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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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Eads, James A. 948, 949. Director, Vice President in 1870 and in 1885, stockholder, of the First National Bank of Paris, Illinois.

(Eager), Ellen Crimmins. 712. 1066, 1067. Born in Ireland. w/o Morgan Crimmins. m/o Robert Crimmins; Honora (Crimmins) Stunkard; Jeremiah Crimmins; John M. Crimmins Bio 712; Maggie (Crimmins) Ramsey. A few days after their marriage, Morgan and Ellen sailed for America, and settled in Ohio. They arrived wholly without means, but became well-to-do. Morgan sent money back to 3 relatives and 3 friends in Ireland for passage to America.

(Earl), Elizabeth Armstrong. 721, 722. d.1844. d/o Thomas Earl and Rhoda (m/n/u) Earl. w/o Robert Armstrong. m/o Fulton Armstrong; Thomas Armstrong; Maria (Armstrong) Cowling, deceased; Albert Armstrong, deceased; Robert Armstrong; Elizabeth (Armstrong) McMiller; William Armstrong; James Armstrong; John F Armstrong; Mary J. (Armstrong McMillen.

Earl, Thomas. 721, 722. h/o Rhoda (m/n/u) Earl. f/o Elizabeth (Earl) Armstrong.

(Earp), Julia Sandusky. 378, 379. d.1840. w/o William Sandusky. m/o 3, including second born William Thomas Sandusky.

Eastman, David. 359, 360, 361. Teacher of James Hays.

(Easton), Delilah Gregg. 844, 847. w/o Harmon Gregg. m/o Eveline (Gregg) Zimmerly.

Eaton, Adam. Bio 667, 668. b.1822. s/o David Eaton and Elizabeth (Thomas) Eaton. h/o Frances (Giner) Eaton. f/o David Eaton; Malen Eaton; Mary (Eaton) Hill; Preston Eaton. Adam's parents moved their family through Kentucky to Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. They worked with tobacco, cotton, and corn. After his marriage to Frances in 1841, the young couple moved to Kentucky. In 1845 they moved to Indiana for a 7 year. In 1852 they moved to Danville where Adam rented a farm of Dr. Porter, and remained on that farm for 10 years. In 1879 Adam purchased his 80 acre farm.

Eaton, David. 667, 668. Died age 86. h/o Elizabeth (Thomas) Eaton. f/o 11 children, 7 daughters, 4 sons including second born Adam Eaton, Bio 667, 668. David moved from Kentucky to Indiana in 1815.

Eaton, David. 667, 668. s/o Adam Eaton and Frances (Giner) Eaton. h/o Rachel (Raffet) Eaton. f/o 7.

Eaton, Leslie. 667, 668. s/o Malen Eaton and Ida (Soyer) Eaton.

Eaton, Malen. 667, 668. s/o Adam Eaton and Frances (Giner) Eaton. h/o Ida Soyer. f/o Leslie Eaton.

(Eaton), Mary Hill. 667, 668. d/o Adam Eaton and Frances (Giner) Eaton. w/o Simon Hill. m/o Elmer Hill; Walter Hill. Residents of Sidell.

Eaton, Preston. 667, 668. s/o Adam Eaton and Frances (Giner) Eaton.

Ebbern, William. 276, 277. h/o Mary Ann (Allen) Ebbern, both born in England and remained there when the Allen family moved to America in 1879. William was a manufacturer of ladies fine shoes.

(Eckley), Hannah Gray. 506, 507, 508. w/o Thomas Gray. m/o Anna (Gray) Hoopes. Residents of Fulton County, Illinois.

Edens, Dr. Georg (correct). Bio 236. b.1851 in Germany. h/o Frances (Koehler) Edens, also from Germany. Came to the United States in 1867 with parents. Began reading about medicine at age 15 in 1866; by 1868 he was dispensing medicine to acquaintances. He studied in med school from 1876-1879.

(Edgington), Ethalinda Scott. 1038, 1039. 854, 857. d/o Lyman Edgington and Mary (Phillips) Edgington. Third wife of Thomas Scott.

Edgington, Lyman. 1038, 1039. 995, 996. 854, 857. h/o Mary (Phillips) Edgington. f/o Periza (Edgington) Wyatt; Mary (Edgington) Murphy; Ethalinda (Edgington) Scott, unnamed son. Lyman left Ohio and settled in Hunter Township.

(Edgington), Mary Murphy. 1038, 1039. 995, 996. d/o Lyman Edgington and Mary (Phillips) Edgington. w/o Joseph H. Murphy. m/o John W Murphy; James Murphy; Nettie (Murphy); Carrie (Murphy). Mary was born in Hunter Township.

(Edgington), Periza Wyatt. 995, 996. d/o Lyman Edgington and Mary (Phillips) Edgington. Second wife of James Wyatt.

Edmonston, Archibald. 658, 661. h/o Melissa (Anderson) Edmonston. f/o Thomas A. Edmonston; Dorothy (Edmonston) Van Duyn; William Edmonston; Leroy T. Edmonston; Melissa (Edmonston). Archibald fought in the War of 1812.

(Edmonston), Dorothy Van Duyn. 658, 661. d/o Archibald Edmonston and Melissa (Anderson) Edmonston. w/o John Van Duyn. m/o 5 children only Melissa (Van Duyn) Mitchell living in 1889.

Edmonston, Leroy T. 658, 661. s/o Archibald Edmonston and Melissa (Anderson) Admonston.

(Edmonston), Melissa. 658, 661. d/o Archibald Edmonston and Melissa (Anderson) Edmonston.

Edmonston, Thomas A. 658, 661. s/o Archibald Edmonston and Melissa (Anderson) Admonston.

Edmonston, William. 658, 661. s/o Archibald Edmonston and Melissa (Anderson) Admonston.

Edward, Thomas. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Edwards, Ephraim. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

(Edwards), Harriet Kelsheimer, 861, 862. w/o John Kelsheimer. m/o 10 children. Survivors: Edward Kelsheimer; Benjamin D. Kelsheimer, Bio 861, 862. Eight deceased: John died in 1887; unnamed son died in service; unnamed son died after returning home; Thomas died in 1857; William died in 1875; Garrett died in 1851; Margaret died in 1863; Harriet E. died in 1852.

(Edwards), Rosa Winters. 643, 644. w/o James Winters, a farmer.

Edwards, Thomas. 275, 276. Born in England. h/o Emma (Cadle) Edwards, whom he married in England before coming to America.

Edwards, Thomas. 861, 862. Unnamed wife died in 1816, age 54. f/o Harriet (Edwards) Kelsheimer; Winston Edwards who was kidnapped by Indians and never heard from again. Thomas was an early pioneer of Sullivan County where he had many skirmishes with Indians, including the kidnapping of his son, Winston. Thomas was crushed by a falling building.

Edwards, William. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Edwards, Winston. 861, 862. s/o Thomas Edwards. Winston was kidnapped by Indians and never heard from again.

Elder, Anderson W. Bio 629, 630. b.1852. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder. h/o Libby (Squires) Elder. f/o Edna (Elder); Inez (Elder); Edith (Elder); Johnie B. (Elder). In 1877, Anderson toured the eastern states, Canada, Kentucky, Missouri. Anderson came from Ohio to Illinois in 1878 to take charge of and operate a 320 acre farm.

(Elder), Ann J. 629, 630. d/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder. Elder, Charles. 399. h/o Ruth (Villars) Elder. Residents of State Line City, Indiana. Note: Sisters Ruth and Mary Frances Villars married into the Elder family, both residents of Indiana. No connection included between husbands Charles and John Elder.

Elder, Charles. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

Elder, David. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

(Elder), Edith. 629, 630. d/o Anderson W. Elder and Libby (Squires) Elder.

(Elder), Edna. 629, 630. d/o Anderson W. Elder and Libby (Squires) Elder.

Elder, Findlay. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

(Elder), Inez. 629, 630. d/o Anderson W. Elder and Libby (Squires) Elder.

Elder, John. 399. h/o Mary Frances (Villars) Elder. Residents of Terre Haute, Indiana. Note: Sisters Ruth and Mary Frances Villars married into the Elder family, both residents of Indiana. No connection included between husbands Charles and John Elder.

Elder, John. 629, 630. b.1808 d.1889/81. h/o Phebe (Casey) Elder. f/o Ann J. (Elder); Wallace Elder; Findlay Elder; Melinda (Elder); Samuel Elder; Anderson W. Elder; Anderson W Elder; David Elder; Robert Elder; Charles Elder. John was a wealthy farmer in Ohio, with 1,000 acres of land.

Elder, Johnie B. 629, 630. s/o Anderson W. Elder and Libby (Squires) Elder.

Elder, M. 669, 670. h/o Vallie (Current) Elder.

(Elder), Melinda. 629, 630. d/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

Elder, R. 669, 670. h/o Amanda (Current) Elder, deceased.

Elder, Robert. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

Elder, Samuel. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

Elder, Wallace. 629, 630. s/o John Elder and Phebe (Casey) Elder.

(Elledge) Emily Holley. 951, 952. b.1846. d.1873/27. d/o Isaac Elledge. First wife of Charles Holley. m/o 4 children, William V. Holley the only survivor. Deceased: Frank, Martha, Isaac.

Elledge, Isaac. 951, 952. f/o Emily (Elledge) Holley. Isaac was a pioneer of Sims Township, and Minister of the Christian Church.

Note: There are many marriages between Maxwells, Mendenhalls, and Elliotts, with no explanation of the connections.

Elliott (g/n/u) 496, 497. h/o Jane (Mendenhall) Elliott.

(Elliott), Ada R. 623, 624. d/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott.

Elliott, Alvin. 549, 550; 538, 539. s/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. Alvin lived in Kansas.

(Elliott), Annie D. 549, 550. d/o Henry C. Elliott and Rebecca (Mills) Elliott.

(Elliott), Anna "Annie" E. Rork. 549, 550. 623, 624. d/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. w/o Mr. Rork, (g/n/u).

(Elliott), Annie M. 583, 584. d/o Wesley Elliott and Rebecca (Mendenhall) Elliott.

Elliott, Rev. Arthur W. 972, 973, 974. b.1781. d.1858/77. h/o Mary (Pierce) Elliott. f/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott, Bio 972, 973, 974. Arthur was a pioneer preacher.

Elliott, Barton. 209. h/o Mary J. (Baldwin) Elliott. f/o 3 children.

(Elliott), Blanche. 549, 550. d/o Henry C. Elliott and Rebecca (Mills) Elliott.

(Elliott), Caroline Medley. 492, 493, 494. d/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott, 893.. A widow, Caroline lived in Kansas.

Elliott, Clayton B. Bio 538, 539. 549, 550. 623, 624. b.1854. s/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. Clayton was unmarried. Clayton arrived in Vermilion County at 10 months old. He attended Vermilion Academy, and Wesleyan University at Bloomington. In 1881, age 27, Clayton traveled by rail from Chicago to San Francisco, and on to Portland Oregon where he spent the winter. In the spring of 1882, he went to Willamette Valley and lumbered in the Blue Mountains of Washington till August. See Bio for extensive travels and adventures. He took a stage 300 miles to Bozeman, Montana, and was in Yellowstone in 1883. Returning to Vermilion County he began farming on his 70 acre farm and a second farm of 160 acres.

Elliott, Curtis. 723. Donated $5 to the Civil War fund of $8,000.

Elliott, David B. 972, 973, 974. s/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott and Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott. h/o Emma (Murphy) Elliott. f/o 3 children. David was injured in the Civil War. Residents of Paris, Illinois.

(Elliott), Delphia, or Delphinia or Delphina 583, 584 Lynch. 583, 584. 623, 624. 549, 550. d/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. w/o Mr. Lynch, (g/n/u).

Elliott, Edson. 708, 709. s/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. Edson was the twin of Elda (Elliott). Edson assisted his father on the farm.

(Elliott), Elda. 708, 709. d/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. Elda was the twin of Edson Elliott. Elda was a teacher in Wichita, Kansas.

(Elliott), Eliza Herdman. 708, 709. Deceased. d/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. w/o James Herdman.

(Elliott), Esther Dunkin. 708, 709. d/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. w/o Edward Dunkin.

Elliott, Exum. 623, 624. f/o Nathan Elliott. Exum moved to Indiana after the War of 1812.

(Elliott), Fanny Hurst. 864, 867. w/o Anthony W. Hurst. m/o Fluta I. Hurst; Ira A. Hurst; Eva E. (Hurst); twins Harry Hurst and Carrie (Hurst). Residents of Wright County, Missouri

(Elliott), Flora. 549, 550. d/o Henry C. Elliott and Rebecca (Mills) Elliott.

(Elliott), Florence Rees. 604, 605, 606. d/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Rees. w/o Thomas Rees. m/o Lucille Rees, deceased.

Elliott, Francis. 708, 709. Scot/Irish born in Ireland. d.1837. s/o Robert Elliott. First husband of Jane (Hunter) Elliott. f/o Eliza (Elliott) Herdman; William Elliott; Robert E. Elliott Bio 708, 709; James Elliott; Mary Jane (Elliott) Morgan; Margaret Catherine (Elliott), died in girlhood; Esther (Elliott) Dunkin. Francis was a year old when he arrived in America. Ohio was very hilly and wooded. See for story of fatal accident in 1837.

Elliott, Francis A. "Frank." 623, 624. s/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott. Frank was a member of a surveying party of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Elliott, George W. 972, 973, 974. s/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott and Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott. h/o Rachael (Kyle) Elliott. Residents of Paris, Illinois. George was injured in the Civil War.

Elliott, Henry C. Bio 549, 550; 538, 539. 623, 624. b.1843. s/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. h/o Rebecca (Mills) Elliott. f/o Oliver M. Elliott; Annie D. (Elliott); Mary (Elliott); Flora (Elliott); Blanche (Elliott); Ora died at 16 and Emily died as an infant. Henry served in Co. A, 79th Illinois infantry under Col. Buckner. See for battles. He was wounded in 1864, but recovered quickly. Taught school for 3 winters, and farmed in the summer until 1872. See for law career. Attorney-at-Law; Notary Public; President of County Board of Supervisors.

Elliott, Howard J. 623, 624. s/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott.

Elliott, Hubert. 708, 709. s/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott.

(Elliott), Ida May Leighton. 708, 709. d/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. w/o E.D. Leighton. Elliott, James. 708, 709. Deceased. s/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. h/o Electa (St.Clair) Elliott. James was a farmer.

Elliott, James. 319, 320, 321. 752, 753, 754. Second husband of Sarah (Sewell) Dalbey Elliott.

(Elliott), Jane Mendenhall. 623, 624. d/o Nathan Elliott and first wife, Betsy (Maxwell) Elliott.

Elliott, John. 708, 709. s/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. h/o Nancy (Owensbey) Elliott, deceased. Resident of Oregon.

Elliott, John. 492, 493, 494. 893. s/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. John, a farmer, lived in Illinois with his wife and family.

Elliott, John M. Property 622; Bio 623, 624; 549, 550. b.1839. s/o Nathan Elliott and first wife Elizabeth "Betsy" (Maxwell) Elliott. h/o Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott. f/o Melbourne Elliott; Florence (Elliott) Rees; Francis A. "Frank" Elliott; Ada R. (Elliott); Orange Elliott; Howard J. Elliott; William H. Elliott; Martha (Elliott) twin of Mary (Elliott); Mary(Elliott), twin of Martha (Elliott). John, a Quaker, taught school for two years. He came to Vermilion County with his father in 1855 and settled near Ridge Farm. John owned a 125 acre farm. Note: John is listed on 649 as John W. Elliott, rather than John M. Elliott as in his biography.

(Elliott), Lena Schurk. 492, 493, 494. Died 1881. d/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. w/o Rev. Granville Schurk, a Baptist minister in Illinois.

Elliott, Lewis Henry. 708, 709. s/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. h/o Katie (Jenkins) Elliott. Lewis was a farmer.

(Elliott), Lulu. 583, 584. d/o Wesley Elliott and Rebecca (Mendenhall) Elliott.

(Elliott), Margaret Catherine. 708, 709. Died in girlhood. d/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. w/o Johnson Morgan.

(Elliott), Margaret Haslit. 492, 493, 494. Died in 1876 in Illinois. d/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. w/o Joseph Haslit. m/o 7 children.

(Elliott), Martha. 623, 624. d/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott. Twin of Mary (Elliott).

(Elliott), Mary. 623, 624. d/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott. Twin of Martha (Elliott).

(Elliott), Mary. 549, 550. d/o Henry C. Elliott and Rebecca (Mills) Elliott.

(Elliott), Mary Ann Freesch. 892, 893, 894. d/o Thomas Elliott and Annie (Cook) Elliott. w/o Charles Freesch. m/o 3 children. Residents of Edgar County.

(Elliott), Mary Jane Morgan. 708, 709. d/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. w/o Johnson Morgan

(Elliott), Mary E. Stogsdill. 549, 550. 583, 584. d/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. w/o Mr. Stogsdill, (g/n/u).

(Elliott), Mary Van Horn. 972, 973, 974. d/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott and Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott. w/o Theodore Van Horn. m/o 2 children. Residents of Paris, Illinois.

Elliott, Melbourne. 623, 624. s/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott. h/o Grace M. (Patton). They lived on the old Elliott homestead.

Elliott, Morgan. 708, 709. s/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott.

(Elliott), Nancy Jane Webb. 708, 709. d/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. w/o Dr. D. D. Webb.

Elliott, Nathan. 623, 624. s/o Exum Elliott. Exum and his family moved to Indiana after the War of 1812.

Elliott, Nathan. 549, 550; 538, 539; 583, 584; 623, 624. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Elizabeth "Betsy" (Maxwell) Elliott. m/o John Elliott, Bio 623, 624; Jane (Elliot) Mendenhall; Sarah (Elliott) Larrance. (Wife #2) Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. m/o Henry C. Elliott Bio 549, 550; Annie E. (Elliott) Rork; Wesley Elliott, Bio 583, 584; Alvin Elliott; Clayton B. Elliott, Bio 538, 539; Mary E. (Elliott) Stogsdill; Delphia or Delphinia 583, 584 (Elliot) Lynch. From North Carolina, Nathan came to Vermilion County in 1854, then to Elwood Township in 1855.

(Elliott), Nellie. 892, 893, 894. d/o Thomas Elliott and Annie (Cook) Elliott. Nellie was a teacher.

(Elliott), Odessa. 708, 709. d/o Robert Elliott and Nancy (Morgan) Elliott.

Elliott, Oliver M. 549, 550. s/o Henry C. Elliott and Rebecca (Mills) Elliott. Oliver was with the Missouri Pacific Railroad and lived in St. Louis.

Elliott, Orange. 623, 624. s/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott.

Elliott, Otis. 583, 584. s/o Wesley Elliott and Rebecca (Mendenhall) Elliott.

Elliott, Parker. 892, 893, 894. s/o Thomas Elliott and Annie (Cook) Elliott. Parker assisted his father.

Elliott, Percival. 892, 893, 894. Born in Scotland. s/o Rowland Elliott who supposedly lived 125 years, and Mary (Cassidy) Elliott who lived nearly 100 years. h/o Mary (Parker) Elliott. f/o Margaret (Elliott) Haslit; Thomas Elliott, Bio 892, 893, 894; John Elliott; Caroline (Elliott) Medley; Mary Ann Elliott, died in infancy; Lena (Elliott) Schurk; William Elliott; Robert Elliott. Percival was a farmer and a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He spent his last days on a farm in Ireland, an inheritance of wife Mary.

Elliott, Robert. 708, 709. Scot/Irish, born in Ireland. f/o Frances Elliott. Grandfather of Robert E. Elliott. Robert arrived in America, and hewed out a home in Muskingum, Ohio, a hilly, tree covered wilderness. Later, he moved to Licking Creek, Ohio, with a son.

Elliott, Robert E. Bio 708, 709. b.1826. s/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott Howell. h/o Nancy (Morgan) Elliott. f/o Lewis Henry Elliott; Nancy Jane (Elliott) Webb; Ida May (Elliott) Leighton; Carrie (Elliott), died at age 22; Edson Elliott, twin of Elda (Elliott); Elda (Elliott), twin of Edson Elliott; Hubert Elliott; Morgan Elliott; Odessa (Elliott); Johnson Elliott, died in infancy. Married at age 21 in 1847, Robert and Nancy lived on an 80 acre farm until 1863. In 1861, Robert visited his sister, Esther (Elliott) Duncan in Vermilion County; he liked the lay of the land better than the land in Ohio. He bought 80 acres and moved to Vermilion County in 1863, increasing his land holdings to 160 acres. Some of the land on the eastern side needed drainage installed, which Robert accomplished, enabling cultivation of the land.

Elliott, Robert. 492, 493, 494. d.1863. s/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. Robert was employed by the British government, in charge of government bridge work in Scotland.

Elliott, Rowland. 892, 893, 894. Supposedly born in 1695, Rowland died in 1820 at 125 years old. h/o Mary (Cassidy) Elliott. f/o Percival Elliott. A native of France; his ancestors fled to France to escape bad times in England and Scotland. Moved to Aberdeen, Scotland for the rest of his life. A farmer, at age 120, Rowland built a stack of oats. He walked 1-1/2 miles to church each week. He was ill only 1 week before his death.

(Elliott), Sarah Larrance. 623, 624. d/o Nathan Elliott and first wife, Betsy (Maxwell) Elliott.

(Elliott), Sarah Elizabeth. 972, 973, 974. d/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott and Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott.

Elliott, Hon. Silas H. Bio 972, 973, 974. b.1812. s/o Arthur W. Elliott and Mary (Pierce) Elliott. h/o Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott. f/o David B. Elliott; George W. Elliott; Mary (Elliott) Van Horn; Sarah Elizabeth (Elliott), an invalid; Theodore Elliott, died in the Civil War. In 1853, Silas moved from Ohio to a farm north of Paris, Illinois. In 1858 the 800 acre home was awarded a gold medal for best improved and most highly cultivated farm in Illinois. In 1872, Silas moved to Paris, Illinois; in 1880 he moved to his final home in Paris, Illinois. See his many unusual efforts for the community. He built Elliott Chapel in 1856 for $15,000 in honor of his father, Arthur Elliott, a pioneer preacher. Two sons were wounded and son Theodore died in the Civil War. Silas worked for war victims, especially in Tennessee.

Elliott, Theodore. 972, 973, 974. s/o Hon. Silas H. Elliott and Rhoda M. (Magie) Elliott. Died in the Civil War. Elliott, Thomas. Bio 892, 893, 894. Born in Scotland in 1822. s/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. h/o Annie (Cook) Elliott. f/o Mary Ann (Elliott) Freesch; Parker Eliott; Nellie (Elliott). Thomas left Scotland until 1854 and came to the United States at age 32. He had no money but was willing to work, first in a stone quarry in New Jersey; next, he was in charge of a livery stable in Terre Haute, Indiana; then he went to Chicago to train race horses. He moved to Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, where he met Annie and they were married. He soon came to Edgar County and rented a farm in Kansas Township. Five years later he rented a farm in Douglas County. Then he bought a farm in Piatt County, became ill, couldn't pay, and became a renter for 4 years. His next move was to Young America Township.

Elliott, Wesley. Bio 583, 584; 549, 550; 538, 539. b.1848. s/o Nathan Elliott and second wife Naomi (Mendenhall) Elliott. h/o Rebecca (Mendenhall) Elliott. f/o Otis M. Elliott; Lulu G. (Elliott); Annie M. Elliott. On his 143 acres, Wesley farmed and raised stock. He acquired a good education, and was an avid reader. Interested in improvements, he operated his farm with only half the labor required 40 years earlier. He was a Quaker.

Elliott, William. 708, 709. s/o Francis Elliott and Jane (Hunter) Elliott. h/o Ethelinda (Carter) Elliott. William was a blacksmith in Missouri.

Elliott, William. 492, 493, 494. 893. s/o Percival Elliott and Mary (Parker) Elliott. William was the chief of the detective force in Glasgow, Scotland.

Elliott, William H. 623, 624. s/o John M. Elliott and Sarah (Mendenhall) Elliott.

(Ellis), Elizabeth Hole. 743. d/o Jonathan Ellis. w/o Jonah Hole. m/o Dr. John Hole.

(Ellis), Jane Jones. 1012, 1013. d.1882. w/o David Jones. m/o Eveline (Jones) Martin; Mary Ann (Jones) Weaver; Ellis Jones; Philura Jones; Daniel Jones; Harvey Jones; Jonathan Jones; Isabelle J. (Jones) Ward; Sylvester Jones; Sandusky Jones; Celestine (Jones) Shafer; Sarah E. (Jones); William Jones, Bio 1012, 1013. Note: The biography makes no mention that sons William and Sylvester served in the same unit during the Civil War; William survived, but Sylvester died in battle.

Ellis, Jonathan. 743. f/o Elizabeth (Ellis) Hole. Jonathan was described as a "distinguished Quaker."

(Ellis), Susan Blakeney. 489, 490. 609, 610 Died age 65. w/o William Blakeney. m/o John R. Blakeney who died young; Sarah (Blakeney); William Anderson Blakeney who died in childhood; Thomas West Blakeney, Bio 495, 496; Rachael (Blakeney); Nancy (Blakeney) Stevens; Wright E. Blakeney; Martha (Blakeney); Mary (Blakeney); Susan (Blakeney); 2 infants died before being named. William arrived in Vermilion County in 1829, but Susan was already there, having arrived in 1821, making her the oldest woman pioneer of Vermilion County. Note: Matilda Manville Brooks was the first white woman, according to 496.

Ellis, William. 429, 430. h/o Mary M. (Bantz) Ellis. f/o 4. The Ellis family lived in Texas.

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

(Ellsberry), Rachel McKee. 887, 888. 1059, 1060, 1061. w/o John McKee, Sr. m/o 10 children, including 8th born John McKee, Jr.; Benjamin F. McKee.

(Ellsmore), Ann Elizabeth Allen. 276, 277. Born in England. d/o John Ellsmore and Lucy (m/n/u) Ellsmore. w/o George Allen Jr. m/o two born in England: George Allen and Florence (Allen); and four born in America after the family arrived in 1879: Frederick C. Allen; William Allen; Elizabeth (Allen); and Harry Allen.

Ellsmore, John. 276, 277. Born in England. h/o Lucy (m/n/u) Ellsmore. Only two children grew to maturity: f/o Ann Elizabeth (Ellsmore) Allen; William T. Ellsmore. John was a farmer.

Ellsmore, William T. 276, 277. s/o John Ellsmore and Lucy (m/n/u) Ellsmore. William was a shoe manufacturer in England.

(Ellsworth), Margaret Current. 384, 387 d. 1878. First wife of William W. Current. m/o Oscar E. Current; Harry S. Current; Ida M. (Current).

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

(Elmore), Bashaba Jack. 363, 364. d. 1883. w/o Silas S. Jack. m/o Rueben Jack; two unnamed daughters. Bashaba was a Quaker.

Elsberry, Benjamin. 901, 902, 903. 1110, 1111. s/o John Elsberry, Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry. Benjamin served in the 64th Illinois Infantry.

(Elsberry), Ellen. 901, 902, 903. Deceased. d/o John Elsberry Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry.

Elsberry, James. 901, 902, 903. Deceased. s/o John Elsberry, Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry.

(Elsberry), Jane. 901, 902, 903. d/o John Elsberry and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry.

Elsberry, John Sr. 901, 902, 903. 1110, 1111. f/o John Elsberry, Jr. Died at age 70. John had a large plantation and slaves in Kentucky. The family moved to Illinois in 1856.

Elsberry, John Jr. 901, 902, 903. s/o John Elsberry, Sr. h/o Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry. f/o John Elsberry, 3rd.; Benjamin Elsberry; Ellen (Elsberry), deceased; Jane (Elsberry); Joseph Elsberry; Nancy B. (Elsberry) Tripplett; Rachel (Elsberry); James Elsberry, deceased. John Jr. left Kentucky in 1856, as did his parents, and they went to Edgar Township where he farmed.

Elsberry, John 3rd. 1110, 1111. s/o John Elsberry, Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry.

Elsberry, Joseph. 901, 902, 903. s/o John Elsberry Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry. Joseph served in the 64th Illinois Infantry, and was wounded at the Battle of Kenesaw Mt. where he died.

(Elsberry), Nancy B. Tripplett. 901, 902, 903. 1110, 1111. b.1849. d/o John Elsberry, Jr.. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry. w/o George Washington Tripplett. m/o Daniel W. Tripplett; Norah F. (Tripplett); Julia G. (Tripplett). Elizabeth, Nancy's mother, lived with Nancy and George after her husband, John, died. Nancy was 7 when she came to Illinois in 1856 with her parents.

(Elsberry), Rachel. 901, 902, 903. d/o John Elsberry Jr. and Elizabeth (Hulett) Elsberry.

(Elwell), Mary Dean 354, 357 b. 1801. d.1888/87. w/o J. M. Dean. m/o 9 children, 5 living, including Abigail (Dean) Williams.

(Emmett), Agnes Olmstead. 370, 371, 372. 768, 769, 770. d.1887. w/o Charles Olmstead.

(Endicott), Lucetta Tillotson. 318, 319. 706, 707. 755, 756, 759. w/o Walter B.Tillotson.

Engle, (g/n/u). 1108, 1109, 1110. f/o Eliza A. (Engle) Reed. Mr. Engle was an early pioneer of Bruellet Township.

(Engle), Eliza A. Reed. 1108, 1109, 1110. d/o (g/n/u) Engle. w/o Michael F. Reed. m/o 12 children, 9 living in 1889 including 4th born William H. Reed. After husband Michael died in 1884, Eliza continued living on their 191 acre homestead.

Englemann, Charles. 397, 398. 759, 760. s/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Englemann), Elizabeth. 397, 398. 759, 760. d/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

Englemann, Jacob. 397, 398. 759, 760. s/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

Englemann, John Nicholas 397, 398. 759, 760. h/o Margaret (Kimmel) Englemann. f/o John N. Englemann. John came to America from Prussia. He died in DuQuoin, Illinois. Margaret died in Germany.

Englemann, John N. Property 758. Bio 397, 398 and also Bio 759, 760. b.1828 in Prussia. s/o John Nicholas Englemann and Margaret (Kimmel) Englemann. Married in Prussia to Maria (Schuetz) Englemann. f/o Nicholas Englemann; Jacob Englemann; Mary F. (Englemann); Margaretta S. (Englemann); John W. Englemann; Sophia (Englemann) Charles Englemann; Elizabeth (Englemann). John left Europe in 1854, a 28 day voyage. He first dug coal in Ohio. He came to Vermilion County in 1857, then to Catlin Township in 1858. He rented a farm for 5 years, and worked coal mines in the winter. In 1864 he purchased 80 acres. He eventually owned 120 acres.

Englemann, John W. 397, 398. 759, 760. s/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Englemann), Margaretta S. 397, 398. 759, 760. d/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Englemann), Mary F. 397, 398. 759, 760. d/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Engleman), Mary Sandusky. 493, 494, 495. w/o James I. Sandusky. m/o Clinton Sandusky; Mattie (Sandusky).

Englemann, Nicholas. 397, 398. 759, 760. s/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Englemann), Sophia. 397, 398. 759, 760. d/o John N. Englemann and Maria (Schuetz) Englemann.

(Engler), Jane Long. 656, 657. b.1817 d.1877/62. Second wife of Anthony Long. m/o Samuel Long; Walter Long; Anthony Long, Bio 656, 657.

English, Joseph. 329, 330, 331. h/o Sarah (Hopper) English. f/o 1.

Enos, Benjamin. 292, 297. h/o Susan (m/n/u) Enos f/o Emelyn K. (Enos) Jones.

(Enos), Emelyn K. Jones. 292, 297. d/o Benjamin Enos and Susan (m/n/u) Enos. w/o George Wheeler Jones M.D. m/o Hubert W. Jones.

Epperson, Brutus C. 969, 969. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson Resident of California.

Epperson, Cassius C. 969, 969. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson Resident of California.

Epperson, Green. 968, 969. d.1850. h/o Thirza (Wood) Epperson. f/o 11 children, 8 living in 1889: Brutus C. Epperson; Cassius C. Epperson; Sidney Epperson; Green Epperson; Joseph Epperson; Martha (Epperson) Lawson; Kate (Epperson) Arturburn; Rhodes Epperson, deceased. Green left Kentucky and moved to Coles County, Illinois, in 1833.

Epperson, Green. 969, 969. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson Resident of California.

Epperson, Hiram. 969, 969. s/o John C. Epperson and Helen (Griffin) Epperson.

Epperson, John. 969, 969. s/o John C. Epperson and Helen (Griffin) Epperson.

Epperson, John C. M.D. Bio 968, 969. b.1849. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. h/o Helen (Griffin) Epperson. f/o Thirza (Epperson); John Epperson; Hiram Epperson. Born in Coles County, Illinois, John pursued an extensive study of medicine (see for details) graduating with the first diploma from Cooper Medical College in San Francisco. John practiced in San Francisco; Weston, Oregon; Coles County, Illinois; and in Kansas, Edgar County, Illinois.

Epperson, Joseph. 969, 969. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Joseph lived in the old homestead.

(Epperson), Kate Arturburn. 969, 969. d/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Resident of Coles County.

(Epperson), Martha Lawson. 969, 969. d/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Resident of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Epperson, Rhodes. 969, 969. Deceased. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Rhodes was wounded charging the enemy. He survived, and died later.

Epperson, Sidney. 969, 969. s/o Green Epperson and Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Resident of Omaha, Nebraska.

(Epperson), Thirza. 969, 969. d/o John C. Epperson and Helen (Griffin) Epperson.

Ernest, Austin. 1047, 1048. Austin was a partner with Henry Frei.

(Ersom), Elizabeth French. 735, 736. Born in Germany. w/o Henry French, also born in Germany. m/o 4 girls and 2 boys, including George French.

(Escot) Hannah Lock 328, 329. Born in England 1803. d.1874/68 of apoplexy (stroke). w/o William Lock. m/o 11: William Lock of Canada; Louisa (Lock) Pettigue of Canada; Henry Lock, a farmer in Canada; Eliza (Lock) Fields of Canada; James Lock, a boot and shoe dealer in Canada; Benjamin Lock; Julia (Lock) Smith see 328, 329; Daniel Lock of Kansas; John Lock of Philo, IL; Hattie (Lock) Brewer; Frank Lock, who drowned at age 8.

(Esry), Nancy Forster. 831, 832. w/o Arthur Forster. m/o James Forster.

(Estes), Frances M. Pinnell. 952, 953. w/o Abraham Pinnell. m/o William L. S. Pinnell. Member of the Christian Church.

Evans, (g/n/u) 732, 733, 734. From Wales, sold his life estate to his oldest son and moved his family to America where they had a better chance of prosperity. He settled in Pennsylvania in 1780, and died soon after.

Evans, David 732, 733, 734. d.1859. Son of Welsh immigrant. h/o Anna (Loyd) Evans. f/o 13 children, 7 living including Hon. David D. Evans. David was a stone mason until 1810 when he married and turned to farming in Pennsylvania.

Evans, Hon. David D. Bio 732, 733, 734. b.1829. s/o David Evans and Anna (Loyd) Evans. Third husband of Edwilda A.(Cromwell) Fithian Sconce Evans. f/o Lloyd Cromwell Evans, died at age 8; Ruth Edwilda (Evans), died in infancy; Waldo Carl Evans. David didn't attend school until he was 10, then only for 2 months each year in the winter. He worked on his father's farm until age 23. At 24, he began study at Eclectic Institute at Hiram, Ohio, attending two terms which he payed for himself. A fellow student was President Garfield. David taught several places, see bio. In 1860 he entered the Law Department of the University of Michigan and graduated with the class of 1863. David enlisted in the army but caught typhoid and received a medical discharge. From 1865 to 1866 he was the editor of Danville's Plaindealer. He began his law practice in 1866 and in 1882 was elected as a Judge of the County Court of Vermilion County. He was a delegate to the National Republican convention.

Evans, George M. Bio 272, 275. b.1852. s/o John Evans and Anna (Miller) Evans. h/o Tillie (Groom) Evans. George's father, John Evans, died when George was 10 years old. George arrived in Illinois at age 24 in 1876. He farmed 328 acres.

Evans, John. 272, 275. d.1862 or 1864. h/o Anna (Miller) Evans. f/o George M. Evans. John died when George was 10 years old.

Evans, Thomas. 217, 218. h/o Inez (Boardman) Evans.

Evans, Waldo Carl. 732, 733, 734. s/o Hon. David D. Evans and Edwilda A. (Cromwell) Fithian Sconce Evans.

(Everhart), Elizabeth McHatlie 542, 545. 518, 519 Born in Germany. w/o Dr. J. B. McHatlie. m/o Mary (McHatlie) Stark; Eliza (McHatlie) Baum; Andrew McHatlie; Emma V. (McHatlie) Heileman.

(Ewing), Martha Babb. 430, 431, 432 w/o Thomas Babb. m/o 12 children, including David Babb; Caleb Babb; Levi Babb. See for "Old Hickory" reference. The Babbs emigrated to what is now called Babb's Valley in Tennessee.

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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