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DeKalb County Illinois Marriages Book B:
William H AVERY married Miss Harriet Hinsdale Aug 14, 1862 #360
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, Illinois:
Hattie E. Hinsdale AVERY wife Wm 17 yr, 10 mon, 10 day Oct 10, 1862
Charles G. AVERY 1862-1906
Kendall Co Illinois Marriages:
William H AVERY married Sarah A. TRIPP Sept 7, 1865
Thompson AVERY married Jemima TRIPP Jan 20, 1863
Can anyone tell me for fact that the William H AVERY above who married Hattie
Hinsdale in 1862, is the same William H AVERY who married Sarah A Tripp in
Also, can anyone tell me what AVERY family, this William H AVERY comes from?
He was born in NY about 1840. Went to Illinois and was in the 1860 Somonauk
Township, Sandwich P.O Census listed as Farm Hand with the Joseph Latham
Was he related to the Latham family? He then went into the Civil War from
Somonauk, and when he got out in 1865, married Sarah A Tripp in Kendall Co.
There were several Sarah Tripps at that time also.
I believe he married the Sarah Tripp who was the daughter of Benjamin and
Jemima TRIPP who were in La Salle Co in 1850 Census and the Kendall Co Little
Rock Census in 1860. I believe Benjamin Tripp died and Jemima married
Thompson AVERY in 1863.
Is Thompson AVERY the father of William H AVERY???
They all ended up in Benton Co Iowa after 1868 and are all buried together in
the Mt Auburn Ia Cemetery there.
Can anyone please offer any info on these facts?? I am having a terrible time
tracing this William H AVERY further until I can find his parents names.
William H AVERY lived in Benton Co Ia Cedar Township Section 25
In the meantime, hope this info has helped someone else out also.
Sue Soden wrote:
> In the mean time...several people have been transcribing different
> things for the Benton site....
Well, no WONDER the list has been so quiet! Everyone's so busy WORKING!
Pats on the back to all! You're doing wonderful things!
Hi Thom and Pam,
Shoot! I must be the new kid on the block! I welcomed Thom but didn't
post it back to the list! We're always please and excited to have new
research data added to the Benton County IAGenWeb site and look forward
to the contributions of the Benton County Historical Society!
In the mean time...several people have been transcribing different
things for the Benton site.
Kate Poole has dedicated her time to transcribing **ALL** of the Benton
County 1878 Biographies! What a big job!
Hank Rathje is about to submit his completed project of the St.Stephens
Kent Wayson is working on the Kisling Cemetery and has already submitted
a good deal of data!
Dick Manley is doing a wonderful job with the Urbana History! So much
good information and lots of names!
The newest submission isn't online yet, but will be ASAP! Beverly
Peterson has transcribed the names of the 1928 Ladies Aid Society of the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
All of these projects are huge undertakings for single Benton County
researchers. I appreciate your hard work and dedication! Thanks for
keeping me busy! :) (and out of trouble!)
Congratulations to John Shuck for having his pedigree published in the
"Benton County Backtracker"! (the Benton County Genealogical Society
newsletter) John is the fourth generation Shuck born in Benton County,
Iowa. Other Benton surnames in John's pedigree are Miner and Clewitt.
Thom Carlson wrote:
> Hello, Sue! I'm one of the directors of the Benton County Historical
> Society, and have just accessed your webpage for the first time.
> Outstanding job!
> I hope that we will also be able to make more materials available to
> you to put on the web. I have a scanner here at home that I'm just
> learning to use, and am intending on getting some decent OCR software
> for it soon. We have started the project of putting our cemetery files
> into a computer database, and I may be able to send you those
> files--there is here, however, a question of approval by the Board of
> Directors, the issue being whether or not there should be a charge for
> this material, given the massive amount of volunteer effort that went
> into the original transcriptions and the subsequent effort of typing it
> all into the database.
> I look forward to working with you on this fine project.
> Thom Carlson
Welcome! I agree with your opinion of Sue's work on the IAGenWeb Benton
County site. She is doing a wonderful job!
It's great when Historical and Genealogical Societies want to work with
the USGenWeb Project. Cooperation can benefit both the researchers AND
the societies. Most societies are seeing their membership increasing
due to exposure on the various USGenWeb pages. Those societies that
post surname indexes to some of their publications are particularly
noticing increased sales in that area, as people are much more likely to
purchase a volume when they know their surnames of interest are
This list is fairly quiet most of the time, but many are working on
various projects, like federal census trascriptions, to post at the
Benton County site, so don't let the lack of e-mail lead you to believe
there isn't interest! :-)
Again, welcome, and we'll look forward to working with you as well.
Hello, Sue! I'm one of the directors of the Benton County Historical
Society, and have just accessed your webpage for the first time.
Outstanding job! I knew of your project through Trudi Evans, but hadn't
any luck finding it from the information you had given her, and had to work
through four of the major search engines until I found it.
The first thing I'd like to note is that the BCHS has changed their
research hours from Friday to Wednesday, still 1-4.
Secondly, I'd be willing to volunteer to be the e-mail contact for the BCHS
until such time as we establish our own account. Please have your readers
put "BCHS Research" in the subject line so I can have Eudora filters direct
the message appropriately.
In general, I'd also be willing to answer specific, focussed, queries
concerning our holdings, or their contents, (a single name in a single
source type of thing) as a courtesy to all. However, more elaborate
questions involving more than a few minutes of time I'd feel obligated to
turn over to the Research Committee, who would probably ask for a donation.
They've just started active work again after a hiatus for most of the year
for reorganization and relocation within the Horridge House, and I don't
believe they've established any fixed fee structure as of yet. I wish we
were able to respond to all requests without charge, but we are an
all-volunteer organization that is perennially short on funds.
I hope that we will also be able to make more materials available to you to
put on the web. I have a scanner here at home that I'm just learning to
use, and am intending on getting some decent OCR software for it soon. We
have started the project of putting our cemetery files into a computer
database, and I may be able to send you those files--there is here,
however, a question of approval by the Board of Directors, the issue being
whether or not there should be a charge for this material, given the
massive amount of volunteer effort that went into the original
transcriptions and the subsequent effort of typing it all into the database.
As you'll see, I've signed up for the mailing list and sent a copy of this
I look forward to working with you on this fine project.
William H AVERY born about 1840 NY. Parents unknown. However he is buried
in Mt Auburn Cemetery with wife Sarah TRIPP and a Thompson AVERY who may be
his father or an uncle??? I do not know who Thompson's first wife was, but
later he was married to Jemima TRIPP. These marriages took place in Kendall
Co Ill in 1862 and 1865. They then came to Benton Co Ia. William and Sarah
had children Allison, Melville, Frank, Eunice, Emma and Roy. Would
appreciate any info on any of these names and would like to verify what
relation Thompson and Jemima are to William H. If anyone has any info no
matter how small, I would appreciate hearing from you. William H has been a
real challenge because there were several William AVERY and several Sarah
TRIPP in Illinois and it has been difficult to trace which ones married each
other and came to Iowa. HELP!!! Also then I have more dates and info to
share for anyone else interested in these names.