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John Kyger
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Birth: May 6, 1799
Morgantown
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1883
Georgetown
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

John Kyger, Georgetown, retired, whose portrait appears in this work, is a native of Virginia, and is a son of Daniel and Annie (Henthorn) Kyger. He was born near Morgantown on the 6th of May, 1799, and lived until 1806 in his native state, at which time his parents moved to Monroe county, Ohio, where they engaged in farming.
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At the age of eighteen Mr. Kyger commenced flatboating, and this he followed for a number of years. He would load one of these boats with produce and sell it along the banks of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers as far down as New Orleans, it taking him from five to seven days to make the trip.
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On the 7th of June, 1821, he married Miss Mary Sheets, a native of Washington county, Ohio. She was born on the 27th of November, 1799. They continued their residence in Ohio until 1832, when they came to Illinois, taking a keelboat down the Ohio and up the Wabash, and settling in Vermilion county the same year. In 1858 he moved to his present residence, where on the 6th of January, 1870, his wife, Mrs. Mary Kyger, died."
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Age is never looked forward to with the pleasantest feelings; but there is a pleasant side to it when, as in the case of Mr. Kyger, we see it made happy by the smiling faces of bright little ones, who love and revere him who possess its silvery insignia. (The Past And Present Of Vermilion County Illinois," Beckwith, Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1903).

 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Kyger (1762 - 1849)
  Ann Henthorn Kyger (1780 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Sheets Kyger (1799 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Martin Sheets Kyger (1822 - 1826)*
  Priscilla Kyger (1826 - 1826)*
  Henry Thornton Kyger (1827 - 1903)*
  Daniel Kyger (1829 - 1901)*
  Anna Kyger Jenkins (1831 - 1906)*
  Tilmon Dwight Kyger (1833 - 1876)*
  Sarah K. Kyger Underwood (1836 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hannah Kyger (1797 - 1888)*
  Nancy Kyger Briggs (1798 - ____)*
  John Kyger (1799 - 1883)
  James Kiger (1801 - ____)*
  Sidney Kyger Walton (1803 - ____)*
  Henry Kyger (1804 - 1891)*
  William Marmaduke Kyger (1806 - 1865)*
  Elizabeth Kyger Sheets (1808 - 1894)*
  Daniel Kygar (1810 - 1887)*
  Brooky Kyger Morgan (1815 - 1852)*
  Adam Kyger (1819 - 1904)*
  Angeline Minerva Kyger Ritter (1823 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McKendree Cemetery
Georgetown
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Diane Wilson
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54005716
John Kyger
Added by: Diane Wilson
 
John Kyger
Added by: Diane Wilson
 
 
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In memory of my 4th Great Uncle John. I wish I could have met you.
- Teri B.
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
 
 
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