IV. Genealogical Information Pertaining to Our Families

A. The Wood Family

My great grandparents, Charles and Ann Wood, born in 1800 and 1801 in Cheshire near Chester, England, were of old English ancestry. They came to this country in a sailing vessel. After many weeks they landed in New York and finally arrived in Paris, Kentucky located in Bourbon County.

 

On October 4, 1834, Charles Wood purchased eighty acres in Ellington Township, Adams County, Illinois.  According to the deed it was the N. E. Quarter of Section 4, Township 1 S. of Range 8 W., 15 miles N. E. of Quincy.  The land was purchased from Samuel E. and Mary J. Rogers for the sum of $150.

In England Charles Wood had been a skillful weaver by trade.  I have been told that a piece of fine cloth was, also, given to the Rogers in this land purchase.

In Ellington he developed his property into a profitable estate.  Both he and his wife died on the farm, he on May 20, 1859 at the age of 56, and she in 1898 at age 43.  Burial of each was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery approximately two miles away.

Charles Henry Wood, born in 1842, was the only child of his parents to reach maturity.  As he (my grandfather, Charles H. Wood), at age 17, was still a minor, the court appointed a neighbor, Wm. C. W. Sterne, to be his guardian.  Appraisers of the estate were also neighbors, Charles Chase, H. E. Barr, and J. F. Turner.  I have a copy of the estimated value of the specific personal property that was allowed to Ann Wood, his widow, dated Nov. 25, 1859.  It is interesting.

Charles H. Wood and Mary Lucinda Kincade were married in Quincy on March in 1863.  They were the parents of nine children: Ulysses, Enoch, Samuel Edmund (my father), Susan, Abraham, Lucy, Isaac, Jacob, and Lewis.

Susan, Lucy, and Jacob died from, either scarlet or typhoid fever at a young age. At one time my father had typhoid. Afterwards he disliked raw milk so much that for the rest of his life he used water instead of milk on his corn flakes.

Ulysses died in Quincy at the age of 21 from a se1f-inflicted gunshot wound.  He had displeased his father by his desire to enlist in the army.  It is said that his father was so angry that he did not attend the funeral, but passed by on his business of hauling a load of corn to market.

His first wife died in 1885.  She was pregnant.  While helping with chores she fell against a manger injuring herself.  She was survived by five sons.

In 1866 he married Miss Sarah (Sally) McKee.  To them were born four children: Harry, Martha Malinda, Ralph McKee, and Mary Lucinda.  Harry died in infancy.  When their father died they were only eight, five and three.  My father, S. E. Wood, 31 years of age, was appointed administrator.

In the 1919 Atlas of Quincy and Adams County it is stated that Charles H. Wood had been one of the most influential citizens in Ellington Township.  He was an extensive farmer and fruit raiser. He was a successful business manager.  He increased his possessions and at one time had more than 400 acres all well improved.  He was a staunch Republican but never sought an office.  He attended caucuses of both parties.  Several times he served on lengthy jury sessions.

During the years 1882 and 1888 to 1890 he kept a diary.  It gives interesting details of his daily life.  His activities and energy are almost unbelievable.

As well as working in his fields, he took time to trim grapevines, plant apple trees, make apple cider, haul away loads of hogs, pears, corn apples and onions; also helped and visited his neighbors.  As his mail came to Bloomfield, a couple miles away, he had to go after it, too.

In 1889 he attended the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.  On October 7th, he walked to Quincy (approximately 15 miles away).  From there he went on the steamboat "White Eagle" as far as Hannibal, Missouri, that day.  Next day he went as far as Alton, Illinois, and arrived in St. Louis on October 9th.  While in St. Louis he went by street car to see Forest Park and other sites.

On the 12th he boarded the "Gem City" to return home. The boat became stuck, near Hannibal and was pulled out by tugboat. He arrived in Quincy about 6 p.m. the next day; then rode on the train to Eubanks; then walked the rest of the way home.  At the fair he had bought some sheet metal, which he had shipped to Fowler.  What a lot of experiences he could relate to the family!

 


Recorded in the record of deeds of property exchanges in Adams County is Document No 7917 in Vol 12, p. 314:

David Crow to Wesley Chapel Society

On the 8tb of April, 1852. David Crow and his wife, Catherine Crow of Hancock Co., Illinois, for the consideration of $1.00 paid by Joseph Turner, Char. Chase, Hiram E. Barr, Henry Shucy, and Jacob Funk as trustees of a religious society in County of Adams, Section 5, purchased for the Methodist Episcopal denomination, known and called the Wesley Chapel Society, described as a part of the east half of the N. E. quarter of Section 5 in Township I south of the baseline, and Range 8 west of the principal meridian.

David Crow
X  (mark for Catherine Crow)

Across the road or base line in Ursa Township Section 32 (on the farm now owned by Willis Shriver) is located the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  In it is the burial plot of the Chas Wood and Charles H Wood families. 

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                           


1. Adams County Pioneer Certificates                                            1825-1975

ADAMS COUNTY PIONEER CERTIFICATE - APPLICATION BLANK

Please use maiden name of female spouse, if known.

Generation I.  My Adams Co. pioneer ancestor was James F. Frazer He/She came to Adams Co. in the year 1829 and settled in Ellington (city or township).

He/She was born May 16, 1796 at Harrison Co, Kentucky. Died October 23. 1877 at Ellington.

Married Mary (Polly) Crow found in Adams County Census. 1850, Ellington township.

Generation 2. Their child Elizabeth Frazer  was my great grandmother He/She was born 1821 at Missouri        
Died ___________at _________.
Married Joseph F. Kincade on 1842,

Generation 3. Their child Mary Lucinda Kincade was my grandmother He/She was born 1842 at Missouri        
Died _1885_at Ellington Township.
Married Charles Henry Wood on March 19, 1863 at Adams County

Generation 4: Their child Samuel Edmund Wood was my father
He/She was born October 20, 1867 at Ellington Township
Died _November 2, 1943_at Carthage, Illinois.
Married Helen Delores Dunlop on October 9, 1901 at Mt. Sterling, Illinois by Rev. N. E. Cory

Generation 5. Their child Lucy Wood  was my self
He/She was born August 19, 1902 at Houston Township
Died ___________at _________.
Married Wilmer E. Cornwell on December 20, 1923 at parsonage of Rev. R. O. Gibbons, Quincy, Illinois,

This application is submitted by Lucy W. Cornwell

2504 Lind Street
Quincy, Ill
TEL. No. 222-1485


ADAMS COUNTY PIONEER CERTIFICATE - APPLICATION BLANK

Please use maiden name of female spouse, if known.

Generation I.  My Adams Co. pioneer ancestor was Charles Wood He/She came to Adams Co. in the year 1834 and settled in Ellington (city or township).

He/She was born in 1800 at Chester England.
Died
September 23. 1859 at Ellington Township.

Married Ann in England.

Generation 2. Their child Charles Henry Wood  was my grandfather
 He/She was born 1842 at Ellington Township 
Died 1898 at Ellington Township.
Married Mary Lucinda Kincade on March 19, 1863 at Adams County by Minister of the Gospel.

Generation 3: Their child Samuel Edmund Wood was my father
He/She was born October 20, 1867 at Ellington Township
Died _November 2, 1943_at Carthage, Illinois.
Married Helen Delores Dunlop on October 9, 1901 at Mt. Sterling, Illinois by Rev. N. E. Cory

Generation 5. Their child Lucy Wood  was my self
He/She was born August 19, 1902 at Houston Township
Died ___________at _________.
Married Wilmer E. Cornwell on December 20, 1923 at parsonage of Rev. R. O. Gibbons, Quincy, Illinois,

This application is submitted by Lucy W. Cornwell

2504 Lind Street
Quincy, Ill
TEL. No. 222-1485

 


ADAMS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, QUINCY, ILLINOIS

Abstract of:               Book C p.335 Warranty Deed N.E. quarter of

Section 4, Ellington Township

Date of Instrument:       October 4, 1834

Date of Record:             October 6, 1834

Grantors:                       Samuel W. Rogers

Grantees:                       Charles Wood

Samuel. E. Rogers and Mary J. Rogers to Charles Wood of the state of Kentucky, October 6, 1834.


1850 ADAMS COUNTY CENSUS (p. 141)
Ellington Township

Surname

First

Sex

Age

Birth

Occupation

Value

Frazer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James F.

M

54

Ky.

Farmer

$4000

Wife:

Mary(Crow)

F

50

Mo.

 

 

Children:

1.Jesse

M

31

Mo.

Farmer

$1000

 

2.Elizabeth

F

29

Mo.

(Married to Joseph F. Kincade, not residing at home of parents when census taken)

 

 

3. Ann

F

27

Mo.

 

 

 

4. Malinda

F

24

Mo.

 

 

 

5.Henry M.

M

21

Ill.

(1st child born in Ellington Township – 1829)

 

 

6.John M.

M

18

Ill.

Farmer

 

 

7.Irene A.

F

12

Ill.

(Married Robert Chase)

 

 

8.Benona

M

10

Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellington Township

 

 

Surname

First

Sex

Age

Birth

Occupation

Value

Wood:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles

M

50

England

Farmer

$3020

Wife:

Ann

F

49

England

 

 

Children:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles
Henry

M

8

Ill.

 

 

 


Honey Creek Township

 

 

Surname

First

Sex

Age

Birth

Occupation

Value

Kincade:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph F.

M

30

Penns.

Farmer

$620

Wife:

Elizabeth
(Frazer)

F

28

Mo.

 

 

Children:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary
Lucinda

F

8

Ill.

 

 

 

James F.

M

5

Ill.

 

 

 

Emily

F

3

Ill.

 

 

 

John H.

M

6 mo.

Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children born later were:  Lucy, Elizabeth, and Frank.  Lucy married George Jansen.  Harry Jansen was a son.  Frank moved to Missouri and had 4 children.


Ellington Township

 

 

Surname

First

Sex

Age

Birth

Occupation

Value

Chase:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles M.

M

46

Penns.

Farmer

$8000

Wife:

Regecca

F

42

Penns.

 

 

Children:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert

M

18

Ill.

Farmer

 

 

Marcellus

M

13

Ill.

 

 

 

Abner

M

8

Ill.

 

 

 

Newton

M

6

Ill.

 

 

 

Adaline

F

3

Ill.

 

 

 

Louisa

F

1

Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Chase (24) married Irene A. Frazer (18) September 15, 1856.


Ursa Township

 

 

Surname

First

Sex

Age

Birth

Occupation

Value

Crow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

M

42

Mo.

Farmer

$6000

Wife:

Elizabeth

F

37

Mass.

 

 

Children:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion

M

19

Ill.

Farmer

 

 

Josephine

F

14

Ill.

(Mother of Mrs. John Kincade)

 

 

Dore

M

8

Ill.

 

 

 

Lucious Elvin

M

1

Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

303 Marriage License I      1825-1890

Lucuis Elvin Crow – 29, Quincy, Ill.
laborer – born in Adams County
Father:  John Crow      Mother:  Elizabeth Storr

Louisa E. Taylor – 26, Quincy, Ill.
born in Logan County, Ill.
Father:  Andrew J. Taylor       Mother:  Jane Atterbury

Marriage – October 3, 1878


2. Frazer, Crow and Kincade Families

The Frazer, Crow, and Kincade names were very familiar as I grew up in Ellington Township. My father, S. E. Wood, had bought the Malinda Frazer farm in 1903, the farm on which we moved, from Houston Township, where I was born in 1902.

Located in the orchard south of our home was a small burial plot.

On the large Frazer tombstone were the names:

James F. Frazer              May 16, 1796

October 23, 1877

Mary F. Frazer               November 22, 1800

April 18, 1862

Ann Frazer                     February 10, 1823

December 23, 1850

Malinda Jane Frazer       September 5, 1825
March 1, 1901

Item from Quincy Herald Whig, March 2, 1901

Miss Malinda Frazer, who formerly resided in Adams County near Quincy, died at Canon City, Colorado on March 1, 1901. The remains will be brought back to Quincy for burial by Robert Chase, March 5, 1901. The remains of Miss Malinda Frazer arrived from Cannon City, Colorado, Sunday afternoon and were taken to the old home in Ellington Township for burial

James F. Frazer was my great great grandfather. He was born in Harrison County, Kentucky. He and his wife Mary (Polly) Crow established a homestead in Ellington Township, Sec 4, 1829. Their son, Henry was the first child born in Ellington Township, 1829.

In Vo1umne IV of Genealogical Material in Portland Oregon Land Claims it states: Frazer (Frazier) Henry ---born 1829, Adams County, Illinois arrived in Oregon, September, 1850.

 

On March, 1867, R. B. Hargodine and Peter Smith gave affidavit that Frazer did not reside on claim for necessary 4 years, has not lived on claim for 9 years, and residence unknown. (He never returned to Illinois).

On the wall in our home in Ellington were pictures of James F. Frazer and his son Jesse Frazer. Father often spoke of his Uncle Jesse in Colorado; he had once spent some time there helping in his fruit orchard. The Wood family were fruit growers.

Chancery Docket No 325. December 12, 1881

(After the death of James F. Frazer - court procedure necessary to settle his estate)

James F. Kincade - complainant
Jesse Frazer and al defendants

We command the summons of Elizabeth Kincade, Jesse Frazer, John W. Frazer, Irene A. Chase, Benona Frazer, Charles H. Wood, Joseph Kincade, as the administrators of the estate of James F. Frazer deceased, and the unknown owners and unknown heirs and desires of James F. Frazer, deceased, to appear in court October 1, 1881.

Charles D. Wood testified:

James F. Frazer died about October 23, 1877. Benona Frazer has not been heard from since 1866 or --1867 – thought to have died September, 1875- leaving no widow or children. Benona Frazer sometime in 1866 left his father’s residence and his home in Adams County and started west with intention of visiting his brother, Jesse, and making a new home and fortune in Colorado (or perhaps California) He has since never returned or been seen or heard from, and believed to have died about 10 years before that of his father, James F. in 1877 --- single and unmarried.

August 26, 1881

Jesse Frazer, Henry Frazer, John W. Frazer, and Bennona Frazer, arc each non-residents of state of Illinois.

Testimony: Elizabeth Frazer Kincade

The complainant, James F. Kincade, is my son, and the balance (except Charles H. Wood and Joseph F. Kincade) are my brothers and sisters.

I have no interest.  I have sold and conveyed interest to my son James F. Kincade.

This court procedure was to prove that Benona Frazer was no longer living and left no heirs, so that the estate of James F. Frazer could be settled.

A distant cousin of my father was Elvin “El" Lucius Crow. He was a day laborer, and at one time lived in a tent on our farm and worked for father. Later he worked for Wm. H. Duncan. After we moved to Augusta (1917) he moved near Augusta, too, and worked for Adele Ketchum. When his health failed he went to Carthage, Illinois to be near Mrs. Albert Salsbury, his niece.

“El" Crow was an interesting character. He played the banjo, loved to hunt, to read, and was an interesting conversationalist.

My father's Uncle John H. Kincade was a near neighbor. We often spent Easter Sunday in their home. John H. Kincade married Helen Minetta Colburn on December 23, 1875 (She was a niece of “El" Crow).
Children: 

Ada Kincade (married Baptist Strickler)

Johnny Kincade (married Olive Shinn) had a son Harry. After a divorce Johnny went to St. Louis. He was never heard from again.

Mellie Kincade (married Ray McClung) had a daughter Helen. After death of her husband she moved to Florida.

John H. Kincade and wife Helen Minetta Colburn Kincade are buried in the cemetery of the Ellington Presbyterian Church.

Sometimes on Easter Sunday father's Uncle James Kincade and family also were guests at the John H. Kincade residence. His wife was Lucy A. Curtes. Their daughter Mabel married Clarence Austin. They had three children: Frederick, Harlan, and Edith Austin (Berg).

At the present time I am not acquainted with any of the descendants of any of the Frazer, Crow or Kincade families.


FAMILTY GROUP No. 1  Husband’s Full Name:       Charles Henry Wood

Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

Adams Co. Census 1850     Birth: 1842         Sec 4, Ellington Township, Adams Co., Ill
Court House record             Mar.   3/19/63    Quincy, Ill by Rev. M Hewes
Court House record             Death 2/10/98    Had gone to Colo. – health – consumption
Tombstone                            Burial                  2/?/98       Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ursa T. Sec 32
                                                Place of Residence     Ellington Township Sec. 4
                                                Occupation         Farmer, Cider maker, Fruit grower
                                                Church Affiliation  Wesley Episcopal
Wesley Chapel Cem.           His Father          Charles Wood (England) 1800-1859
                                                Mother’s Maiden Name    Ann ---(England) 1801-1876

                                                Wife’s Full Maiden Name:                       Mary Lucinda Kincade

Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

Adams Co. Census 1850     Birth  1842         Ill.
                                                Death 1885         Ellington Township (Pregnant) accidental fall
Tombstone                            Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ursa T. Sec 32
Compiler                               Church Affiliation  United Brethern
     Lucy W. Cornwell           Her Father         Joseph F. Kincade
     2501 Lind Street              Mother’s Maiden Name    Elizabeth Fraser
     Quincy, Ill
Date     1976-77

Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

1.  Ulysses Wood                 Birth  1864         Ellington Township, Sec. 4: Adams Co.
                                                Mar.   No             Against father’s wishes-enlisted in army
                                                Death 9/30/85    Self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Fay rooming
                                                                              house, Quincy, Ill.
                                                Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery



Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

2.  Enoch E. Wood               Birth  2/11/66    Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   6/14/99    by Rev. Geo Guiney, 1st Baptist Church,
                                                                              Quincy, Ill
    a.  Viola Hardy (suicide) Death 1/15/57    Chico, California
    b.  Ethel Hardy                  Burial                        Chico, California     

3.  Samuel Edmund Wood  Birth  10/20/67  Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   10/9/01    Mt. Sterling, Ill. By Rev. N. E. Cory Helen Delores Dunlop                                                                        (Methodist)
                                                Death 11/2/43    Carthage, Ill., Hancock Col, Heart attack
                                                Burial 11/5/43    Memorial Park, Quincy, Ill. While asleep at
                                                                              home

4.  Susan Wood                     Birth  1868
Spouse                                   Mar.   No
                                                Death 1877         Scarlet fever
                                                Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery

5.  Abraham L. Wood          Birth  1970
Spouse                                   Mar.   No
                                                Death 10/25/33  Modesto, Calif. – truck accident
                                                Burial                        Modesto, Calif.

6.  Lucy Wood                      Birth  1872
Spouse                                   Mar.   No
                                                Death 8/?/79       Typhoid fever
                                                Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery

7.  Isaac N. Wood                 Birth  8/27/74    Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   8/30/99    St. Joseph Church, Mendon Township
     a.  Sarah Daugherty         Mar.   10/2/06    Quincy, Ill.
     b.  Mattie Bicker              Death 4/15/38    Cancer
                                                Burial




8.  Jacob Wood                     Birth  1876
Spouse                                   Mar.   No
                                                Death 1877         Scarlet fever
                                                Burial

9.  Lewis E. Wood                Birth  2/22/79    Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   No             Disappointed in love. Self-inflicted
                                                Death 1/31/02    gunshot
                                                Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery

 


FAMILTY GROUP No. 2  Husband’s Full Name:       Charles Henry Wood

Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

Adams Co. Census 1850     Birth: 1842         Sec 4, Ellington Township, Adams Co., Ill
Court House record             Mar.   3/19/63    Quincy, Ill by Rev. M Hewes
Court House record             Death 2/10/98    Had gone to Colo. – health – consumption
Tombstone                            Burial                  2/?/98       Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ursa T. Sec 32
                                                Place of Residence     Ellington Township Sec. 4
                                                Occupation         Farmer, Cider maker, Fruit grower
                                                Church Affiliation  Wesley Episcopal
Wesley Chapel Cem.           His Father          Charles Wood (England) 1800-1859
                                                Mother’s Maiden Name    Ann ---(England) 1801-1876        

                                                Wife’s Maiden Name:        Sarah (Sallie) McKee

Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

Court House Record            Birth  12/12/1850    Gilmer Township
Court House Record            Death 10/11/1941   Mendon, Ill. Adams Co. – Old age
                                                Burial                        Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.
                                                Places of Residence            524 N. 9th, Quincy, Ill.
Compiler                               Church Affiliation  Presbyterian
     Lucy W. Cornwell           Her Father         Samuel McKee
     2501 Lind Street              Mother’s Maiden Name    Sarah McKenna
     Quincy, Ill
Date     1976-77

Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

1.  Harry Wood                     Birth  1888         Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.  
                                                Death 1889        
                                                Burial                        Wesley Chapel Cemetery



Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

2.  Martha Malinda Wood   Birth  1/1/90       Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   1/1/12       524 N. 9th, Quincy by Presbyterian Min.
     William H. Shriver          Death 12/24/55  Ursa, Ill – Heart
                                                Burial                        New Providence Cemetery, Ursa, Ill.

3.  Ralph McKee Wood       Birth  1/14/93    Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   2/12/19    Mendon, Ill by Minster of
    Myrtle Daugherty                                           Congregational Church
                                                Death 1/6/63       Blessing Hosp., Quincy, Ill – Heart
                                                Burial                        Cemetery, Mendon, Ill.

4.  Mary Lucinda Wood      Birth  4/21/95    Ellington Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   2/12/19    Mendon, Ill by Minster of
    George H. Daughterty      Death 8/26/81    N. Adams Home, Mendon, Ill.
                                                Burial                  8/28//81   Mendon Cemetery


 










B. The Dunlop and O’Reilly Families

My mother's parents were Thomas Watt Dunlop and Emma Amelia O'Reilly.

In my genealogical survey I learned that the Irish name of Dunlop has been traced back to A.D. 1260. The name came from the Dunlevy, which means "the fortress on the mountain".

Soon after the English invasion of Ireland, descendants of this family passed into Scotland where they changed the name to Dunlief and Dunlop, and even to Livingston. Some corruptions of the name are Dunlap and Delap.

Mother's father, Thomas Watt Dunlop was born, December 28, 1823, in Belfast, Ireland. He was the grandson of John Barbour the founder of the great thread and linen industry in Northern Ireland.

His middle name, Watt, came from that of a distant relative, James Watt, a Scottish engineer, originator of the steam engine.

His father, James Dunlop, ran one of the largest distilleries in Ireland, under the firm name of Dunlop and Dickson.

When Grandpa Dunlop came to America he lived in St. Louis, Missouri and Montgomery County, Missouri.

Thomas W. Dunlop's first marriage was to Miss Sarah Harvey. Their son Robert was about two years of age when his mother died, and seven, when his father married my grandmother Miss Emma O'Reilly. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 5, 1833; she was ten years younger than he.

Older brother and sisters of grandmother had migrated to America and lived in St. Louis, Missouri. She crossed the Atlantic three times to visit and to live with them. She also received an excellent education in St. Louis.

My grandparents were married in Quincy, Illinois, on November 30, 1866, by A. W. Blakesley, Justice of Peace. They moved onto a farm near Columbus, Illinois, in Adams County, owned by one of her brothers. Do you know that at one time Columbus, Illinois was considered as a site for the Adams County Court House? And that a right-of-way was sought for the Chicago Burlington Railroad to pass through Columbus, Illinois?

At her brother Thomas O'Reilly's death, my grandmother was willed the 160 acre farm in Columbus Township.

My grandparents are buried in the St. Brigid Cemetry, near Liberty, Illinois Adams County.

Their children were: William, Jeanette, Fannie, Helen (my mother) and Agnes.

The eldest daughter, Jeanette, married Gerald Hoffman in Dallas, Texas; later lived in Denver, Colorado.

Their son Gerald, piloting his own plane, came to Illinois several times to visit his Illinois relatives. It was during one of his visits that I had my first airplane ride. This was in 1947 at the time the levee had broken in West Quincy. We flew from Baldwin Field over the flood area and we also viewed from the air where we then lived south of Ursa, Illinois.

Uncle William T. Dunlop once was a Republican candidate for the office of Adams Count Sheriff, but he was defeated.

He had an unfortunate marriage to a girl from Missouri. After living together for three weeks, in the same house with his mother and sister, she left and they were divorced. She had thought that he alone owned the farm, but that wasn't true.

Aunt Fannie married a Minnesota farmer. It was a pleasure to exchange visits with the Pender family at Mahtomedi, Minnesota. They both lived to a ripe old age, he to 100, and she to 92 years.

My mother, Helen, an 1894 graduate of Maplewood High School, Camp Point, Illinois taught school eight years before her marriage to my father.

Several of her classmates became well known - John Meatherinham, Henry Schmiedeskamp, a lawyer, and Peral Schnur Irwin, a head nurse at Blessing Hospital.

 

Aunt Agnes, the youngest of the family, married John Broderick and lived on the Dunlop farm all her life. Their son, John Henry, at the present time owns and lives on this same farm.

 

Grandfather Dunlop had a sister, Elizabeth Dunlop, born in Belfast, Ireland, who married Andrew F. Barnett.  It was their daughter, Helen Barnett, who willed some china, silverware, and jewelry to her cousins Fannie Penders, Helen Wood, and Anges Boderick.  In 1934 they made the trip to Montgomery City, MO., to claim their inheritance.


Obituary:     Thomas Dunlop
Columbus, Illinois
January
31, 1899

On Thursday; Jan. 19, 1899, occurred the death of Thomas Dunlop of Columbus, Illinois. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, December 28, 1822.

Soon after the breaking out of the Civil War, he enlisted for service on the gunboat "Essex" and after serving on it for nine months he was transferred to the "Benton”; where he continued till the close of the war (1865).

During his time in the Navy, he, more that once, won the praise and admiration of his comrades and superior officers for his gallantry and fearless discharge of the duties imposed upon him.

Mr. Dunlop was the grandson of John Barbour, the founder of the great thread and linen industry in the north of Ireland.

His father, James Dunlop, ran one of the largest distilleries in Ireland, under the firm name of Dunlop and Dickson. It was situated at Belturfet, Ireland, and is well remembered by many yet living in Quincy and vicinity.

Mr. Dunlop’s first marriage was to Sarah Harvey.

Their son, Robert James Dunlop, was born in Wellsville, Mo.  Mrs. Sarah Dunlop died when Robert was about two years old. When Robert was about seven, Mr. Dunlop married Miss Emma Anelia O'Relly of St. Louis, Mo., in Quincy, Illinois on December 30, 1866. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, on December 5, 1833. Mr. and Mrs. Dunlop lived on a farm near Columbus, Illinois all their married life.       

Mr. Dunlop is survived by his wife, Emma, a son William, and four daughters, Jeanette, Fannie, Helen, and Agnes, at home, as well as his elder son, Robert.
         Burial was in the St. Brigid Cemtery near Liberty, Illinois.

FAMILTY GROUP No. 1  Husband’s Full Name:       Thomas Watt Dunlop

Source of Information:     Data   Date   Location and Additional Information

Obituary                                Birth: 12/28/23        Belfast, Ireland
National Archives, Record Mar.   6/13/58          Montgomery Co, Wellsville, Mo.
Pensions & Military Sev     Death 1/19/99          Columbus, Ill., Adams Co. – Heart attack
Tombstone                            Burial                                    St. Brigid cemetery, Liberty, Ill.
                                                Place of Residence     Ireland, Wellsville, Mo.
                                                                                    Columbus, Ill.
                                                Occupation   Farmer
                                                Military Record      Navy, Civil War
                                                His Father    (Scottish)
                                                Mother’s Maiden Name   

                                                Wife’s Full Maiden Name:           Sarah (Sallie) Harvey
Source of Information:     Data   Date   Location and Additional Information

                                                Birth              Wellsville, Mo. Montgomery Co.
Nat. Archive - Record         Death 1862   (Son Robert about 2 years.  When 7
                                                                        years old his father remarried and
                                                                        moved to Columbus, Ill.
                                                Burial                        Wellsville, Mo.
Compiler      
     Lucy W. Cornwell          
     2501 Lind Street 
     Quincy, Ill

Date     1976

Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date   Location and Additional Information

1.  Robert James Dunlop     Birth  1859   Wellsville, Mo.
Spouse                                   Mar.               El Reno, Oklahoma
    Anna Malry Hasket          Death 10/31/35        Kansas City, Mo. At home of daughter
                                                Burial            11/2/3   Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.

                                    He was survived by one daughter,
                                    Helen Elizabeth, the wife of Dr. Herbert
                                    Tuthill and a grandson James Herbert Tuthill.
FAMILTY GROUP No. 2  Husband’s Full Name:       Thomas Watt Dunlop

Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

Obituary                                Birth: 12/28/23  Belfast, Ireland
National Archives, Record Mar.   6/13/58    Montgomery Co, Wellsville, Mo.
Pensions & Military Sev     Death 1/19/99    Columbus, Ill., Adams Co. – Heart attack
Tombstone                            Burial                        St. Brigid cemetery, Liberty, Ill.
                                                Place of Residence     Ireland, Wellsville, Mo.
                                                                                    Columbus, Ill.
                                                Occupation         Farmer
                                                Military Record      Navy, Civil War
                                                His Father          (Scottish)
                                                Mother’s Maiden Name   

                                                Wife’s Full Maiden Name:           Emma (Amelia) O’Reilly
Source of Information:     Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

                                                Birth  5/12/33    Dublin, Ireland
                                                Death 3/4/15       Columbus, Ill., Adams Co. - Bronchitus
                                                Burial                        St. Brigid Cemetery, Liberty, Ill.
                                                Places of Residences    Ireland, St. Louis, Mo., Columbus, Ill.
                                                Church Affiliation  Catholic
Compiler                              
     Lucy W. Cornwell          
     2501 Lind Street             
     Quincy, Ill

Date     1976

Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

1.  Jeannette Dunlop            Birth  7/18/69    Columbus Township
Spouse                                   Mar.                     Dallas, Texas
    Gerald Hoffman               Death 2/5/15       Denver, Colorado
                                                Burial                        Denver, Colorado


Children’s Name in Full:   Data   Date         Location and Additional Information

2.  William Thomas              Birth  8/25/67    Columbus Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   10/30/07  Lived together 3 weeks - Divorced
    Margaret Woods               Death 2/11/16    St. Mary’s Hospital, Quincy, Ill. – Brights
                                                                              Disease
                                                Burial                  2/14/16    St. Brigid Cemetery, Liberty, Ill.

3.  Fannie Dunlop                 Birth  2/17/72    Columbus Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   11/5/01    Quincy, Ill.
    Felix Penders                    Death 11/1/64    Mahtomedi, Minn. – Old age
                                                Burial                  11/4/64    St. Michael Cemetery, Stillwater, Minn.


4.  Helen Dolores Dunlop   Birth  6/27/74    Columbus Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   9/10/01    Mt. Sterling, Ill. by Rev. R. E. Cory
    Samuel Edmund Wood    Death 6/12/61    Quincy, Ill – Old age
                                                Burial                  6/?/61       Memorial Park, Quincy, Ill.

5.  Agnes Dunlop                  Birth  3/10/77    Columbus Township
Spouse                                   Mar.   1/31/18    Camp Point, by Minister of the Gospel
    John Broderick                 Death 5/5/57       Camp Point, Ill. – Emaciation
                                                                              arteriosclerosis
                                                Burial                  1957         Memorial Park, Quincy, Ill.



Grandfather Dunlop and the Civil War

Soon after my grandfather first wife's death and the outbreak of the Civil War, grandfather enlisted and served on the gunboat "Essex" as a quarter master for nine months, then he was transferred to the "Benton", as an acting gunner, where he served till the close of the war in 1865.

While in service and in the line of duty he had contracted varicose veins in both legs. Beginning in 1888 he attempted to be placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States, but was unsuccessful.

After his death in 1899, Grandmother Dunlop continued this request.

Neighbors, brothers and friends signed affidavits as to her eligibility and need for the pension. It wasn't til11ate 1903 - 5 years later - that the request was granted!

The affidavit of Thomas Covington, Montgomery County, Missouri is most informative. I will read it to you:


Pension Claim No. 18693 flied by

Mrs. Emma Dunlop, widow of Thomas Dunlop deceased;
state of Missouri, Montgomery County

On the 4th day of October, 1901 personally came before me, 1i. C. Ownings, Clerk of the Probate Court, within and for the county of Montgomery, State of Missouri, Thomas P. Covington, a citizen of the County of Montgomery and State of .Missouri, well-known to me to be a reputable citizen, and swears to the following information:

My name is Thomas Covington. I am a citizen of Montgomery County, Missouri, and have been practically all my life. I was born in 1849 before the war of the rebellion, and up to the time of his death, my father, Henry Covington, Sr., owned a farm partly situated in See. 7, Township 49, Range 5 West, Montgomery County, Missouri. I own the old homestead myself at this time.

During the years 1860, 1861 and part of 1862, Thomas Dunlop owned the West half of the Northeast quarter of said Section 7. This land is now owned by John Hartigan. My father’s land joined Thomas Dunlop’s farm on the south and east.

My father was a man of Southern sympathies. Thomas Dunlop at and before the outbreak of the war was very strong Union man, but the families were very friendly and visited back and forth, as was the custom of close neighbors at that time.

I have a distinct recollection of Thomas Dunlop and of his family. Thomas Dunlop’s wife was a Miss Sallie Harvey. I do not remember the date of the marriage, but he was married several years before the war broke out. There was only one child, a son, Robert. Robert Dunlop was a very small child when his mother died.

I have a distinct recollection of the death of Mrs. Thomas Dunlop. Members of my father’s family, my sisters older than myself, and my mother, frequently visited Mrs. Sallie Dunlop during the last illness. Mrs. Dunlop died of consumption. She died during the winter very soon after the war of rebellion broke out, probably during the latter part of the year 1862. I do not remember the exact date.

After the death of Mrs. Sallie Dunlop, Thomas Dunlop left his child in the care of his sister and enlisted in the Federal Services. He enlisted in the navy on gunboat service. It is my understanding that he served mainly on the Mississippi River.

After the war was over, Thomas Dunlop returned to Montgomery County on a visit, but he never afterwards made a home on  this farm and it was subsequently sold.




 

 

After the war was over I heard of Thomas Dunlop’s second marriage. Be married a Miss O’Reilly. I did not know his second wife, I never met her, but I did know members of her family. Her sister visited in Montgomery County on short visits. These facts were impressed on my recollections as to the identity of Thomas Dunlop.

I am in no way related to any of the parties.

                                                           Thomas Covington

 

 

Claimant’s Affidavit

Adams County, Illinois              August 5, 1903

Mrs. Emma Dunlop, aged 70 years, a citizen of the town of Columbus, Adams County, Illinois, testified:

I am unable to furnish any additional testimony than that of Dr. Robert O’Reilly and Dr. Whitlock showing physical condition of my husband, Thomas Dunlop, from July 24, 1890 to January 19, 1899. Another doctor who attended him has been dead for the last few years.

He (my husband) considered the varicose veins incurable, and regarded it a waste of money to pay doctors for what they could not cure, and so he gave up calling on them, especially as he had not the means to employ them.


National Archives and Record Service
Washington, D. C.  20408

Military and Pension Record of Thomas Dunlop
Navy U.
0.,     15,308

Declaration of Original Invalid Pension
Adams County
, Illinois

 

On the 19th of January, 1888, Thomas Dunlop, 63 years, a resident of Columbus, Illinois, appeared before the clerk of Adams County, Illinois, and is the identical Thomas Dunlop who was enrolled on the 29th of May, 1862 in the U. S. Navy - G B "Essex" and" Benton" commanded by W. S. Porter and Clark, and was honorably discharged at Mound City, Illinois, on the 27th day of July, 1865.

His personal description is as follows.· Age- 63;  height 5ft 8 1/2 inches; complexion - dark; hair-black; eyes - gray.

While in service and in line of duty on the Gunboat Essex, 1862, he contracted varicose veins of both legs.

This declaration is for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States.

 

Attest:            Dal S. Norris
                             Renko W. Erven



General Affidavit. State of Illinois
County of Adams

In the matter of the Pension Claim of Thomas Dunlop, an acting gunner in the Navy of the United States, personally came before me, a Police Magistrate, in and for aforesaid county and state for Thomas Dunlop, aged 64 years, a citizen of Columbus, Illinois.

I, Thomas Dunlop, was enlisted on the 29th day of May, 1862, on board the U. S. Steamer, Essex, as an able Seaman, at St. Louis, Missouri, and served on board of said vessel up to April 2nd, 1865; and on April 2nd, 1865, I was transferred to the U. S. Steamer, Benton, as an acting gunner. From said vessel, I was discharged about July 27, 1865.

On the Steamer Essex, I was quarter-master nine months of the time I was on board of her.

 

                                                                   Thomas Dunlop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of a Widow for Original Pension
Adams County
, Illinois

On the 13th day of February; 1899 personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within the aforesaid county and state, Emma Dunlop, aged 66, a resident of Columbus, County of A dams, State of Illinois, who having been duly sworn according to law;, made the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the acts of Congress granting pension to the widows of soldiers and sailors who have died by reason of wounds or injuries received, or diseases contracted in the line of duty.

That she is the widow of Thomas Dunlop, who was enrolled under the name of Thomas Dunlop, at St. Louis, Missouri: on the 29tb of May, 1862, as a seaman in the U. S. Navy on the Essex, and who died at Columbus, Illinois, on the 19tb of January, 1899, of heart disease, due to cause unknown incurred in the above named service.

That she was married under the name of Emma O'Reilly to said soldier at Quincy, Illinois on the 30th day" of November. 1866, by A. W. Blakesley, Justice of Peace, and had not been previously married.

That he had been previously married to Miss Sarah Harvey; June 13th, 1858, and said Sarah Dunlop died February 15, 1862, at Wellsville. Missouri. That she bas not since remarried.

Attest:         John T. Jeffrey                        (Feb. 21, 1899
                             Bert Allen                                Pension Office)

 


Declaration for Soldier s Pension
under Act approved June
27, 1890

On the 21st day of July, 1890 Thomas Dunlop personally appeared before me, county clerk, county court, Adams County, Illinois:

Thomas Dunlop, aged 66, a resident of Columbus, Illinois, is the identical Thomas Dunlop who was enrolled on the 29th day of May, 1862 as an acting gunner of the Navy in the War of the Rebellion.

Be was honorably discharged at Mound City, Illinois, on the 27th day of July, 1865.

The nature of his disability is varicose veins of both legs.

                                                                      Anton Nebuher
                                                                             J. R. Rutledge

 


General Affidavit

 

State of Illinois, County of Arapahoe, in the matter of a pension of Emma Dunlop of Adams County, Illinois, on the 9th day of December, 1901. Testimony before a notary of public in aforesaid county and state of Joseph O'Reilly, aged 63 years, a citizen of the town of Denver, Colorado:

I am the brother of Emma Dunlop and know personally that she was never married until her marriage with Thomas Dunlop. I knew Thomas Dunlop, her husband, from 1854 to the time of his death, January 19, 1899. I knew him before he had ever been married.

In 1858, June 13th, he was first married to Miss Sallie Harvey in Montgomery County, Missouri. He lived with her until her death in 1862. I knew him continuously from the time of his first wife’s death until his marriage to my sister, November 30th, 1868. She was his second wife and lived with him as such until his death in 1899.

I knew these facts because I have known my sister since childhood, and Thomas Dunlop, since 1854 to 1899.

                                                                      Joseph O’Reilly

 

A similar affidavit was signed on December 4, 1901, in St. Louis, Missouri, by another brother, Robert J. O'Reilly, aged 56.


General Affidavit of Justice of Peace, D. L. Wilhoit, aged 60 years; and Samuel Younghein, aged 27 years; citizens of the town of Columbus, A dams County Illinois:

We are personally acquainted with Mrs. Emma Dunlop. She was not divorced from Thomas Dunlop, and lived with him until his death, and has not remarried since his death.

She owns 40 acres of timberland, the income from which is about 20 or 30 dollars. She is dependent on her own labor for support doing house work on her own for her son, William Dunlop.

                                                            D. L. Wilhoit
                                                                   Samuel Youngheim

 

 

 


General Affidavit

State of Illinois, County of A dams,
 in the matter of the claim for a pension of Thomas Dunlop.

Personally came before me, a Justice of Peace in the aforesaid county and state, Jacob Thurwacher, aged 40 years, a citizen of the town of Columbus, Adams County, Illinois

Mr. Thurwachter is a near neighbor of the said Thomas Dunlop, and was well acquainted with him and knew that be was disabled by varicose veins of the legs which wore swollen raw and bleeding from 1890 to the time of his death in 1899. At times he was unable to walk, and at no time was be able to do manual labor.

Also, Mr. Martin Henning, 67 years of age, a Justice of Peace, Columbus, Illinois, testified that be was a near neighbor of Thomas Dunlop. Be bad seen Mr. Dunlop’s legs a number of times, which bad varicose veins. From 1890 to 1899, his leg disabled him so that when be walked be had to use a cane, and at times be was confined to the house.

 

 

Note: I was told that the pension she received amounted to $12 per month.