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Note for:   Elizabeth HORRIGHS,   14 FEB 1920 -          Index

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     Mabel Elliot says her given name is "Betty Jane".

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Note for:   Edom Dickerson MEACHAM,   4 FEB 1805 - 29 JUN 1880         Index

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     According to the History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, they arrived in Sangamon County on Lick Creek in Loami Twp., in December of 1830, just in time for the "deep snow." After Mr. Meacham married Margaret, they had 9 children and resided in Waverly, IL.

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Note for:   Willis Elbert MEACHAM,   27 OCT 1828 - 27 NOV 1889         Index

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     From the Morgan County Rootsweb site: Captain Willis E. Meacham was born in Christian County Kentucky, Oct. 27th, 1828, and died at his home in this city Nov. 27th, 1889. He came to Illinois with his father, Mr. E. D. Meacham, in the year 1831, and settled on Lick Creek, in Sangamon County. March 1st, 1854 he was united in marriage with Miss Rachel Hudson, and to them were born three children, Addie, Helen and Margaret. Helen dying in infancy while Addie and Margaret with his wife survive him. In the year 1857 he moved to Waverly where he resided up to his death with the exception of his term of service in the late war. His occupation in life, in the main, was that of a farmer' practical and never flinching from any kind of work that he saw ought to be done. As a citizen Captain Meacham was very highly esteemed by all who knew him; he placed high stress upon his word, contracts, and in his dealings with men, always recognizing and respecting the religious and moral element of society in any community, not infrequently criticizing those who did not. In regard to his military life, he enlisted in Company G, 101st. Reg. Ill. Vol. Infantry, Aug. 9th, 1862, from this place. He was elected 1st Lieut. In starting out and after the resignation of Captain Robert McKee he was promoted to captain of the company, which he faithfully and nobly filled up to his resignation which took place on account of failing health, Feb. 1st, 1865, at which time but few of his company expected him to live long. He left home, family and friends to help defend the flag of the country he loved and stayed with the boys from the first; sharing the march and battles from Cairo to the Sea, and after crossing the river at Savannah, Ga., at what was known as Smokey Rome, in South Carolina, he bid his boys good bye and while yet strong in mind the tears stole down his cheeks, as he called them by name, and pressing the hand of each he bid them farewell. Captain Meacham was a firm believer in the Christian religion and though not himself a professing Christian, he always had a warm regard for a true consistent Christian. In his last sickness he expressed on different occasions his belief in the scriptures, his respect for the church, and the necessity of preparation for death, and only regretted that he had not all his life been a Christian. Before his death he expressed his confidence in the merits of Christ and the mercy of God, and died trusting in the Saviour. Capt. Willis E. Meacham to this community will be missed and not soon to be forgotten by any who knew him. And while his body is laid to silent rest, may we hope for a heavenly enjoyment of his spirit beyond. The funeral took place at the M. E. Church, at which there was a very large attendance indeed. A very convincing sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Adams from Matthew, 24, 44. Mr. Adams was assisted by the other pastors of the city and the Captain's old chaplain, Rev. Wingate Newman, of Palmyra. At the close the remains were taken in charge by John W. Ross Post No. 331, G. A. R. and interred in the east cemetery.

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Note for:   Willis L. MEACHAM,   10 FEB 1784 - 12 SEP 1857         Index

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     According to the History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Willis came to Sangamon County just as the 'deep snow' commenced to fall in December of 1830, with son Edom and both families.

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Note for:   Sarah KIRK,   12 OCT 1785 - 6 APR 1869         Index

Alias:   /Mary/


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Note for:   Female HALL,    -          Index

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     Died young.

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Note for:   Abner BOWEN,   1799 - NOV 1845         Index

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     According to Thelma Corry, Abner was a boatman in Greenbottom, WV.

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Note for:   James Harold LOWRY,   ABT 1909 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Princeton, IL

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Note for:   Howard S. LOWRY,   16 JAN 1914 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Owensville, IN

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Note for:   Kendall C. LOWRY,   ABT 1919 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Huntington, Long Island, NY.

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Note for:   Wendell C. LOWRY,   ABT 1919 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Smyrna, GA.

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Note for:   Helen B. LOWRY,   ABT 1911 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Warsaw, IN and married a man named Stone.

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Note for:   Ermal M. LOWRY,   ABT 1917 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, lived in Dayton, OH and married a man named Shaw.

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Note for:   Jesse SOLOMON,    -          Index

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     According to Margaret Solomon's obituary, she married a man named Van Hook.

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Note for:   William DODD,   1757 -          Index

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     According to Opal Dodd's notes, he came to Botetourt County, VA at age 17, from a will probated in 1822.
According to Gentis: "A young man of seventeen, came to this country in 1774, with only a trunk, and two pounds sterling. He traveled alone . His ship left the port of London October 3. It is unlikely that he made the trip without being bonded or finance d by someone in this Country. The young man listed his occ upation, as a watch glider, so was probably bound out to a watchmaker as an apprentice.
served under Captain Smith in the 56th district of Botetourt."