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Steven Fate (#47233482)
 member for 7 years, 1 month
Alexander D Fate & Wife Catherine Malott
Hi Steven,

Thank you for the work you have done for Find a Grave! I am looking for the grave site of Catherine E Malott, wife of Alexander D Fate #52829295. Any chance you have clues for me?

Warm Regards,

Added by jmtho1501 on Jul 26, 2015 5:09 PM

Baughman Howard and Bernadotte
Steven, I live in Avon, IL and very near the three cemeteries -- also a good friend has relatives buried in Bernadotte and knows the cemetery really well --- we'll head over to all three and see what we can find.

Added by Stu on May 16, 2015 6:54 AM

John Bybee
Harriett Maude Overton Fate
Hi Steve,
I gather that Harriett was the daughter of Francis and Susan Overton of Moon Hill just north of Bernadotte? On 19 Sept 1860 a slave catcher named Boyd was on the trail of 15 escaped slaves. The UGRR had moved them through McDonough County into Fulton, Hiram Starr Thomas of Vermont, IL hiding them. There was a knife fight between Boyd and Francis at the Overton cabin. Boyd broke away and rode for the Bernadotte bridge where the slaves were hiding. Harriett mounted a horse and carrying a rifle thundered off in pursuit. The slave hunter was shot dead on the bridge, but no one knows who killed him...
I'll go over to Bernadotte and see if I can find her grave and take photo of same.
John D. Bybee
Vermont, IL

Added by John Bybee on Apr 21, 2015 10:10 PM


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