Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Obits in the 1860's

Because the death records in our county only start in 1878, anytime we can find obits before that time in old newspapers we like to share with the genealogists who read these posts.  In return we would appreciate a donation ...hint hint.....would you have been able to find them on your own...and what would the trip here to Lawrence County have cost you?  This seems like a small price to pay to overcome "a brick wall" in your research.....
According to the researchers, when a newspaper, dated 18 Sept. 1861, prints:"the 15th inst." The event happened between the last edition of the paper and the edition published on the 18th or in the present month.

If the event says it occurred on the 18th Ult., it means the event happened in the last month. (I am sure you all knew this, of course, but we had to look it up.)  

Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: March 23, 1861
In Lawrenceville  on the 18th inst., Mrs. MORRIS, in her 79th year.
Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: May 11, 1861
Esq. Garret W. Cochran, an old and well known citizen of Lawrence county Ill., died at his residence in Allison Prairie , a few days since.
Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: April 11, 1863
Mr. Samuel H. Clubb, an old and well known citizen of Lawrenceville , Ills ., died in that place on the 28th ultimo.


 Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: March 26, 1864
Mr. Redmond Pinkstaff, a well-known and prominent citizen of Lawrence county, Ill., died on Saturday morning last.   (See Black's  Cemetery book, page 569  for Redmond Pinkstaff buried at Pinkstaff Cemetery)  
Mr. Joseph Snapp, also a very worthy and popular citizen of Allison Prairie, and in the prime of life, died on Saturday last after a brief illness. ( See Black's  Cemetery book, page 637 for Joseph Snapp buried at  Tewalt Cemetery, Russellville, North Section.)

Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: February 21, 1863
Near Russellville , Ill ., on the 20th ult., Mrs. NANCY ELLEN, wife of Elijah Tiewalt; in her 27th year.(See Black's  Cemetery book, page 609  for Nancy E Tewalt  buried at Price Cemetery, year corrected to 1863)  
At Bridgeport, Ill ., on the 10th inst., of typhoid pneumonia, Col. D. D. MARNEY; in his 58th year.

Publication: WEEKLY VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date: September 10, 1864
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN.—Mr. Peter Gremore died in St. Francisville, Ill ., on the 11th, aged 102 years. He had lived in the vicinity of his death for over a century, his parents having moved there from St. Genevie, Mo., when he was about eight months old. (Gremore/Greemore)

Publication: WEEKLY VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date:
March 11, 1865
On the 27th ult., on Allison Prairie , Lawrence co., Ills., of congestion of the lungs,
ELLEN, consort of Thomas McPherson; aged 21 years

And one from 1858....

Publication: WEEKLY VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date: October 6, 1858
In Russellville , Ills ., Sept, 28th, 1858. WINNA ANN, consort of Jesper Catlett, aged 31 years.(See Black's  Cemetery book, page 634 for Winnia or Winna  buried at  Tewalt Cemetery, Russellville, North Section.)

Spellings are as given in the newspapers,