Hamilton County, Illinois
Died on Thursday, at his residence in the north part of the county, Mr. Abram Perry, aged 75 years. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the county."
["The McLeansboro Times", August 29, 1890, McLeansboro, IL. - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
Born April 12, 1866 Hamilton County, died February 6, 1956 at Mcleansboro hospital, resident of Belle Prairie. Daughter of James and Margaret Jorden Lane.
Married Thomas J. Halley August 23, 1882 he died, 1 daughter Mrs. Jennie Maulding who died leaving daughter Mrs. Margaret Simpsin of McLeansboro;
Married Mason M. Garrison he died 1931;
Married Elder Hulbert Perry leaves husband
[Times-Leader, February 6, 1956 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
Uncle Jerrett Perry, a highly respected citizen of this community, passed away at his home here Monday April 12 (1926). Funeral services were held here at Friendly Zion Church. The remains were taken to the Crouch Cemetery near Bell City for burial.
["Illinois Record", Wayne County Illinois, April 22, 1926, Aden Column - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
Baby Scalded to Death
McLeansboro, Sept 23 - Joseph Pfeister, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pfiester, who live 12 miles north of here, died today of burns he suffered Monday when he sat down in a pan of boiling water. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. [Daily Illini, 24 September 1930]
Phebe Chaffin Powell
b. Jan 1, 1816, d. Jan 1 1884 in Crouch twp. Wife of Nelson Powell. Aunt Phoebe was born of slave parents and under territorial laws and acts admitting Illinois as a State, was a slave until 28 years old. Came to Elk Prairie, Hamilton Co., from White County Il., in 1817 with C. Crouch parents. From Jan 1818 until marriage lived on present Crouch farm. Leaves husband many children and grandchildren. [source: "Times", Jan 10, 1884 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
(Hamilton Co. marriage #442 Nelson Powell m. Phebe Chaffin May 19, 1839)
b. Mar 1801, Muhlenberg Co., Ky. As a slave; d. Jan 16, 1904 home of daughter Mollie Powell, in Mt. Vernon. Moved there about 14 months ago from Belle Prairie. Sold at Morganfield, Ky. By William Russell, to Major Henderson Powell of Shawneetown for $400.00. Powell sold him to General Rawlings in Ky. Who sold him to Adam Crouch for 5 years service for $400.00. Given freedom by A Crouch at McLeansboro at end of 5 years. Papers filed with Jessie C. Lockwood. Lived 75 years in Crouch Twp., And owned 510 acres of land. Interred Belle City [source: "Times", Jan 21, 1904 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
Henrietta Jones Pritchett
Born Nov 30, 1884 Cincinnati Ohio; died Sept 30, 1944 home near McLeansboro; daughter of Henry T. & Abbie (LaClair) Jones. Married John Pritchett Dec 1902; 8 children 1 died in infancy. Leaves husband; 7 children John Jr. of Whitewater, Wis. Mrs. Mabel Oglesby, Dean, Ella Merle all of McLeansboro, Cyril overseas; Mrs. Nada Willmitz of Whitewater, Wis. & Mrs. Lena Wheeler of Dale; 1 sister Mrs. Grace Duncan of California; 2 half brothers Pembroke and Carl Manning both of Vanilla, Ark. Interred Cherry Grove
[Times-Leader Oct 19, 1944; Legacy of Kin 491 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
Born Aug 17, 1842 near New Concord, Guernsey Co., Ohio, died Mar 16, 1913 home in Belle City; eldest son of David & Mary Jane Proudfit, came to Hamilton county with parents in 1864. Civil War veteran-Ohio. Leaves 2 sisters Mrs. S. P. Crouch & Mrs. Susan M Faulk.
[Times, Apr 1, 1915 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]
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