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John Sliger
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1811
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1865
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

John Sliger was born in 1811 in Tennessee. He married Catherine Sherfey there in Washington County in 1837. Their last child born in Tennessee was born in 1851. Their first child born in Illinois was Andrew, born in 1853. John was listed on the 1860 Hancock County, Illinois census as a farmer with $3,000 worth of real estate and $800 personal estate.
Our John Sliger was living with Catherine in Hancock County, Illinois in 1860. She appeared in the 1870 census as head of household as John died in 1865 at the age of 54 years and 2 days per his tombstone, located in Browning Cemetery.
The published Sherfey family history shows John Sliger with a different wife living in 1860 and 1880 Washington County, Tennessee. This John Sliger with wife Rutha in the Sherfey family history is in error and has the John Sligers of that era confused.
A will for either John or Catherine has not been found and no land records have yet been located.

Researcher Mary Keller stated that no obits were located. She provided the photo of the Sliger family graves. The cemetery owner, Mr. Stuehrenberg, restored the cemetery and pieced together the broken stones and secured them with stainless steel rods. 
Family links: 
  Jacob F. Sliger (1842 - 1920)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Sliger Kinkade (1845 - 1936)*
  James F. D. Sliger (1847 - 1871)*
  Madison Sliger (1852 - 1870)*
  Andrew J. Sliger (1855 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Browning Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Dec 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31947204
John Sliger
Added by: Margie & Bob
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Oct. 19, 2015
Not sure of relation to me. My grandfather and great-grandfather was named John Sliger.Rest in Peace dear one.
- Louise
 Added: Jun. 11, 2011
My great great great grandfather
- Margie & Bob
 Added: Dec. 4, 2008

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