Tag Archives: Illinois

52 Ancestors: Week #13 of 52 – Preston Denton, 1811-1860

The prompt for Week #13 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is DIFFERENT: What ancestor seems to be your polar opposite? Preston Denton, 1811-1860, my 3x great grandfather I had trouble deciding who to write about this week, since so … Continue reading

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Cemetery, “Name Not Known,” aka Campbell Cemetery

I’m Calling It Campbell Cemetery Death, the unconkerable king of Terrors, is committing his ravages every few weeks in every neighborhood, calling off the most fair and flourishing, as well as the middle aged and the old. –from the Collection … Continue reading

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Researching Hannah Stone Campbell, Ancestor #8/52

Here is the main post for Hannah Stone Campbell (c.1800 – c.1870), Ancestor #8/52 Hannah Stone Campbell in the Records What I really want to focus on is Hannah’s life in Flat Branch Township, Shelby County, Illinois. The first years … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #8 of 52 – Hannah Stone Campbell, c.1800 – c.1870

The prompt for Week #8 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is GOOD DEEDS, as in an ancestor found through land deed records. I’m also going to expand this theme a bit and further define GOOD DEEDS as a good genealogy deed, … Continue reading

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Figuring Out the Flat Branch Bunch

The two-to-three generations of families who lived in the Flat Branch Township area, Shelby County, Illinois, from about 1830 to 1870 are almost hopelessly, confusingly interwoven with marriages among the families. Outsiders have little hope of understanding all the connections to … Continue reading

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Researching Eliza Jane Campbell Simmons Gordon Denton, Ancestor #7/52

Here is the main post for Eliza Jane Campbell (1836-1904), Ancestor #7/52 Eliza Jane Campbell in the Records I’m including information about her siblings that might help to explain some of Eliza Jane’s connections and whereabouts–or incidents that might have … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #7 of 52 – Eliza Jane Campbell, 1836-1904

The prompt for Week #7 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is LOVE, as in, Which ancestor do you love to research? I don’t even have to think twice about the answer to that one. It would be Eliza Jane … Continue reading

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