|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1857|
Dau. of W.C. & M.E. Pelham
Died Oct. 6, 1857, aged 5 ms. 8 ds.
We cherished her with tender care
But now she rests in heaven
Daughter of Martha Dimond Pelham Schultz (1837-1903) and William C. Pelham (1821-1862)
William C. "Chauncy" Pelham lived on a farm across the road from the Dimonds. His family's cemetery is still there. He married Martha Dimond in 1852.
They had five children: Florence Pelham Stewart (1853-1893), Catherine Pelham Haynes (1860-1911), plus the three buried at Dimond Cemetery.
In 1861, William C. Pelham gathered signatures on a petition to pardon James H. Norris, co-murderer in the famous 1858 Duff Armstrong trial, in which Abraham Lincoln won Armstrong's freedom by disproving witness testimony using an almanac to prove it was too dark to see. The murder took place in Crane Creek Township, not far from the Dimond Cemetery. Duff Armstrong is buried in the New Hope Cemetery across the road from Dimond Cemetery, along with many Dimond relatives.
In 1862, William C. Pelham enlisted in the Civil War in Co. C of 85th Illinois Infantry. Three months later, he died of typhoid fever at Bowling Green, Kentucky. No grave found.
Created by: Marion Dimond
Record added: Mar 11, 2013
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