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Rosann Sent me the Fayette Facts booklet I copied all that applies to our relatives below:
The Lusters -- Source from Fayette Facts booklet
Archibald Luster and his wife Melinda Yarbrough were in Burke Co., NC and then went to east TN, records in Carter and Hawkins Counties; then to middle TN; and then to IL. Archibald was in 1820 Census in Bond Co., in what is now south part of Fayette Co., IL. He does not appear in the 1830 Census so may have died 1820-1830. There are 9 children listed for them. Malinda Luster (on first marriage record as Amelia) b. 1786, d. 1845, m. (1) Emanuel McInturff, 5 Sept. 1802, Carter Co., TN. She divorced him and m. (2) Wm. Loving Hickerson about 1811. She divorced him, too. She was Wm. L.'s second wife. Malinda had a son by her first marriage -- Wilson McInturff. She was buried on the farm of her son near the Evans Cemetery in Bear Grove Twsp. (I'm supposing that is in Fayette Co., IL.)
Wm. L. Hickerson -- parents - John Hickerson and Patsy Loving; (same b. and d. dates as you have for Wm.); married three times - (1) name unknown, (2) Malinda (Luster) McInturff, (3) Amelia Reeves; he was a soldier in the War of 1812; had 2 brothers and 1 sister; he was in IL before 1816; went to KY in 1822; back to Fayette Co. before 1830; before 1840 went to Franklin Co., AR and married for third time; in 1854 went to San Bernadino, CA leaving family behind.
George Washington Hickerson -- son of Wm. L. and Malinda Hickerson; (same b. and d. dates as you already have); had a brother, a sister, and two half-sisters and one half-brother and a step brother; served in Black Hawk War; (there is more info about his service in the war in this article if you are interested); (the article also says he began an account of his life in about 1866 - Have you ever seen it?); became a Mormon, went to Nauvoo, MO, fled to Utah; went to CA during Gold Rush; had married 28 July 1838 in Fayette Co., IL Sarah (Woolsey) Stevens, widow. Sarah Woolsey -- (same b. and d. dates as you have); parents - Joseph Woolsey and Abigail Schaeffer; married (1) Wm. M. Stevens, 23 July 1834 at Randolph Co., IL. He died of smallpox six weeks later. 10 children for George and Sarah.
All of this info is from Fayette Facts, Fayette Co., IL Genealogical Society, Vol. X, No. 1, (Mar. 1981), p. 79-87 and 94.