The information found here will be notices in the paper for deaths and funerals or about a funeral that already took place, within Adams County. Also, tidbits about death and funerals elsewhere but have connections to Adams County.


Death Notices for 1856

Illinois State Chronicle ( Decatur , Illinois )  March 27 1856

Virgil Sherry, a young man living in Mendon, Adams county, was instantly killed, a few days since, by the accidental discharge of a gun which he held in his hand.
submitted by Nancy Piper


Illinois State Chronicle ( Decatur , Illinois )  April 24 1856

On Saturday the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. Thomas Gregory, of Quincy, was so horribly burned by a spark of fire falling on her dress, that she died in a few hours.
submitted by Nancy Piper

The Quincy Whig
Saturday, Apr. 19, 1856
Page 2
The Coroners Jury on the body of Mrs. Gregory, whose untimely death we noticed yesterday returned the following verdict: - We the undersigned summoned as a jury of the inquest to enquire the cause of the death of Letitia Gregory, wife of Thomas Gregory, do find that she came to her death by fire, communicated to her clothing in some manner unknown to the jury.
transcribed by Debbie Gibson



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from the The Quincy Herald