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Mel Slane (#47114238)
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Bio Photo Retired Research Engineer, 35 years at Caterpillar Inc. Born in Princeville area, Peoria County, IL. 13 years of genealogy research experience. Primary surnames that I research include Slane, Hartman, Bale, Henry, Hunt, Becker, Sipp, Colgan, Doubet, Bontz, Phillips, Godsil, Walker, Peacock, Bradford, Olmsted, Bainbridge. Have a large amount of information on Peoria County families, also some on Stark, Knox, Fulton & Marshall Counties in Illinois. Would be happy to research families from this area.

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Waunita M Herron
Amos Reed marriage!
Thank you for looking even if you did not get the results I had hoped for. The actual license was gotten earlier than the marriage took place. The wedding guests arrived at Joel Sanfords home and also the bride, but no groom showed up. Finally all went home. No way to get a message to his bride that his mother Currance Sanford Reed was critically ill and the Dr. said for him to leave might bring on her death. She revived and live about 20 more years.
Added by Waunita M Herron on Oct 13, 2014 2:42 PM
Waunita M Herron
Simon Reed # 44543044
Thank you so much for the transfer of my GG Grandfather Simon.

As for marriage records, my G Grandfather Amos Reed and Elizabeth Marie Fargusson were married at the home of his Uncle, Rev.Joel Sanford, on Oct. 25th, 1855 in Peoria Co. Illinois. Is there any record of this available?

See Find A Grave # 94090797 Elizabeth Marie Fargusson Reed
Added by Waunita M Herron on Oct 13, 2014 12:15 PM
Kim Hanks
Judge Andrew Hunt
Hi Mel,
I wondered if you would consider writing a piece on the Judge for the Prairie Roots Peoria County Genealogical Society.

I came upon the Judge when I realized he was one of the first owners of my property in West Peoria and then also noticed he owned my grandparents property in Kickapoo.

Thanks for considering this. I am fascinated by him.

Added by Kim Hanks on Apr 30, 2014 8:50 PM
Donna Bergman
Lucretia Bachelor Gillham Slane
I have a picture of Lucretia but am looking for pictures of the rest of her family. Willing to share.
Added by Donna Bergman on Oct 28, 2012 7:57 PM
Ancestry Sisters
I'm searching for the McCabe family and noticed you have Patrick H McCabe listed. I cannot find an obit or any documentation, however, of his d.o.d. Can you confirm this? Also, what I really need to know is if Patrick H McCabe is the brother of Elizabeth McCabe, who married Alexander McDonnell.
Any assistance you can give me is greatly appreciated!
Elizabeth Knight
Added by Ancestry Sisters on Jul 16, 2012 1:13 PM
Melissa OBrian
Richard Longalnd inquiry
Well, Mel

If you know Peoria county, you just might want to take this & run with it!

That's okay with me. Please keep me posted.

Thanks, Melissa
Added by Melissa OBrian on Jul 02, 2012 6:59 PM
One Foot......
Are corrections for One Foot in the Grave being taken care of? I know I don't get anything in my email concerning them and was just wondering if anybody else does. I know John used to do them.

Added by Jeanette on Nov 28, 2011 6:41 PM
Dave Wetzler
Follow up on Jacob Best

I have found Jacob and Elizabeth Best in the 1850 US Census for Illinois which lists his and Elizabeth's birthplaces as Darmstadt.

I'd be happy to send the image to you.

Added by Dave Wetzler on Oct 06, 2011 6:04 PM
Sallie Conlin
I added.
Added by Sallie Conlin on May 22, 2011 6:04 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Christopher Hartman, Co. D, 86th Illinois
Dear Mel, I've been doing a little work on Christopher Hartman's Find A Grave site. Check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Apr 24, 2011 5:25 PM
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