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HEATER Bible Record
submitted by Mary
My grandmother apparently used an old bible page to list our
family of EASTONs. I want to share this information with
someone interested in the HEATER surname. This is what is
written on the page (which is pretty dim writing, but I believe I copied it
Aldrige Heater was born Fuly 6th 1831
Susan S. Heater was born April 6, 1835
Samuel Heater was born May 25, 1858
Lacy Ann Catharine Heater was born June 18th 1861
William Heater was born January 6, 1867 (year is faded)
Robert E. Lee Heater was born November 9, 1867
Dolly (Polly) Heater was born September 2, 1873
Lawrence Alonza Heater was born March 10, 1875
Florence Sophia Heater was born March 10, 1975
I hope this information is useful for someone....my EASTON
family lived in Cumberland Co. near Toledo, IL.
Bio. of Daniel F. RANDOLPH
submitted by Nancy
Alice Laws Edersheim
From the Cumberland County History (pub. 1968)
DANIEL F. RANDOLPH, called Daniel, was a farmer, born Jan. 30, 1830 in Shelby
Co. Ind. His parents were Samuel and Nancy (Hill) Randolph, both natives
of Virginia. Samuel was a farmer, doctor and minister. Both parents
were Baptists. In medicine he was a regular practitioner, of the Botanic
School. He died in 1865, age of 70 years, in politics he was a
Democrat. Nancy (Hill) Randolph died in 1852 at about 57 years. They
had 12 children. Daniel F., our subject, had moderately good advantages,
averaging about a month at school during the winter and working on the farm
during the summer. At the age of 22 he went with his parents from Shelby
Co., to Owen Co., Ind., and settled a farm. He married, Martha A.Vaughn on
Sept. 22, 1853, in Owen Co., Ind. Daniel and Martha had 11 children.
Daniel and Martha came to this county in 1856 and settled on a farm two miles
southwest of Johnstown. When he came he brought $1,000 which he which he
largely invested in land. He aquired 300 acres after giving 100 acres to
his children. He was very successful in business. He was situated in
a large brick house two miles southwest of Johnstown. In politics he was a
Greenbacker. William Wright built this brick house, the first to be built
in this large community.
Martha Ann Randolph, daughter of Thomas and Isabelle (Ooley)
Vaughn was born in Owen Co., Ind on Feb. 2, 1835. She was marr., to Daniel
Randolph and moved to Ill., in 1856. She lived on the same farm till the
death of her husband in May, 1902. She lived the rugged life of the the
pioneer and the prairie was not plowed when she came here. She saw the
first schools organized and she was the last living parent in Faiplay district
when it was organized, one mile south of Johnstown.
She reared 11 children and with exeption of one saw
them grown, married in homes of their own, with children about them, and one by
one saw them taken by death. Of the 11, only three survive her.
The Randolph Children:
1. Isobell Randolph marr., Abraham Icenogle, had children: Joseph Daniel, marr.,
Anna Thorton, John Calvin marr., Lillian Tate, second Nellie Oakley; Soloman
Grover marr., Beulah Plummer; James T., William W., and Alice marr., Jesse
2. Rebecca A. Randolph marr., John Sparks.
3. Mary A. Randolph marr., John Pritchett. Had one daughter Martha
Angeline Pritchett who marr., Jimmy Brown of Trilla. Mary died in April
1878, age 22 yrs. Andie d. of T.B., Oct.9, 1897, age 19 yrs. 8 mo. 10
days. Burial place, Beals C., near Trilla, Illinois.
4. John Randolph, marr., Melissa Pritchett who d. Jan. 3, 1902, age 41 yrs, 1
mo. 11days. John was a farmer all his life living one mile west of
Johnstown. Had children, Earl, marr., Letha Zike; Pearl marr., Ben
Starwalt; Jesse marr., Carrie Redfern; and Nellie marr., Clint Starwalt.
John d. Jan. 1940.
5. James Thomas Randolph, marr., Clara Croake, had children, Golden, John, Glen
and Edith Randolph.
6. Samuel Randolph d. June 25, 1870, age 7 yrs.
7. Uriah Randolph marr., Lulu Lake, daughter of William and Henrietta (Kemper)
Lake. Children: Lillie, marr., Earnest McGinnis of the Trilla neighborhood
and lives in Sioux Pass, Montana; Gladys marr., Lester Bronson of Montana: Etta
marr., George Croy, son of Elmer Croy, and lives at Puyallup,Wash: Cloyd marr.,
Ione Prince: Clark marr., Lucille Zike; Grace marr., Marlo Speer; Margaret marr.,
first Walter Croy and sec. Ira Elliot of Toledo, Ill. Uriah was a farmer
and storekeeper and mentioned in the summary of Johnstown.
8. Elizabeth M. Randolph, marr., Kelly Vandeever, had children: Cora, William,
Everett and Gilbert Vandeever.
9. Nancy Randolph, marr., Clarence Comley McCall. Had one daughter Elsie
Mae, marr., Clarence Tempelton Willison son of Adrian (A.J) and Nancy
10. Louisa Randolph marr., Jacob E. McCall.
11. Lucinda Randolph marr., Tillman Grissamore, one son, Orville, marr., Grace
Oakley, sec. Sylvia (Starwalt) Jenkins. These children are marr., and have
children of their own.
HUFFMAN 1827 Letter
submitted by Mara
I have an original letter in my possession that is dated Oct 22
1872. It is getting old and difficult to read but most of it is legible
with only a few words so faded the are unreadable. I have tried to copy it
as faithfully as possible. I did add some punctuation so it read a little
better (misspellings and all). I am not exactly sure who wrote it or if it
originated from Cumberland (I think it did). Let me know if it looks
interesting. This letter came into my possession through my great Aunt
Pearl Huffman b. 1896 in Johnson County IL, daughter of George H.W. Huffman (who
came from Guilford Co NC) and Mary Ann Jones.
It reads as follows....
Oct the 22th 1872
State of Illinois Cumberland Co.
Dear Sister I take the presant oportunity to drop you a
few lines to let you know that we are all tolably well. We have been all sick
with the chills and fever but William and I hope these few lines will find you
all well. I can tell you there has been a great deal of sickness around this
fall and there is yet. It is chills and conjestive fever and a good many deaths
and Sally Shepherd is dead but they were not living to gether they were divorced
and Denn Nieses wife is dead and old Alfred _____. Corn crops are good and evry
thing is plenty wheat crops are good. New corn is worth twenty cents per bushel,
wheat is worth one dollar and ten cents per bushel, oats are worth 15 to 18
cents per bushel, pork is worth 4 cents meat a pound ____ frim 19 1/2 to 16 per
yard Calico from 10 to 19 1/2 per yard coffee 30 cts per pound shugar 15 cts per
pound Molasses 40 cts a gallon.
A few lines from Peggy Shepherd
Madasons folds are not very well they have the chills
and fever. William Albright you wanted to know if you could live better in
Illinois than in Carolina you can live better here by days work than by farming
you would better all sell off your old hills and come to Illinois where you can
live and have a plenty to eat as soon as this comes to hand I want you to write
me and son, nothing more at presant.
Catherine I can tell you we have all had a hard time
this fall. I have not been able to do mutch of any thing for three months until
now. We have commensed weaving our winter clothing our workwill be knitting and
weaving for a good whle we have got 50 yard of linsy on the loomand I am a gone
to weave 50 yards of Janes. I can tell you that we had a great many aples and
peaches this year. We dried a good many we put away about 40 bushels of winter
aples. We sold 55 or 40 bushels of winter aples and ther is right smart about on
the trees yet. We raised about 50 bushels of irish potatoes off of about 1/4 of
an acre of ground. I set out about 500 potatoes slips and got 7 bushel and evry
thing is plenty. I would like to see you all verymuch. I could tell you more in
one hour then I could write in a day. If you cold I would say all come to htis
country for you could live so mutch better here it is true we have to work where
ever you go but you would not have to work so mutch here. William Shepherd was
down to see us not long a ago and they were all well he said that he had sold
his farm for thirythree hundred and twenty dollars he said that Sarah was maried
she maried a brother to David's wife. We wold like to know how Iphany is a
getting along and if Alfred and Lenard came back to Carolina or not.
William Robinson was to see us a few day ago and stayed
all night with us _____ Brown was out this summer I can tell you tht we have a
very dry fall and the road are very good and you had better start some saturday
evening and come out here and we will talk about old times. Polly Ann Stafford
has got a new sewing machine it cost them $13.00 we have machinery of all kinds
in this country corn planter it crosses it off and drops it and covers it all at
the same time ther is cultivators to plant the corn. Double shord to plow the
corn they have reapers to cut wheat and oats they hitch from 2 to 4 horses they
can cut 8 to 14 acres a day they have mowere to cut grass they cut from 10 to 19
acres a day. I hant got nothing much to rite so no more at present, I want you
write when this comes to hand and fail not and give us all the news you can from
Catharine and Mary Shepherd.
A few lines from Jane and Mary, I am well at present
and hope the same of you all. I want you to say howdy to the girls for me. I
want Sarah Shepherd to rite to me or if she has forgot me or not and let me know
what she is a doing the had better come out here when there is hog and hominey
aplenty and prety boys aplenty. I will give you too or three of their names John
Toobridge Josire Billgore (names are faint) and ___ care my work is weaving and
of grany will come out I will weave her a dress. I can weave three yards a day I
am going to go to school this winter I am studying reading riting spelling
geography grammar and arithemitic my pen is bad any ink is pale but my love to
you shall never fail to Aunt Ann and all the rest so rite soon.
DECKER - WELLS Marriage Certificate 1884
submitted by Yolanda
Below is a scan of the marriage certificate of John W. DECKER of
Greenup Township and Eliza E. WELLS of Woodbury Township dated 26 October 1884.