States: Illinois: White
Hi Matt, I have a copy of Hannah (Russell) Manley's marriage license from Edwards County dated April 1, 1882. She indicates it is her third mariage and that she was to be 27 on her next birthday. It also shows she is the daughter of Hiram Russell and mother's maiden name was Ward. She married Charles Wesley Jones, to be 36 at his next birthday, born in Vanderburgh County, Indiana to Charles Jones and mother's maiden name was Miller. I know that she was widow of Jason J. Manley who died in September, 1881. I know they had a son, Lewis Benjamin Manley, born December, 1878. He would have been just over 3 when she and Jones married...some months after Jason's passing. Where they went after that and what became of Lewis Benjamin Manley has been a long standing mystery until I found your post. I never knew the first name of the "Hughes" she was married to. What happened to Charles Wesley Jones? Are they buried together? What became of Lewis Benjamin Manley? If you have a chance to visit the Edwards County Clerk's Office, I'm sure you will find your connecting documents. Hannah was also listed among Jason's heirs when his estate was probated, as was their son, Lewis Benjamin. Check the Circuit Clerk's office. I visit Albion twice a year and have done so for many years and found folks in the courthouse very generous with their assistance. I would be very interested in obtaining copies of her death certificate and obituary to add to my research. My "snail mail" address is "Gary L. Shaffer, P. O. Box 365, 306 East Hunt, Cerro Gordo, Illinois, 61818-0365. I look forward to hearing from you and wish you lots of success in your search. Respectfully, Gary L. Shaffer
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