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William Seaton you found in the 1840 census listing being the the husband of Elender Seaton. William Seaton and a female named Elender. You would most likely have to check in Tennessee as Elender and the son Levi were both born there per 1850 census.

Here is the 1930 census listing 1930 U.S. Federal CensusFayette County, Illinois

South Hurricane

ED # 23, Sheet #4B

HH #90-90

Seaton, Tilford head 31 married at 20 (index lists "Lillard" but Tilford is on the image)

Seaton, Cynthia wife 29 married at 18

Seaton, Imer son 10

Seaton, Roselene daughter 7

Seaton, Edna daughter 5

Seaton, Tommie ab. father 58 married (ab. may mean that he was absent at the time of the census)

 

Note: no wife listed for Thomas; living next door in HH #89-89 (alone) is Elizabeth Prater 83 widowed

married at 22 (most likely Thomas' mother-in-law)

You can tell by the census that his parents were Amanda and John W. Seaton

seen in the 1870 and 1880 census and his grandmother was Elender Seaton

seen in the 1850 and 1860 census. I cannot tell you who his other grandparents

were as I do not know his mother Amanda's maiden name.

There are 8 trees at rootsweb for Thomas' son Tilford Clark Seaton;

none give his parents or other ancestors.

Use http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi to locate them!

1880 census:

1880 Ashmore, Coles, IL ED 46 sheet 22 14/15 Jun 1880

202 207 Prather, Alla E, 48 wid IN KY KY

Dora A 18 dau single IL KY IN

Laura A 16 dau single IL KY IN

William E 12 son works on farm IL KY IN

Cora 10 dau IL KY IN{abt 1870}

John 8 son IL KY IN

1900 Hurricane, Fayette, IL ED 15 sheet 7A 13 Jun 1900

131 131 Elisabeth Raster (?) Mar 1847 age 53 widow, 4 b 3 liv IL TN KY farmer

Seaton, Thomas C, son in law, Sep 1871 age 28, md 4 yrs IL IL IL farmer

Cora V wife Oct 1874 age 22, md 4 yrs, 2 b 2 liv, IL IL IL

Edna E dau Aug 1896 age 3 IL IL IL

Tillford C son Sep 1898 age 1 IL IL IL

Holms, Charley, H Hand, Nov 1877 age 22 widowed IL IL KS farm labor

Here they are in older censuses:

1870 Sharon, Fayette, IL page 91 14 Jul 1870

155 157 Seaton, John W 26 farming $1500 $600 IL

Amanda 22 TN

James W 6 IL

Edmund R 2 IL

1860 Sharon, Fayette, IL page 172 7 Aug 1860

1147 1159 Elender Seaton 50 female $1000 $300 TN

Ervin (?) 22 farming IL

John 17 farming IL

Jas R 15 IL

Henry Davis 52 farming $2000 $3000 TN

Mary 30 IN

W J male 10 IL

Nancy J 6 IL

Wm H 2 IL

1850 Fayette Co, IL page 70 9 Dec 1850

495 506 Elander Seaton 35 male TN

Levi 20 TN

Mary 17 IL

Clarissa 16 IL

William 10 IL

JOhn 8 IL

James 6 IL

Probably the correct family here in 1840.

I've indicated in parentheses who each person might be.

1840 Fayette Co, IL

Wm Seaton {head }

1 male under 5 (William age newborn)

1 male 10-15 (Levi age 10)

1 male 30-40 (William Sr)

3 females 5-10 (Clarissa 6, Mary 7 and 1 unknown)

1 female 20-30 (Elender age 25)

5dayofjune 1880.A.E.Soheroft enumeraator

:the Keaton's in the state of ILL.fayette co Sharon twp

Seaton they live in the State of ILLINOIS.

Last name : Seaton: -J W -age 35 {john}

in fayette co sharon twp

James W.age 15

Edward age 10

Thomas C. age 7

Charles age 4

Rolland age 4/12

{not sure } the name was below -in census

Van . V. R. age 72

Angeline age 33

Last name : Seaton: -J. R - age 32in fayette co sharon twp

Wife - Sarah -age 25

Esliza age 25

Lillie age 6

Jas W. 3

Ernest age 1

1870 U S Census

Sharon, Fayette Co., Illinois

Seaton, John W, 26, born in Illinois

Seaton, Amanda, 22, born in Tennessee

Seaton, James W, 5, born in Illinois

Seaton, Edward, 2, born in Illinois

John W Seaton was the son of Elander Seaton.

Thomas Seaton married Cora Prater on 18 Sept 1895 in Fayette Co., Illinois.

Thomas C Seaton died 6 March 1947 in Bingham Village, Fayette Co., Illinois.

{thomas C Seaton had gotten Ada Sears pregnant -concept occured march 4,1893 first trimester may13,1893}

the baby - Mancel Nova Sears was born November 25, 1893

Listing Site Updates

Descendants of John Sears

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 SEARS was born 24 Sep 1795 in North Carolina, and died 11 Aug 1864. He married HANNA JOHNSON 27 Dec 1817 in Warren Co, Ky.

Notes for JOHN SEARS:

From the Fayette County Geneology Society Vol 3

JOHN SEARS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA SEPT 24, 1795 MARRIED HANNAH JOHNSON BORN DECEMBER 03, 1788 IN SOUTH CAROLINA, BOTH DIED AUGUST 11, 1864. THEY WERE SHOT DOWN IN THEIR HOME AND KILLED BY THE SAME BULLET. THE TOMBSTONE SAYS THEY WERE KILLED BY SOLDIERS OF THE 111TH REGT, 111 VOLS. THEY WERE BURIED ON THE FARM SON JOSEPH IN THE SAME PLOT, DECENDENTS SAY THAT THE SOLDIERS DEMANDED HORSES, AND SOME SAY THAT THEY DEMANDED MONEY, AND WHEN JOHN SEARS REFUSED, HE WAS SHOT, WHEN HIS WIFE TRIED TO INTERVENE WAS BEHIND HIM AND WAS KILLED BY THE SAME BULLET. FRANCIS LANDERS A YOUNG GIRL WHO LATER MARRIED JOHN SEARS JR. WAS IN THE HOUSE AT THE SAME TIME. JOHN SEARS WAS A SOLDIER IN THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, AFTER THE INCIDENT, IT IS SAID THAT THE SOLDIERS SAT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND ATE THE FOOD THAT WAS BEING PREPARED FOR THE SEARS TO EAT, MY GREAT AUNT ANNIS HAS THE CHEST THAT THE BULLET WENT INTO. JOHN SEARS WAS ALSO A SOUTHERN SYMPATHIZER WHICH MIGHT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS DEATH.

THIS IS A ARTICLE FROM THE UNION MONITOR, IN HILLSBORO, ILLINOIS

THE SOLDIERS OF THE 41ST REGIMENT WHO WENT INTO THE DISAFFECTED VICINITY LAST WEEK, SUCCEDED IN ARRESTING THREE OF THE PARTIES IMPLICATED. THEY CALLED UPON THE CITIZENS FOR HORSES AND SADDLES, AS THEY CAME WITHOUT THESE, THEY CAME TO THE HOUSE OF OLD MR. SEARS FATHER OF THE NOTORIOUS " TOM SEARS" IN FAYETTE COUNTY, AND REQUESTED THE USE OF A SADDLE, THE OLD MAN REPLIED BY DISCHARGING HIS GUN, IN RETURNING THE FIRE THE OLD MAN WAS KILLED AS ALSO UNFORTUNATLY WAS HIS WIFE WHO WAS AT THE HOUSE AT THE TIME. ALTHOUGH A SAD AFFAIR THE CONDUCT OT THE SOLDIERS IN THIS MATTER ACCORDING TO THE BEST ACCOUNTS WAS NOT TO BE CONDEMMED, SOME EXCESSES ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY THEM IN OTHER RESPECTS, IF SO THEY SHOULD BE DEALT WITH PROMTLY.

THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH OF MR AND MRS SEARS IS FROM THE PEN OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. N. NALE

 

 

IN RELATION TO THE INCIDENT CONNECTED WITH THE DEATH OF MR AND MRS SEARS, I AS COMMANDER OF THE FORCE WOULD STATE, THAT AT THE REQUEST OF A DEPUTY MARSHAL FROM SPRINGFIELD, IL, I ACCOMPANIED HIM WITH A DETAIL OF FIVE MEN TO AID HIM IN THE ARREST OF TOM SEARS. WE ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE SUPPOSED TO BE HIS FATHERS WHERE WE EXPECTED TO FIND HIM [ TOM ] AND SURROUNDED IT, BUT NOT BEINING RIGHT ONE MAN WENT UP TO THE BACK DOOR AND ASK FOR A SADDLE SAYING THAT HE WAS TIRED OF RIDING WITHOUT ONE. IN THE MEANTIME I APPROACHED THE FRONT DOOR. THE OLD MAN ANSWERED NO SIR BY GOD YOU CAN'T HAVE MY SADDLE, AND JUMPING UP AND SEIZING HIS GUN HE SAW ME AND FIRED BARELY MISSING ME. HE THEN SPOKE TO SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE, SAYING BAR THE DOOR AND I'LL KILL ALL THE DAMN SON'S OF BITCHES . A NUMBER OF MEN WERE SUPPOSE TO BE IN THE HOUSE, AND MY MEN ALL STOOD UP CLOSE TO IT TO KEEP FROM BEING SHOT AT THROUGH THE WINDOWS. THE DOOR WAS OPEN A LITTLE SPACE BY THE OLD MAN, WHO WAS READY TO SHOOT, WHEN ONE OF MY MEN FIRED AT HIM. I AM OF THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SAME SHOT KILLED BOTH MR. AND MRS SEARS, SHE STOOD CLOSE BEHIND AND THEY BOTH FELL TOGETHER, HAD MR SEARS BEEN LESS IMPETUOUS NO HARM WOULD HAVE BEFALLEN HIM, NO OTHER PERSONS WERE IN THE HOUSE BUT AS I APPROCHED THE HOUSE I SAW A WOMAN GET OVER THE FENCE BACK OF THE HOUSE, AND GO INTO THE WOODS, I SUPPOSE TO GIVE AN ALARM TO SOMEONE, SHE DID NOT RETURN WHILE WE WERE AT THE HOUSE

J.H. NALE

LT. COL 41ST ILL VOLS

Children of JOHN SEARS and HANNA JOHNSON are:

i. JOHNSON2 SEARS, d. Abt. 1816, kicked by a horse and killed bur with parents.

2. ii. LEVI SEARS, b. 17 Nov 1818; d. 22 Dec 1891, Fayette Co, IL Liberty Cemetery.

3. iii. ELIZABETH SEARS, b. 16 Dec 1819; d. 28 Feb 1883, Buried Casey Cemetery, unmarked grave.

4. iv. CYNTHIA SEARS, b. 01 Apr 1824, ILLINOIS; d. 19 Dec 1884, Buried Vandalia, IL.

5. v. JOHN SEARS JR, b. Oct 1825; d. 09 Dec 1878, Sharon Twp, Fayette, Co IL.

vi. JOSEPH SEARS, b. Abt. 1826.

6. vii. CAROLINE SEARS, b. Abt. 1828; d. WFT Est. 1868-1923.

7. viii. SARAH SEARS, b. 1832, Fayette Co, IL; d. 02 Feb 1898, Tulsa Oklahoma.

8. ix. THOMAS SEARS, b. 03 Mar 1832; d. 22 Dec 1903, Buried Harris Cemetery Fayette Co, IL.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES JANE HARRIS AND LEVI SEARS

(Child #1 of William B. Harris and Sarah Dodson)

Frances Jane Harris4 (Wm. B3., Wooten2, Isaac1)was born December 24, 1822, in Hickman County, Tennessee. She married Levi Sears, son of John Sears and Anna Lona Johnson, on September 19, 1839, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born November 17, 1818, in Warren County, Kentucky, and died November 22, 1891. She died December 2, 1907. They were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois.

 

Children:

+ William T. SEARS b 9 Aug 1840, d 12 Sep 1916; m Nancy WILLIAMS

+ Cynthia Frances SEARS b 19 Feb 1842; m John Lawrence MEYER

John E. SEARS b 4 Mar 1843, Fayette Co., IL, d 23 Dec 1865, Civil War, bur Harris Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL

Elizabeth A. SEARS b 11 Jul 1844, Fayette Co., IL, d 18 Dec 1844, age 5m 7d

+ Emily B. SEARS b 2 Feb 1846; m Henry HICKS

+ Smith R. SEARS b 3 Dec 1847; m 1st Melissa A. HICKS, m 2nd Isabell (McLAUGHLIN) CARLOCK

+ Sterling Harris SEARS b 21 Feb 1849; m 1st Burnette HICKS, m 2nd Delila Adaline DEATON

+ Martha E. "Patty" SEARS b 8 Apr 1851; m Ellison M. HICKS

(infant son) SEARS b 15 Oct 1852, Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Oct 1852

Sarah M. SEARS b 16 Apr 1854, Fayette Co., IL, d 11 Dec 1855 (age 1y 7m 25d)

+ Joseph L. SEARS b 31 Jan 1856; m 1st Harriet G. CRAIG; m 2nd Mary F. (ISBELL) HICKS

Johnson P. SEARS b 5 May 1858, Fayette Co., IL, d 13 May 1866, bur Harris Cem., Hurricane Twp,, Fayette Co,, IL

+ Delila SEARS b 3 Apr 1858; m James F. COLE

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM T. SEARS AND NANCY WILLIAMS

(Child #1 of Frances Jane Harris and Levi Sears)

William T. Sears5 (Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born August 9, 1840, in Fayette County, Illinois. He married Nancy Williams, daughter of Benjamin Williams and Hannah Jones, on December 20, 1860, in Fayette County. She was born March 16, 1842, in Illinois, and died June 7, 1926. He died September 12, 1916. They were buried in Liberty Cemetery, South Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois.

 

Children:

Benjamin R. SEARS b 24 May 1862, Fayette Co., IL, d 6 Jan 1911, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL; m 26 Sep 1886, Fayette Co., IL, Martha Ann SCRIBNER [d/o Pleasant Frank SCRIBNER and Elizabeth M. HARRIS4, (Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 25 Jul 1864, Fayette Co., IL, d 12 Dec 1900

Children:

Clinton SEARS b 20 Jul 1890, Fayette Co., IL

Charlotte Emeline SEARS b Jun 1892, Fayette Co., IL; m Virgil Lawrence MEYER [s/o George Lawrence MEYER6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Florence Rebecca HARRIS5 (Benj. A.4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 19 Jul 1893, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL

Carter Harrison SEARS b 15 May 1895, Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Mar 1919, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Roscoe C. SEARS b 1 May 1898 (date on tombstone), Fayette Co., IL; b 30 Apr 1898 (date given in death record), d 18 Apr 1927, WWI US Inf., bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

 

Sarah M. SEARS b 12 Nov 1863, Fayette Co., IL; m 6 Dec 1885, Fayette Co., IL, Levi LAWSON (s/o Samuel R. LAWSON and Elizabeth HAYS) b 1861 (24-1885), Fayette Co., IL

Keziah Frances SEARS b 3 Apr 1867, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Jul 1938; m 28 Nov 1882, Fayette Co., IL, John J. GARLAND (s/o Nathaniel M. GARLAND and Laura Ann HARRISON) b 1859 (23 - 1882), Fayette Co., IL

Mary J. SEARS b 3 Feb 1869, Fayette Co., IL, d 1871

Martha E. "Patty" SEARS b 15 Jun 1872, Fayette Co., IL; m 31 Mar 1887, Fayette Co., IL, Samuel McCager WRIGHT (s/o Sanford WRIGHT and Jane LINCH) b 1865 (22 - 1887), Montgomery Co., IL

Dorothy Ann SEARS b 18 Jun 1875, Fayette Co., IL; m William O. ROBERTS

Elmina SEARS b 18 Sep 1878, Fayette Co., IL, d 1944, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL; m 18 Apr 1895, Fayette Co., IL, William M. WHITTEN (s/o John S. WHITTEN and Margaret WILSON) b Mar 1874 (26-1900), Fayette Co., IL; lvd Pana, Christian Co., IL when census taken in 1900

Children:

Irma WHITTEN b Jan 1896, IL

Dora WHITTEN b Dec 1898, MO

Gladys WHITTEN b Jan 1900, IL

 

Levi E. SEARS b 7 Apr 1879, Fayette Co., IL, d Jul 1880

Flora Effie SEARS b 29 Dec 1880, Fayette Co., IL

Van Buren SEARS b 2 Sep 1881, Fayette Co., IL

Johnson P. SEARS b 16 Mar 1885, Fayette Co., IL, d 6 Apr 1954; m 6 Aug 1907, Julia WILLIAMS, d 1942; no children

 

CHILDREN OF EMILY B. SEARS AND HENRY HICKS

(Child #5 of Frances Jane Harris and Levi Sears)

Emily B. Sears5 (Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born February 2, 1846, in Fayette County, Illinois, and died August 13, 1918. She married Henry Hicks, son of Lewis Hicks and Jane Lloyd, on April 9, 1863, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born May 31, 1844, in Fayette County, Illinois, and died October 5, 1918. Both Emily and Henry were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

 

Children:

(infant child) HICKS, b abt 1865, Fayette Co., IL

Johnson P. HICKS b 3 Jul 1867, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Jul 1948, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 29 Sep 1901, Ethel Catherine CARLOCK [d/o James Robert CARLOCK5 (Thersy Rhodes4, Lucinda Harris3, Zack.2, Isaac1) and Frances E. WOLF] b 24 Jul 1884, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL, d 19 Dec 1967, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL ( Ramsey News Journal, Apr 1, 1910: "Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Hicks and family left from Illinois Central for Ainsworth, Nebraska to make their home there")

Mary Elizabeth HICKS b 17 Jun 1870, Fayette Co., IL, d 21 Feb 1937; m 14 Feb 1889, Fayette Co., IL, Joseph Edward CARLOCK [s/o James Robert CARLOCK5, (Thersy Rhodes4, Lucinda Harris3, Zack.2, Isaac1) and Melvina Peradine VIRDIN] b 8 Dec 1869, Buckhart Twp., Christian Co., IL, d 22 Feb 1935); both d Pana, Christian Co., IL, and both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in Part VIII, Chapter 6, Descendants of Lucinda Harris

(infant child) HICKS

Rebecca Jane HICKS b Mar 1873 (7-1860), Fayette Co., IL; m 26 Dec 1890, Thomas H. CARLOCK [s/o Elias CARLOCK and Martha Ann HARRIS5 (Thos. D.4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1] b Jan 1870 Fayette Co, IL); children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 7.3, Descendants of Thomas D. Harris

Izetta B. HICKS b 27 Feb 1875, Fayette Co., IL, d 4 Oct 1960; m 1st 26 Dec 1891 James Robert CARLOCK5 [Thersy Rhodes4, Lucinda Harris3, Zach.2, Isaac1) and John Henry CARLOCK]; children listed under James R. Carlock in Part VIII, Ch. 6, Descendants of Lucinda Harris ; m 2nd Mr. MILLER; (Note: Thersy Rhodes also d/o Lucinda Harris and Alexander Rhodes; see Part IX)

Alice B. HICKS b 15 Feb 1877, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jul 1964, bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 1st 8 Mar 1899, James Norris DAVIS [s/o Jonathan Franklin DAVIS and Elizabeth RHODES4 (Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 23 Jun 1871, Fayette Co., IL, d 21 Apr 1921 [note: Elizabeth Rhodes3 (also d/o Elliott W. Rhodes2, Alex.1)]; m 2nd 1925, Clark G. CRAIG (s/o William Branwell CRAIG and Marilla Ann SWISHER) b Jul 1874, Audubon Twp., Montgomery Co., IL; m 3rd 20 Oct 1958, Henry William MERRIMAN (s/o Wilson C. MERRIMAN and Elizabeth CLINE) b Feb 1875, Fayette Co., IL, d 1959; no record that Alice had any children

Otis HICKS b 1878 (1-1880), Fayette Co., IL

Jennie HICKS b 16 Mar 1879, Fayette Co., IL; m Lloyd JOHNSON

 

CHILDREN OF SMITH R. SEARS AND WIVES

(1) MELISSA A. HICKS (2) ISABELL M. CARLOCK

(Child #6 of Frances Jane Harris and Levi Sears

Smith R. Sears5 (Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born December 3, 1847, in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois and died in 1927 in paw paw IL . He married Melissa A. Hicks, daughter of Greenberry Hicks and Sarah Jane Hicks, on October 15, 1865. She was born May 13, 1846, in Tennessee. She died January 19, 1876, age 30 years 8 months and 8 days, and was buried in Little Hickory Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. He then married Isabell McLaughlin Carlock, daughter of Isaac Carlock and Lucinda Scribner, on October 28, 1876 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born November 6, 1858, in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. died march 29,1925 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of Smith R. Sears and Melissa A. Hicks:

John Pinkerton SEARS b 12 Dec 1866, Fayette Co., IL, d 1941; m 23 Oct 1889, H. Ginnette FORBUS (d/o George FORBUS and Augustine BUMGARTEN) b 18 Oct 1869, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 5 Jan 1953, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL; both bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Children:

Faye E. SEARS b 24 Aug 1890, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jun 1917, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Grace M. SEARS b 18 Mar 1892, Fayette Co., IL, d 14 Sep 1894, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

William Earl SEARS b 1 Nov 1895, Fayette Co., IL, d 6 Nov 1896, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Eva Vaughn SEARS b Oct 1899, Fayette Co., IL, d 1964, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m Mr. GRATE

Opel Mildred SEARS b 14 Jun 1902, Fayette Co., IL; m John FULLER

Child of Opel M. Sears:

Helen Elaine SEARS b 17 May 1918, d 17 May 1931, age 12 y 11 m, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

 

Harry Victor SEARS b 6 Dec 1909, Fayette Co., IL; m Mrs. Mary BUTLER

 

Ada M. SEARS b 1869 (1-1870), Fayette Co., IL died May 1925 Rock Island IL .

Child:

Mansel SEARS, b 25 Nov 1893

 

Lucinda or Lulu SEARS b 1872 (8-1880), Fayette Co., IL

Greenberry SEARS b 20 Aug 1874, Fayette Co., IL

 

Children of Smith R. Sears and Isabell M. Carlock:

Sarah Malissa SEARS b 29 Sep 1877, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Aug 1878

Anna Arena SEARS b 16 Jan 1880, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m William TEETERS

Francis Debin SEARS b 16 Aug 1881, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 1881

+ Miles Willis SEARS b 29 May 1883; m 1st Ona L. MERRIMAN; m 2nd Illinois "Noia" STOKES, she m 1st Willie OWENS

Mary Emma SEARS b 23 Jun 1884, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m James BROWN

Harvy Henry SEARS b 1 Feb 1887, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d in Claremore, OK; m Emma

Ina Sevilla SEARS b 10 Sep 1889, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 1890

Lona Dell SEARS b 26 Apr 1891, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 22 Oct 1910, Fayette Co., IL, Samuel Franklin HORN (s/o Gusave HORNE and Anna SARVER) b 7 Jul 1890, Herrick, Shelby Co., IL, d 10 Oct 1952, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

Children:

Bernice Isabell HORN b 6 Aug 1911 IL; m 30 Sep 1938, Arthur LONG

Joe Wilbur HORN b 11 Aug 1912 IL; m Jun 1938, Dorothy GARDENER

 

Erma Intha Bell SEARS b 21 Aug 1900, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Dec 1921; m Mr. HOFFMAN

 

CHILDREN OF MILES W. SEARS AND WIVES

(1) ONA L MERRIMAN (2) ILLINOIS STOKES

(Child #4 of Smith R. Sears and Isabell McLaughlin Carlock)

Miles Willis Sears6 (Smith R.5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born May 29, 1883 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois, and died August 3, 1973. He married Ona L. Merriman, daughter of Dempsey Marion Merriman and Catherine Matthews. She was born in 1878, and died in 1924 near Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. Ona and Miles were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. After his first wife's death, Miles married Illinois "Noia" Stokes, daughter of John Milton Stokes and Elizabeth L. Fleet, on July 25, 1925. She was born March 9, 1885 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois, and died January 14, 1959. She was previously married to Willie Owens on December 14, 1902. They had three daughters, Goldie, Eleanor, and Victoria, and also had two sons, Graydon and Espher.

 

Children of Miles W. Sears and Ona L. Merriman:

Earl O. SEARS b 27 Oct 1904, Fayette Co., IL, d 1962, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m Emma ?

Marion S. SEARS b 26 Nov 1906, Fayette Co., IL, d 1925, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Tony Burnette SEARS b 30 Oct 1908, Fayette Co., IL, d 11 Nov 1931, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Claud F. SEARS b 20 Sep 1910, Fayette Co., IL; m Freda ?

Victor Paul SEARS b 13 Mar 1913, Fayette Co., IL, d 1919, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Delbert Levi SEARS b 19 Aug 1918, Fayette Co., IL; m Theresa ?

 

Child of Miles W. Sears and Noia Stokes:

Billy SEARS

 

 

 

 

Notifying Visitors of Site Enhancements

Name: Smith R. SEARS Sex: M Name: Smith SEARS Birth: ABT 1847 Birth: 3 DEC 1847 in Fayette County Illinois Note: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

SEARS, SMTIH R HICKS, MELISSA 10/15/1865 00A/0093 FAYETTE Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

SEARS, SMITH CARLOCK, ISABEL 10/28/1876 00B/0013 FAYETTE

Lurana Jane Stokes Owens Hicks writes.....Miles dad, Smith Sears first wife was a sister to Elson Hicks nee Harris was Melessa Hicks and they had three kids. John Sears married Nettie Forbus. Green Berry don’t know. A girl wasent right and her name was Addey and she had a son by Tommy Seaton named Mancel Sears. 1850 Census taken November 16, 1850 in Fayette County Illinois Line 270.

1860 Census taken August 19, 1860 in Fayette County Illinois page 225 line 1529.

1880 Census taken June 9, 1880 in South Hurricane Township in Fayette County Illinois E.D. 92 page 15 line 41. Census lists parents from North Carolina.

Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 Record

Name: Smith R. Sears Gender: Male Spouse Name: Melissa C. Hicks Marriage Date: Oct 15, 1865 Marriage County: Fayette Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Vandalia, IL.

Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 Record

Name: Smith Sears Gender: Male Spouse Name: Isabel Carlock Marriage Date: Oct 28, 1876 Marriage County: Fayette Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Vandalia, IL.

Name: Levi SEARS Sex: M Birth: 17 NOV 1818 in Warren County Kentucky

Birth: 17 NOV 1818 Death: 22 DEC 1891 in Hurricane Township in Fayette County Illinois

Burial: Liberty Cemetery in Hurricane Township Fayette County ILlinois Note:

Immigrated from Kentucky to Illinois October 8, 1828

1850 Census taken November 16, 1850 in Fayette County Illinois Line 270.

1860 Census taken August 19, 1860 in Fayette County Illinois page 225 line 1529.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

SEARS, LEVI HARRIS, FRANCES JANE 09/19/1839 00A/0014 FAYETTE

Lurana Jane Stokes Owens Hicks writes.....Levi Sears, married William Marable Harris’ sister and her name was Francis Jane Harris and they had thirteen children. Francis Jane Harris was borned December 24, 1822 in Hickman County Tennessee and married Levi Sears September 14, 1838. She died December 2, 1907, he died 1891, and both are buried in Liberty. Levi Sears was borned November 17, 1818 in Warren County Kentucky and died in Fayette County Illinois and married Francis Jane Harris September 19, 1839. Children: Jane Harris Sears: Smith Sears and his first wife was Ell Hicks sister Melissa Hick’s sister and their kids are John Sears and he married Nettie Forbus. When his first wife died, Smith married Isbell Cearlock and their kids are Miles and Howe. Howe died in Oklahoma. His first wife was Ong Nierrema and his second wife was Illinois Owens nee stokes and their first son borned was Billy. More Smith and Isabel kids are Arnie and she married Bill Teteis. Smith Sears deserted his family and run off with his own cousin Sally Harris and lived with her until she died and they did not have any kids: Lona married Horn: Emma never married and died in California and when Long was less than a year old: Greenberry Sears: Addie did not ever marry and she wasent right in mind but had a son named Mancil Sears: Starlin Sears who married first to Bernetta Hicks and they had two kids., Willey and Ida. Starlin’s second wife was Delia Deaton and their kids are Flora and she married Horros Moroson with no kids. Then Viola Sears married Sam Shocky with no kids. Amanda Sears never married and died in California. Tom Sears married Flo Force and their first son was Branson Sears and he married Rosie Hicks (she was the daughter of preacher Martain Hicks and Kathie Hicks nee stokes) and they had one son named Benell borned November 1914. Another child of Levi was Martha or Patty Sears who married Ellison Hicks. Their kids Fred. Eurie married Isbell: Delila Sears married James Cole and their kids are Fred, Dallas, Jess, Florie Mertrena married James Hicks son of Martain and Izzitie hicks nee Stokes: Delila Cole nee Sears: Emily married Henry Hicks and their kids Johnson Hicks and he married Ethel Cearlock. The second child of Emily and Henry Hicks Izittie Hicks a sister to Johnson Hicks. Robert Cearlock Izettie Hicks was a step mom to Johnson Hicks wife Ethel Cearlock and daughter of Robert Cearlock. They had three kids, Ethel, May and Bertha. Henry and Emily sears’ third child is Alice Hicks and she married Tobin Rhodes and another girl of them is Rebecca Hicks and she married Thomas Cearlock, a brother to Lillie fleet nee Cearlock and Thomas Cearlock is a name sake of his grand father Thomas Harris who is a brother to William marable and Benjamin. Aunt Tommie Cearlock’s mom was Martha Harris, a daughter of Tommie (Thomas). A daughter of Becca Hicks and Tommy Cearlock is Lottie that married Homer Garland. Another daughter Fairy, married John Fish and a third daughter Vena married Cecil Adams. Son of Homer Cearlock married Myrtle Meyer nee Cearlock; she was a daughter of Joe Meyer so this ends kids of Emmy and Henry: Cynthia Sears married John Meyer Senior and here are some of their kids. Lucy married Silas Hicks and her sister Lissie married Siris Hicks Twin brothers and wives are Meyer sisters and now their sister Margaret Sears married the twin boy’s dad, William Riley Hicks. Another kid of Cynthia and John is John Meyer Junior. He married Mary Sears with no kids and she was some kin to his mom Cynthia Sears.

Father: John SEARS b: 24 SEP 1795 in North Carolina

Mother: Susannna JOHNSON b: 5 DEC 1788 in Warren County Kentucky

Marriage 1 Frances Jane HARRIS b: 24 DEC 1822 in Hickman County Tennessee

Married: 14 SEP 1834 in Fayette County Illinois

Children

William T. SEARS b: 9 AUG 1840 in Fayette County Illinois

Cynthia Frances SEARS b: 19 FEB 1842 in Fayette County Illinois

John E. SEARS b: 4 MAR 1843 in Fayette County Illinois

Infant SEARS b: 15 OCT 1843 in Fayette County Illinois

Elizabeth A. SEARS b: 11 JUL 1844 in Fayette County Illinois

Starling Harris SEARS b: 21 FEB 1849 in Fayette County Illinois

Martha E. SEARS b: 8 APR 1851 in Fayette County Illinois

Infant SEARS b: 15 OCT 1852 in Fayette County Illinois

Sarah M. SEARS b: 16 APR 1854 in Fayette County Illinois

Joseph L. SEARS b: 31 JAN 1856 in Fayette County Illinois

Delila SEARS b: 3 APR 1860 in Fayette County Illinois

Elilia B. SEARS b: 5 FEB 1846 in Fayette County Illinois

Smith R. SEARS b: ABT 1847 in Fayette County Illinois

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CHILDREN OF CYNTHIA F. SEARS AND JOHN L. MEYER

(Child #2 of Frances Jane Harris and Levi Sears)

Cynthia Frances Sears5 (Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born February 19, 1842, in Fayette County, Illinois. She married John Lawrence Meyer, son of George Meyer and Margaret Johnson, on March 8, 1859, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born October 10, 1835, in Bremerhaven, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, and died January 13, 1915, in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. She died February 24, 1918. They were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois.

 

Children:

Levi B. MEYER b 1 Jan 1860, Fayette Co., IL, d 13 Mar 1956, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m Thilie Ann CASEY, widow of Mart CASEY

Margaret Jane MEYER b 24 Jul 1861, Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Nov 1953, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 1st 3 Oct 1879, Fayette Co., IL, Benjamin W. TURNBOW [s/o George W. TURNBOW and Mary A. HARRIS4 (Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 30 Jul 1858, Fayette Co., IL, d 4 Apr 1927, Fayette Co., IL, bur Harris Cem. there; children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 7.6, Descendants of Mary A. Harris ; m 2nd 18 Feb 1894, Fayette Co., IL, William Riley HICKS [s/o James Jerdan HICKS4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Caroline HALFORD] b 9 Nov 1854, Fayette Co., IL, d 24 Aug 1926, bur Little Hickory Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; no children; lvd Fayette Co., IL, when census taken in 1900

+ Frances N. MEYER b 16 Feb 1863; m John Curtis FORCE.

+ Elizabeth A. "Betsy" MEYER b 20 Dec 1865; m Henry C. DAVIDSON

+ George Lawrence MEYER b 15 Feb 1867; m 1st Florence Rebecca HARRIS; m 2nd Dora DAVIDSON

Lucy Caroline MEYER b 7 Dec 1868, Fayette Co., IL, d 29 Nov 1909, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 17 Nov 1895, Fayette Co., IL, Silas HICKS , [s/o William Riley HICKS5 (James J. Hicks 4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Mary Frances MATTHEWS] b 4 Jun 1874, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 13 Sep 1942, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL); children listed under his name in this part, Ch. 8.5, Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks

Joseph Erwin MEYER b 25 Nov 1870, Fayette Co., IL, d 10 Feb 1956, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 21 Jan 1894, Fayette Co., IL, Dora K. MERRIMAN (d/o Dempsey Marion MERRIMAN and Catherine MATTHEWS) b 7 Jan 1874, IL, d 30 Dec 1918, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Children:

Lora Myrtle MEYER b Jan 1895, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Homer G. CARLOCK [s/o Thomas J. CARLOCK6 (Martha A. Harris5, Thos D.4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Rebecca Jane HICKS6 (Emily B. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)]

Homer L. MEYER b May 1897, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 1920, Vida F. CASEY (d/o Ora E. CASEY and Lottie Pauline WORKER b 1902 (7-1910), Fayette Co., IL

Cynthia MEYER b 1901 (9-1910), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Mr. SEATON

Opal MEYER b 1904 (6-1910), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Mr. CARTER

Everett MEYER b 1906 (4-1910), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL d 1 Jan 1982; m 1927, Ruby RHODES [d/o Elmer Smith RHODES6 (John W5., Martha J. Hicks4, Cath., Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Lucy Irene BOYD] b 1908 (2-1910) IL; [John W. Rhodes3, also s/o Elliott W. Rhodes2, (Alex1.)]

 

Marion MEYER b 7 Oct 1872, Fayette Co., IL, d 3 Aug 1938; m 1898, Cora May CONARROWE (d/o William CONARROWE and Hannah SHAFTER) b 11 Jun 1878, Jacksonburgh, OH, d 19 Sep 1946, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, when 1900 census taken, and in Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co., IL, when 1910 census taken, where the census shows Cora May had 6 children of whom 4 were living

Children:

Clyde L. MEYER b May 1900, Fayette Co., IL

Claud MEYER b 1903 (7-1910), IL

Freda Belle MEYER b 1907 (3-1910,) IL

Fern MEYER b 1908 (age 1y 11 mo 1910), IL

 

Eldred MEYER b 5 Sep 1874, Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Oct 1913, bur Liberty Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL

John Erwin MEYER b 18 Sep 1876, Fayette Co., IL, d 29 Feb 1958, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 11 Dec 1911, Mary E. SEARS (d/o John Johnson SEARS and Frances LANDERS) b 10 Jan 1872, Fayette Co., IL, d 5 Aug 1943, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Homer MEYER b 4 Jan 1878, Fayette Co., IL, d 23 Aug 1879

Cynthia Malissa MEYER b 24 Nov 1880, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 4 Jan 1937, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 28 Oct 1897, Fayette Co., IL, Cyrus HICKS [s/o William Riley HICKS5 (James J. Hicks4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Mary Frances MATTHEWS] b 4 Jun 1875, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 27 Jan 1922, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 8.5, Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks

+ Ora Theodore MEYER b 29 Jan 1883; m Ina Roberta COLE

+ Anna Arada MEYER b 12 Jul 1885; m William Matthew HARRIS

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES N. MEYER AND JOHN C. FORCE

(Child #3 of Cynthia Frances Sears and John Lawrence Meyer)

Frances N. Meyer6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born February 16, 1863, in Fayette County, Illinois, and died November 5, 1919, in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois. She married John Curtis Force, son of Thomas Force and Elizabeth Hotz, on April 3, 1890, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born March 11, 1865, in Effingham County, Illinois, and died October 25, 1925, in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois. He was buried beside his wife at Mulberry Grove Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois.

 

Children:

Laura A. FORCE b 30 Dec 1890, Altamont, Effingham Co., IL; m 24 Nov 1910, Fayette Co., IL, Ernest A. CROWDER (s/o James CROWDER and Victoria ELAM) b 17 Aug 1891, d 25 Mar 1956, Smithboro, Bond Co., IL, bur Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL

Child:

Illinois C. CROWDER b 9 Jan 1914, IL, bur Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m Edward ELMENDORF

 

Cora Elizabeth FORCE b 31 Jul 1892, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 28 Dec 1910, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL, Edgar ELSWORTH (s/o John Wesley ELSWORTH and Elizabeth ANDREWS) b 9 Jun 1889, Finney Co., KS, d 21 May 1951

Children:

Roy Curtis ELSWORTH b 25 Dec 1912, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m 15 Jun 1940, Dorothy JAY (d/o Orrin Sylvester JAY and Anna Marie LUEBBE) b 13 May 1910, Aurora, Kane Co., IL

George Ray ELSWORTH b 21 Jan 1915, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m 15 Jun 1938, Mary Ann GRAHAM (d/o Harry GRAHAM and Katherine GREENMAN) b 16 Aug 1918, Aurora, Kane Co., IL

Marion Lawrence ELSWORTH b 24 Dec 1916, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m 20 Apr 1942, Anna Genevieve BROWN (d/o James Arthur BROWN and Elizabeth LAFFERTY) b 31 May 1913, Aurora, Kane Co., IL

 

Caroline FORCE b 10 Sep 1894, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 7 Jun 1917, Greenville, Bond Co., IL, Charles ANDREWS (s/o Henry ANDREWS and Emma GLEN) b 5 Nov 1891, Fayette Co., IL, d 24 Oct 1936, Waterman, De Kalb Co., IL, bur Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL

Child:

Frances Myrtle ANDREWS b 1 Jan 1912, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m 27 Jun 1941, Homer H. SCHAPER

 

Floyd M. FORCE b 26 Sep 1899, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL, d 10 Dec 1918

Cynthia Mildred FORCE b 29 Oct 1906, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL; m Milton NOLAN

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH A. MEYER AND HENRY C. DAVIDSON

(Child #4 of Cynthia Frances Sears and John Lawrence Meyer)

Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Meyer6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born December 20, 1865 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died on February 5, 1953. She married Henry C. Davidson, who was born in August, 1851 in Illinois, and died in 1929. She was his third wife. He married his first wife, Cynthia Catherine Cook, daughter of Alfred Burton Cook and Susannah Landers, on February 18, 1872 in Fayette County, Illinois. She died in Fayette County, Illinois, on March 20, 1874, at age 22 years 6 months 13 days. She was buried in Harris Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. He married his second wife, Narcissus Jane Cook, sister of his first wife, on December 23, 1874 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born on February 1, 1841, and died in 1894 in Fayette County, Illinois; Henry and his second wife, Narcissus, and his third wife, Elizabeth, were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. The family was living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses were taken. In 1910, Elizabeth had five children with four of them still living.

 

Children of Elizabeth A. Meyer and Henry C. Davidson:

(son) DAVIDSON d 1900, Fayette Co., IL, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Cynthia K. DAVIDSON b 1901 (9-1910), Fayette Co., IL, d 1873, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL; m 1st Homer E. RHODES4 [s/o James Asberry Rhodes3, (McComas2, Alex1) and Telithew Jane CULERTSON] his obituary is copied in Part IX, Ch. 5, Descendants of McComas Rhodes; m 2nd Mr. CASEY

Notes from her obituary (not dated):

Funeral services were held Sunday in Allen Funeral Home, Fillmore, for Mrs. Cynthia K. Casey, 72, of Peoria. She died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday in Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, Bingham. Mrs. Casey was born in Fayette County, a daughter of Henry and Betsy Meyer Davidson. She leaves three sons, Lowell Rhodes of Clinton, Robert Rhodes of Marquette Heights, Earl Rhodes of Royalton, three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson of Pekin, Mrs. Sharon Peterson of Creve Coeur, Mrs. Pauline Forbus of Vandalia, a brother Quenton Davidson of Fillmore, 24 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death.

Children: (Not listed in order of birth)

Lowell RHODES

Robert RHODES

Dorothy RHODES; m Maurice THOMPSON

Sharon RHODES; m Mr. Paterson

Pauline RHODES; m George FORBUS

Earl RHODES

Ronald RHODES

Arthur RHODES b 23 Jul 1929, d 25 Apr 1938

 

Narcissa Jane DAVIDSON b 1903 (7-1910), Fayette Co., IL

Theodore Clyde DAVIDSON b 1905 (5-1910), Fayette Co., IL

Lawrence H. DAVIDSON b 1907 (3-1910), Fayette Co., IL

Quenton DAVIDSON b Fayette Co., IL

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE L. MEYER AND FLORENCE R. HARRIS

(Child #5 of Cynthia Frances Sears and John Lawrence Meyer)

George Lawrence Meyer6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born February 15, 1867, in Fayette County, Illinois, and died May 2, 1955, in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. He married Florence Rebecca Harris, daughter of Benjamin A. Harris4 (Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Louisa or Eliza Van Watkins, on November 9, 1888, in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born March 1, 1868, near Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois, and died there on November 19, 1906. He then married a second wife, Dora Davidson. Both George and Florence were buried at Liberty Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

 

Children of George L. Meyer and Florence R. Harris:

Chester Barton MEYER b 24 Sep 1889, Bingham Fayette, Co., IL; m Gladys MAY

Pearl Valla MEYER b 7 Sep 1891, Bingham Fayette, Co., IL; m 15 May 1912, Sangamon Co., IL, Everett Emery HARRISON (s/o William HARRISON and Cynthia DONALDSON) b 18 Apr 1890, Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL, d 18 Aug 1957, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Child:

Charlene HARRISON b 6 Oct 1913, Fillmore, Montgomery Co, IL; m 3 May 1932, Rupert ELLER

 

Virgil Lawrence MEYER b 29 Jul 1893, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m Charlotte Emeline SEARS [d/o Benjamin R. SEARS6 (Wm. T.5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1), and Martha Ann SCRIBNER5 (Eliz. M. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b Jun 1892

Alice Belle MEYER b 10 Jun 1895, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Apr 1924, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m Torney Alonzo HILL [s/o Joseph Preston HILL and Catherine HICKS5 (Alfred R.4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 26 Jan 1890, Fayette Co., IL, d 1924, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in this part, Ch. 8.1, Descendants of Alfred R. Hicks

Cleda Van MEYER b 23 Nov 1900, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m Eddie PADDOCK

Bessie Eileen MEYER b 29 Sep 1903, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m Jul 1924, Everett Roe HARRIS [s/o William C. HARRIS6 (James F.5, Alfred G.4, Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1) and Rebecca ALEXANDER] b 10 Jul 1901, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL, d 1964, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL

 

CHILDREN OF ORA T. MEYER AND INA R. COLE

(Child #13 of Cynthia Frances Sears and John Lawrence Meyer)

Ora Theodore Meyer6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born January 29, 1883 in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, and died there on September 11, 1916. He married Ina Roberta Cole, daughter of William Henry Cole and Sarah H. Wilson, on January 20, 1904 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born June 15, 1882 and died on January 1, 1946. These two events took place in Fayette County, Illinois. She and her husband were buried in Liberty Cemetery there.

 

Children:

Clifford Cole MEYER b 13 Nov 1904, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 1 Feb 1973, Montgomery Co., IL, bur Glendale Cem., Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL; m 12 Aug 1925, Elsie May CASEY (d/o James M. CASEY and Noi ROBERTSON) b 1907 (3-1910), IL

Wilbur Lawrence MEYER b 22 May 1906, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 22 Dec 1926, Mollie Eleanor RHODES7 [d/o Elmer Smith RHODES6 (John W5., Martha J. Hicks4, Cath., Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Lucy Irene BOYD] b 1906 (4-1910) IL; (John W. Rhodes3, also s/o Elliott W. Rhodes2, (Alex1.); the Elmer S. Rhodes family lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL when 1910 census taken

Children:

Imar Ora MEYER b 20 Oct 1928, Fayette Co., IL, d 5 Nov 1928, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

(infant son) MEYER b 4 May 1930, Fayette Co., IL, d same day

 

Amber MEYER b 28 Jul 1908, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Nov 1908, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Glen Washington MEYER b 22 Feb 1910, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 28 May 1942, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 23 Aug 1933, Velma MERRIMAN

Burnice MEYER b 1 Aug 1912, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 1st 3 Dec 1930, Jerry Bryan DAVIDSON (s/o Joseph DAVIDSON and Bertha WAYNE) b 15 Apr 1909, d 19 Apr 1939, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 2nd 4 May 1946, Edward Isaac SPIRES (s/o David Crocket SPIRES and Mary Ellen WILLIAMS) b 5 Feb 1908, d 5 May 1975

Burnell MEYER b 1 Aug 1912, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Mar 1913, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Lucile MEYER b 27 Jul 1914, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 29 May 1934, Fayette Co., IL, Glenn William BAKER (s/o Don C. BAKER and Edith HOMEY)

 

CHILDREN OF ANNA A. MEYER AND WILLIAM M. HARRIS

(Child #14 of Cynthia Frances Sears and John Lawrence Meyer)

Anna Arada Meyer6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born July 12, 1885 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. She married William Matthew Harris, son of Campbell C. Harris and Telithew Jane Culbertson. He was born August 25, 1881 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois, and died April 25, 1958. He was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois. We are not aware of any relationship between Campbell C. Harris and the Isaac Harris family.

 

Children:

Otha Pearl HARRIS b 4 Nov 1903, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 26 Sep 1926, Fayette Co., IL, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 14 Feb 1924, Fayette Co., IL, Edith Gurman CARLOCK [d/o James Robert CARLOCK5 (Thersy Rhodes4, Lucinda Harris3, Zach.2, Isaac1) and Izetta B. HICKS] b 10 Jul 1905, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL (Thersy Rhodes also d/o Alexander Rhodes)

Child: (of Otha P. Harris and Edith G. Carlock)

Melba Pauline HARRIS b 17 Oct 1925, Fayette Co., IL; m 11 Jan 1945, William K. ERDELAC

 

Leta Fern HARRIS b 5 Mar 1905, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d Apr 1972; m 2 Jun 1921, Warner BENDA (s/o Frank BENDA and Edith BINGHAM) b 13 Aug 1902, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL

Eda Frances HARRIS b 17 Feb 1908, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 1909, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL.

Mildred Edna HARRIS b 20 Dec 1910, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 30 Sep 1947, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Harold Meyer HARRIS b 17 Jan 1912, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 24 Aug 1924, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Thurman Ross HARRIS b 6 Mar 1913, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 1913, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL

Wilda HARRIS b 27 May 1914, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 1st Nova WALSTROM; m 2nd Louis DANZ

Anna HARRIS b 4 Jul 1917, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m 30 Aug 1935, Ewin BENDA

Bernard Matthew HARRIS b 18 Nov 1921, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m Mar 1938, Helen COLE [d/o Alva Cleo COLE and Bessie Fern HARRIS7 (Wm. A.6, Wm. Berry5, Alfred G.4, Ancil M.3, Zach.2, Isaac1)]

You must know is that -Smith R Sears and Isabell Carlock {cearlock } had many children :

Anna b jan16, 1800, Miles b may29 1882, Mary June 1884, Harvey feb 1,1887, Lorna b april 1891.

But dont know is that -they had children that died that must of cause trouble in their marriage :

Sarah Sears born sept 29,1871 -Francis Sears born Aug 16,1881 -Ina Sears born Sept 10,1889.

which brings to believe that after lorna was born -Isabell was probarbly not want to have any more

kids so she told him -{no Sex } he went else where to Sarah Harris -whom he ran off with 1891.

But what happend was Isabell stepdaughter Ada Sears got pregnant by thomas C Seaton .He didnt

want to admit to it so he deny it -so he can get out of it -so he can be bachelor /marry later as he

felt ada Sears wasnt good enough for him for a wife -but she was good enough to put seed in her

and maybe rape or or force her to have sex or Maybe it was consentual sex he told her he loved her

and he wanted to marry her -he gave her all kinds of lies smooth talk to get in her pants in those days.

But what happend was - Isabell Carlock Sears did not want Ada in her house no more so Ada was put in Watertown Hosp in Rock Island Illinois left there to die and nobody cared what happend to her.

{her cousins are working Watertown Hosp - Stokes -they married into Harris -Hicks -Sears etc family }

In census -of Watertown hospital you will see Ada Sears and Employees 3 of them Stokes {1920}

If you look at Census of 1900 for Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois in which MANCEL SEARS was a boarder in the . .Elesan Hicks.household of john Meyer Here is the deal on that.

 

Elesan Hicks is actually ELLISON MCDONALD HICKS. Ellison Hicks was the brother of ADA SEARS' mother MELISSA ANGELINE HICKS. Ellison McDonald Hicks was married to MARTHA "PATTY" SEARS, a sister of SMITH RILEY SEARS. As so often happened back then, we have a brother and sister from one family marrying a brother and sister from a neighboring family.

 

Anyway MARTHA "PATTY" SEARS, the wife of ELLISON MCDONALD HICKS had died in May of 1898 leaving her husband with their three children.The MARY E. SEARS who was a "servant" in the household was a daughter of JOHN SEARS, JR. and a COUSIN of SMITH RILEY SEARS AND MARTHA "PATTY" SEARS. Ellison McDonald Hicks never did remarry after his wife died and Mary E. Sears stayed on with the family for several years. You might have noticed in this Census that the household of JOHN LAWRENCE MEYER was next door to the ELLISON HICKS household. Mary E. Sears eventually was married to JOHN EWIN MEYER, son of JOHN LAWRENCE MEYER.

 

MANCEL SEARS is also in the household. Hey, ADA SEARS didn't have a lot of options. Her Real mother was dead, her dad Smith Sears had now married ISABELL CARLOCK and had 8 kids by her before leaving her Lorna {b.1891} Sears was less than 1yr old ,Isabell at home with all those kids so you can't figure that ISABELL wouldnt be real happy about ADA and MANCEL living with her either. After all ADA was a daughter by SMITH RILEY SEARS' first marriage and now ADA had a child out of wedlock. ISABELL has to be mad as Hell at both SMITH and ADA. Am I right?

 

As we all know , smith sears left isabell Cearlock with bunch of children -when Lorna was less than 1 yr old {before april 1892} ran off with his first cousin , Sarah {sally}Harris Davis to Oklahoma , we all know that Harvey Henry Sears -Smith sears son lives there in Oklahoma , get married to Emma in the census you can read all that ,see it all for yourself.

So Smith Sears left in 1891 or so -he ran off with sarah Harris -so he was not living with Isabell carlock Sears when she got pregnant and had Erma born August 21,1901 who was the father? Isabella daughter Lorna got married to Samuel Horn moved to michigan so did Isabell & Erma Sears {not Sears } they live up in Michigan .

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many people in fayette county kept the secret of ada sears disappearance and what happend to her and even lied to Mancel Sears of his parentage .John Lawrence Meyer lived next door,his daughter /grand daughter Cynthia married Tilford Seaton the son of thomas Seaton . Nobody Of the Meyers would ever tell me the secref of her life - as i got intouch with them in early 1980.Myfather told me to call down in fayette co to talk to sears -Hicks - Stokes -i got talking to a Sears who was married to a Meyer she said her son was busy couldnt talk to me as he was doing the sears family tree &meyer tree as his mother is a Sears .Now .You tell me why they wouldnt tell me what happend to Ada & the secret of story but instead deny it cover it up hide the facts wouldnt never tell me anything at all ?Was it a cospiracy ?Hide the facts ? Who were they all hiding -covering up for anyway -was it some kind of Revenge? Who were they punishing Ada sears ? Heck - john Sears b 1895 his sister Candace had a child out of wed lock Lurana Sears who married Harris -so why dont they stone her -or put her away?These people were deeply religious -they were very strict ,they were very oppinionated Judgemental -so you can see with the way they were they did what they did to her as well as Isabell husband Smith Sears left her soon after lorna Sears born 1891 ran off with cousin Sarah Harris -whom must be who he was secretly in love with or his wife stop do wifey duties? Isabell did a wrong herself -she got pregnant 10 years later got pregnant out of wedlock had Emma b 1901 what does that say -about her -she was mad at Smith & she was mad at Ada Sears -she did the very thing they both did she had fornicated sex unknown person got pg!Does two rights make a wrong- Does that make you HOLIER than THOU -Better than another? Did she have a right to do what she did to ada and the people did to ada Sears ?

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