Posted By:Ellen Coulter
Subject:Re: William R Nesbit and wife Isabel
Post Date:April 02, 2013 at 11:03:10
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Forum:Hancock County, IL Genealogy Forum
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Hi Margaret,
I cannot find William Nesbit in Hancock County, but there is a William Nesbit with wife Isabel in Adams County, IL in the 1840-1870 census records, and their son William Matthew is there until his death in 1916.

1840 Quincy, Adams County
William R. Nesbit one male 20-29 one female 30-39

1850 Lima, Adams County
William R. Nesbit age 35 born KY
Isabella age 30 born KY
Mary age 8 born IL
William M age 4 born IL

1860 Lima, Adams County
William R. Nesbit age 44 born KY
Isabel age 47 born KY
Mary age 18 born IL
William M age 14 born IL
Jenny Nesbit age 43 born KY

1870 Lima, Adams County
William R. Nesbit age 56 born KY
Isabella age 56 born KY
Ida Hutts age 16 born IL
Jerrey Hutts age 54 born KY

William Matthew Nisbit IL Death Index
born 5 April 1846 Lima, Adams County
died 23 Feb 1916 Lima, Adams County
father William R Nisbit
mother Isabella Archer

buried Providence Cemetery

This couple seems to be almost a generation younger than you had indicated in your message, but they do not consistently report their ages--she starts out older than he is, but by 1870 he's caught up.

I don't find either of them in the 1880 census. Findagrave has no listings for them in Adams County. Their daughter Mary apparently married Albert Cory May 21, 1865 (IL Sec of State marriage index) in Adams County, and by 1870 they are in Tama County, Iowa.

This could just be coincidence that another William R. Nesbit with a wife named Isabel, both born in KY happens to live in a county that borders Hancock County, but I thought I would pass the information along for you to check into.