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Re: George and Sophia Williams Brown m 1835 IN>IL?
Posted by: Ruby (ID *****8052) Date: March 29, 2008 at 08:48:50
In Reply to: George and Sophia Williams Brown m 1835 IN>IL? by James Patrick of 421

I can't help with the integrity of the Brown or Williams data (not my field of interest) but I can give you further on Sophia:

Name:       Sophia Williams

Birth Date:       28 Jul 1818
Birth Place:       IN

Death Date:       23 Oct 1895
Death Place:       Trilla, Coles, IL

Burial Place:       Old Beals Cem, Pleasant Grove Twp, buried as Sophia Brown


Spouse:       George Brown
Marriage Date:       11 May 1835
Marriage Place:       Crawford Co., IN

Spouse:       John Willey
Marriage Date:       30 Sep 1855
Marriage Place:       Sullivan Co., IN

Spouse:       John K. Donnell
Marriage Date:       25 Dec 1873
Marriage Place:       Coles Co., IL
Divorced:       Nov 1879

Spouse:       Levi P. Bivens
Marriage Date:       12 Sep 1887
Marriage Place:       Vigo Co., IN

Notes:
1. 1860 Jackson Twp, Sullivan, IN, p:215 - 29 Aug
#1510 Sam & Amanda Brown (Sam's b/p is Indiana this time) - farm laborer; $--/100
#1511
Willey, John, 59 VA - farmer; $760/1000
Sophia, 42 IN
#1512
Brown, Franklin, 24 IN - farm laborer
Lewis, 22 IN
John, 20 IN
Laura A., 13 IN
2. 1870 not found
3. 1880 Johnstown, Cumberland, IL, p:474A
Landers, Lemuel, 55 PA, NY, NY - farmer
Lucinda, 52 IN, MA, PA
William, 22, S, IL, PA, IN - farming
Donnell, Sophia, sis/law, 60, Wd, IN, MA, PA - weaver
Williams, Walter, nephew, 14 IL, IN, PA - works on farm
NOTE= Sophia was divorced in 1879, she was not widowed but that was a common term in use by divorcees
4. Civil War widow's pension appl. 477967
- 1891 Feb 7 widow appl: Sophia Bivens, aged 72y, of Trilla, Coles, IL; wit. David Beals, Charles W. Childers
- 1890 Witnesses of Cumberland Co., IL: Georgett Kensell, Mary Jane Kensell, Abraham Kensell. (Note= Georgett must be an error for George H. who was husband of Mary Jane, their son was Abraham)
- 1890 Oct 24 Coles Co., IL, Circuit Court Clerk affidavit Decree of Divorce between John K. Donnell vs. Sophia Donnell, granted Nov term 1879, Chancery Court Vol. 21 p:467
- 1891 various affidavits re. knowledge of Levi P. Bivens
- 1893 Apr 24 Sophia Bivens, aged 75y, of Trilla, Coles, IL, suffering with rheumatism, unable to walk w/o crutches, requires continuous help but income is inadequate to hire an attendant; wit. C.W. Childers, John W. Brown
- No date - James J. Ferguson and Michael Alexander of Trilla, Coles, IL, have known Sophia Bivens for 10-20 yrs, she has 2 houses and lots: one house in village of Trilla, Coles, IL, and it and ground worth about $300 and rents for $3.50/mo; and other house in Boozes Add'n to Trilla in Cumberland Co., IL, was bought by Sophia in Nov or Dec 1890 for $125 and is now worth about $200; affiants declare income from real estate less taxes and repairs would be about $5/mo or $60/yr. Wit: Noah Thomas, John W. Brown.
5. Research into Sophia turned up her maiden name and other info about her from various sources including IGI, WorldConnect, Coles Co., IL, Cem Records, Sullivan Co., IN, printed records, etc. About all of the witnesses in her pension file have been identified and were, for the most part, relatives of some sort.




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