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Re: Ebenezer P. Gleason in Illinois 1840
Posted by: Leonard Granger (ID *****7331) Date: November 29, 2003 at 00:16:18
In Reply to: Re: Ebenezer P. Gleason in Illinois 1840 by Stephen Mihm of 2187

Thank you for your followup on my over 3 year old inquiry on the Granger/Gleason families of Illinois. My g g grandfather Abial Granger married Melissa Gleason believed to be from the E P Gleason family. The families traveled from Vermont to Canada, to DeKalb Co. Illinois and later to Iowa. Melissa or (Minnie) died in 1842 with a young daughter from milk fever, but her burial location has never been located. The Gleasons are documented to be involved with gangs and it is very possible that the Granger family joined in the activities. Abial Granger was documented in Bremer Co, Iowa in 1860 and 1870 census but only recently was his grave found in the Horton Cemetery, Polk Township, Bremer Co. Iowa. It has no date of burial and cemetery caretakers are at a loss to explain this undocumented grave in the Granger burial plot. There are no records as other graves mention date, who paid for expenses, services etc.
There are many unanswered questions on the Granger/Gleason history and I hope some of the answers will be discovered with your history of counterfeiting. Thank you, Leonard Granger.


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