KNOX CO, ILLINOIS (made in 1825 from Fulton Co

lays next to=

MARION CO, FL

1850 census =

DANIEL SELLER, PAGE 440=52 PA
with Michael/Mary O'DONNEL 59/57IRELAND

CHRISTINA SELLERS, PAGE 440=42f PA
JOSIAH 12 PA
L.H. 10m IL
MARY E. 7 IL
SOLEMAN REED/REESE 14 IL
GEO O. MOOREHOUSE 24 IL
P.E. MUNDAY 22 MAFS?

EDWARD SELLON , PAGE 420, = 36 ENG
ELIZ 34 ENG
BRADDOCK 7 IL
MARIAH 6 IL
HENRY 3 IL
LATRABE 1F IL

ISABELLA SELY, PAGE 445


        From:
             sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net
 
     This is the land patent for HOWE SELLERS.  Bureau of Land Management
site says this is Knox County, IL.
and calls this grant IL5250_463.  The warrant and patent originate from the
May 6, 1812 Script-Warrant Act of 1812.
     On the copy of grant, there also a couple of initials, possibly LS or
GS and two strikeouts randomly placed in the margin.  One is the date Oct.
5, 18_2.  Might be 1812, but I really cannot say for sureócould be 1872.
The number struck out is 1639750ódonít know why.
SHERRY
 

James Monroe, President of the United States of America, To all to whom
these presents shall come, greeting:
Know ye, that in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and grand
Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth
day of May, 1818, Howe Sellers having deposited in the General Land-office
a Warrant in his favor, numbered 18749 there is granted unto the said Howe
Sellers late a private in Wilsonís Corps of Artillery a certain Tract of
Land, containing one hundred & sixty acres being the South East ¼  of
Section seven of Township thirteen north in Range four East in the Tract
appropriated (by the Acts aforesaid) for Military Bounties, in the
Territory of Illinois to have and to hold the said Quarter Section of Land,
with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Howe Sellers and to his heirs
and assigns for ever.
In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent, and
the Seal of the General Land-Office to be hereunto affixed.  Given under my
Hand, at the City of Washington, this Eighteenth day of August in the Year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen and of the Independence
of the United States of America the forty-third.
By the President, J Monroe
J Meigs Commissioner of the General land-Office



 

[ILFRANKL] Howard Burdett Peterson Obituary

NOTE: His wife Ona Lee Short Peterson was d/o Noble E. Short & Wanda A. Sulser from Sesser, FCI

Howard Peterson

KNOXVILLE - Howard Burdett Peterson, 87, of Knoxville, Ill., died on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 1:58 p.m. at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Ill., after a brief illness.

He was born on June 27, 1922, at the family residence at 711 S. Broad St. in Knoxville, Ill. He was the second of three sons born to Floyd C. and Vada Emma McGrew Peterson Sr. He married Ona Lee Short on Oct. 29, 1945, in Westmont, Ill. She preceded him in death on June 15, 1982.

Surviving are two daughters, Vada (David) Grant of Woodridge, Ill., and June Sellers Gorman of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Mandy Grant Kleebauer of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Michael Grant of Oak Park, Ill., and Aaron Sellers of St. Louis, Mo.; great-granddaughter, Camryn Kleebauer; brother, Robert
(Mary) Peterson of Knoxville, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Agnes Hochhauser of Palm City, Fla., and her children, Lanning, Allen, Daniel and James, (Richard is
deceased) and Mary Huntley of Minot, N.D., and her children, Candice, Patrick, Tom and Mary; nieces, Mary (Jim) Golema and Christine (Robert) Bailey; nephews, Jim Peterson and Chuck (Jean) Peterson; and his faithful companion dog, Heidi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Annabel Peterson Jr.; stepsister, Peggy Davison; and great-nephew, Jeffrey Peterson.

He was raised and educated in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School, Class of 1940.

He loved baseball and could pitch equally well right or left handed; he excelled in tennis and achieved the title of Knox County Clay Court Champion; and was an excellent student and citizen. He was known for his kindness and his nurturing attitude. He loved music, baking and his family.

He was a lifelong resident of Knoxville, with minor exceptions, and always considered it home. Howard entered college in the fall of 1942, only to receive his draft notice five weeks later. Passing all requirements, he was inducted into the Army Air Corps and was trained in radio communications. He was assigned to the 371st Fighter Group, participated in the invasion of Normandy, once took direct orders from Gen. Patton and was awarded the Bronze Star for successfully landing 20 Free French planes while unable to speak French himself. His unit was awarded five battle stars. His primary role was in a forward echelon team of five soldiers who established radio communications for new landing strips. He was discharged in October 1945 and married his fiance. Together they raised two daughters and built two houses in Knoxville.

He was a skilled electrician and retired from Admiral in 1984, after 30 years of service.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Ill.

Funeral services of Christian burial will be held on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Ill. The Rev. Michel D. Clark will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Knoxville. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Ill., or the VFW Post 2257 of Galesburg, Ill.

Online condolences may be made and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on April 24, 2010

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