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Note for:   Elizabeth TRIMBLE,   27 APR 1842 - BEF 1870         Index

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     According to the "Early Settlers," died in childbirth.

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Note for:   Henry E. MILLER,   1859 -          Index

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     History of Sangamon County, p. 1466-7: A rancher near Denver, CO.

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Note for:   Peter BILYEU,   1777 - 7 JUL 1863         Index

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     According to the "Early Settlers," he was taken by his parents to Green River, KY, where he married.
Past and Present of Sangamon County: Originally lived in Overton County, TN, but moved to Sangamon County, IL in 1830.

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Note for:   Alfred C. CAMPBELL,   23 JUL 1819 - AFT 1875         Index

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     Past and Present of Sangamon County: Said to be the third white child born in Sangamon County, and the first born on Lick Creek and in Chatham Twp. According to the History of Sangamon County, he served in the war with Mexico, discarged as a Lieutenant. During the Civil War, he raised a company (Co. E, 32nd Ill. Inf.) on October 2, 1861, serving under Col. John Logan. After the war, he moved in 1851, to near Mowequa in Shelby County.

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Note for:   William F. WORKMAN,   15 FEB 1866 -          Index

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     Past and Present of Sangamon County: Clerked in his father's store and was appointed Postmaster of Loami under President Harrison. Later, he sold insurance for the Equitable Co. In 1895, he sold more insurance than the other 6,000 "writers."
Eventually, he left The Equitable and went to work in 1898 for Franklin Life Ins. Co. in Springfield, rising to a high position in the company.

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Note for:   Eva Alta WORKMAN,   3 JUL 1900 - 1995         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery, Loami, IL

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     According to her obit: Mrs. Meiers was a homemaker and a school teacher for 15 years. She was a member of the Loami Methodist church and a 35-year member of the Westside Household Science Club.

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Note for:   Francis Dale MEIERS,    -          Index

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     Living in Ona, FL in 1995, according to obit for Eva A. (Workman) Meiers.

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Note for:   Lorraine MEIERS,   1921 -          Index

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     Lived in Decatur, according to obit for Eva A. (Workman) Meiers.
According to Lucy Miller Dodd's notes, Lorraine was only 11 years old when her mother died. Lorraine kept house and went to school.

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Note for:   Michael D. EDWARDS,    -          Index

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     State Journal-Register obit, for father in 1995: living in San Diego, CA.

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Note for:   John LOWRY,   15 SEP 1837 - 6 JAN 1905         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

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     According to the History of Sangamon County, p. 946; his obituary (Springfield Journal, January, 8, 1905, p. 4); and Sangamon County Portrait and Biographical Album, pp. 605-6: Born on a farm in County Down, Ireland, Mr. Lowry's birthplace was 13 miles from Belfast. At 9 or 10 yrs of age he lost his father, who was killed when a horse fell on him.
He came to America with his mother when 12 yrs old. They landed in New Orleans. They moved along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Madison Co, IN and then to the White River, near Indianapolis, where he stayed working in a woolen factory for $8 per month. For 2 years he worked 'in the dairy business' in Marion County (NE of Indianapolis) for $10/month. He also worked on a farm in Benton County (Western IN) for at least one winter. In 1861, he and brother, Samuel, rented a farm near Virden IL. After 2 yrs he moved with Samuel, his mother, three sisters and one other brother to Sangamon County, four miles south of Loami, to farm. He moved to Loami in 1881, where he resided till death.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #450 in Loami, and was a Republican. Mr. Lowry was a county supervisor and was President of the Loami Village Board of Trustees. He also was President of the Sulphur Springs Cemetery Board, and a member of the Methodist Church.

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Note for:   Mary A. BAKER,   27 DEC 1831 - 31 OCT 1921         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.


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Note for:   Nancy ROBERTSON,   9 OCT 1806 - 16 SEP 1883         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

Birth Note: Source:    History of Sangamon Co. p. 946. & Sulphur Springs Cem. records & "Early Settlers of Sangamon County,"

Death Note: Source:    History of Sangamon Co. p. 946. & Sulphur Springs Cem. records

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     Last name may have been Robinson.

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Note for:   Thomas BAKER,   3 MAR 1794 - 5 JAN 1852         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

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     According to the Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County Illinois, 1891, he was one of the first settlers in Sangamon County. According to the "Early Settlers of Sangamon County," the family arrived in the Loami area in November, 1826, settling 1 1/2 miles southwest of Loami.