|Posted By:||Stephen Turner|
|Subject:||Re: Debord, Forrester, Turner, etc.: Celia Debord, Louise Ellen Hollifield|
|Post Date:||November 28, 2007 at 16:14:27|
|Forum:||White County, IL Genealogy Forum|
Your posting was quite helpful to me today. Illinois statewide marriage index confirms marriage of Selia Deboard to William H Forrester 26 Oct 1836 and subsequent marriage of Celia Forrester to William Turner 7 Jun 1846, both marriages in White Co., IL. William Turner and Celia are in 1850 White Co.,IL census (microfilm p. 328A, household 895)with 5 children. In 1860 Census William and Selia Turner have moved across the Wabash River to Posey Co., IN, Black Township (microfilm p. 737, household 604), 2 oldest children gone, next 2 still with them, 3 new ones. So far I haven't found what happened to any of them after that except the two youngest, Louise E and James, who show up across the Ohio River in 1870 in Smith Mills precinct, Henderson Co., KY in the household of Mary M Frymier, 33; relationship not known to me. [Louise] Ellen Turner married John Hollified 3 Mar 1875 in Posey Co., IN. They lived in Henderson Co., KY and had 7 children, of which 4 died young. Louise Ellen Hollifield's death certificate (she d. 16 Mar 1940 at or near Smith Mills) identifies her father as Wm Turner, b. VA, mother not identified. Louise Ellen Hollifield was born 13 Jun 1853 in White Co., IL. She is buried at Smith Mills Cemetery; her tombstone according to the web listing for the cemetery gives her name as Louise Eleanor Hollifield, same b and d dates. I have her in all censuses from 1860 through 1930 (some rather hard to find, but all in Henderson Co. from 1880-).
I of course am interested in finding out about who William's parents were. My family moved from Smith Mills, Henderson Co. to White Co. near Carmi about 1819 and moved on to Missouri about 1835, so I'm curious about this later William and his daughter moving the opposite way. The odd thing is, I think this John Hollifield's sisters married a couple of my Turners, and by 1880 John and Louise Hollifield were living right by them. Steve Turner