YANCE, Emily; age 2 yrs. 3 mos., dau. of Dudley and Mary Jane YANCE, 16th inst. in Joliet; [2/19/1850, Joliet Signal]
Fatal Accident – The Juliet Courier says: "A young man by the name of George Young, a Scotchman by birth, who for 3 or 4 years past has been in the employ of M. H. Demmond, of this village, was killed on Monday last in the following manner: He was riding on the rocker of a wagon with the box off, when the reach and bolt gave way as he was driving downhill, throwing him under the horses feet. The horses took fright and run, drawing him 30 or 40 rods, mangling his head and body in a shocking manner. He was about 25 years of age." [The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, October 2, 1840; NP, Sub by FoFG]
ZARLEY, Linton; age 25 yrs., son of R. ZARLEY, 12/5/1850, bronchitis (obituary followed); [12/31/1850, Joliet Signal]
We close our record with the name of one who was preeminently the pioneer of the township, Mrs. Sarah Zarley. She died Aug. 4, 1887, at the residence of her son-in-law, Gabriel Noel, in Jackson, in the 94th year of her age. She was born in Pike county, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1794, and was the daughter of Wm. Mustard, one of the pioneer Methodist preachers of that State. She joined the Methodist church at the age of 18, and has thus been a member of that communion for more than 75 years. She was married to the late Reason Zarley in 1814, and in 1828 with her husband and family emigrated to Illinois, settling first near Danville. In 1831 the family came to this township and settled upon the land a little south of Hickory creek, so well known as the Zarley farm, where her son, James, now resides and where her husband, Reason Zarley, Died in 18_9. Mrs. Zarley was the mother of eleven children, of whom only four now survive. Two of those now deceased were editors and proprietors of the Joliet Signal, the death of one "Cal" being appropriately noticed last year by our secretary. It falls to the lot of few to live so long, and to witness so many changes as did Mrs. Zarley. When the family came to this township, Joliet had no name - had not even been dreamed of. The township was only known as T. 35 N. Range 10 E. of the 3rd principle meridian. From the door of the log cabin the prairie stretched in airy undulations far away, the vision being bounded by the horizon. The Indians were frequent visitors at her door, and on the near bottoms of the Hickory and DesPlaines, they, or rather their squaws, planted the beans and corn which formed an important part of their food; and on that same sandy plateau where is now the Zarley cemetery, they buried their dead. Now the din of a city of 25,000 inhabitants can be heard from the spot, and the shrieks and rumbles of four railroads make the echoes of the Zarley woods. But they do not disturb the slumbers either of the native Indian or the old forefathers of the settlement.
Friday afternoon following Mrs. Zarley's death, her remains were attended from Jackson by a large concourse from town and city, to the cemetery which bears the family name, where they were placed by the side of her late husband, who donated the spot to its present use. During the last years of her life, Mrs. Zarley was afflicted with total blindness, which she bore with the same christian patience and even cheerfulness that she exhibited through all the trials of frontier life, including the Indian scare of 1832. "1887 Old Settlers' Association of Will County, Necrology report" Compiled by George H. Woodruff and printed in the Joliet Daily Republic and Sun,September 8, 1887. Transcribed and copyrighted April 20, 2001, by Lawrence B. Peet, Joliet, Illinois. Permissiongranted to copy for non-commercial use only. All in Italics and upper case surnames are added to or modified from the original by the transcriber. PeetLB@aol.com
ZUMWALT, Almedia; age 9 yrs., dau. of Joseph and Mary ZUMWALT, formerly of Joliet, 11/29/1852 in Sacramento City, California, small pox; [1/25/1853, Joliet Signal]
ZUMWALT, Julian; age 11 mos., dau. of Joseph and Mary ZUMWALT, formerly of Joliet, 11/28/1852 in Sacramento City, California, smal1 pox; [1/25/1853, Joliet Signal]
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