669; 518, 519 b.1843. s/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum. h/o Della F. (Stewart) Baum. No children. Samuel raised prize winning shorthorn cattle, and one was owned by Harvey Sandusky. Samuel was an extensive shipper of cattle. He owned several farms, plus his homestead of 600 acres.

Baum, Samuel. 518, 519. s/o Frank E. Baum and Eliza( McHatlie) Baum.

(Baum), Sarah Vantreese. 456, 457, 458. d/o and 4th born child of Charles Baum, Sr. and Susan (Moier) Baum or Sarah (Moyer) Baum.

Baum, Spessard. 456, 457, 458. s/o A. Jacob Baum and (g/n/u) (Rowand) Baum. Spessard was the twin of Estelle (Baum).

(Baum), Susan. 518, 519 d/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum.

(Baum), Susan Rice. 645, 646. w/o Thomas R. Rice. m/o Minnie May (Rice); Charles F. Rice. Thomas and his bride settled on a farm he had purchased earlier. A brick mansion was built in 1879.

(Baum), Susan Sodowsky. 193. b.1818 d.1888/70. d/o Charles Baum, Sr., and Sarah (Moyer) Baum or Susan (Moier) Baum. w/o Harvey Sodowsky, who kept the original spelling of the name, rather than the newer spelling of Sandusky. m/o 3, only living is Emma (Sandusky) Sconce. See also Susan (Baum) Sandusky 456, 457, 458 d/o Samuel Baum, sister of Samuel, John, Charles, Gideon N. Baum.

Baum, Weaver. 1022, 1023. 456, 457, 458. s/o Jasper Baum and Josephine (Stewart (Baum). Weaver was the twin of Dolly Baum.

Baum, Wilbert. 456, 457, 458. s/o George B. Baum and (g/n/u) (Rawlings) Baum.

Baum, William. 518, 519. s/o Samuel Baum and Sarah (Weaver) Baum.

Baum, Winchester Completely contradictory information (including the spelling of the last name) is included in two biographies regarding the wives of William and the husbands of his wives: First version is from the Biography of Frank Baum, son of Samuel Baum, 518, 519. William Matkins: First husband of Polly (m/n/u) Matkins Baum. f/o Theodore Matkins; Mary (Matkins). Second version is from the Biography of Theodore Matkin regarding the husbands of his mother, Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum 579, 580. Mary (Sandusky) Matkin Baum. (Husband #1) William Matkin. f/o Theodore Matkin; (Mary (Matkin) Baird. (Husband #2) Samuel Baum. f/o Frank Baum, Winchester Baum; America (Baum); May (Baum). William was an early settler of Vermilion County, arriving in 1835, age 20. He was in the mercantile business in Grandview, met Mary, and died in 3 years. Note: in the biography of Theodore Matkin, he notes that he had no recollection of his father, William Matkin, that he was 18 when stepfather Samuel died, he assumed management of the 1,500 acre farm, remained at home to care for his mother and the children.

Baum, Dr. Z. T. Bio 1070, 1071. 883, 884, 887. b.1847. s/o Henry Baum and Harriet (Cross) Baum. h/o Eliza (McCord) Baum. f/o Ralph A. Baum. Dr. Baum was 13 when his father died, and the family moved to Carroll County, Indiana. He farmed in the summer and went to school in the winter until 1863. At 15 years and 6 months, he joined Company E, 116th Indiana Infantry, signing for 6 months. Next he joined the 135th Indiana Infantry for 100 days. Finally, he was with the 150th Indiana Infantry until the end of the war in 1865. Dr. Baum was proud of the over 20 family members of suitable age who fought for the Union. He then resumed farm work, teaching in the winter from 1865 to 1867. He began medical studies with Dr J. L. Morrow, surgeon of the 72nd Indiana Infantry. Z. T. was a graduate of the Miami Medical College in Cincinnati and began his practice in Indiana, them moved to Paris, Illinois in 1873. See for community service and offices.

(Bauman), Anna May. 652, 653. d/o John Bauman and Alice (Fagner) Bauman.

Bauman, John. 652, 653. h/o Alice (Fagner) Bauman. f/o Anna May Bauman

(Bayless, Lucinda Chandler Graves. 556, 557. d/o Samuel Bayless. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Chandler. f/o Mary Alice (Chandler).(Husband #2) Levi Henry Graves. f/o Martha B. (Graves); twins Louisa (Graves) and (Emma S. (Graves); Letta (Graves). Note: Lucinda was the second wife of Levi Henry Graves, and she was his second wife as well.

Bayless, Samuel. 556, 557. f/o Lucinda (Bayless) Chandler Graves.

(Bays), Becky Zimmerly Sisson. 773, 774. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) Jacob Zimmerly, Jr. f/o William Zimmerly. Jacob died the same day as his father, Jacob Zimmerly, Sr. (Husband #2) Atwell Sisson. Died before 1889. Becky made her home with William, the youngest of 3 children, and only survivor.

Beach, Clifton. 852, 853. h/o Martha (Bates) Beach. f/o 4 children. Clifton was a druggist in Pennsylvania.

(Beal), Anna Hacker 618, 619. Born in Germany. First wife of Ferdinand M. Hacker, also from Germany. m/o Albert Hacker; Mary (Hacker); Charles Hacker; Martin Hacker; Edward Hacker; John Hacker; Emma (Hacker).

(Beall), Eliza. 941, 942. d/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

(Beall), Elsie. 941. d/o William G. Beall and Luelle (Clark) Beall.

(Beall), George. 941, 942. s/o Walter G. Beall and Luella (Clark) Beall.

Beall, George. 941, 942. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

Beall, Hamilton. 941, 942. Died before 1889. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

Beall, James. 941, 942. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall. James served in an Indiana regiment.

Beall, John. 941, 942. Died before 1889. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

Beall, Lewis. 941, 942. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall. Resident of Edgar County.

(Beall), Melissa. 941, 942. d/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

Beall, Moxy R. 941, 942. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall.

(Beall), Sarah Baum. 505, 506. w/o Josephus Baum. m/o Albert Baum; Josie (Baum) Baum (correct); Lelia (Baum); Maggie (Baum); Charles Baum; Minnie (Baum).

Beall, Walter G. Bio 941, 942. b.1858. s/o William Beall and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall. h/o Luella (Clark) Beall. f/o Elsie (Beall), an only child. Walter left home at age 16 in 1874. He worked in Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, on farms until the fall of 1879. He began putting up bridges in Indiana. In 1884 he farmed, and worked as a hotel clerk and other jobs in the winter, including restaurants, until 1888. He settled on 210 acres given to his wife by her father.

Beall, William. 941, 942. Died 1865. h/o Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Beall. f/o James Beall; Eliza Beall; George Beall; Hamilton Beall, died before 1889; Moxy R. Beall; Melissa Beall; Walter G. Beall, Bio 941, 942; John Beall, died before 1889; Lewis Beall. William's father (name not included) was an early settler of Ripley County. William was drafted in 1863 to serve in an Indiana regiment. He died of an incurable disease in 1865.

Bean, Silas. 289, 290. Second h/o Rowena Harriet (Thompson) Funk Bean. f/o 1 child.

(Beard) Elizabeth Gilroy 300, 301 Wife of three men. (Husband #1) William Gilroy, f/o Alice (Gilroy) Buchanan. (Husband #2) Unnamed husband. f/o 3. (Husband #3) Unnamed husband. f/o 1.

(Beard), Elizabeth Thompson. 462, 463. w/o William Thompson. m/o Elizabeth F. (Thompson) Mann.

(Beard), Susan Buchanan 300, 301 w/o Enoch Buchanan. m/o Sarah (Buchanan); John Buchanan who died at one year; William Wilson Buchanan (see 300, 301 bio); Elizabeth (Buchanan) Black. After death of Enoch, Susan lived with William, their son.

Beard, William. 434, 435. William helped Captain William Swank lay out Indianola, Illinois.

(Bears), Catherine Brown. 297, 298, 299. 374, 377, 378. w/o John Brown. m/o Lodema (Brown) Leemon; Verlina (Brown) Zeigler; Catherine A. (Brown). At 81, Catherine was still living with daughter Lodema.

Beatty, James. 798, 799. h/o Margaret (m/n/u) Beatty. f/o Margaret H. (Beatty) Galway.

(Beatty), Margaret H. Galway. 798, 799. d/o James and Margaret Beatty. w/o James Galway. m/o John B. Galway, Bio 798, 799; William B. Galway, see Bio; Robert P. Galway; David H Galway; Joseph Galway; James H. Galway, died as a boy; Margaret (Galway) died at age 2.

Beauchamp, Asa. 961, 962. h/o Martha (Williams) Beauchamp. f/o 10 children, 3 living: Noah W. Beauchamp; Sarah A. (Beauchamp) Long; Mary A. (Beauchamp) Brown. Deceased: Clark Beauchamp died in the Civil War; Ellen (Beauchamp Wampler) died at age 27. A pioneer of North Manchester, Indiana, Asa was also an attorney and merchant.

Beauchamp, Charles A. 961, 962. s/o Noah W. Beauchamp and Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp.

Beauchamp, Clark. 961, 962. s/o Asa Beauchamp and Martha (Williams) Beauchamp. Clark died in the Civil War.

(Beauchamp), Elizabeth Dunavan, 567, 568. w/o Anderson Dunavan. m/o James H. Dunavan, who enlisted in an Indiana regiment but died at age 18 from measles; John A. Dunavan; Mary J. (Dunavan) Hines; David A. Dunavan; Anderson J. Dunavan; Edward H. Dunavan; Edmund H. Dunavan; Lottie (Dunavan) Beesley; Tilda E. (Dunavan) Wilcox. Leaving Indiana in 1855, the Dunavans came to Vermilion County to 170 acres mostly covered with timber, later cleared except for 15 acres.

(Beauchamp), Ellen Wampler. 961, 962. d/o Asa Beauchamp and Martha (Williams) Beauchamp. w/o William Wampler. Ellen died at age 27, and William died a few months later at the Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio.

Beauchamp, Jessie. 961, 962. s/o Noah W. Beauchamp and Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp.

(Beauchamp), Lorena. 961, 962. d/o Noah W. Beauchamp and Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp.

(Beauchamp), Mary A. Brown. 961, 962. d/o Asa Beauchamp and Martha (Williams) Beauchamp.

(Beauchamp), Maudie. 961, 962. d/o Noah W. Beauchamp and Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp.

Beauchamp, Noah W. Bio 961, 962. b.1846. s/o Asa Beauchamp and Martha (Williams) Beauchamp. h/o Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp. f/o 7 children, 5 living: Lorena (Beauchamp); Charles A. Beauchamp; Maudie (Beauchamp); Jessie Beauchamp); Oron Milo Beauchamp. Noah began learning the printing trade in 1862, age 16, in Wabash, Indiana. His career spanned 27 years. See for various employments in newspapers. He became the editor and owner of the Kansas Journal of Edgar County. Noah served in the 11th Indiana Battery; see for battle stories.

Beauchamp, Oron Milo. 961, 962. s/o Noah W. Beauchamp and Cynthia J. (Spradling) Beauchamp.

(Beauchamp), Sarah A. Long. 961, 962. d/o Asa Beauchamp and Martha (Williams) Beauchamp.

(Beck) Eva Olmstead 370, 371, 372. w/o William C. Olmstead.

Beck, James. 872, 873. Second husband of America (Townson) Wasson Beck. f/o 1 child.

(Becker), Lydia Crandall. 949, 950. Daughter of Varney Becker and Catherine (Hurst) Becker. w/o Eugene B. Crandall. m/o Fred Crandall; Bessie (Crandall); Gertrude (Crandall); Ethel (Crandall); Clara L. (Crandall); Nellie (Crandall).

Becker, Varney. 949, 950. h/o Catherine (Hurst) Becker. f/o Robert Becker, died as an infant; John Becker, died at age 28; Lydia (Becker) Crandall. A shoemaker in New York, Varney was an early settler of Paris, Illinois. He opened a successful grocery store and mercantile store.

Beckett, Maxwell. 403, 404, 407. h/o Catherine (Miller Beckett. Maxwell was a farmer.

Beckman C. 787, 788. h/o Mary (Cummins) Beckman.

Beckwith, g/n/u, 240, 241, 242 Along with Gov. Leander Rutledge, Mr. Beckwith employed Henry G. Boyce as a carpenter and joiner.

(Bedwell), Fanny Howell. 981, 982, 983. d.1888. w/o Hillery Howell. m/o 10 children, 9 living: Sarah Jane (Howell) Haynes, deceased; Keturah (Howell) Russum; Osborn G. Howell; Jonathan B. Howell; Jason W Howell, Bio 981, 982, 983; Caldwell R. Howell; Serena A. (Howell) Jordon; Leroy T. Howell; Alonzo G. Howell; Orange L. W. Howell.

Beebe, D. E. 467, 468. h/o Margaret (Alexander) Beebe. f/o Blanche (Beebe). D. E. was a involved in farming and stock raising.

(Beer), Caroline Frei. 1047, 1048. b. in Germany. d/o Hirsh Beer. w/o Henry Frei. No children, but adoptive mother of Rachel (Frei) whose parents had died of yellow fever. Caroline came to America in 1862.

Beer, Hirsh. 1047, 1048. German. f/o Caroline (Beer) Frei.

Beesley, Frank. 567, 568. h/o Lottie (Dunavan) Beesley. f/o 2.

(Beevens), Jane Albright. 761, 762. d. 1859. d/o William Beevens. First wife of Alanson N. Albright.

Beevens, William. 761, 762. f/o Jane (Beevens) Albright.

Bell, (g/n/u). 1039, 1040, 1041. f/o James S. Bell; Catherine (Bell) Shiveley. His parents came from England to his Ohio home.

(Bell), Anna Stadler. 664, 665. w/o Adam A. Stadler. m/o one child.

Bell, Benjamin. 772, 773. b.1705.d.1805. Benjamin was said to have lived 105 years. f/o Elizabeth (Bell) Mann. Benjamin left Pennsylvania and moved first to Ohio, then Indiana, then Iowa.

Bell, Bert. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

(Bell), Bessie. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

(Bell), Catherine Shiveley. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o (g/n/u) Bell from England. Sister of James S. Bell. For 6 years, Catherine took care of her nephew, Oliver Bell, after his mother died when he was 3 months old. Catherine later married (g/n/u) Shiveley.

(Bell), Catherine Skinner. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o James S. Bell and first wife Jane (Stewart) Bell. w/o Isaac Skinner. m/o 5 children. Isaac was a farmer.

(Bell) Elizabeth Mann. 772, 773. d/o Benjamin Bell. w/o Levi Mann. m/o Isabel (Mann) Frasier.

(Bell), Elizabeth Newcomb. 1000, 1001. w/o William Newcomb. m/o Margaret (Newcomb) Wilson.

(Bell), Elizabeth Padgitt. 596. w/o Alfred Padgitt. m/o 12 children, including John L. Padgitt.

Bell, Elmer E. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell. Died at age 15.

(Bell), Elsie E. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

(Bell), Georgia. 730. d/o James L. Bell and Donnie E. (Ankrum) Bell.

(Bell), Harriet Hopkins. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. w/o Samuel H. Hopkins. Mother of two children. Note: There may be errors because the printed page was hard to read.

Bell, Ira. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. h/o Catherine (Reed) Bell. f/o 3 children. Ira was a farmer.

Bell, James Corwin. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

Bell, James L. 730. h/o Donnie E. (Ankrum) Bell. f/o Georgia (Bell).

Bell, James S. 1039, 1040, 1041. Died 1873. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Jane (Stewart) Bell. Died 1842 when Oliver was 3 months old. m/o: Catherine (Bell) Skinner; Oliver Bell, Bio 1039, 1040, 1041. (Wife #2). Name not included. m/o Mary Ellen (Bell) Shoemaker; Sarah Ann (Bell) Barnes; Ira Bell; Harriet (Bell) Hopkins; Jane (Bell) Stillwell; Vernon Bell; Sumner Bell. James left Ohio and arrived in Illinois in 1857, to a well cultivated 200 acre farm. He served in the 79th Illinois Infantry for 3 years. Note: First wife, Jane, died in 1842 when Oliver Bell was 3 months old; therefore, although the name of the second wife is not included, it may be assumed that she was the mother of all of the children except for Catherine (Bell) Skinner and Oliver Bell. James came from a family of 9 children, and became the father of 9 children.

(Bell), Jane Stillwell. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. w/o William Stillwell. m/o 2 children.

(Bell), Jane Mann. 858, 859. w/o Levi Mann. m/o Cella (Mann) Westbrook.

(Bell), Mary Ellen Shoemaker. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. w/o (g/n/u) Shoemaker, "an old soldier." Resident of Newman, Illinois.

(Bell), Olive J. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell. Died at 14 years.

Bell, Oliver. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o James S Bell and first wife Jane (Stewart) Bell. h/o Charity E (McCown) Bell. f/o Sherman Bell; William Bell, died age 15; Elmer E. Bell, died age 15; James Corwin Bell; Olive J. (Bell), died age 14; Elsie E. (Bell); Bert Bell; Bessie (Bell). Oliver's mother died when he was 3 months old. His Aunt Catherine (Bell) Shiveley raised him to age 6, when his father remarried and took him home. He stayed with his father until age 18. Oliver served in Company H, 59th Illinois Infantry from 1861 to 1862. In 1865 he served in Company C, 150th Illinois Infantry. He did general farming, plus stock raising on his 160 acres.

(Bell), Sarah Ann Barnes. 1039, 1040, 1041. d/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. w/o Jackson Barnes of Hinesborough, Douglas County, Illinois. m/o 1 child.

(Bell), Sarah Cox. 324, 327 w/o David M. Cox.

Bell, Sherman. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

Bell, Sumner. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. Name of Sumner's wife not included. f/o 3 children. Home near Newman, Illinois.

Bell, Vernon. 1039, 1040, 1041. s/o James S. Bell and mother, a second wife, who was not identified. h/o Emma (Blair) Bell. f/o 3 children.

Bell, William. 1039, 1040, 1041. Died at age 15. s/o Oliver Bell and Charity E. (McCown) Bell.

Bellis, (g/n/u). 309, 310. f/o Maria (Bellis) Craig. Mr. Bellis fought in the Revolutionary War.

(Bellis), Maria Craig. 309, 310. b.1820 d.1862/42. d/o Bellis (g/n/u). w/o Olando Whitney Craig, m/o William T. Craig, a Confederate soldier; Amanda F. (Craig) Snowden; Eliza J. (Craig); John T. Craig, a Union soldier; Mary E. (Craig); Sarah E. (Craig).

(Benedict), Ann Clark. 466, 467 d. 1857. First w/o John Griffith Clark, J.P. m/o 9, 3 died as infants. Elizabeth (Clark); Sarah A. (Clark); William Clark; John T. Clark; Nancy J. (Clark); Hester E. (Clark).

Bennefiel, Addison L. 907, 908. s/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel.

(Bennefiel), Belle Reed. 907, 908. d/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel. w/o Lewis Reed.

Bennefiel, Clarence. 907, 908. s/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel.

Bennefiel, Francis M. 907, 908. Died at nearly 20 years. s/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel.

(Bennefiel), Laura J. Long. 1004, 1005. 907, 908. b.1865. d/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel. w/o Abraham F. Long No children included.

Bennefiel, Robert R. Portrait 905. Bio 907, 908. b.1817 in Indiana. d.1882/65. h/o Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel. f/o Francis M. Bennefiel, died before 1889; Belle (Bennefiel) Reed; Addison L. Bennefiel; Laura (Bennefiel) Long, 1004, 1005; William Bennefiel; Clarence Bennefiel; Edward D Bennefiel, died at 14 months; Sarah (Bennefiel) died at 4 weeks. Robert and Mary settled in Shiloh Township in 1846, coming overland with their little family by team. Robert rented 120 acres for 3 years. Then in 1849 they moved to wild land in Buck Township, staying there until 1870 when he purchased his last farm of 311 acres. His death was caused by the kick of a horse.

Bennefiel, William. 907, 908. s/o Robert R. Bennefiel and Mary J. (Ingram) Bennefiel.

(Bennett), Allie M. Glaze. 663, 664. 458, 461. d/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe or Wolf) Bennett. w/o Wilson Glaze. m/o two children.

(Bennett), Ann E. Jamison 663, 664; 458, 461. d/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe) Bennett. w/o W. M. Jamison. m/o Charles Jamison; Kate (Jamison); Mary (Jamison); George Jamison; Willie Jamison; Bertie Jamison.

Bennett, Bertie. 493, 494, 495. s/o Thomas Bennett and Ann Eliza (Sandusky) Bennett.

(Bennett), Bessie W. 663, 664. d/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

Bennett, Charles. 663, 664. s/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

(Bennett), Charlotte Blakeney. 489, 490. w/o James H. Blakeney. m/o Nellie (Blakeney); Hazel (Blakeney)

Bennett, Clinton. 627, 628. s/o George Bennett and Rachael (Trimble) Bennett.

Bennett, Clinton. 663, 664. s/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

Bennett, DeWitt Clinton "Clint" Sr. Bio 663, 664. 458, 461. b. 1849. s/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe or Wolf) Bennett. Second husband of Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett. f/o Sarah L. (Bennett); Charles Bennett; Jacob C. Bennett; Bessie W. (Bennett); Luella (Bennett); Clinton Bennett. From age 18 to age 28, Clint was the right hand man of cattle king, John Sidell. Clint drove thousands of heads of cattle to the east, riding day and night without rest. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of Sidell.

(Bennett), Fra. 458, 461. d/o Henry J. Bennett and Melissa A. (Stark) Bennett.

Bennett, Frank. 627, 628. s/o George Bennett and Rachael (Trimble) Bennett.

Bennett, George Franklin. 663, 664. 627, 628. s/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolf or Wolfe) Bennett. h/o Rachael (Trimble) Bennett. f/o Clinton Bennett; Minnie (Bennett); Frank Bennett; unnamed infant. George was a tinner, then moved to Nebraska where he farmed. 458, 461.

(Bennett), Harriet Bass. 596, 597. Born in England. d/o Thomas Bennett and Elizabeth (Stewart) Bennett. w/o Henry Bass. m/o Thomas, Samuel, and Harriet who died young; Mary (Bass) Burt; Fanny (Bass) Gilbert; Fred Bass; Arthur S. Bass. In 1854, Harriet, Henry, Harriet's father Thomas Bennett, 4 sons and 1 daughter voyaged 19 days to reach America, and many additional days to reach Vermilion County. Henry opened the first general merchandise store in Marysville, but soon turned to farming on his 230 acres.

Bennett, Henry J. Bio 458, 461. b.1847. s/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe) Bennett. h/o Melissa A. (Stark) Bennett. f/o Washtella (Bennett); Fra (Bennett); Sarah A. (Bennett). Henry didn't leave the county until he was of age. At 22, he began working for John Sidell, and continued for 6 years. He became a carpenter.

(Bennett), Ida M. Marsh. 663, 664. 526, 527, 528. 458, 461. d/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe or Wolf) Bennett. w/o Esau Marsh. m/o 2 children.

Bennett, Jacob C. 663, 664. s/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

Bennett, Jacob F. 663, 664. 458, 461. s/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe or Wolf) Bennett.

Bennett, John. 266, 267, 268. f/o Laura (Bennett) Oakwood.

(Bennett), Laura Oakwood. 266, 267, 268. d/o John Bennett. w/o Samuel H. Oakwood. m/o Belva (Oakwood), only surviving child of 4.

(Bennett), Luella. 663, 664. d/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

(Bennett), Mary A. Timmons. 333, 334 b. 1838. w/o Elijah Timmons. m/o 10 children, including Elizabeth J. (Timmons) Leeka.

(Bennett), Mary E. Turner. 458, 461. d/o Philander Bennett and Sarah Ann (Wolfe) Bennett. w/o Jonah Turner.

(Bennett), Minnie. 627, 628. d/o George Bennett and Rachael (Trimble) Bennett.

(Bennett), Nancy Nay. 1010. 1011, 1012. d/o Sanford and Anna Bennett w/o Sanford Nay. m/o 10 children, 3 survived: William Nay, Bio 1010, 1011, 1012; Ezra Nay; Lavina (Nay) Pinnell; Harrison Nay, died during the Civil War. Sanford and Nancy were early pioneers of Kentucky, moving there with their parents. After their marriage, they moved to Kansas Township around 1834, overland with an ox team. Sanford built a log cabin. They eventually became owners of 200 acres.

Bennett, Philander. 663, 664. 458, 461. h/o Sarah Ann (Wolfe or Wolf) Bennett. f/o Ann E (Bennett) Jamison; Henry J. Bennett Bio 458, 461; DeWitt Clinton Bennett, Bio 663, 664; Mary E. (Bennett) Turner; Jacob F. Bennett; Ida M. or B. (Bennett) Marsh; Allie M. (Bennett) Glaze; George Franklin Bennett. Philander was a millwright and built "Harris Mill." He and his younger sons operated a rented farm. Resident of Palermo in Edgar County.

Bennett, Reuben. 1010, 1011, 1012. s/o Sanford Bennett and Anna (m/n/u) Bennett. Reuben was born in a fort in 1789, and was still living 100 years later in 1889.

Bennett, Samuel. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Bennett, Sanford. 1010, 1011, 1012. h/o Anna (m/n/u) Bennett. f/o Nancy (Bennett) Nay; Reuben Bennett. Sanford was born April 1789, in a fort, and was still living in 1889, being 100 years old. Two children lived to be 90; the youngest child died at age 78. Sanford left Virginia and arrived in Kentucky before 1789.

(Bennett), Sarah A. 458, 461. d/o Henry J. Bennett and Melissa A. (Stark) Bennett.

(Bennett), Sarah L. 663, 664. d/o Dewitt Clinton "Clint" Bennett and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Spellman Bennett.

Bennett, Simon. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Bennett), Susannah Ligget. 442, 443. d.1817 w/o John Ligget. m/o 8 children, Jesse Ligget the only survivor.

Bennett, Thomas. 493, 494, 495. h/o Ann Eliza (Sandusky) Bennett. f/o Bertie Bennett.

Bennett, Thomas 596, 597. Born in England. h/o Elizabeth (Stewart) Bennett. f/o Harriet (Bennett) Bass. In 1854, Thomas joined daughter Harriet, her husband Henry Bass, 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter on a voyage of 19 days to reach America, and many additional days to reach Vermilion County.

(Bennett), Washtella. 458, 461. d/o Henry J. Bennett and Melissa A. (Stark) Bennett.

Bentley, James. 212, 213. h/o Matilda (Dickinson) Bentley.

(Berkely), Martha Francis Cast, 589. b.1824, d.1864/40. First wife of Ezekial Cast. m/o Mary F. (Cast); Isaac William (Cast); Letta (Cast); Joseph Cast; Wilbur F. L. (Cast); Jennie (Cast); Charles Cast. Note: After Martha died in 1864, Ezekiel remarried three more times. However, the names of wives #2, #3, and #4 are not included, nor any children from the additional three marriages.

(Berkshire), Anna M. 863, 864. b. 1887. d/o Robert T. Berkshire, Jr. and Emma (Bussart) Berkshire.

Berkshire, Anthony. 863, 864. f/o Robert Berkshire, Sr.

Berkshire, Arthur W. 863, 864. b. 1886. s/o Robert T. Berkshire, Jr. and Emma (Bussart) Berkshire.

(Berkshire), Eliza Rhinesmith. 863, 864. d/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. w/o Luther Rhinesmith. m/o 4 children, names not included. They lived on a farm.

Berkshire, George. 863, 864. s/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. George lived in Edgar County.

Berkshire, Joseph. 863, 864. s/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. Joseph was a farmer. He lived in Edgar County with his wife and child, names not included.

(Berkshire), Rebecca A. 863, 864. Died before 1889. d/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. w/o Zachariah Jewell.

Berkshire, Robert T, Sr. 863, 864. h/o Mary (VanFossin) Berkshire. f/o Joseph Berkshire; Rebecca A. (Berkshire) Jewell, deceased; Shedrick Berkshire; Robert T. Berkshire, Jr., Bio 863, 864; George Berkshire; Eliza (Berkshire) Rhinesmith. Robert left Ohio in 1852 and moved to Illinois where he was active in the community.

Berkshire, Robert T. Jr. Bio 863, 864. b. 1851. s/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. h/o Emma (Bussart) Berkshire. f/o Arthur W. Berkshire; Anna M. (Berkshire); William H. Berkshire. Robert was a year old when the Berkshire family moved to Ohio in 1852. After he and Emma married, they leased 80 acres.

Berkshire, Shedrick. 863, 864. s/o Robert Berkshire, Sr., and Mary (Van Fossin) Berkshire. Shedrick, his wife and 3 children lived in Ohio; their names were not included.

Berkshire, William H. 863, 864. b. 1889. s/o Robert T. Berkshire, Jr. and Emma (Bussart) Berkshire.

Berlin, (g/n/u) 589, 590, 593. Born in Germany, went to Scotland, then to America. f/o Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon.

(Berlin), Permelia Witherspoon. 589, 590, 593. d.1878. w/o William P. Witherspoon, Sr. m/o John Witherspoon; Moses Witherspoon; James Witherspoon; William P. Witherspoon, Jr, Bio 589, 590, 593.

(Bernthisel), Sarah Heffelfinger. 1080, 1081. b.1818. w/o Thomas Heffelfinger, Jr. m/o Sarah (Heffelfinger) Culver; Lucy (Heffelfinger) Stanfield.

(Berry), Barbara Dryden. 883, 884, 887. d/o Thomas Berry and his first wife (g/n/u) (Buchanan) Berry. w/o Jonathan Dryden. m/o David Dryden.

(Berry), Elizabeth Arbuckle. 451, 452. Born in Scotland. w/o Samuel Arbuckle. m/o 17 sons and 3 daughters, the oldest child being Samuel Ross Arbuckle, Sr. The Arbuckles settled in Virginia.

(Berry), Esther McCord. 883, 884, 887. d. 1842. d/o Thomas Berry and second wife Esther (Ward) Berry. w/o David McCord, Sr. m/o 9 children including David McCord, Jr., and William McCord; 2 children died early. After husband David died in 1826, Esther moved her family to Indiana in 1833, then on to Edgar County in 1836, following son David who had already moved there in 1835.

(Berry), Oleatha or Orlethia T. Fithian. 739, 740. 666, 667. d.1837. Second wife of Dr. William Fithian, as recorded in Dr Fithian's Bio. (Not first wife as given in 666, 667). m/o George B. Fithian, died 1871; William Henry Fithian; Elisha C. F. Fithian; John Fithian, died before 1889. Bio 666, 667. Note: Orlethia died the same year that son Elisha C. B. Fithian was born.

Berry, Thomas. 883, 884, 887. b.1748 in Ireland. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) (g/n/u)(Buchanan) Berry. m/o 5 including William Berry who died in the Battle of Guilford in 1778; Barbara (Berry) Dryden. (Wife #2) Esther (Ward) Berry. m/o 7 children, including 6th born Esther (Berry) McCord. Thomas came to America in Colonial times.

Berry William. 883, 884, 887. s/o Thomas Berry and first wife (g/n/u) (Buchanan) Berry. William died in the Battle of Guilford in 1778.

Beutz: See Butts.

Bibb, (g/n/u). 732, 733, 734. A fellow emigrant with Mr. Bibb, the father of Governor Bibb, was Rev. Rees Loyd. Years later, Rev. Rees and Mr. Bibb met again in Ohio.

Bibo, Philip. 948, 949. A stock owner in the First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

(Bickford), Amanda Wozencraft. 918. b.1832 in New Hampshire. d/o Daniel and Hannah (m/n/u) Bickford. w/o William A. Wozencraft. m/o Olivia (Wozencraft) Yergin; John Alexander Wozencraft. Amanda was 5 years old when the family left New Hampshire and moved to Dayton, Ohio.

Bickford, Daniel. 918. b.1805.d.1862/47. h/o Hannah (m/n/u), Bickford; Hannah was born in Massachusetts. f/o 6 children including Amanda (Bickford) Wozencraft. In 1837, Daniel left Exeter, New Hampshire, and moved first to Dayton, Ohio, then moved on to Troy a few years before he died.

Bicknell, Richard. 723 Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Bicknell, T. R. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Biddleman, W. W. 1068, 1069, 1070. h/o Mary (Jones) Biddleman. W. W. was a farmer. f/o 3 children.

Bigges, Lemuel S. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Biggs), Mahala Smith. 741, 742. w/o Alfred Smith. Note: Brothers Alfred and Pleasant Smith married into the Biggs families; no information regarding relationship between Mahala Biggs and Viola Biggs.

(Biggs) Mary Miller. 526, 527, 528. Second wife of Abraham Miller. m/o Selecta (Miller) Cuppy; John William Miller, home and bio 524, 526, 527, 528; Mary Jane (Miller). Abraham was a farmer, but lost his farm. He moved from Kentucky to Indiana. Mary died soon after the move to Indiana.

(Biggs), Nancy. 444, 445. When the John Mills family headed for Illinois, they were joined by the James Haworth family, including daughter Ann (Haworth), and the Biggs family, including Nancy (Biggs). On their way to Quaker Point, the wagons bogged down. Miriam Haworth, her two sisters, Ann (Haworth) and Nancy (Biggs) walked, reaching Jonathan Haworth's at dark.

(Biggs), Viola Smith. 741, 742. w/o Pleasant Smith. m/o Edna Smith. Note: Brothers Alfred and Pleasant Smith married into the Biggs families; no information regarding relationship between Mahala Biggs and Viola Biggs.

Bird, Morton. 718. h/o Bertha P. (Makemson) Bird. Morton and Sadie Bird, each married Makemsons, and may be related.

Bird, Moser. 718. h/o Polly (m/n/u) Bird. f/o Sadie (Bird) Makemson.

(Bird), Sadie Makemson. 718. Married Sherman T. Makemson in 1886. Sadie and Sherman lived on a portion of the farm of Sherman's father, Hiram Makemson. Note: Morton Bird and Sadie Bird, both married into the Makemson family, and may be related.

Bird, Stephen. 1058, 1059. h/o Nellie (Tenbrook) Bird. Stephen was a railroad man. They lived in Paris, Illinois.

Bitner, William. 433, 434. h/o Nannie (Burrell) Bitner. William operated a meat market in Kansas City, MO.

Bivens, John. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Bixby), Hattie Moses. 585. b.1853. d/o L. L. Bixby. w/o J. S. Moses. m/o Fred W. Moses.

Bixby, L. L. 585. f/o Hattie (Bixby) Moses. L. L. was a farmer.

Black, Benjamin 300, 301 h/o Elizabeth (Buchanan) Black.

(Black), Clara. 443, 444. d/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

(Black), Emma Smith. 461, 462. w/o Byron Smith. m/o 2 girls.

Black, George. 443, 444. s/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

Black, John. 443, 444. s/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

Black, John. 557, 558; 495, 496. f/o Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. John took into his home a young boy, John Brooks, who was "basically on his own." Young John Brooks father, Benjamin Brooks, died while John was still a child; after his mother, Matilda (Manville) Brooks, remarried, 13-year-old John left home. John stayed with the Black family for 7 years, working for Mr. Black. In 1837, he married Mr. Black's daughter, Louisa.

Black, General John C. 740. s/o (g/n/u) Black and Josephine (Culbertson) Black Fithian. Note: Information from biography of General Black on Google.

(Black), Louisa Brooks. 557, 558; 495, 496. d/o John Black. w/o John Brooks. m/o Matilda "Tilda" (Brooks) Blakeney; Belle (Brooks) Nicholas; John P. Brooks; Robert Brooks; Martha (Brooks) Snook; Benjamin Franklin Brooks; Rosella G. (Brooks); Sarah E. (Brooks). John's father died while John was still a child. After his mother remarried, he left home, "basically on his own." At age 13, he was taken into the family of John Black, where he stayed for 7 years, working for Mr. Black. In 1837, he married Louisa, Mr. Black's daughter.

(Black), Maggie. 443, 444. d/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

(Black), Nancy E. Larrance. 734, 735. w/o Perry M. Larrance. m/o Annie (Larrance).

Black, Robert. 443, 444. h/o Eliza (Guthrie) Black. f/o Maggie (Black); Clara (Black); John Black; William Black; Samuel Black; George Black.

Black, Samuel. 443, 444 s/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

Black, William. 443, 444. s/o Robert Black and Eliza (Guthrie) Black.

Black, William. 651. h/o Carrie A. (Hildreth) Black.

Black, Rev. W. F. 933, 934, 937. Minister of the Christian Church in Kansas, Edgar County, Illinois. Alfred Bacon was a member of the church.

(Black), Zetta Porter. 434, 435. w/o William E. Porter.

(Blackbourn), Margaret Graves. 556, 557. 236, 237. b.1794 d.1887/93 w/o James Graves. m/o Greenville H. Graves; Evaline (Graves); Orville S. Graves; Cerelda (Graves); Joseph B. Graves; James L. Graves; Levi Henry Graves; Mary (Graves) died at 5; Franklin Graves; Amanda Melvina (Graves) Cook; John L. Graves.

Blackburn, Alexander. 799, 800, 801. s/o James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. Alexander farmed part of the old homestead. See Bio of brother William, 799, 800, 801, for story of honey.

(Blackburn), Cassandra "Cassie" Guthrie. 799, 800, 801. 1099, 1100. d/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn. w/o Edward Guthrie.

(Blackburn), Cassandra Wilson. 799, 800, 801. d/o James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. w/o W. O. Wilson. The Wilsons lived at the old homestead.

(Blackburn), Elizabeth Martin. 799, 800, 801. Died before 1889. d/o James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. w/o Thomas Martin.

Blackburn, Fred. 1099, 1100. s/o Milton A. Blackburn and Ellie (McKee) Blackburn.

Blackburn, Col. James M. 799, 800, 801. 1099, 1100. b.1797. d.1883/87. s/o William Blackburn, Sr., and first wife Elizabeth (McClenahan) Blackburn. h/o Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. f/o Mary Ann (Blackburn) Patrick who died a year after her marriage to Thomas Patrick; William Blackburn, Bio 799, 800, 801; John Blackburn; Alexander Blackburn; Elizabeth (Blackburn) Martin, died before 1889; Cassandra (Blackburn) Wilson. James left Indiana at age 23 and went to Illinois in 1820. He was a farmer and stock raiser, and a good neighbor. (801) When the first death occurred in the neighborhood, James rode 8 miles on horseback to order a coffin, then returned, bringing it with him. James raised two companies of volunteers to fight in the Black Hawk War and served as a Col. under Gen. M. J. Alexander. He was at the battle of Prairie du Chien where Blackhawk was captured. James prospered and his estate was worth $100,000 at his death.

Blackburn, James M. 799, 800, 801. s/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn. James was married and lived on the farm his father gave him. Note: James may have been named after a brother born to the first wife of his father, but the child only lived a year.

(Blackburn), Jennie Nuckles. 1048, 1049, 1050. w/o Edgar Nuckles. Residents of Oregon where Edgar raised hops.

Blackburn, John. 799, 800, 801. s/o James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. John was a lawyer in Salt Lake City.

Blackburn, John W. 799, 800, 801. s/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn.

(Blackburn), Margaret Graves: See (Blackbourn) Margaret Graves.

(Blackburn), Margaret "Maggie" L. 799, 800, 801. 1099, 1100. d/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn.

(Blackburn), Marie. 1099, 1100. d/o Milton A. Blackburn and Ellie (McKee) Blackburn.

(Blackburn), Mary Ann Patrick. 799, 800, 801. Died before 1889. d/o James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. w/o Thomas Patrick. Mary Ann died a year after her marriage to Thomas.

Blackburn, Milton A. Bio 1099, 1100. 799, 800, 801. 887, 888. b. 1859. s/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn. h/o Ellie E. (McKee) Blackburn. f/o Ralph Blackburn; Fred Blackburn, Marie (Blackburn). Milton was born in Grand View Township, then moved to Paris, Illinois, at age 12. He attended the University of Champaign for 2 years, beginning in 1878. In partnership with his father, they farmed and raised stock on 1,300 acres. In 1882, he purchased 160 acres for $9,000. He specialized in prize winning horses.

(Blackburn), Nancy M. Gano. 799, 800, 801. d/o William Blackburn and Rebecca (Tate) Blackburn. Widow of John Gano. Nancy lived with her father.

(Blackburn), Nellie. 799, 800, 801. d/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn.

Blackburn, Ralph. 1099, 1100. s/o Milton A. Blackburn and Ellie (McKee) Blackburn.

Blackburn, William, Sr. 799, 800, 801. Grandson of Alexander Blackburn. h/o Elizabeth (McClenahan) Blackburn; f/o James M. Blackburn; William was a pioneer of Indiana. He died of injuries received during a barn raising.

Blackburn, William. Bio 799, 800, 801. b.1823. s/o Col. James M. Blackburn and Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Rebecca (Tate) Blackburn. m/o James M. Blackburn who died in 1851, age 1 year; Nancy M. (Blackburn) Gano; John Tate Blackburn, died as infant. (Wife #2) Louisa (Downard) Blackburn. m/o Cassandra (Blackburn) Guthrie; Milton A. Blackburn 1099, 1100; William T. Blackburn, Jr.; Margaret L. Blackburn; James M. Blackburn; John W. Blackburn; Nellie (Blackburn). William remembered events of the early unsettled days, see for stories. As a small boy, he was sent to the mill in Sugar Creek, on horseback with a sack of corn. For convenience, the corn was left, and the milled corn from a previous trip was taken home. Their father noticed a tree harboring bees, so William and brother Alexander chopped down the bee tree, filled several buckets with honey, then shot a deer, which they also took home for a feast. William farmed and dealt in cattle for his father until his marriage at age 25. William raised stock on his 800 acres. He retired to Paris, Illinois and ran a clothing store.

Blackburn, William T., Jr. 799, 800, 801. s/o William Blackburn and second wife Louisa (Downard) Blackburn. William lived with his parents.

Blackford, Wesley. Home 482. Bio 483, 484. h/o Mary (Tilton) Blackford. f/o 2 children. The Blackfords lived on a farm given them by Mary's father, Fred Tilton.

Blackstock, James. 1074, 1075. Born in Scotland. s/o Joseph Blackstock. h/o Mary (Richie) Blackstock. f/o Maria (Blackstock) Hancock; Lizzie (Blackstock) Friedenrich; W. J. Blackstock.

Blackstock, Joseph. 1074, 1075. Born in Scotland. f/o James Blackstock. Joseph was a contractor and builder, and a resident of Quebec, Canada.

(Blackstock), Lizzie Friedenrich. 1074, 1075. d/o James Blackstock and Mary (Richie) Blackstock.

(Blackstock), Maria Hancock. 1074, 1075. d/o James Blackstock and Mary (Richie) Blackstock.

Blackstock, W. J. Bio 1074, 1075. b. 1848. s/o James Blackstock and Mary (Richie) Blackstock. h/o Ella (Grey) Blackstock. At 15, W. J. worked as a boat hand on the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers for 3 years, being promoted from cabin boy to steward. In 1866 in Dakota, he learned the Sioux language. For 21 days he was in the camp of Sitting Bull near where Custer was killed. He was in Dakota and Montana until 1873. In Pine City, Minnesota, he held various county offices. He returned to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1877, and began publishing the semi-weekly Tribune, serving as a job office and the hotel reporter. See for work with different papers. He was Police Magistrate, the editor of Chrisman Courier and Leisure Moments, and also a journalist. His dog, "Judge" was written up in the Chicago Daily News as "the dog who thinks."

(Blair), Clara M. 595, 596. d/o Samuel Blair and Mary M. (Casart) Blair.

Blair, Elza N. Bio 1044, 1045. Born 1858. s/o Thomas Blair, Jr., and Diana (Hickey) Blair Laugher. h/o Amanda E. (Ashmore) Blair. In addition to his 120 acres in Embarras Township, Elza looked after 122 acres owned by his wife. They had no children.

(Blair), Emma Bell. 1039, 1040, 1041. w/o Vernon Bell. m/o 3 children.

(Blair), Emma L. 1044, 1045. d/o Thomas Blair, Jr. and Diana (Hickey) Blair Laugher.

Blair, Henry M. 595, 596. s/o Samuel Blair and Mary M. (Casart) Blair. Henry and his father were in the business of buying and shipping grain, plus a mercantile business.

(Blair), Ida M. 1044, 1045. d/o Thomas Blair, Jr. and Diana (Hickey) Blair Laugher.

Blair, Robert. 595, 596. s/o Samuel Blair and Mary M. (Casart) Blair. h/o Jennie (Watson) Blair.

Blair, Samuel. Bio 595, 596. b.1838. s/o William G. Blair and Christina (Braden) Blair. h/o Mary M. (Casart) Blair. f/o Henry M. Blair; Robert Blair; Alice (Blair), died at 10 months; Clara M. (Blair); Franklin F. Blair, died before 1889; Samuel A. Blair. Samuel raised Short-horn cattle on his 120 acres. He was Postmaster at Newell, and was in business with his son Henry in buying and shipping grain, plus a mercantile business.

Blair, Samuel A.. 595, 596. s/o Samuel Blair and Mary M. (Casart) Blair.

Blair, Samuel H.. 1044, 1045. s/o Thomas Blair, Jr. and Diana (Hickey) Blair Laugher.

Blair, Thomas, Sr. 1044, 1045. d.1856. f/o Thomas Blair, Jr. A brave and courageous man, an early pioneer of Kansas Township, with his cabin home among Indians and wild animals.

Blair, Thomas, Jr. 1044, 1045. d.1864. s/o Thomas Blair, Sr. First husband of Diana (Hickey) Blair Laugher. f/o Elza N. Blair; Samuel H. Blair; Emma L. (Blair; Ida M. (Blair). Thomas came to Edgar County as a boy with his father. He moved to Coles County in 1859.

Blair, Vernon. 1039, 1040, 1041. h/o Emma (g/n/u) Blair. f/o 3 children

Blair, William G. 595, 596. b.1797 d.1882/85. h/o Christina (Braden) Blair. f/o 7 children, including 7th born Samuel Blair. William settled on 120 acres in Vermilion County.

(Blakeney), Angeline Adams Bishop. 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Isaac Adams. Died in the Civil War. f/o Barbara Allen (Adams) Hensley, and two sons. (Husband #2) Bolivar Bishop. (Note: Angeline was the great grandmother of Norma Hall Ewing, Barbara Allen (Adams) Hensley was Norma's grandmother.)

Blakeney, Freddie. 489, 490. s/o John Blakeney and Josephine (Hinds) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Hazel. 489, 490. d/o James H. Blakeney and Charlotte (Bennett) Blakeney.

Blakeney, Hezekiah. 489, 490. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

Blakeney, Hugh. 489, 490. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney. (Note: Ancestor of Ron Yates.)

Blakeney, James. 489, 490. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

Blakeney, James H. 489, 490. s/o John Blakeney and Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney. h/o Charlotte (Bennett) Blakeney. f/o Nellie (Blakeney); Hazel (Blakeney).

Blakeney, John. 495, 496. Born in Ireland. h/o Matha (m/n/u) Blakeney. f/o several children including John T. Blakeney, William Blakeney, Hugh Blakeney. John fought in the Revolutionary War but refused to accept the $1,400 owed for his service, claiming that an Irishman could afford to do this much for the sake of citizenship and independence.

Blakeney, John. 489, 490. b.1820 in Kentucky. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney. h/o Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney. f/o 4 children who survived childhood: James H. Blakeney; Martha J. (Blakeney) Lacy; Wesley Blakeney, John Blakeney. Seven children did not survive childhood: Mary C, Frances, Alwilda, Lincoln, Thomas W., Lura, and unnamed infant. John came to Vermilion County in 1829, age 9. School was in the typical log schoolhouse. John helped his father, John T. Blakeney, transport produce from Danville to New Orleans. He was 28 when he married in 1848. He lived on his 70 acre farm for 32 years.

Blakeney, John. 489, 490. s/o John Blakeney and Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney. h/o Josephine (Hinds) Blakeney. f/o Freddie Blakeney. Note: John is not included in the listing of children, which may have been an error: In the last paragraph listing spouses and children of father John's family, this "John" and his wife and son are included.

Blakeney, John T. 489, 490. d. age 77. s/o John Blakeney from Ireland, 495, 496, and Martha Blakeney. h/o Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney. f/o: Martha (Blakeney); William Blakeney; Hezekiah Blakeney; Nancy (Blakeney) John Blakeney, Bio 489, 490; Thomas "T.W." Blakeney, Bio 495, 496; Sarah J. (Blakeney); Polly A. (Blakeney); Melinda (Blakeney); Hugh Blakeney; James Blakeney; Angeline (Blakeney) Adams Bishop. Originally from Pennsylvania. The Blakeney men were noted for being strong men, "exceptionally finely developed physically." John fought in the War of 1812, and also the Black Hawk War. (Note: Ancestors of Ron Yates and Norma Hall Ewing.)

(Blakeney), Lou P. 495, 496. d/o Thomas West Blakeney and Matilda (Brooks) Blakeney

(Blakeney), Martha. 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Martha. 489, 490. 609, 610. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Martha J. Lacy. 489, 490. d/o John Blakeney and Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney. w/o John Lacy. m/o Elbert Lacy; Goldie (Lacy); Hardy Lacy; Minnie (Lacy).

(Blakeney), Mary. 489, 490. 609, 610. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Melinda. 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Nancy., 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Nancy Stevens. 609, 610. 495, 496. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney. Second wife of William T. Stevens. m/o Ina J. (Stevens); Susanna (Stevens); Savannah E. (Stevens).

(Blakeney), Nellie 489, 490. d/o James H. Blakeney and Charlotte (Bennett) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Polly A. 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Rachael 495, 496. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Sarah. 495, 496. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney. (Blakeney), Sarah J. 489, 490. d/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

(Blakeney), Susan. 489, 490. 609, 610. d/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney.

Blakeney, Thomas. 489, 490. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney.

Blakeney, Sergeant Major Thomas West, "T. W." Bio 495, 496. 489, 490. b.1842. s/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney. h/o Matilda "Tilda" (Brooks) Blakeney. 557, 558. f/o Mabel N. (Blakeney), died at age 11; Lou P. (Blakeney); Brooks Blakeney, died at age 3. Like his forefathers, T.W. was noted for great strength, courage, endurance, honesty, patriotism. He was educated in a log schoolhouse. He enlisted in the 125th Illinois Infantry, Co. K. under Captain George Cook. (Note: This was the company of Sergeant Isaac Adams, husband of T.W.'s Aunt Angeline; Isaac died of war injuries.) T. W. enlisted as a corporal, then later was promoted to Sergeant-Major). He was wounded at Chickamanga, and wounded a second time while charging up Kenisaw Mountain; he never got rid of 5 buckshots in his body. T. W. was present at the Grand Review. He returned to Westville around 1871 where he served as Township Assessor. He traveled for the Bible house of Chandler Brothers of Rockford. See also 489, 490. Note: Thomas was the nephew of Hugh Blakeney and Angeline (Blakeney) Adams Bishop.

Blakeney, Wesley. 489, 490. s/o John Blakeney and Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney.

Blakeney, William. 489, 490. 609, 610. Died age 66. s/o John T. Blakeney and Sarah (Oliver) Blakeney. (Note: Brother of Hugh Blakeney and Angeline (Blakeney) Adams Bishop.) h/o Susan (Ellis) Blakeney. f/o John R. Blakeney who died young; Sarah (Blakeney); William Anderson Blakeney who died in childhood; Thomas West Blakeney, see Bio 495, 496; Rachael (Blakeney); Nancy (Blakeney) Stevens; Wright E. Blakeney; Martha (Blakeney); Mary (Blakeney); Susan (Blakeney); 2 infants who died before being named. William arrived in Vermilion County in 1829. He traveled over the state on foot, visiting the lead mines at Galena. He fought in the Black Hawk War. All of the Blakeney men are described as being splendidly built and very strong.

Blakeney, Wright E. 489, 490. 609, 610. s/o William Blakeney and Susan (Ellis) Blakeney.

Blakeslee, (g/n/u) 410, 411, 412, 413. Third husband of Rebecca (Waterhouse) Hull Pearson Blakeslee.

(Blanchard), Charity E Jones. 1012, 1013. w/o William Jones. Adoptive mother of Martha (Snell) Breeding and Don A. Jones. No information included regarding whether Jones was Don's legal name.)

Blanchard, Horatio. 1012, 1013. h/o Rebecca (m/n/u) Blanchard. f/o Charity E. (Blanchard) Jones.

(Blanchard), Mary A. Robinson, 735, 736. w/o Hiram Robinson. m/o Eugenia I. (Robinson) French.

(Blanche), Beatrice Puzey. 760, 761. English, died age 85 in England. w/o Joseph Puzey. m/o Henry Puzey.

Blankenship, William. 417, 418. h/o Mary L. (Crawford) Blankenship

(Blazer), Romaine Coffman. 368, 369. w/o Daniel M. Coffman, attorney. m/o 1 child.

Bleevens, T. B. 417, 418. h/o Julia A. (Rickart) Bleevens.

Bloomfield, Mahala (m/n/u) Ligget. 442, 443. Third wife of Jessee Ligget. Mahala was the widow of Mr. Bloomfield when she married Jessee Ligget.

(Blue), Catherine Van Duyn, 658, 661. w/o Cornelius Van Duyn. m/o 11 children: John Van Duyn, Bio 658, 661; Cornelius Van Duyn; Henry J. Van Duyn; William Van Duyn; Tilghman Van Duyn; A. H. Van Duyn; Luther W. Van Duyn; James C. Van Duyn.

(Blunt), Mary Snyder. 476, 477. d.1872. w/o John Snyder. m/o 10 children, 6 living: Eliza (Snyder) Bailey Cassel; Cenith (Snyder) Lane Norman; Margaret (Snyder) Gillen; John Snyder, Jr; Charles Snyder; Wesley Snyder. John was from Virginia, pioneered in Ohio, then moved on to Vermilion County in 1831.

Board, Elijah. 299, 300. h/o Annie (Thompson) Board. f/o 1.

Boardman, Allan. 740, 741. h/o Isabelle (Lewis) Boardman. f/o 2 children.

Boardman, Ernest C. 217, 218. s/o Vinson R. Boardman and Susan (m/n/u) Carter Boardman.

Boardman, Herbert. 217, 218. s/o Vinson R. Boardman and Susan (m/n/u) Carter Boardman.

(Boardman), Inez Evans. 217, 218 d/o Vinson R. Boardman and Susan (m/n/u) Carter Boardman. w/o Thomas Evans.

Boardman, Jesse C. 217, 218. Died age 67. h/o Mary (Runyon) Boardman. f/o Vinson R. Boardman. Mary died when Vinson was 4 years old

Boardman, Marcus A. 217, 218. s/o Vinson R. Boardman and Susan (m/n/u) Carter Boardman. Marcus was the traveling Auditor for the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Company.

Boardman, Vinson R. Bio 217, 218. b.1822. s/o Jesse C. and Mary (Runyon) Boardman 218. h/o Mrs. Susan (m/n/u) Carter. f/o Inez (Boardman) Evans; Herbert V. Boardman; Ernest C. Boardman; Marcus A. Boardman. From 1849-1853 at age 27, Vinson spent 5 months on the road to California. He tried mining, then hauled lumber when Sacramento had 1 building. Vinson moved to Vermilion County in 1840, and in 1859 he had a 265 acre farm. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Boardman, W. A. 723. Donated $20 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Boardman: 408, 409. The Churchill Boardman farm was purchased in 1869 by Thomas Williams.

(Boak), Abigail Ankrum. 453, 454. Died.1857. d/o Robert Boak. Wife of David Ankrum. m/o George W. Ankrum; Anthony Lee Ankrum, Bio 453, 454; John Ankrum; Elwood Ankrum; David Ankrum; Wesley Ankrum; Harrison Ankrum; Asa Ankrum, deceased, see Bio.; Allen Ankrum, deceased.

Boak, Robert. 453, 454. f/o Abigail (Boak) Ankrum.

Boatman, George. 859, 860. h/o Salina (McCollum) Boatman. Residents of Paris, Illinois.

Boaz, William. 939, 940, 941. A member of the the 1st Kentucky Mounted Riflemen of the Confederate Army. Out of 10 soldiers sent out on an assignment, only William and William Banta escaped capture. See for story.

(Bogart), Elizabeth Groves. 1098, 1099. w/o William Groves. m/o Ella (Groves) Hunter. Elizabeth was an Indiana pioneer, arriving with her parents (names not included).

(Boggess), America J. Davis. 221, 222. 337, 338. b.1833. d/o John Boggess and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. w/o James Davis. m/o John T. Davis and Rachel A. (Davis) Danforth.

(Boggess), Carrie M. 221, 222. d/o John W. Boggess, M.D. and Velora B. (Piper) Boggess.

Boggess, Charles T. 221, 222. s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess.

(Boggess), Diana M. Griffith. 221, 222. Died age 37. d/o John Boggess and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. w/o Joseph Griffith.

(Boggess), Elizabeth. 221, 222. Died age 17. d/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess.

Boggess, Enoch. 221, 222. s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. Enoch was a farmer.

(Boggess), Genevieve. 221, 222. d/o John W. Boggess, M.D. and Velora B. (Piper) Boggess.

Boggess, Harvey H. 221, 222. Died age 38. s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess.

Boggess, John. 221, 222. 337, 338. d.1871. h/o Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. f/o William Boggess; Diana (Boggess) Griffith; Rebecca M. (Boggess); Ray Boggess; Elizabeth (Boggess); Harvey Boggess; Charles T. Boggess; America J. (Boggess) Davis, 337, 338; Enoch Boggess; Julia (Boggess); Melissa (Boggess); John W. Boggess M.D. Nine children grew to maturity, but only Rebecca, Charles T., America, Enoch, and John still survived at time of printing in 1889. John was one of the earliest settlers of Vermilion County, arriving in 1830. He farmed and raised stock.

Boggess, John W., M.D. 221, 222. b. 1843 s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. h/o Velora B. (Piper) Boggess. f/o Charles Wesley Boggess, died at 4 months; Carrie M (Boggess); Walter Thomas Boggess; Genevieve (Boggess) Taught as early as age 16, teaching periodically. At Wesleyan in Bloomington for medical studies under the guidance of Dr. A. H. Luce and graduated in 1866. See for additional medical education and practice. John practiced medicine for 12 years, then, overworked, returned to farming in 1884.

(Boggess), Phebe Busby. 575, 576. Died 1887. Wife of John Busby. m/o 12, including second born Isaac N. Busby. In 1826, the Busby family moved from Virginia to 240 acres near Winterset, Indiana. After 27 years, in 1853, John purchased a 160 acre farm in Catlin Township, Vermilion County, put in a crop, and went back for his family, moving them in 1854. They first lived in a log house and became extensive land owners. The Boggess family was traced back to Scotland.

Boggess, Ray. 221, 222. s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess.

(Boggess), Rebecca M. Ray. 221, 222. d/o John Boggess and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess. w/o William Ray.

Boggess, Walter Thomas. 221, 222. Died age 22. s/o John W. Boggess, M.D. and Velora B. (Piper) Boggess.

Boggess, William. 221, 222. s/o John and Jane G. (McCorkle) Boggess.

(Bolden), Florence L. 489. d/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden.

Bolden, John E. 489. b.1836 in Bedford Co. Virginia. s/o slaves. h/o Ann E. (Oble) Bolden. f/o 12 children, 7 living in 1889: Laura A. (Bolden) Davis; Vinnie A. Bolden; John H. W. Bolden; Florence L. (Bolden); Mabel D. (Bolden); Joshua W. Bolden; infant girl. Born a slave, John was reared on the plantation of William Hudnel who sold him in 1863 to Charles Miller of Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia. In February, 1865, two important things happened in John's life: John and Ann were married, and General Stoneman raided Blacksburg. John ran away and was taken in by the 12th Ohio Cavalry, Co. M. John remained with the company until June 1865, and made his way to East Tennessee to enter the colored regiment of the U. S. Army, but he was too late. John sent for his wife, and worked as a blacksmith in Rheatown, Tennessee, until 1870 when he came to Ridge Farm, IL. He owned his shop and residence.

Bolden, John H. W. 489. s/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden.

Bolden, Joshua W. 489. s/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden.

(Bolden), Laura A Davis. 489. d/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden. w/o Frank Davis.

(Bolden), Mabel D. 489. d/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden.

Bolden, Vinnie A. 489 s/o former slaves, John E. Bolden and Ann E. (Oble) Bolden.

Bolding, Jacob. 1020, 1021, 1022. f/o Jolima (Bolding) Bacon. Jacob's parents were early settlers of Steuben County, New York. In 1820 they moved to Terre Haute, Indiana.

(Bolding), Jolima Bacon. 1020, 1021, 1022. d. 1867. d/o Jacob Bolding. w/o Elijah Bacon, Jr. m/o Fanny (Bacon), deceased; Samuel T. Macon; Elizabeth (Bacon, deceased); Amanda (Bacon, deceased; Henry Bacon, deceased; James Bacon, deceased; Lydia (Bacon), deceased; Sarah (Bacon); Benjamin Bacon; Mary (Bacon), deceased; Mercy A. (Bacon), deceased; Lucius Bacon, Bio 1020, 1021, 1022; two infants deceased.

(Bolding), Nancy J. Bacon. 1020, 1021, 1022. d.1885. w/o Lucius B. Bacon. m/o Charles G. Bacon and George Bacon.

(Bolen), Adella A. Scott. 1102, 1103. d/o Lewis W. Bolen and Eliza A. (Payne) Bolin. w/o Harry Scott, a telegrapher in Kansas.

Bolen, Daniel W. 1102, 1103. s/o Lewis W. Bolen and first wife Eliza A. (Payne) Bolin. Daniel was a merchant in Isabel.

Bolen, George W. 1102, 1103. s/o Lewis W. Bolen and first wife Eliza A. (Payne) Bolin. George was a stock merchant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bolen, James I. 1102, 1103. s/o Lewis W. Bolen and first wife Eliza A. (Payne) Bolin. James was a merchant and also had a lumber company in Conway.

Bolen, Lewis W, changed name, originally Lewis W. Bowling, Jr. Bio 1102, 1103. b.1832. s/o Lewis Bowling and Margaret Helfling Bowling. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Eliza A. (Payne) Bolen. d.1883. m/o George W. Bolen; Daniel W. Bolen; James I. Bolen; Adell A. (Bolen) Scott. (Wife #2) Eliza (Payne) Anderson Bolen. See for elaborate description of pioneer schoolhouse in Ohio. In 1851, before he was 19, Lewis moved to Edgar County with his family. He purchased 160 acres in Shiloh Township then moved on to Isabel 4 years later. He purchased the stock of a store of J.W. & C. D. Pierce for $2,200. After 9 years he became ill, sold the store, and went to French Lick Springs, Indiana, for his health. He recovered, returned to Isabel in 1881, bought back his store, and was successful with $4,000 in capital stock. He was postmaster of Embarras for 9 years. Lewis served with Company H, 97th Indiana Infantry. Note: Both wives shared the same given and maiden names, "Eliza (Payne)", indicating they could be related, such as cousins.

(Boling), Eliza Carrol French. 736. Second wife of Ersom French. m/o Dr. Truman P. French; Dr. Algy D. French; George French, died before 1889. Ersom considered moving to Kansas but his sentiments against slavery were not shared by the people he met in Kansas. He moved to Vermilion County in 1852.

Bone, Thomas. 615, 616. h/o Catherine (Snyder) Bone.

Booker & Littler. 455, 456. Mercantile business in Muncie. Employer of Magruder W. Selby. Selby's son-in-law, Sanford S. Dickson, began working in "John Littler's" store, and eventually purchased it and moved it to Muncie.

Boomer, A. 887, 888. h/o Emma (McKee) Boomer, died before 1889.

(Boone), Eliza Bates Sly. 1107, 1108. b.1822 in England. d/o John Boone and Betsy (Peek) Boone, both residents of England. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Thomas Bates. Born and died in England. No children named. (Husband #2) Allen Sly, Jr., born in England, arrived in the U. S. at age 24 in 1851. Eliza and Allen were married in England in 1848 before their voyage to America in 1851. No children named. In 1875, Eliza and Allen visited family and friends in England.

Boone, John. 1107, 1108. Born and died in England. h/o Betsy (Peek) Boone. f/o Eliza (Boone) Bates Sly. Deceased: Betsy, Nancy, John, Susan, Sara. Eliza emigrated to Illinois in 1851, and in 1875 she returned to England for a visit with second husband, Allen Sly, Jr. also born in England.

Booth, (g/n/u). 862, 863. h/o Susannah (Vale) Booth of Ohio.

Boswell, Albert. 801, 802, 803, 804. s/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Resident of Iowa.

Boswell, Benjamin. 801, 802, 803, 804. s/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Resident of Washington.

Boswell, David. 801, 802, 803, 804. Son of Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Lived in Washington.

(Boswell), Elizabeth D. Fouts. 801, 802, *803, 804. b.1822. d/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Second wife of Henry H. Fouts. m/o 15 children: Mary (Fouts) died at 9 months; Albert Fouts; David Fouts; John H. Fouts; Sarah (Fouts) Hurst; Melissa A. (Fouts) Julian; James T. Fouts, deceased; Joseph G. Fouts. Margaret (Fouts) Welsh; Mariah (Fouts) Sours; Harriet E. (Fouts) Hawkins; Nancy (Fouts) Stanfield; George W. Fouts, deceased; Andrew Fouts; Emma A. (Fouts) Wright. Henry had 36 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Elizabeth was 3 years old when her family moved to Indiana. She learned the arts of spinning cotton, etc. Note: The information beginning on page *803, last paragraph on the left, begins, "The father of our subject...." This information refers to the father-in-law of the subject, Garret Boswell, who was the father of Elizabeth.

Boswell, Garret. 801, 802, *803, 804. h/o Martha (Dowling) Boswell. f/o Albert Boswell; William Boswell; Thomas Boswell, deceased; David Boswell; Benjamin Boswell; Eveline (Boswell), deceased; Elizabeth (Boswell) Fouts; Margaret Boswell, deceased; Mary (Boswell), deceased; Martha Boswell. *Note: The information beginning on page 803, last paragraph on the left, begins, "The father of our subject...." This information refers to the father-in-law of the subject, Garret Boswell, who was the husband of Martha (Dowling) Boswell.

Boswell, Thomas 801, 802, 803, 804. s/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Deceased. Pressed into Confederate service and never heard from again.

(Boswell), Martha. 801, 802, 803, 804. d/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Resident of Missouri.

(Boswell), Sarah Jones. 918, 919. w/o Philip Jones. m/o Matthew Jones.

Boswell, William. 801, 802, *803, 804. William was a plantation owner, with slaves. He took part in the whiskey insurrection. He moved to Indiana in 1823, to Vermilion County in 1827, and in 1834 to Missouri. *Note: The information beginning on page 803, last paragraph on the left, begins, "The father of our subject...." This information refers to the father-in-law of the subject, Garret Boswell, who was the son of William Boswell.

Boswell, William 801, 802, 803, 804. s/o Garret Boswell and Martha (Dowling) Boswell. Lived in Missouri.

Bottroff, Jacob. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Boucher) Clara. 991, 992. First wife of Henry Athon.

Boudinot, E. E. 198. Original store owner, followed by E. G. Smith, each a partner of John Bandy.

(Boughton), Emma Sandusky. 493, 494, 495. w/o Josiah P. Sandusky. m/o Ettie (Sandusky); Fred Sandusky; James Gould Sandusky; Grant Sandusky.

Boulger, Jeremiah. 983, 984. h/o Martha (m/n/u) Boulger. f/o Lydia Ellen (Boulger) Turner.

(Boulger), Lydia Ellen Turner. 983, 984. d/o Jeremiah and Martha Boulger. w/o Eli Charlleen Turner.

Boutwell, D. W. 810, 811, 812. h/o Emily V. (Palmer) Boutwell. D. W. was a carpenter in Kansas.

Bovell, (g/n/u). 1106, 1107. Died age 36. f/o Mary E. (Bovell) Thayer. A Presbyterian minister, graduate of Washington College, Tennessee, became the president of the college. Google notes: John Vance Bovell was third president of Washington College, b.1799, d.1835/36, husband of Sara Jane (Cook) Bovell.

Bovell, John Vance or Bovell, (g/n/u)?

(Bovell), Mary E. Thayer. 1106, 1107. d/o *(g/n/u) Bovell. w/o Eli S. Thayer. m/o John S. Thayer; A. J. Thayer; Stephen W. Thayer, Bio 1106, 1107; James L. Thayer; Hannah C. (Thayer) Cawood; Mary O. (Thayer). * Google notes: Perhaps related to John Vance Bovell, third president of Washington College, b.1799, d.1835/36, husband of Sara Jane (Cook) Bovell.

(Bowen), Angeline Blakeney, 489, 490. d/o Edward Bowen and first wife Mary (Ashby) Bowen. w/o John Blakeney. m/o 4 children who survived childhood: James H. Blakeney; Martha J. (Blakeney) Lacy; Wesley Blakeney; John Blakeney, Bio 489, 490. Seven children did not survive childhood: Mary C, Frances, Alwilda, Lincoln, Thomas W., Lura, and unnamed infant. John and Angeline both came to Vermilion County in 1829. When Angeline's mother died, she was taken in by her Grandfather Ashby. When he died, Angeline returned to the care of her father. John and Angeline married in 1848.

Bowen, Edward. 489, 490. Lived 74 years. Husband of three women. (Wife #1) Mary (Asby) Bowen who died young. m/o Angeline (Bowen) Blakeney; Nancy (Bowen); John Bowen; James Henry Bowen. (Wife #2) Name unknown. m/o 6 children, names unknown, (Wife #3) Name unknown. No children.

Bowen, J. H. 369, 370. h/o Florence (Salladay) Bowen.

Bowen, James Henry. 489, 490. s/o Edward Bowen and first wife Mary (Ashby) Bowen.

Bowen, John. 489, 490. s/o Edward Bowen and first wife Mary (Ashby) Bowen.

(Bowen), Louisa Baker. 607, 608. w/o James H. Baker. m/o 2 sons and 4 daughters including Lucinda Ann (Baker) Sullivan.

(Bowen), Mary Rees. 604, 605, 606. w/o Thomas Rees. Thomas and Mary were from Wales. m/o William M. Rees, Sr.; Robert Rees; Solomon Rees; David Rees. Shortly after their marriage, Thomas and Mary left Wales and came to America.

(Bowen), Minerva White. 353, 354. d. 1889. Second wife of William White. m/o Elmer, who died at 1; Melvin White and Dottie B. (White) and mother, Minerva, died in 1889.

(Bowen) Nancy, 489, 490. d/o Edward Bowen and first wife Mary (Ashby) Bowen.

Bowling, (g/n/u) 1102, 1103. father of Simon Bowling. Also, father of two other sons who died of mumps while serving in the War of 1812.

Bowling, Arthur 196,197. s/o Willis P. Bowling and Mary (Bruce) Bowling. Arthur lived with his father and brother Morris at the old farm.

(Bowling), Charlotte Crane. 196, 197 b. 1843 d/o Willis P. Bowling and Mary (Bruce) Bowling w/o Oliver Harrison Crane. m/o Elmer E. Crane; John N. Crane; Lillian L. (Crane); Alfaretta (Crane); Winifred (Crane); Morris Crane; Mary A. (Crane); Perry D. Crane; Anna M (Crane).

(Bowling), Eliza Carrol French. 735, 736. d.1886. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Carroll. (Husband #2) Ersom French, the second wife of Ersom. f/o Dr. Truman P. French; Dr. Algy D. French; George French, died before 1889.

Bowling, Lewis, Sr. 1102, 1103. d.1872. h/o Margaret (Helfling) Bowling. f/o 6 children including Sarah (Bowling) Staneart; Louisa (Bowling) Brock; Lewis W. Bowling, Jr., name changed, see Lewis W. Bolen, Bio 1102, 1103.

Bowling, Lewis W. Jr., name changed, see Lewis W. Bolen, Bio 1102, 1103.

(Bowling), Louisa Brock. 1102, 1103. d/o Lewis Bowling, Sr., and Margaret (Helfling) Bowling.

Bowling, Morris, 196, 197. s/o Willis & Mary Bowling. Morris lived with his father and brother Arthur at the old farm.

(Bowling), Sarah Staneart. 1102, 1103. d/o Lewis Bowling, Sr., and Margaret (Helfling) Bowling.

Bowling, Simon. 1102, 1103. f/o Lewis Bowling. Simon served in the U. S. Army, serving both before and after the War of 1812.

Bowling, Willis P. 196,197. b.1816. h/o Mary (Bruce) Bowling, f/o 8 children, only 3 living: Charlotte (Bowling) Crane; Arthur Bowling; Morris Bowling. Arthur and Morris lived with Willis at the old farm.

Bowman, Isaac. 256, 257, 258. h/o Rachel H. (Current) Bowman. f/o William Isaac Bowman. Bowman, William Isaac. 256, 257, 258. s/o Isaac Bowman and Rachel H. (Current) Bowman.

(Bows), Sarah Wilson. 685, 686. w/o William Wilson. m/o Martha (Wilson) Layton.

(Boyce), Emily "Emma". 240, 241, 242. d/o Henry G. Boyce and Eliza (Potter) Boyce. Emily was a teacher.

Boyce, Henry G. Bio 240, 241, 242. b.1809 d.1873/64. s/o Peter Boyce and Jane (Potter) Boyce. h/o Eliza (Potter) Boyce. f/o Mary Jane (Boyce) Fulton; Emily (Boyce); Sarah M. (Boyce); William Boyce, died in the Civil War. Henry served in the Black Hawk War. As a carpenter, joiner, contractor and builder, Henry worked for Mr. Beckwith and Gov. Leander Rutledge. In 1833, there were 2 houses between Danville and Chicago. He helped dig the cellar and build the first brick house in Chicago in 1833 for Mr. Chapman. He built many buildings in Danville.

(Boyce), Jennie Cook. 695, 696. w/o Larkin Cook. m/o 10 children and 8th born Lucinda (Cook) Cooper. Jennie and Larkin were known for their genial dispositions, and were the leaders in merrymaking.

(Boyce), Mary Jane Fulton. 240, 241, 242. d/o Henry G. Boyce and Eliza (Potter) Boyce. w/o Henry Fulton.

Boyce, Peter. 240, 241, 242. One of 13 children. f/o 21 children. h/o 3 wives including Jane (Potter) Boyce, m/o Henry G. Boyce.

(Boyce) Sarah M. 240, 241, 242. Died 1861. d/o Henry G. Boyce and Eliza (Potter) Boyce.

Boyce, William. 240, 241, 242. s/o Henry G. Boyce and Eliza (Potter) Boyce. Served with Co A 44th Indiana Infantry, wounded. (Unit could be in error because printing was unreadable.) Re-enlisted, then died at Battle of Winchester.

Boyd g/n/u. 217. May be first h/o Elizabeth (Hanks) McBroom.

(Boyd), Eliza Walling. 776. Died in Indiana. w/o Lewis Walling. m/o 9 children, 6 living including Henry Walling. Boyd, Henry. 723 Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Boyer), Drusilla A. McGrew. 779, 780, 781. d/o John K. Boyer and Rachel E. (Pinnell) Boyer. w/o Jasper H. McGrew, a druggist. m/o Myrtle (McGrew).

Boyer, Edward P. 779, 780, 781. Died in 1872 in a hunting accident. s/o John K. Boyer and Rachel E. (Pinnell) Boyer. h/o Belle E. (Steele) Boyer. f/o Everette E. Boyer; Leona (Boyer).

(Boyer), Elizabeth Hurst. 864, 867. d/o John Boyer. w/o Henry Harrison Hurst. m/o 13 children, 8 living: Mary (Hurst) Hamilton; Joseph T. Hurst; Elijah E. Hurst; Anthony W Hurst; William M. Hurst; Lydia A. (Hurst); Francis H. Hurst; R. P. Hurst; Jane (Hurst) Swanson. Elizabeth moved from Kentucky to Indiana at age 1. Note: Husband Henry's sister, Lydia, married into the Boyer family; no connection was included.

Boyer, Ephraim. 779, 780, 781. s/o Frederick Boyer and Naomi (Kester) Boyer. Died at age 14. Ephraim and brother John were the only children in Kansas Township for 6 months.

Boyer, Everette E. 779, 780, 781. s/o Edward Boyer and Belle E. (Steele) Boyer.

Boyer, Frederick. 779, 780, 781. d.1840. s/o Philip Boyer. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Naomi (Kester) Boyer. m/o: John K. Boyer, Bio 779, 780, 781; Ephraim Boyer, died at age 14; William Boyer; Presley P. Boyer. (Wife #2) Fanny A. (Kester) Boyer, Fanny was the niece of wife #1, Naomi (Kester) Boyer. m/o John K. Boyer. Frederick was only 3 years old when he settled in Kentucky. A blacksmith, he served in the War of 1812 under General Harrison. In 1824 he moved to Edgar County on government land, 5 miles southeast of Kansas, Illinois. The family lived in a 11' x 16' log cabin. See for pioneering stories of making clothes and preparing food.

Boyer, Frederik N. 779, 780, 781. s/o Frederick Boyer and second wife, Fanny A. (Kester) Boyer, who was the niece of first wife, Naomi (Kester) Boyer. A resident of Olney Illinois, Frederick was the general freight agent of Chicago and Ohio Railroad.

Boyer, John. 864, 867. f/o Elizabeth (Boyer) Hurst.

Boyer, John K. Bio 779, 780, 781. b.1820. s/o Frederick Boyer and second wife, Fanny A. (Kester) Boyer. h/o Rachel E. (Pinnell) Boyer. f/o 6 children, 1 living: Drusilla A. (Boyer) McGrew; Edward P. Boyer, deceased. In 1824, before the Boyer family left Kentucky and moved to Edgar County, Illinois,John rode 20 miles on horseback, before he was 3 years old, to see his great grandmother Kester who knitted socks for him, which he still has. John was still 3 years old when the family came to Edgar County. John and his brother Ephraim were the only children in Kansas Township for 6 months. John remembered herds of 52 deer, turkeys, cougars, wildcats, panthers, bears, and wolves. They had no problems with their Indian neighbors. See for amazing long trip to a mill as a child, alone, and his horse fell; also, getting lost in the woods.. John taught school before his one year of high school. See for property, businesses and farms. A Director of the First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

(Boyer), Leona. 779, 780, 781. d/o Edward Boyer and Belle E. (Steele) Boyer.

Boyer, Philip. 779, 780, 781. f/o Frederick Boyer. After fighting in the Revolutionary War, Philip settled in Kentucky, when son Frederick was only 3 years old.

Boyer, Presley P. 779, 780, 781. s/o Frederick Boyer and first wife Naomi (Kester) Boyer.

Boyer, William 779, 780, 781. s/o Frederick Boyer and first wife Naomi (Kester) Boyer.

Boz, Arvill. 993, 994. h/o Malinda (Legate) Boz. Residents of Prairie Township.

Bradbury, Joseph. 1064, 1065. f/o Mary (Bradury) Stokes. Joseph was a pioneer of Edgar County.

(Bradbury), Mary Stokes. 1064, 1065. d/o Joseph Bradbury. First wife of Richard Stokes. m/o Sarah (Stokes) Lauher; Mary (Stokes) Wilson; Sophronia (Stokes) Collins, died before 1889.

(Braden), (g/n/u) Winters 643, 644. Widow of Martin Winters. m/o 2.

(Braden), Christina Blair. 595, 596. b.1798 d.1877/79. w/o William G. Blair. m/o 7 children, including 7th born Samuel Blair.

Braden, Jacob. 970, 971. h/o Mary (Ringland) Braden, died before 1889. Resident of Dudley.

Braden, W. R. 761, 762. h/o Susan (Albright) Braden.

Bradfield, W. D. 696, 697. h/o Mary E. (Ross) Bradfield. W. D. was in charge of the Ross farm and his own farm in Kansas.

(Bradford), Hannah Honnold. 882, 883. b.1812. d/o John Bradford. w/o Richard Honnold. m/o 12 children, 9 matured, 8 survived: James L. Honnold Bio 857, 858; John R. Honnold, Bio 882, 883; Hannah J. (Honnold) Sutton; Benjamin W. Honnold; Sarah E. (Honnold) Stradley; Samuel F. Honnold; Elizabeth M. (Honnold) Yenawine; Mary F. (Honnold) Fell; Jefferson Honnold, died before 1889. Hannah was a descendant of Gov. Bradford of Virginia.

Bradford, John. 882, 883. f/o Hannah (Bradford) Honnold. John was a descendant of Gov. Bradford of Virginia.

Bradford, J. B. 744. h/o Sarah (Kilbourn) Bradford. The Bradfords lived in California.

Bradley, Daniel Vorhees. 931, 932, 933. s/o Dr. Samuel H. Bradley and Sarah (Grimes) Bradley.

Bradley, J. A. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Bradley, Dr. John. 931, 932, 933. Born in England. First husband of Ruth M. (Patrick) Bradley Reynes. f/o William Thomas Bradley; Dr. Samuel H. Bradley, Bio 931, 932, 933; Stephen B. Bradley, died in military service. Dr. Bradley began as a cabinet maker in Paris, Illinois. He became interested in medicine and received a license. He and his wife separated and he moved to Missouri, where he died. Note: His biography included the statement that his genealogy had been traced back to the 12th century to Sir Walter Temple, and that the estate had not been settled. (Personal note: This must have been a common event during that time because the Hensley family spent much time mulling over a book concerning the possible division of the fortune from their ancestor, Sir Christopher Springer in Sweden, who died in 1669).

(Bradley), Rosebud Anna. 931, 932, 933. d/o Dr. Samuel H. Bradley and Sarah (Grimes) Bradley.

(Bradley), Ruth. 931, 932, 933. d/o Dr. Samuel H. Bradley and Sarah (Grimes) Bradley.

Bradley, Dr. Samuel H. Bio 931, 932, 933. b.1839. s/o Dr. John Bradley and Ruth M. (Patrick) Bradley Reynes. h/o Sarah (Grimes) Bradley. f/o 7 children, only 3 survived: Daniel Vorhees Bradley; Rosebud Anna (Bradley); Ruth (Bradley). Dr Bradley's early years were spent on the farm of the Patrick family, his maternal grandparents, because his mother remarried. Samuel had only a brief memory of his father. Also, Samuel had only one year of school because his Irish grandparents were not concerned about education. However, he learned on his own and began to study medicine, but this was interrupted when at age 25 in 1864, he began 3 years of military service, first in the 18th Indiana Regiment Infantry, then . See for his injuries twice from minnie balls, and battles, once being left for dead. Samuel met Dr. C. H. Todd, a Confederate surgeon, and supposedly a brother of Mary Todd Lincoln (Note: I consulted the family tree of Mary Todd Lincoln and the closest I could come was Lt. David H. Todd, who was in charge of the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Although the D for David could have appeared to be a C, I couldn't find any mention of a surgeon in her family. However, she had lots of brothers and half brothers (she had 14 siblings) who fought for the Confederacy.) Samuel received his medical license in 1867 and practiced with Dr. Grimes for 3 years. After two years, he became the husband of Dr. Grimes' daughter, Sarah. Samuel became the pioneer physician and surgeon in Hume, Illinois.

Bradley, Stephen B. 931, 932, 933. Deceased. s/o Dr. John. Bradley and Ruth M. (Patrick) Bradley Reynes. Stephen died in the military service.

Bradley, William Thomas. 931, 932, 933. s/o Dr. John. Bradley and Ruth M. (Patrick) Bradley Reynes. William was a farmer in Iowa.

Brady, Charlie. 394, 397. s/o John Brady and Mary (Conlin) Brady.

Brady, Clarence M. 676, 679. s/o Thomas Brady and America (Finley) Brady.

(Brady) Edith 394, 397. d/o John Brady and Mary (Conlin) Brady.

(Brady), Elsie Burroughs Wherry 712, 713. 394, 397. d/o John Brady and Rosanna (Kratzer) Brady. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Jonathan Burroughs. f/o Mary J. (Burroughs); Araminta (Burroughs). (Husband #2) Second wife of Joseph Wherry. f/o Ida (Wherry); Hannah (Wherry).

Brady, George M. 676, 679. s/o Thomas Brady and America (Finley) Brady.

Brady, John Sr. 394, 397; 712, 713. h/o Rosanna (Kratzer) Brady. f/o John Brady; Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry. John erected a round log house, then hewed a log house, then built a frame house with lumber intended for a hotel, all of black walnut.

Brady, John, Jr. Bio 394, 397. b.1837. s/o John Brady and Rosanna (Kratzer) Brady. h/o Mary (Conlin) Brady. f/o Margaret (Brady) Martin; John Brady; Charlie Brady; Edith (Brady). John was born in the hewn log house that his father built. He later owned the log house and rented it. John was educated in a log house school. He joined Co. A of the 125th Illinois Infantry. He was present at the Grand Review in Washington D.C. He retired in 1883.

Brady, John, 3rd 394, 397. s/o John Brady Jr. and Mary (Conlin) Brady.

Brady, John. 676, 679. d.1855. Wife's name not included, but she died in 1848. f/o 14 children including seventh born Thomas Brady. Originally from Virginia, John left Brown County Ohio in 1832 and moved to Danville.

Brady, McCloud. 433, 434. h/o Mattie A. (Lytle) Brady. McCloud worked in a shoe factory.

(Brady), Margaret Martin. 394, 397. d/o John Brady and Mary (Conlin) Brady. w/o William Martin. m/o Mary (Martin); William Martin.

Brady, Thomas. Bio 676, 679. b.1832, the year his parents moved to Danville. s/o John Brady and unknown wife who died in 1848. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) America (Finley) Brady. m/o Clarence M. Brady; George M. Brady. (Wife #2) Lura (Williams) Brady. After his marriage to America, Thomas bought the farm that he lived in until 1881, when he retired and built a home in Danville.

Braiding, Thomas. 912, 913. h/o Minnie (Stewart) Braiding. Residents of Shiloh Township.

(Branham), Amanda 528, 529, 530. d/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Annias. Bio 528, 529, 530. b.1830. s/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham. h/o Esther E. Summet. f/o Emily F. (Branham); Ellsworth Branham; Kirby Branham; Walter Branham; Ollie Branham; Lossie (Branham); Frank Branham. Annias attended school for 3 months. He worked 14 years by the month, from age 13 to 27, and married in 1860 at age 30. He began on a rented farm in Indiana. In 1861 he joined Co. I, 22nd Indiana Infantry. He helped guard St. Loius when the troops were armed with 10,000 clubs and no muskets for 6 weeks. In the dark at Glasgow, friendly fire killed some men and officers. See for battles. In 1875 he moved to Illinois and purchased a farm; he rented 120 acres. Horses were his specialty, and he had been a veterinary surgeon in the army.

(Branham), Elizabeth. 528, 529, 530. d/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Ellsworth. 528, 529, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

(Branham), Emily F. 528, 529, 530. d/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham. Emily lived in Nebraska.

Branham, Frank. 528, 52, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

Branham, James. 528, 529, 530. s/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Jonathan. 528, 529, 530. s/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Joseph. 528, 529, 530. s/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Kirby. 528, 529, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

Branham, Livingston. 528, 529, 530. b.1795 d/1865/70. h/o Susannah (Meade) Branham. f/o Jonathan Branham; Sarah (Branham); William Branham; James Branham; Elizabeth (Branham; Annias Branham, bio 528, 529; Amanda (Branham); Joseph Branham; Mary (Branham). Deceased in infancy: Milton, Elisha, and Bud Branham. Livingston fought in the Black Hawk War in 1832. He had moved from Tennessee to Indiana in 1829.

Branham, Lossie. 528, 529, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

(Branham), Mary. 528, 529, 530. d/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Ollie. 528, 529, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

(Branham), Sarah. 528, 529, 530. d/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

Branham, Walter. 528, 529, 530. s/o Annias Branham and Esther E. (Summet) Branham.

Branham, William. 528, 529, 530. s/o Livingston Branham and Susannah (Meade) Branham.

(Brant), Elizabeth Waldruff. 832, 833. First wife of Benjamin F. Waldruff. m/o Luther Waldruff, died at 18 months; Charles Waldruff. Eliabeth was a teacher before her marriage.

(Brant), Minnie Schance. 1101, 1102. w/o John G. Schance.

Bratton, C. S, 195. h/o Sarah (Armantrout) Bratton.

Breeding, William S. 1012, 1013. h/o Martha (Snell) Breeding, married William when she was 18. Residents of Custer County, Nebraska.

Breese, James, 833, 834, 837, 838. h/o Hannah (Linnabary) Breese. Resident of Paulding County, Ohio. f/o 1 child.

Brenner (g/n/u). 429, 430. f/o John Brenner. Mr. Brenner emigrated to Kentucky in the first settlement. He built a log cabin with a square window in the rear, like a porthole for a gun. His slave, Ned, saved him from an Indian pretending to be a turkey, with turkey calls to lure Mr. Brenner outside.

(Brenner), Elizabeth Bantz. 429, 430. b. 1807 in Ohio. d. 1863/56. d/o John Brenner and Sarah (Warner) Brenner. w/o Joshua Bantz. m/o 10 children, 6 living, Ezra J. Bantz the first born.

Brenner, John 429, 430. d. age 95. s/o (g/n/u) Brenner from Germany. h/o Sarah (Warner) Brenner. f/o Elizabeth (Brenner) Bantz. Emigrated to Ohio from Kentucky.

Note: Originally spelled "Brower," the Dutch name became "Brewer."

Brewer, Abraham. 413, 414. s/o William Brewer and second wife Sarah (Switzer) Brewer Current.

Brewer, Albert Frank. 413, 414. s/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

Brewer, Ben. 413, 414. s/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

(Brewer), Clara. 413, 414. Daughter of John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

Brewer, Edmund. 413, 414. s/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

(Brewer), Effie. 413, 414. d/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

(Brewer), Ettie. 413, 414. d/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

Brewer, F. M. 682, 683. Died before 1889. h/o Irene (Davis) Brewer.

Brewer, George. 413, 414. s/o John W. Brewer and first wife Harriet (Kester) Brewer.

Brewer, Jacob Jr. 487, 488, 489. s/o Jacob Brower. f/o John Brewer. Note change in spelling of name from father to son.

Brewer, John. 413, 414. f/o William Brewer.

Brewer, John. 487, 488, 489. s/o Jacob Brewer, Jr. h/o Minerva (Priest) Brewer. f/o Maggie S. (Brewer) Canaday.

Brewer, John W. Bio 413, 414. b.1837. s/o William Brewer and William's second wife, Sarah (Switzer) Brewer Current. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Harriet (Kester) Brewer. m/o George Brewer (Wife #2) Sarah (Oliver) Brewer. m/o Albert Frank Brewer; Edmund Brewer; Perry Brewer; Ben Brewer; Effie (Brewer); Clara (Brewer); Ettie (Brewer). John was schooled in a log house. He left home at age 20 when his father died. He had learned the carpenter trade from his father. John bought 180 acres immediately after his marriage to Harriet. He has been Clerk of the School Board.

Brewer, M. L. 328, 329. h/o Hattie (Lock) Brewer.

(Brewer), Maggie S. Canaday. 487, 488, 489. d/o John Brewer and Minerva (Priest) Brewer. w/o Henry F. Canaday. m/o Govern H. Canaday.

(Brewer), Martha Villars. 398, 399. w/o George Henry Villars. Residents of Ft. Belknap, Montana. (Brewer), Mary A. Rodrick or Roderick 675, 676. 413, 414. Died before 1889. d/o William Brewer and second wife Sarah (Switzer) Brewer Current. w/o William H. Rodrick. m/o Thomas Rodrick; Sarah C. (Rodrick); Mary E. Rodrick; Francis Rodrick; Minnie May (Rodrick), plus 6 children who died in infancy. Note: Mary's mother-in-law, Sarah (Brewer) Rodrick, was also a Brewer.

Brewer, Perry. 413, 414. s/o John W. Brewer and second wife Sarah (Oliver) Brewer.

Brewer, Richard 413, 414. Died before 1889. s/o William Brewer and second wife Sarah (Switzer) Brewer Current.

(Brewer), Sarah Rodrick. 675, 676. First wife of Solomon Rodrick. m/o William H. Rodrick, Bio 675, 676.

Brewer, William 413, 414. d.1857. s/o John Brewer. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Name unknown. (Wife #2) Sarah (Switzer) Brewer Current. m/o Mary A. (Brewer) Rodrick or Roderick, deceased, w/o William H. Rodrick; Abraham Brewer; Richard Brewer; John W. Brewer (Bio 413, 414); Peter Brewer, deceased; Isaac Brewer, deceased. William came to Danville in 1832. A carpenter, he built the first frame house in Danville.

Bridgeman, John. 723 Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Briggs, Loren. 211, 212. h/o Lizzie (Lee) Briggs. f/o two children.

(Brill), Christina Shumaker. 1024, 1025. Born in Germany, d.1860. d/o Samuel Brill. w/o George Shumaker, Jr. m/o 11 children, 7 living: Elizabeth (Shumaker) Shirer; Solomon Schumaker; Jacob Shumaker, Bio 1024, 1025; Mary (Shumaker); William Shumaker; Ann (Shumaker); Samuel Shumaker.

Brill, Samuel. 1024, 1025. f/o Christina (Brill) Shumaker. Born in Germany.

Brinkerhoff, Jacob. 903, 904, 907. Deceased. First husband of Rebecca (Ross) Brinkerhoff Smith. f/o two children.

Brithingham, Benjamin, 599, 600. h/o Eliza (Macchinson) Brithingham. f/o 4 sons and 6 daughters, including 9th born Melissa (Brithingham) Robertson. Benjamin was an early settler of Vermilion County.

(Brithingham), Melissa Robertson, 599, 600. b.1848. d/o Benjamin Brithingham and Eliza (Macchinson) Brithingham. w/o Benjamin Robertson. m/o Charles B. Robertson; Grace M. (Robertson); Fay (Robertson); Hallie G. (Robertson), infant; Charles B. Robertson, died at 2 years.

(Brithingham), Mary Campbell, 693. b.1833. d.1870/37. w/o Corroyan Campbell. m/o John J. Campbell, Bio 693.

Brittenham, Charles. 872, 873. Died before the Civil War. Second husband of (g/n/u, m/n/u) Townson Brittenham. f/o Samuel Brittenham, who died in service in the Union Army; Nancy (Brittenham), deceased.

(Brittenham), Mary Rogers. 897, 898, 899. d. 1878. First wife of Miles Rogers. m/o 5 children, one survived: Eliza (Rogers) Henderson. Deceased: Susie (Rogers) Glick; Janie (Rogers) Watson; Albert Rogers; Julia (Rogers).

Brittenham, Samuel. 872, 873. s/o Charles Brittenham. Died in service in the Civil War.

Brittingham, Dr. Arthur W, Sr. 625, 626, 627. d.1885. s/o Jeremiah Brittingham and Mary (Williams) Brittingham. h/o Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. f/o Mary A E. (Brittingham) Johnston; Lucretia (Brittingham) Osborn; Julia Ann (Brittingham) Osborn; Arthur W. Brittingham, Jr.; Jeremiah Brittingham. Dr. Brittingham came to Illinois in 1830. He was a "Thomsonian" physician. (Note: Samuel Thomson, 1769-1843, was a self-taught herbalist in the years before there was any licensing in the practice of medicine.)

Brittingham, Arthur W. Jr. 625, 626, 627. s/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham.

Brittingham, Benjamin A. 625, 626, 627. s/o Jeremiah Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. Brittingham, Jeremiah. 625, 626, 627. b.1764. s/o William and Elizabeth Brittingham. h/o Mary (Williams) Brittingham. f/o Benjamin A Brittingham; Mary A. E. (Brittingham); Dr. Arthur W . Brittingham. Jeremiah left Maryland for Ohio in 1810, then moved on to Illinois in 1830.

Brittingham, Jeremiah. 625, 626, 627. s/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. Jeremiah lived with his sister, Mary A. E. (Brittingham) Johnston.

(Brittingham, Julia Ann Osborn. 625, 626, 627. d/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. w/o (g/n/u) Osborn. Julia Ann and sister Lucretia Brittingham, were wives of men, or a man, named Osborn. Brothers often married sisters, and on occasion, men married sisters of their late wives. There is a connection, but not included in the biography.

(Brittingham, Lucretia Osborn. 625, 626, 627. d/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. w/o (g/n/u) Osborn. Julia Ann and sister Lucretia Brittingham, were wives of men, or a man, named Osborn. Brothers often married sisters, and on occasion, men married sisters of their late wives. There is a connection, but not included in the biography.

(Brittingham), Mary. 625, 626, 627. d/o Jeremiah Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham.

(Brittingham, Mary A. E. Johnston. 625, 626, 627. b.1833. d/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham and Matilda (Watson) Brittingham. w/o David Johnston. m/o John W. Johnston; Matilda Jane (Johnston) Young. Mary's brother, Jeremiah, lived with her.

Brittingham, William. 625, 626, 627. h/o Elizabeth (m/n/u) Brittingham. f/o Jeremiah Brittingham.

(Broenner), Emily Winter. 310, 311, 312, 313. b.1820 in Frankfort Germany. d.1887/67. d/o H. L. Broenner. w/o Anton Winter. m/o Carl C. Winter; Henrietta (Winter) who died 1885; Ludwig Winter; Sophia (Winter); Ferdinand Winter; Clara (Winter) died as child. Emily was well educated, and an artist. Broenner, H. L. . 310, 311 312, 313 Born in Germany. f/o Emily (Broenner) Winter. German publisher.

(Brooks), Belle Nicholas. 557, 558. d/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. w/o John Nicholas. m/o Ed Nicholas; Lon Nicholas; Bert Nicholas; Ella (Nicholas); Dycie (Nicholas); Oney Nicholas.

Brooks, Benjamin. 557, 558; 495, 496. First husband of Matilda (Mansville) Brooks. f/o Benjamin Brooks; David Brooks died as infant; Polly (Brooks); Sarah (Brooks); John Brooks Bio 557, 558; Lucinda (Brooks). Benjamin came to Vermilion County in 1821 and settled in what is now Brooks Point, named in his honor. A mill right, he died of ague (malaria) while building a mill on Sugar Creek.

Brooks, Benjamin. 557, 558. s/o Benjamin Brooks and Matilda (Manville) Brooks.

Brooks, Benjamin Frankln. 557, 558. s/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks.

Brooks, Bobbie. 557, 558. s/o John P. Brooks and Josie (Cunningham) Brooks.

(Brooks), Clara. 557, 558. d/o John P. Brooks and Josie (Cunningham) Brooks.

Brooks, Coy. 557, 558. s/o Robert Brooks and Saloma (Dukes) Brooks.

(Brooks), Elsie. 557, 558. d/o John P. Brooks and Josie (Cunningham) Brooks.

(Brooks), Ethel. 557, 558. d/o Robert Brooks and Saloma (Dukes) Brooks.

Brooks, John. Bio 557, 558;495, 496. s/o Benjamin Brooks and Matilda (Manville) Brooks. h/o Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. f/o Matilda "Tilda" (Brooks) Blakeney; Belle (Brooks) Nicholas; John P. Brooks; Robert Brooks; Martha (Brooks) Snook; Benjamin Franklin Brooks; Rosella G. (Brooks); Sarah E. (Brooks). John's father died while John was still a child. However, after his mother remarried, he left home, "basically on his own." At age 13, he was taken into the family of John Black, where he stayed for 7 years, working for Mr. Black. In 1837, he married Mr. Black's daughter, Louisa. They settled near Brooks Point, named after John's father, Benjamin Brooks. John eventually owned two farms. Note: John's birth date was given as 1821. However, he was taken in at 13, then worked 7 years, making his age 20 at his marriage in 1837. That would put his birth date at 1817, not 1821. According to his father's bio, the family came to Vermilion County in 1821.

Brooks, John P. 557, 558. s/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. h/o Josie (Cunningham) Brooks. f/o Clara (Brooks); Bobbie Brooks; Elsie (Brooks)

(Brooks), Keziah Sadler. 461, 462. First wife of William Saddler. m/o 5 including fifth born Lucy A. (Saddler) Smith. Keziah died in Virginia before the family moved to Illinois.

(Brooks), Lucinda. 557, 558. d/o Benjamin Brooks and Matilda (Manville) Brooks.

(Brooks), Martha Snook. 557, 558. d/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. w/o Charles Snook. m/o Chester Snook; Ada (Snook); Ray Snook; John Franklin Snook.

(Brooks), Matilda "Tilda" J. Blakeney. 557, 558; 495, 496. d/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. w/o Thomas West Blakeney. m/o Mabel N. (Blakeney), died at age 11; Lou P. (Blakeney); Brooks Blakeney, died at age 3. The Blakeneys lived in Westville.

Brooks, Osa. 557, 558. s/o Robert Brooks and Saloma (Dukes) Brooks.

(Brooks), Polly. 557, 558. d/o Benjamin Brooks and Matilda (Manville) Brooks.

Brooks, Robert L. 557, 558. s/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. h/o Saloma (Dukes) Brooks. f/o Ethel (Brooks); Coy Brooks; Osa Brooks. Robert was a farmer in "Dakota."

(Brooks), Rosella G. 557, 558. d/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks. (Brooks), Sarah. 557, 558. d/o Benjamin Brooks and Matilda (Manville) Brooks.

(Brooks), Sarah E. 557, 558. d/o John Brooks and Louisa T. (Black) Brooks.

(Brothers), Catherine E. Hoult, 1077, 1078. w/o William Hoult. m/o Albert Hoult; Clara B. (Hoult); Wilbur Hoult; Mabel G. Hoult; Sylvester Hoult; Barbara E. (Hoult); Lawrence Holt.

(Brothers), Lovina Tucker. 1033, 1034, 1035. Died 1882. First wife of Dillard B. Tucker. m/o Julia (Tucker); Ida (Tucker).

(Brouwer), Rachel Banta. 509, 510. w/o Henry or Hendrick Banta. m/o 6 children, including 4th child Abraham. The family moved to Kentucky in 1778. One day Henry was clearing timber and was attacked by Indians who shot him in the shoulder. He struggled to his cabin door, wife Rachel dragged him inside and barred the door. As soon as possible, Henry went back to work, one-handed, until his shoulder healed.

Note: Originally spelled "Brower," the Dutch name became "Brewer."

Brower, Jacob. 487, 488, 489. s/o Swybrandt Brower, a millionaire in Amsterdam. f/o Jacob Brewer, whose name was changed from "Brower." Jacob was an early immigrant to America.

Brower, Swybrandt. 487, 488, 489. f/o Jacob Brower, an early immigrant from Holland to America. A millionaire in Amsterdam, Swybrandt became the ancestor of many Browers in America, a name which evolved into Brewer.

Brown, (g/n/u). 566. h/o Mary (Collins) Brown; f/o Leo Brown; John Brown; Charles Brown; Richard Brown.

(Brown), Alice. See (Brown), M. Alice

(Brown), Augusta. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

Brown, Benjamin. 519, 520. s/o William Brown and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown.

(Brown), Bernice. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

(Brown), Caroline Hanks. 911, 912. w/o Lindes Hanks. m/o 4 children. Residents of Kansas Township

(Brown), Catherine A. 374, 377, 378. d/o John Brown (299) and Catherine (Bears) Brown. Her nephew, Peter M. Zeigler, s/o sister Verlina (Brown) Zeigler, lived with his family on a farm belonging to Catherine.

Brown, Charles. 497, 498. h/o Laura (Humrichous) Brown.

Brown, Charles. 566. s/o (g/n/u) Brown and Mary (Collins) Brown.

Brown, Charles. 891, 892. 817, 818. s/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown. h/o Roda (or Rhoda) (Mason) Brown. Charles was a teacher in Redmon.

(Brown), Clara H. Davis. 393, 394. w/o Oscar Harmon Davis. m/o 3 Oscar was a farmer in Minnesota.

Brown, Commodore P. 519, 520. s/o William Brown and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown. h/o Ella (Campbell) Brown. f/o 1 child.. Commodore owned 700 acres in Edgar County and 320 acres in Kansas.

Brown, C. Perry. 519, 520. s/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn) Brown. Perry lived in Indiana and was a wealthy real estate owner. See also Perry Brown, 227, 228.

Brown, Edgar D. 519, 520. Son of William Brown and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown.

(Brown, Eliza Bacon. 933, 934, 937. w/o James Bacon. m/o Nathan Bacon; James Bacon; Eliza (Bacon) Melton, Alfred Bacon. After James died, Eliza remained in Madison, Indiana.

(Brown), Ella Kingsley. 338, 339 d/o Mary (m/n/u) Brown. w/o Virgil C. T. Kingsley M.D.

Brown, George W. 1104, 1105. h/o Athelinda (Arthur) Brown. George was a welalthy farmer of Paris Township.

(Brown), Harriet E. Nay. 1010, 1011, 1012. b.1827. d/o Jonathan W. Brown and Elizabeth (Aiken) Brown. w/o William Nay. m/o George B. Nay; William H. Nay; Nancy E. (Nay) Sherer; Charles E. Nay; Mary L. (Nay) Glovier; Ira E. Nay. Deceased: Sanford Nay died at 4 years; Willis H. Nay died at age 25; Hattie L. (Nay) died at 19. Harriet was the first white girl born in Kansas Township.

Brown, Harry. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Brown), Hattie P. Pearson, 410, 411, 412, 413. d/o William Brown and Mary J. (Pearson) Brown. m/o John A. Pearson; Frances H. (Pearson); Noman (spelling correct) N. Pearson.

Brown, H. H. 693, 694. h/o Hattie (Stufflebeam) Brown. f/o one child. H. H. lived in Grant Township.

Brown, Herbert. 519, 520. s/o Salmon Brown and Alice (Coe) Brown. h/o Alice (Coe) Brown.

(Brown), Jane Clifton 367, 368. w/o William Clifton. m/o James Clifton. Note: The maiden name of James' mother-in-law was Sarah Brown, perhaps related to Jane.

Brown, John. 297, 298, 299. 374, 377, 378. d.1884. h/o Catherine (Bears) Brown. f/o Lodema (Brown) Leemon; Verlina (Brown) Zeigler; Catherine A. (Brown). John bought at least 20 farms over the years, improved them, then sold them at a profit.

Brown, John. 566. s/o (g/n/u) Brown and Mary (Collins) Brown.

Brown, John L. 519, 520. s/o William Brown and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown.

Brown, Jonathan W. 1010, 1011, 1012. h/o Elizabeth (Aiken) Brown. f/o 7 children, Harriet E. (Brown) Nay, youngest child and only survivor.

Brown, Joseph. 891, 892. d.1840. h/o Nancy (Man) Brown, died in 1841. f/o at least 2 sons: Thomas C. Brown; an unnamed son who was a blacksmith. Joseph left Tennessee in 1826 and arrived in Illinois; in 1830 he settled on a farm where son Thomas C. Brown was born in 1836, Bio 891, 892.

Brown, Joseph P. 891, 892. s/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

Brown, Leo. 566. s/o (g/n/u) Brown and Mary (Collins) Brown.

(Brown), Lodema Leemon. 297, 298, 299. d/o John Brown and Catherine (Bears) Brown w/o John Leemon. m/o Izele (Leemon) who died at 12; Lida (Leemon); Robert A. Leemon; John A. Leemon; Charles N. Leemon; Edith (Leemon). Lodema left New York at age 17 for Indiana, then 5 years later they moved to Vermilion County.

(Brown), Lucy J. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

(Brown, Margaret Ross. 519, 520. d/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn) Brown.

(Brown), Mary Shurk. 519, 520. d/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn) Brown. w/o A. Shurk.

(Brown), Mattie. 646, 647, 648. d/o William D. Brown and Mary (Vanneman) Brown.

(Brown), M. Alice. 347, 348. d/o Rev. Thomas Brown and Matilda J. (Canaday) Brown.

(Brown), Nancy Bandy. 247, 248, 249. d.1815. w/o James Bandy. m/o William Bandy; unnamedr child. Nancy died when William was 3. Both children become foster children of Mr. Howell.

(Brown), Nancy O. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

(Brown) Oliver W. 347, 348. s/o Rev. Thomas Brown and Matilda J. (Canaday) Brown.

Brown, Perry. 227, 228. h/o Mary (Cast) Brown.

(Brown), Polly Shively. 792, 793. w/o William Shively. m/o Harriet (Shively) Laufman.

Brown, R. D. 685, 686. Resident of Covington, Indiana. In 1850, Mr. Brown employed David Layton on his farm for 5 years. The first year, David was paid $10 per month; his wage gradually increased to $25 per month by the end of 5 years.

Brown, Richard. 566. s/o (g/n/u) Brown and Mary (Collins) Brown.

Brown, Robert E. 891, 892. s/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

(Brown), Ruth. 646, 647, 648. d/o William D. Brown and Mary (Vanneman) Brown.

(Brown), Ruth Major. 851, 852. w/o Oliver Majors.

Brown, Salmon. 519, 520. s/o William Brown and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown. h/o Alice (Coe) Brown. f/o Herbert Brown. The Browns lived at Ridge Farm.

Brown, Samuel. 519, 520. h/o Polly (Hearn) Brown. f/o William Brown; Margaret (Brown) Ross; C. Perry Brown; Mary (Brown) Shurk; Sidney Brown. Pennsylvania born, when Samuel went to Indiana in 1824, it was still so undisturbed that he could sit in the doorway and shoot turkey as they passed. His house was of round logs, no sawed boards, and wooden pegs were used. See for house and bed descriptions, and the flood in 1825-1826. Samuel disliked Indians because they killed most of his relatives.

(Brown), Sarah J. Abbott, 288, 289 b.1834 d.1886/52 w/o Wilson Abbott. m/o Frances Evelyn (Abbott) Davis; James L. Abbott; Franklin E. Abbott, Bio 288, 289; Isadora Albertine (Abbott) Trueheart; Mary Luella (Abbott); Cyrena Bell (Abbott); Charles L. Abbott. Sarah died in the home of son Franklin Emmet Abbott.

(Brown), Sarah Barnhard. 367, 368. w/o Abraham Barnhard. m/o Martha (Barnhard) Clifton. Note: The maiden name of Martha's mother-in-law was Jane Brown, perhaps related to Sarah Brown.

(Brown), Sarah Davis. 682, 683. w/o Owen Davis.

(Brown), Sarah Magie. 972, 973, 974. Died 1855. w/o Benjamin Magie. m/o Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott.

Brown, Sidney. 519, 520. s/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn) Brown. h/o (m/n/u, g/n/u) Tenbrook Brown. Brown, Stanley. 519, 520. s/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn) Brown. h/o Mrs. Tenbrook.

(Brown), Susan. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

Brown, Thomas C. Bio 891, 892. b.1836 [Mar. 17, 1836-May 31, 1903; Vermilion Cemetery] in a log house on the farm that he later possessed. s/o Joseph Brown who died in 1840, and Nancy (m/n/u) Brown who died in 1841. h/o Lucy (Yeargin) Brown. f/o 12 children, six of whom held teaching certificates: Violet A. (Brown); Joseph P. Brown; Charles Brown; Cynthia (Brown) died at 6 months; William R. Brown; Thomas J. Brown; Nancy O. (Brown); Lucy J. (Brown); Robert E. Brown; Bernice (Brown); Susan (Brown); Augusta (Brown). An orphan at age 5, Thomas was bound out at age 8 to Samuel Vance until he was 14 years old. He learned the trade of blacksmith from his brother and worked at it until 1860. Thomas and Lucy married when Thomas was 18, Lucy was 17. He began farming in Elbridge Township, then in 1854 took possession of part of the land.

Brown, Rev. Thomas C. Residence 835. Bio 347, 348. h/o Matilda J. (Canaday) Brown. f/o M. Alice (Brown); Oliver W. Brown. Note 510, 515. Rebecca (Canaday) Mills, husband Seth Mills, and their children settled on the "Thomas Brown Farm" when they came to Vermilion county. Relationship of Rebecca (Canaday) to Matilda (Canaday) is unknown.

Brown, Thomas J. 891, 892. s/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown. Resident of Colorado.

(Brown) Verlina Zeigler, 374, 377, 378 b.1834. d/o John Brown and Catherine (Bears) Brown. w/o Benjamin Zeigler. m/o Cyrus A. Zeigler; Peter M. Zeigler; John B. Zeigler; George B. Zeigler; Benjamin Franklin Zeigler; Mary Amanda (Zeigler); Rachael Mahala (Zeigler); William J. Zeigler.

(Brown), Violet A. 891, 892. d/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

Brown, William. 410, 411, 412, 413. Husband of Mary J. (Pearson) Brown. f/o Hattie P. (Brown) Pearson.

Brown, William. 535, 536. Third husband of Jane (Thompson) Stevens McCabe Brown Ogden.

Brown, William C Sr. Bio 519, 520. b. 1813. s/o Samuel Brown and Polly (Hearn)Brown. h/o Lizzie (Lusk) Brown. f/o Salmon Brown; Commodore P. Brown; John L. Brown; William C. Brown, Jr; Edgar D. Brown; Benjamin F. Brown. On July 4, 1844, William was part of the crowd at Montezuma, Illinois, who turned out to hear Gen. Tilghman A. Howard make his last speech before embarking on a steamboat on the Wabash river, on his journey as minister to Texas; Gen. Howard contracted and died of yellow fever before he could make it to Texas. William has the gun that his uncle carried in the War of 1812. William came to Vermilion County in 1856, age 43, and raises Clydesdales and Short-horn cattle on his 1,280 acres.

Brown, William C., Jr. 519, 520. s/o William C. Brown, Sr. and Lizzie (Lusk) Brown.

Brown, William D. 646, 647, 648. h/o Mary M. (Vanneman) Brown. f/o Ruth (Brown); Mattie (Brown). William was a Quaker minister in Long Beach, California.

Brown, William R. 891, 892. s/o Thomas C. Brown and Lucy (Yeargin) Brown.

(Browne), Emily Eliza White. 383, 384.b.1852. d/o William Browne and Eliza (Jones) Browne Tarrant. w/o James E. White. m/o Henry W. White; Eliza F. (White); Mirriam R. (White); Frederic J. White; Alice E. (White) deceased; Jessie L. (White); Minne E. (White).

Browne, William 383, 384. Born in England. d. 1854. First husband of Eliza (Jones) Browne Tarrant. f/o Eliza (Browne) deceased; Emily Eliza (Browne) White. William was killed in a farm accident in Catlin Township.

Browning, Benjamin. 301, 302, 303. h/o Edith (Davis) Browning. f/o 4.

Brubaker, Jacob. 974, 977. h/o Elizabeth (m/n/u) Brubaker. f/o Martha (Brubaker) Chambers.

(Brubaker), Martha Chambers, 974, 977. d/o Jacob and Elizabeth Brubaker. w/o George W. Chambers. m/o 14 children, 12 living: Anna (Chambers) Lambert; Abram Chambers; Mary A. (Chambers) Kirkendal; Margaret (Chambers) Baden; Elias Chambers; Joseph Chambers; George Chambers; Eleanor (Chambers) Husong; John Chambers; Hattie (Chambers) Day; Alice (Chambers).

Bruce, James. 894, 897. His farm, near the state line, later became the property of James Watson, Jr.

(Bruce), Jennie M. Knox. 445, 446, 447. b.1849. Second wife of Robert M. Knox. m/o Robert R. Knox; unnamed daughter.

Bruce, Joshua. 196, 197. h/o Margaret (Innes) Bruce, f/o Mary (Bruce) Bowling. Joshua farmed.

(Bruce), Mary Bowling. 196,197. b. 1817. d/o Joshua Bruce and Margaret (Innes) Bruce. w/o Willis P. Bowling. m/o 8 children, only 3 living: Charlotte (Bowling) Crane; Arthur Bowling; Morris Bowling.

Brush, Irving. 588, 589. h/o Laura (Harper) Brush

Buchanan, (g/n/u). 300, 301 f/o son, (g/n/u) who brought family to Illinois. Fought in War of 1812 with his son.

Buchanan, (g/n/u). 300, 301 s/o Buchanan (g/n/u). f/o Enoch Buchanan. Mr Buchanan brought family to Illinois. Fought in War of 1812 with his father.

(Buchanan), (g/n/u) Berry. 883, 884, 887. First wife of Thomas Berry. m/o 5 including William Berry who died in the Battle of Guilford in 1778; Barbara (Berry) Dryden.

(Buchanan), Elizabeth Black. 300, 301. d/o Enoch Buchanan and Susan (Beard) Buchanan. w/o Benjamin Black.

(Buchanan) Elma. 300, 301. d/o William Wilson Buchanan and Alice C. (Gilroy) Buchanan.

Buchanan, Enoch. 300, 301 Born 1828. d.1878/50 h/o Susan (Beard) Buchanan. f/o Sarah (Buchanan); John Buchanan who died at one year; William Wilson Buchanan, Bio 300, 301; Elizabeth (Buchanan) Black. Moved to Missouri but the Civil War brought him back to Illinois when his property was destroyed. After Enoch died, Susan lived with son William.

(Buchanan), Essie. 300, 301. d/o William Wilson Buchanan and Alice C. (Gilroy) Buchanan.

Buchanan, Floy. 300, 301. s/o William Wilson Buchanan and Alice C. (Gilroy) Buchanan.

(Buchanan), Leila. 300, 301. d/o William Wilson Buchanan and Alice C. (Gilroy) Buchanan.

(Buchanan), Sarah. 300, 301. d/o Enoch Buchanan and Susan (Beard) Buchanan.

Buchanan, William Wilson. Bio 300, 301. b.1859 s/o Enoch Buchanan and Susan (Beard) Buchanan. h/o Alice C. (Gilroy) Buchanan. f/o Essie (Buchanan); Leila (Buchanan); Floy F. Buchanan; Elma (Buchanan). William was the junior member of Crimmins & Buchanan, operators of a Sidell livery stable. William was also an auctioneer, a salesman of buggies, harnesses, and horses from the stable. In 1878 to 1889 he was interested in selling sewing machines.

Buckler, Albert. 1018, 1019. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

Buckler, Edmond V. 1018, 1019. s/o Jessee C Buckler and Martha A. (Kester) Buckler.

(Buckler), Edna M. 1018, 1019. d/o Jessee C Buckler and Martha A. (Kester) Buckler.

Buckler, Frank. 1018, 1019. s/o Lawrence Y. Buckler and Annie (Russell) Buckler.

Buckler, George B. 1018, 1019. s/o Jessee C. Buckler and Martha A. (Kester) Buckler. h/o Maggie (Campbell) Buckner. Residents of Isabel.

Buckler, Henry. 1018, 1019. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

Buckler, James 1018, 1019. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

Buckler, Jessee C. Bio 1018, 1019. b.1836. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler. h/o Martha A (Kester) Buckler. f/o William R. Buckler; Lawrence Y. Buckler; George Buckler; Edmond V. Buckler; Edna M. (Buckler). After Jessee left Kentucky with his parents in 1850 and moved to Embarras Township, there he learned the art of bricklaying. From 1860 to 1882, he made several moves, finally settling in Edgar County.

Buckler, Jessie. 1018, 1019. s/o William R. Buckler and Sarah (Casebear) Buckler.

Buckler, Lawrence Y. 1018, 1019. s/o Jessee C Buckler and Martha A. (Kester) Buckler. h/o Annie (Russell) Buckler. f/o Frank Buckler. Residents of Kinney, Illinois.

Buckler, Leroy. 1018, 1019. s/o William R. Buckler and Sarah (Casebear) Buckler.

(Buckler), Mary Shields. 1018, 1019. Died before 1889. d/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

(Buckle), Maud. 1018, 1019. d/o William R. Buckler and Sarah (Casebear) Buckler.

Buckler, Richard. 1018, 1019. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

Buckler, Thompson. 1018, 1019. d.1852. h/o Susan (Coyle) Buckler. f/o Richard Buckler; Jessee Buckler; William Buckler; James Buckler; Albert Buckler; Henry Buckler; John Buckler, deceased; Mary (Buckler) Shields, deceased. In 1850, Thompson left Kentucky for Sugar Creek, Elbridge Township; in 1852 he moved to Grand View Township.

Buckler, Walter S. 1018, 1019. s/o William R. Buckler and Sarah (Casebear) Buckler.

Buckler, William. 1018, 1019. s/o Thompson Buckler and Susan (Coyle) Buckler.

Buckler, William R. 1018, 1019. Son of Jessee C Buckler and Martha A. (Kester) Buckler. h/o Sarah (Casebear) Buckler. f/o Walter S. Buckler; Leroy Buckler; Jessie Buckler; Maud (Buckler). William was a farmer in Shiloh Township.

(Buckles), Sophia Goodwine 207. w/o James Goodwine. m/o William Goodwine; Christina (Goodwine); Indiana Goodwine; Horace Goodwine; Fremont Goodwine.

Buckner, Colonel Alan. 1046. Colonel Buckner's life was spared during a Civil War battle by the life-saving actions of Harrison Poulter.

Budd, James. 339, 340. h/o Susanna (m/n/u) Budd. f/o Nancy S. (Budd) Park. James raised sheep and grew broom corn. See for stories about getting the broom corn to market.

(Budd), Nancy S. Park. 339, 340 b.1841 d/o James Budd and Susanna (m/n/u) Budd. w/o Timothy Park. m/o Elnora Jeanette (Park).

Buell, Simon. 756, 759. Great uncle of Buell Tillotson. A fighter in the Revolutionary War, an Indian fighter, a pioneer. Simon was captured by Indians as a boy and escaped. See for panther and pet stories.

Buettz. See Butts

Buhl, Charles. 197, 198. b.1812. s/o Christian Buhl & Fredrika (Gearing) Buhl, h/o Eliza Ann (McConaughy) Buhl. f/o 6 children, 4 surviving: Sidney Buhl, a Union soldier; Frank Buhl; Emma (Buhl) Myers; Laurel (Buhl) Lawrence. In 1838, Charles went to Detroit and worked as a teamster. In 1848 he moved on to Chicago, where, like his father, Charles began in the hat, cap and fur business (see for wise business decisions). He eventually settled in Danville. Note: According to 197, Eliza, born in 1820, married in 1834 at age 14, to 22-year-old Charles. Sally's sister-in-law was Emma (Buhl) Myer. Relationship unknown between Sally (Myers) Buhl, wife of Sidney Buhl, and William Myers, the husband of Sally's sister-in-law, Emma (Buhl) Myers.

Buhl, Christian. 197, 198. Born in Germany, lived 87 years. h/o Fredrika (Gearing) Buhl, f/o 10 children, Charles Buhl was the fifth child. Christian was a hat manufacturer in Pennsylvania.

(Buhl), Emma Myers. 197, 198 d/o Charles Buhl and Elizabeth (McConaughy) Buhl. w/o William Myers. Note: Relationship unknown between Sally (Myers) Buhl and William Myers, the husband of Sally's sister-in-law, Emma (Buhl) Myers.

Buhl, Frank. 197,198. s/o Charles Buhl and Eliza Ann (McConaughy) Buhl.

(Buhl), Georgia. 197. d/o Sidney Buhl and Eliza Ann (McConaughy) Buhl.

(Buhl), Laurel Lawrence. 197, 198. d/o Charles Buhl and Elizabeth (McConaughy) Buhl. w/o John Lawrence.

Buhl, Sidney. 197, 198. s/o Charles Buhl and Eliza Ann (McConaughy) Buhl. h/o Sally (Myers) Buhl. f/o Georgia (Buhl). Sidney was a Union soldier. He was employed by American Express Co. Relationship unknown between Sally (Myers) Buhl and William Myers, the husband of Sally's sister-in-law, Emma (Buhl) Myers.

Bullock, Enoch. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Burgess), Martha Poulter. 1047. w/o John H. Poulter. m/o Frederick H. Poulter; George Poulter. Residents of Douglas County.

(Burgoyne), Duanah Hawkins. 357, 358. b. 1835. d/o James Burgoyne and Mary (Miner) Burgoyne. w/o William Hawkins. m/o Lizzie (Hawkins) Patterson; Nora (Hawkins) Church; Ella (Hawkins); Etta (Hawkins).

Burgoyne, James. 357, 358 h/o Mary (Miner) Burgoyne. f/o Duanah (Burgoyne) Hawkins.

Burkey, (g/n/u). 928, 929. f/o Margaret (Burkey) Sunkel. Mr. Burkey came to Illinois in 1869 to a farm in Buck Township He began with $500 and his prosperity grew to ownership of 280 acres.

(Burkey), Margaret Sunkel. 928, 929. d/o (g/n/u) Burkey. w/o Jacob Sunkel. m/o Frederick Sunkel, died at age 4; John W. Sunkel; Rosa (Sunkel); Frank Sunkel; Alonzo Sunkel; Margaret (Sunkel); Josephine (Sunkel); Jacob Sunkel.

Burner, Henry. 608, 609. f/o Sarah (Burner) Wilkins.

(Burner), Sarah Wilkins. 608, 609. b.1811. d/o Henry Burner. w/o Isaac Wilkins. m/o 9 children including Judge Jacob W. Wilkins.

(Burnes), Sarah McManis Hall. 840, 841. d.1852. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) (g/n/u) McManis. f/o Thomas B. McManis; Rachel A. (McManis; John R. McManis. (Husband #2) John A Hall. f/o William N. Hall; Jonathan T. Hall, M.D.

Buroughs, Edwin. 402, 403. h/o Lizzie (Doss-Goings) Burroughs. Edwin adopted the daughter of Isaac Goings and Frances (Price) Goings.

(Burr), Addie Jaquith Scott. 1068. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Jaquith. f/o Merton P Jaquith; Arthur D Jaquith, deceased; Cyrus V. Jaquith. (Husband #2) William Scott

Burr, L. C. 329. h/o Hanna A. (Smith) Burr. L. C, was a furniture dealer.

Burrell, Amos. 433, 434. s/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. Amos died of war injuries.

Burrell, J. G. 433, 434. s/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. h/o (g/n/u) (Johnson) Burrell. f/o 2 children.

Burrell, Jacob. 433, 434. d. 1883. h/o Mary (Withrow) Burrell. f/o James W. Burrell; Joseph H. Burrell; J. G. Burrell; Amos Burrell, died of war injuries; Nannie (Burrell) Bitner; Lauretta (Burrell) Lytle.

Burrell, James W. 433, 434. s/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. h/o Mary (Butler) Burrell. f/o 6 children. James was a Union soldier, and survived being a prisoner of the Confederacy. He was a carpenter.

Burrell, Joseph H. 433, 434. s/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. h/o Sarah (Yont) Burrell.

(Burrell), Lauretta M. Lytle. 433, 434. d/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. w/o Dr. James R Lytle. (No children listed.)

(Burrell), Nannie Bitner. 433, 434. d/o Jacob Burrell and Mary (Withrow) Burrell. w/o William Bitner, who operated a meat market in Kansas City MO.

(Burroughs), Arminta. 712, 713. d/o Jonathan Burroughs and Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry.

Burroughs, Edwin. 402, 403. h/o Lizzie (Doss) Burroughs.

Burroughs, Ellsworth Thompson. 387, 388. s/o Major Wilson Burroughs and Martha Ann (Thompson) Burroughs. h/o Laura (Custer) Burroughs. f/o Fred Burroughs; Frank Burroughs.

(Burroughs), Esther M. Witherspoon. 387, 388. 589, 590, 593. d/o Major Wilson Burroughs and Martha Ann (Thompson) Burroughs. w/o William P. Witherspoon. m/o Stella (Witherspoon); Wilson W. Witherspoon; Myrtle M.(Witherspoon)

Burroughs, Frank. 387, 388. s/o Ellsworth Thompson Burroughs and Laura (Custer) Burroughs.

Burroughs, Fred. 387, 388. s/o Ellsworth Thompson Burroughs and Laura (Custer) Burroughs.

Burroughs, Jesse. 238, 239. h/o Polly (Wilson) Burroughs. f/o Mahala (Burroughs) Douglass. Note: Except for the given name of the wives, the following Jesse Burroughs could be the same person, married to sisters.

Burroughs, Jesse 387, 388. b.1803 d.1880/76. h/o Mary C. (Wilson) Burroughs. f/o 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters, 5 children living. Wilson Burroughs was the second born. Jesse came to Illinois with his wife in 1839, finally settling in Fairmount. Note: Except for the given name of the wives, the previous Jesse Burroughs could be the same person, married to sisters; or cousins.

Burroughs, Jonathan. 712, 713. b.1828 in Ohio. First husband of Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry. f/o Mary J. (Burroughs); Araminta (Burroughs).

(Burroughs), Mahala Douglass. 238, 239. b.1821 d.1887/66. d/o Jesse Burroughs and Polly (Wilson) Burroughs. w/o John Milton Douglass. m/o Judith A (Douglass) Trisler; Winfield Scott Douglass; Delilah (Douglass); Thomas W Douglass.; Clarissa (Douglass) Clipson; Mahala (Douglass); Pamela (Douglass); Armilda (Douglass) O'Conell; Esther (Douglass).

Burroughs), Mary J. 712, 713. d/o Jonathan Burroughs and Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry.

(Burroughs), Melissa Wilcox. 387, 388. d/o Major Wilson Burroughs and Martha Ann (Thompson) Burroughs. w/o L. N. Wilcox who died in 1887, leaving Melissa a widow with son Harry B. Wilcox.

Burroughs, Newton W. 387, 388. s/o Major Wilson Burroughs and Martha Ann (Thompson) Burroughs.

Burroughs, Major Wilson. Portrait 386. Bio 387, 388. b.1825. [1825-1912: Greenview Cemetery] s/o Jesse Burroughs and Mary C. (Wilson) Burroughs. h/o Martha Ann (Thompson) Burroughs. f/o Melissa (Burroughs) Wilcox; Elsworth Thompson Burroughs; Esther M. (Burroughs) Witherspoon; Newton W. Burroughs. Wilson's education consisted of study in a log schoolhouse. There were few settlers when 14-year-old Wilson arrived with his parents, but there were a few Indians and French on the Sault Fork of the Vermilion River. Wilson married 4 days before his 19th birthday. The young couple raised flax and wool, and made their own clothes. After renting land for 5 years, Wilson purchased 80 acres of prairie, and 20 acres of timber. He put up a frame house, hauled finishing lumber on a 3-day trip. Sold the property and redid the process. Joined Co. E 73rd Illinois Infantry as a Captain, and was promoted to Major. See for battles. Retired from farming in 1867 and gave children a farm, with 321 acres left for himself.

Burson, Dr. A. L. 913, 914, 917. h/o Flora Belle (Scott) Burson. Dr. Burson was a physician at Garnett, Kansas. Burt, W. F. 596, 597. h/o Mary (Bass) Burt. Burt, Walter S. 948, 949. Assistant Teller and general book keeper of the new 1884 First National Bank of Paris, Illinois. (Burtner), Mary F. Hurst, 864, 867. w/o William M. Hurst. m/o Charles H. Hurst; Belle (Hurst); Myrtie I. (Hurst); Ross Hurst; Frank Hurst. Residents of Champaign County, Illinois.

Burton, Albert. 1103, 1104. h/o Sarah A. (Tinsley) Burton. Albert died in 1862 at Andersonville Prison. f/o Other K. Burton. Albert moved to Edgar County in 1861 when son Other was only 6 months old.

(Burton), Annie M. 1103, 1104. d/o Other K. Burton and Sarah J. (Kees) Burton.

Burton, Earl K. 1103, 1104. s/o Other K. Burton and Sarah J. (Kees) Burton.

(Burton), Jenny Allen. 1071, 1072. b.1851. w/o John Allen, Jr. m/o Mary (Allen), died at 4 years; Zella (Allen); Ida (Allen).

Burton, John W 1071, 1072. f/o Jenny (Burton) Allen.

Burton, Louie. 1103, 1104. s/o Other K. Burton and Sarah J. (Kees) Burton.

Burton, Other K. Bio 1103, 1104. b.1861. s/o Albert Burton and Sarah A. (Tinsley) Burton. h/o Sarah J. (Kees) Burton. f/o Louie Burton; Annie M. (Burton); Earl K. Burton. Albert was 6 months old when his parents brought him to Edgar County. His father was captured by the Confederates and died the next year at the infamous Andersonville Prison. Other farmed until 1881 and then entered the dry goods trade in Oakland with his father-in-law, Lewis Kees. Six months later he went to Isabel to work in a branch store, but the partnership dissolved in 1885. He sold out in 1888 for a grain and farm implement business in Isabel, dealing in Rushford Wagons. Other owned a residence and property in Isabel, plus 70 acres.

(Busby), Alice Swisher. 575, 576. d/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. w/o Franklin Swisher. m/o one child.

(Busby), Carrie. 575, 576. d/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby.

Busby, Charles. 508, 509. h/o Rozella (Jones) Busby.

Busby, Edward, 327, 328 h/o Nancy C. (Turner) Busby.

Busby, Horace C. 575, 576. s/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby.

Busby, Ira M. 575, 576. s/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby.

Busby, Isaac N. Portrait 574 and 592. Bio 575, 576. b. 1822. [Nov. 10, 1822-Aug. 17, 1908; Greenview Cemetery]Second born child of 12 to John Busby and Phebe (Boggess) Busby. h/o Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. f/o Thomas W. Busby; Alice (Busby) Swisher; Horace C. Busby; Mary L. (Busby) Carrington; Margaret (Busby) Cox; John E. Busby; Ira M. Busby; Carrie (Busby). Isaac was 4, in 1826 when the family moved from Virginia to Indiana; less than 100 people lived in Madison County. Isaac's education was limited to two months per year. Married at age 23, Isaac and Sarah began a series of moves, see Biography. In 1886, Isaac and Sarah left their 320 acre farm and made their home on 2-1/2 acres in Fairmount near Dr J. W. Turner. Isaac was a Township Trustee for 18 years. See Biography for story about Isaac and a neighbor (perhaps Dr. Turner) digging potatoes instead of voting.

Busby, John 575, 576. d.1880. h/o Phebe (Boggess) Busby. f/o 12, including second born Isaac N. Busby. In 1826, the Busby family moved from Virginia to 240 acres near Winterset, Indiana. There were less than 100 people there in Madison County. After 27 years, in 1853 John purchased a 160 acre farm in Catlin Township, Vermilion County, put in a crop, and went back for his family, moving them in 1854. They first lived in a log house. John became an extensive land owner.

Busby, John E. 575, 576. s/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. h/o Burdie Turner. John and Burdie occupied the home farm.

Busby, L. 732. h/o Annie L. (Church) Busby.

(Busby), Margaret Cox. 575, 576. d/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. w/o Charles Cox. m/o 1 child.

(Busby), Mary L. Carrington. 575, 576. d/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. w/o William Carrington. m/o 3 children.

Busby, Thomas W. 575, 576. s/o Isaac N. Busby and Sarah Ann (Cotty) Busby. h/o Amy (Ford) Busby. f/o 4. The family lived in Iowa. Not yet 16, Thomas was a drummer in Co. E, 73rd Illinois Infantry, participating in every battle for 2 years, never wounded or captured.

Bush, Leonard. 937, 938, 939. Born in Germany. Died at age 85. f/o 14 children, including Naomi (Bush) Mark. All children lived to be 80 or older. Leonard settled on a farm in Virginia, then moved to Fayette County, Ohio.

(Bush), Naomi Mark. 937, 938, 939. b.1800. d.1880/80. d/o Leonard Bush. w/o Anthony Mark. m/o 8, four survived: Cynthia A. (Mark); Anthony W. Mark; Mary (Mark); Harriet (Mark). Four deceased, and all of Fayette County, Ohio: Henry Mark; Huldah J. (Mark); Louis Mark; Rachel (Mark).

Bushnell, Henry L. Bio 198, 199. b.1843. h/o Hattie A (Littell )Bushnell. f/o 10 children, 6 dying of diptheria. Surviving: William F. Bushnell; Jessie A. Bushnell. Henry served as 2nd Lt. with Co. E., 77th Illinois Infantry. He was injured and captured. See for battles. Henry was the proprietor of the 75,000 bushel North Elevator, a freight agent, General Agent for Brazil Block Coal, handling 2,500 to 3,000 cars yearly, and other interests. He also served in many civic duties.

Bushnell, Jessie A. 199 b.1883. s/o Henry L. Bushnell and Hattie A (Littell) Bushnell.

Bushnell, William F. 199. b.1872. s/o Henry L. Bushnell and Hattie A. (Littell) Bushnell.

(Bushu), Angeline. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

(Bushu), Celia. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

(Bushu), Ellen Mattingly 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

(Bushu), Ethel. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

Bushu, Frank. 822, 823. s/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

(Bushu), Gertrude. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

Bushu, Henry. 822, 823. s/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

Bushu, James. Bio 822, 823. b.1848. s/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller*) Bushu. h/o Celia (Musselman) Bushu. No children, but James and Celia raised Harry Hooper, Frank Musselman, and Ella (Hooper), the sister of Harry. Always a farmer, in 1871, James came to Buck Township in Edgar County, working for 2 years as a farm hand. His father, Morand Bushu, came to Edgar County and bought the farm which James later owned. James assisted his father in operation of the farm until father Morand died in 1877. He was a partner with his brother Henry in 240 acres of general farming, raising short horns, Poland China hogs and graded horses. Note: *Mary was the granddaughter of Count Miller of Germany. It is assumed her father was (g/n/u) Miller, son of Count Miller.

(Bushu), Margaret. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

(Bushu), Martha. 822, 823. d/o Morand Bushu and Mary (Miller) Bushu.

Bushu, Morand. 822, 823. Born in Alsace, France. d.1877. h/o Mary (Miller*) Bushu. f/o Henry Bushu; Frank Bushu; Ellen (Bushu) Mattingley; Angeline (Bushu); James Bushu; Martha (Bushu); Margaret (Bushu); Gertrude (Bushu); Celia (Bushu); Ethel (Bushu). During Bonapart's revolution, Morand left France for the U. S.. He farmed 4 miles from the homestead of Gen. Phil Sheridan. Note: *Mary was the granddaughter of Count Miller of Germany. It is assumed her father was (g/n/u) Miller, son of Count Miller.

(Bussart), Emma Berkshire. 863, 864. d/o Otis Bussart and Anna (m/n/u) Bussart. w/o Robert T. Berkshire. m/o Arthur W. Berkshire; Anna M. (Berkshire); William H. Berkshire.

Bussart, Otis. 863, 864. h/o Anna (m/n/u) Bussart, f/o Emma (Bussart) Berkshire.

(Butcher), Cynthia Little. 1007, 1008. d/o John "Uncle John" Butcher. w/o Alpheus Little. m/o Morris Little; Sarah E. (Little) Manning; Hannah M. (Little) Moyer.

Butcher, John "Uncle John." 1007, 1008. f/o Cynthia (Butcher) Little. John left Ohio and was an early settler of Indiana, and a horse dealer. He was a veterinarian surgeon although he lost all the fingers on his right hand when they burned off as a child.

Butler, Adoniram J. 226, 227. s/o Walker Turner Butler and Susan J. (Porter) Butler.

(Butler), Annis Snow Douglas. 749, 750. d/o James Butler. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Marcus Snow. f/o 6 children, 1 daughter, 5 sons with Abner Snow the second son, Bio 749, 750. (Husband #2) Cyrus Douglas.

Butler, Anson. 680, 681, 682. Second husband of Elizabeth (McCorkle) Caraway Butler.

Butler, Asa. 226, 227. b.1806. d.1878/72. h/o Catharine (Porter) Butler, f/o Ephraim P. Butler; Elizabeth A. (Butler); William F. Butler; Ellen F. (Butler) Adams.; Walker Turner Butler; "Sanie" F. Butler; Lucinda C. (Butler) Porter, Rosa A. (Butler). An infant died unnamed. Asa arrived in Illinois in 1834. He was a blacksmith and mechanic.

(Butler), Elizabeth "Eliza" A. 226, 227 d/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. Elizabeth lived with her mother in Indianola.

(Butler), Ellen F. Adams. 226, 227. d/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. w/o James R. Adams, a farmer.

Butler, Ephraim P. 226, 227. s/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. Ephraim was the billing clerk for the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company at Omaha.

(Butler), Grace "Gracie" E. Fletcher. 558, 559; 226, 227. d/o Walker Turner Butler and Susan J. (Porter) Butler. w/o John Fletcher, m/o Henry T. Fletcher; Howard Fletcher; Charles "Charlie" Fletcher.

Butler, J. T. 878, 879. h/o Mary (McCulloch) Butler. Residents of Dakota.

Butler, James. 749, 750. f/o Annis (Butler) Snow Douglas.

Butler, Leslie. 226, 227. s/o Walker Butler and Susan J. (Porter) Butler.

(Butler), Lucinda C. Porter. 226, 227. d/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. w/o Melvin L. Porter, who was in the clothing business.

(Butler), Mary Burrell. 433, 434. w/o James W Burrell. m/o 6 children.

Butler, Melvine. 226, 227. s/o Walker Butler and Susan J. (Porter) Butler. Melvine was blind. Died before 1889.

(Butler) Rosa. 226, 227 d/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler.

Butler, Sanie F. 226, 227. s/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler.

Butler, Walker Turner. Bio 226, 227. 542, 545. b.1840 s/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. h/o Susan J. (Porter) Butler. f/o Melvine S. Butler, a blind son, died; Gracie E. (Butler) Fletcher; Adoniram J. Butler; Leslie F. Butler; Bessie (Butler); Williie Butler. Walker was a wheelwright, blacksmith, and farmer. He joined Co D. 25th IL Infantry, refused the rank of Captain but accepted Sergeant. Severely wounded in right foot. 542, 545. Walker employed George Heileman for a year, until George was able to go into his carriage manufacturing business.

Butler, William F. 226, 227 s/o Asa Butler and Catharine (Porter) Butler. "Accidentally killed by a traveling man who mistook his head for a prairie chicken. The man afterward went insane."

Butler, Willie. 226, 227. s/o Walker Butler and Susan J. (Porter) Butler.

Butts, Albert G. 953, 954. b.1810. h/o Elmira (m/n/u) Butts; Elmira was born 1807 in Vermont. f/o Benjamin D. Butts, their only child. Albert lived in Lake County, Indiana.

Butts, Alphonso. 953, 954. s/o Benjamin D. Butts and Mary B. (Schultz) Butts. No wife or children included. In 1887, Alphonso and his 12-year-old brother, Saul, left Indiana, on foot, to seek their fortunes. The boys walked most of the way to Dudley in Edgar County, Illinois. That winter, the boys paid their way to the subscription school by doing janitor work in the schoolhouse and church, and by sawing wood. In the spring of 1874, Saul worked for Horace B. Griswold, in Dudley, Illinois, and did so for 5 years to 1878, but it is uncertain if Alphonso was still with him. In 1878 Saul returned to Indiana and the two boys worked for a gristmill owned by their father. Next, Saul spent a year in Kankakee County, operated a rented farm in Indiana, and returned again to Dudley to work for Mr. Griswold. Saul and Alphonso opened a general store at Warrenton, and after 18 months, Saul purchased Alphonso's interest, and carried on for 10 more months before selling out.

Butts, Benjamin D. 953, 954. s/o Albert G. and Elmira Butts. h/o Mary B. (Schultz) Butts. f/o 6 children, including Alphonso Butts; Saul Butts, 6th born, Bio 953, 954. Benjamin owned a grist mill.

Butts, or Buettz, Jeremiah K. 318. 706, 707. h/o Rebecca (Tillotson) Butts. f/o 6. Jeremiah was retired farmer.

Butts, Saul. Bio 953, 954. b.1861. s/o Benjamin D. Butts and Mary B. Schultz (Butts). No wife or children included. In 1887 at age 12, Saul and brother Alphonso left Indiana, on foot, to seek their fortunes. The boys walked most of the way to Dudley in Edgar County, Illinois. That winter, the boys paid their way to the subscription school by doing janitor work in the schoolhouse and church, and by sawing wood. In the spring of 1874, Saul worked for Horace B. Griswold, in Dudley, Illinois, and did so for 5 years to 1878. In 1878 he returned to Indiana and the two boys worked for a gristmill owned by their father. Saul spent a year in Kankakee County as an employee of Sol Kendrick. He operated a rented farm in Indiana and then returned again to Dudley to work for Mr. Griswold. Saul and Alphonso opened a general store at Warrenton, and after 18 months, Saul purchased Alphonso's interest, and carried on for 10 more months before selling out. December of 1885, Saul opened a store in Dudley. In 1889 he became Postmaster of Dudley, along with being a merchant.

(Byerley), Maggie Douglass 515, 516. w/o Allen Douglas.

(Byerly), (g/n/u) Bantz. 429, 430. d. age 75. German born, lived in Maryland. w/o John Bantz. m/o 3 sons who emigrated from Prussia and settled in Maryland: Joshua Bantz; Solomon Bantz; Felty Bantz.

(Byers), Minnie Hagley. 401, 402. w/o William W. Hagley

Legend: CODE: b.=born d. died/age d/o=daughter of f/o=father of (g/n/u) =given name unknown h/o=husband of (m/n/u) =maiden name unknown m/o=mother of s/o=son of w/o=wife of ( ) = maiden name enclosed Names are listed alphabetically and each new alphabet letter is given a separate page.

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