Note for: Joseph O. JOY, 2 AUG 1843 - 9 FEB 1924 Index
Place: Sulphur Springs Cem.Individual Note:
Sulphur Springs Cem. records: Civil War - Pvt, Co. I, 73rd Ill. Infantry. According to the Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County Illinois, 1891, Mr. Joy remained home until the Civil War began and enlisted at age 19, August 6, 1862, in the 73rd, like his brothers. "He was at Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and in the last named battle, he was shot through the left hip. He was sent to the general hospital at Chattanooga, where he remained until December 24. On that date he was forwarded to Nashville, where he lay suffering from his wound until February 6, 1864, when he returned home on furlough of twenty days. At the expiration of that time he returned to the hospital and rejoined his regiment on March 6, in East Tennessee.
Mr. Joy took part in the the Atlanta campaign. He did good service at Rocky Face Ridge, and at Dalton and Resaca; bravely facing the enemy at Adairsville and again at Dallas, New Hope Church, Pine and Lost Mountains; and last but not least, engaged in the terrible assault at Kenesaw Mountain...His military life was brought to a close June 12, 1865, when he mustered out of the service."
He established a thriving 314 acre farm in Loami Township (3 miles southwest of Loami), served as assessor twice, and was a Republican and Methodist.
According to his Spfld. Journal Obituary, 10 Feb, 1924, he died at his residence, 531 W. Lawrence Ave, Spfld, IL.
Note for: Thomas HARPER, ABT 1760 - 11 DEC 1807 Index
Thomas is related to the Harpers famous for Harper's Ferry, according to the "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County". After some investigation, this cannot be verified. I can find no confirmation of Thomas Harper prior to 1790 in Loudoun County.
1787 "B" - Thomas Harper, paid for self and 2 horses, 2 cows
1787 "C" - Thomas Harper, paid for self and 2 horses, 3 cows. He also paid the tax for James Burbridge and James Cooney. This may be sons-in-law,nephews, or others that lived with him. Males over 21 were taxed.
1788 "B" - Thomas Harper, self and 3 horses
1788 "C" - Thomas Harper, self and 2 horses. Also paid for James Cooney.
1789 "B" - Thomas Harper, self and 3 horses
1789 "C" - Thomas Harper, self and 2 white tithables, and 2 horses and 2
cows. Also paid for John Cooney.
Will of Thomas harper - 11 December 1807
Pr:18 January, 1808
LWT Thomas Harper being of sound mind and memory.
I lend to my beloved wife Ann HARPER during her natural life or as long as she remains my chaste widow, all my estate except for the land on Sandy Creek joining HENRY HALL and JOHN MAY.
To my daughter SALLY HALL, wife of HENRY HALL, $1.00, should my daughter survive her husband then my son GEORGE HARPER is to pay her $10.00 for 20 years.
To my son NICHOLAS HARPER $1.00, should he survive his present wife NANCY, at the decease of my wife a negro Lysh to him.
To my son JACOB HARPER $1.00, and the mare he has in his possession.
To my daughter ANNA HARPER, all my land on the west side of West Branch of Sandy Creek not to be conveyed as long as her mother lives, also at the death of my wife, a negro girl Rachel. Should ANNA die without issue then to my son GEORGE HARPER.
To my son GEORGE HARPER at the expiration of my wife's chaste widowhood, all my estate both real and personal.
Appoint my wife ANN HARPER my executrix and friend WILLIAM WALTON and son GEORGE HARPER executors.
Wit: ALLEN STOKES, SR., JESSE WALTON, JR.,CHRISTOPHER ROBERTSON, SR., RANDOLPH SMITH, SAMUEL THOMPSON.
(From Abstracts of Pittsylvania Wills, 1767-1820, compiled by Lela C. Adams, Bassett, VA, 1986, Southern Historical Printing, Inc.) page310-312
Note for: Jacob HARPER, 1785 - Index
1820 census for Pittsylvania County, VA
HARPER, Jacob2 - - - 2 - 2 - - -
According to Richard Miller Harper Family.FTW:
Pittsylvania Census Records indicate that Jacob Harper resided in Virginia from his birth, marriages, up until the 1830 Census.
Ohio Census Records and the fact that his son, Richard Miller Harper was married to Katherine Shaw in Circleville, Ohio, indicate that Jacob lived for some time in Ohio as well. There are two land purchase records: Wapakoneta (Mercer County) 83 acres in 1835, and Lima (Mercer County) 41 acres in 1838.
Illinois Census Records and the fact that Jacob is buried in the Herman Cemetary in Chestnut Township of Knox County, Illinois indicate that he finished his life in the small town just west of Peoria, Illinois.
Note for: George W. HARPER, ABT 1799 - ABT 1857 Index
1850 Census STATE : VA COUNTY: Pittsylvania DIVISION: Southern District REEL NO: M432-968
105 105 Harper George 51 M / Landlord 2,000 Virginia
105 105 Harper Martha 55 F . . . Virginia
105 105 Harper Nancy 23 F . . . Virginia
105 105 Harper Mary 25 F . . . Virginia
105 105 Harper Irena 20 F . . . Virginia
105 105 Harper Molvina 16 F . . . Virginia First name possibly Melvina
105 105 Harper George 18 M . . . Virginia
105 105 Harper William 12 M . . . Virginia
Note for: Ann SOMEBODY, BEF 1759 - AFT 1828 Index
Author: Mike K. Williams Date: 19 Aug 2004 2:07 PM GMT
The purpose of the following is to prove relationships via court documents.
The entries are in deed books for 1767-1850. Only gifts are listed. Posted
FYI. Please don't contact me about details.
Harper, Ann, George Harper & Martha his wife to Jacob Harper, a gift of
land. Relationship not stated. Aug 1819.
Harper, Ann to son George Harper, a bed & household items. Feb 1828.
In Pittsylvania deeds, Thomas' wife is referred to as Nancy.
Note for: Wilma Jean STEWART, 17 JUN 1926 - 7 MAR 2005 Index
Birth Note: Source:
Gen. records of Forrest G. Hester III.Individual Note:
Called "Willie" by all her friends, Wilma raised 5 children on Bates Avenue in Springfield.
Note for: Charles McDade PATTERSON, - Index
An avid rugby player, "Chuck" works for the Department of Human Services.
Note for: Thomas BAKER, 1 OCT 1838 - 5 FEB 1904 Index
Place: Sulphur Springs Cem.Individual Note:
According to the "Early Settlers of Sangamon County," the family resided 3 1/2 miles southwest of Loami.
Note for: Montery Cortez JONES, OCT 1848 - Index
Monterey C. /JONES/Individual Note:
From the 1870 Morgan Co, IL census:
34 181 182 HAISLEY John 41 M Farmer 20,000 44,150 In
35 181 182 HAISLEY Laura 31 F Oh
36 181 182 HAISLEY Jennie 17 F IL
37 181 182 HAISLEY Mary 15 F IL
38 181 182 HAISLEY Louis 12 M IL
39 181 182 HAISLEY Lilla 6 F IL
40 181 182 HAISLEY Alice 3 F IL
1 181 182 BERRY Price 23 M Farm Hand Mo
2 181 182 JONES Monterey 21 M Farm Hand Mo
1880 Census Records for Morgan Co, IL:Birthplace of:
George C. 8msonILMoMaEllen V. 5fdauILMoMa
Clara A. 3fdauILMoMa
Note for: Mahaly HALL, OCT 1843 - 23 OCT 1851 Index
Place: Campbell CemeteryIndividual Note:
According to the 1850 census of Sangamon County, IL, Mahaly was blind.
Note for: James E. DODD, - Index
According to Lucy Miller Dodd's notes, called "Jimmy."
Note for: Della TURPIN, 1890 - 26 AUG 1892 Index
Place: Sulphur Springs Cem.Birth Note: Source: Death Note: Source: