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May 26, 2013 - 22:11
Subject: William Sheldon Searle
Very very pleased (and impressed with your obvious dedication!) to find this site. William Sheldon Searle was my husband's great grandfather. It appears the only fairly legible tombstone there is that of William's son, Eddie. I noticed that you had planned to return and try to get some more legible photos. If you do, and there's one of William Sheldon Searl(e) that can be distinguished, we'd love to see it. I've linked most of his daughter, Alice's, children to their parents and it'd be great to see a photo there. Thanks for your very impressive, and exhausting (!) work.
May 27, 2013 - 00:06
Subject: Searl Cemetery
Your timing is very good. A few weeks ago, the Searl Cemetery was rededicated - the cemetery was cleaned up, the headstones there were cleaned up and reset, and a new replacement stone for Edward Wilson & his wife Caroline (Searl) Wilson was placed.
They did probing and other work to make sure there are no other stones there, and only 5 headstone are there. (More depressions, so more burials). There are only stones for (1)Eleanor Harper, (2) Eddie Searl, (3) Caroline Wilson, (4) Edward H. Wilson, (5) Edward M. Wilson.
I've taken a lot of updated pictures of the cleaned up cemetery, just haven't had time to get this website updated. But sorry, there is not a stone for William Searl.
May 06, 2013 - 16:18
Subject: William Reed
August 15, 2012 - 16:36
Subject: William Reed and Mariette or Maryett Angeline Hawkins and Eliza Hubbard
William and Marriet ( Hawkins) Reed are my third Great Grandparents and Eliza Hubbard is my second Great Grandmother ( my grandfather was Frank Hart, son of John Hart and Julia Hubbard Hart). I have some info on William Reed but not much 1. First sheriff of Vermilion County, 2. War of 1812, 3. He was in the Blackhawk War 4. documentation of his marriage to Mariett Hawkins in Vermilion County in December of 1827. His name comes up some in Beckman's history of Vermilion County, 1879 and Jones, 1911. I cannot find and would love ANY info you have on his lineage as it appears so far to me that he was hatched under a cabbage leaf about 1790 (somewhere, someplace). We are in the process of trying to get his war records. Thanks, Sheila
January 20, 2013 - 14:57
Subject: Wm. Reed
I have found William's record of riding w/ Moore's 2nd. Cavalry and he left his cavalry saddle and bridle in his will. Illiana has his will and the documents he carried to pay the first Vermilion County tax. The court house he built sat where Woodbury's used to be. He was from Maryland, but I cannot find his parents. Marietta's sister married Willis Reed, son of Hugh, son of James and that is our direct line. William was in Edgar County first and was friends with Beckwith. He left the North Arm area and came to Danville with Beckwith. Thomas Reed made the woodwork for North Arm Church by hand and it's beautiful. Before that he, Hugh and Hamilton Reed built all the original structures for St. Mary's of the Woods. I am convinced that these three lines connect, but am not able to connect the dots. Thomas is from Greene Co. Pa. and I have his line complete. I would be happy to meet with you and compare info! Nancy
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