James & Jane (Bartlett) Lytle made the move from Ross County OH to Pike County IL around 1840. James was born in Ireland, as was Jane, their marriage occurred while still in Ireland. James was the son of Martha Lytle but we have yet to determine who his father was. Martha was a widow when she came to America with her children. She died in Ross County OH in 1827. James was the only one of Martha's children to move to Pike County IL and we believe all of his children made the move with him.
James Lytle was not on the 1850 census in Pike County so we assume he died before this time. Jane was on the census living in the home of her son John Lytle. She was listed as age 74 born in Ireland. There is no marker or headstone for James in Bethel Cemetery, but I believe that he must be buried there with the rest of his family. Jane died 23 March 1868 and is buried at Bethel between her sons Thomas and George Lytle in the family plot.
Children of James & Jane (Bartlett) Lytle: