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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Dixon HALL

He was a Hopkins County Judge from 1878-1894.


John Trible DAVIS

NOTES: From a query on the Saline County, Illinois Board I found the following info about Elijah CROSS, submitted by Cheryl: "I have a small article on Sarahville, it states that it was the settlement of the two DAVIS brothers, John T. (1805-1855) and Thomas D. (1814-1873) sons of the family who settled on Davis Prairie. The DAVIS' opened a store there where the old road from Golconda crossed the Saline River. This article goes on to tell how John T. named the town. Have you seen this article? It also goes on to say: "At Sarahville, the clerk Elijah CROSS was appointed postmaster 10 Sep 1855 when John DAVIS died. Mr. CROSS came from Tennessee to Sarahville, and was counted a man of superior education. Years later he was Justice of the Peace in Saline County." "Another FYI: "John T. and Thomas D. DAVIS settled where the Worthen Trail crossed the Saline River, in the late 1820's. The DAVIS brothers opened a general store in 1830. A post office was opened in the store 2 Aug 1837 with John DAVIS as postmaster. Saraville grew into a thriving community, with a grist mill and a feed mill, a blacksmith shop, a brick kiln and a cluster of ten houses made up the village of about 50 people." I'm not sure that this the same Saraville that you are speaking of that still exists...but...in this article it states: "When the stagecoaches and wagon trains ceased to run because of better transportation on railroads, Saraville declined rapidly. One old brick house remains beside the road. It is used to store hay. Today few living in the vicinity know where there ever was a Saraville." I am not sure when this article was written but...it was taken from the book "Ghost Towns of Southern Illinois"."


Thomas D. DAVIS

NOTES: From a query on the Saline County, Illinois Board I found the following info about Elijah CROSS, submitted by Cheryl: "I have a small article on Sarahville, it states that it was the settlement of the two DAVIS brothers, John T. (1805-1855) and Thomas D. (1814-1873) sons of the family who settled on Davis Prairie. The DAVIS' opened a store there where the old road from Golconda crossed the Saline River. This article goes on to tell how John T. named the town. Have you seen this article? It also goes on to say: "At Sarahville, the clerk Elijah CROSS was appointed postmaster 10 Sep 1855 when John DAVIS died. Mr. CROSS came from Tennessee to Sarahville, and was counted a man of superior education. Years later he was Justice of the Peace in Saline County." "Another FYI: "John T. and Thomas D. DAVIS settled where the Worthen Trail crossed the Saline River, in the late 1820's. The DAVIS brothers opened a general store in 1830. A post office was opened in the store 2 Aug 1837 with John DAVIS as postmaster. Saraville grew into a thriving community, with a grist mill and a feed mill, a blacksmith shop, a brick kiln and a cluster of ten houses made up the village of about 50 people." I'm not sure that this the same Saraville that you are speaking of that still exists...but...in this article it states: "When the stagecoaches and wagon trains ceased to run because of better transportation on railroads, Saraville declined rapidly. One old brick house remains beside the road. It is used to store hay. Today few living in the vicinity know where there ever was a Saraville." I am not sure when this article was written but...it was taken from the book "Ghost Towns of Southern Illinois"."