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I am trying to find a death record for a Patrick Coffee. He supposedly died
in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., on January 12, 1880. It is stated that he was
carried from his home to the cemetery on the hill in his casket. He worked
for the E & P Railroad at the time laying the first railroad in Murphysboro.
SARAH DAVIS married JOHN WILLIAMS on June 11, 1835 in Washington CO.
VA. Children: 1. MARY JANE WILLIAMS b. 1837 in Washington CO. VA. d.
February 19, 1915 in Perry CO. IL. She married HENRY OPP and FRANK
2. JACKSON WILLIAMS b. 1840 in Washington CO. VA.
SARAH DAVIS married JOSEPH BRUITT on May 25, 1843 in Perry CO. IL.
VIRGINIA BRUITT b. 1845 in Perry CO. IL. She married ANDREW
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Subject: John Bailey Davis Obituary
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 12:25:43 -0700
From: Nancy Helvey <nlh(a)rmci.net>
CC: DAVIS-L(a)rootsweb.com, ILFRANKL-L(a)rootsweb.com
Hi, Here's an obituary from the PINCKNEYVILLE ADVOCATE (has no date but
John did die in 1907). Many thanks to my cousins Don and Gilbert Helvey
of Cutler and Pinckneyville, Illinois, Perry CO. for finding this.
Don's email address is dhelvey(a)egyptian.net
OLD CITIZEN GONE
John Bailey Davis was a native of Virginia, born March 4, 1833, died in
this city where he had resided for many years May 5, 1907, being at the
time of his death 74 years, 2 months, and 1 day.
He was the youngest of a family of twelve of which William Davis, (the
father of John S. Davis) was the oldest, he having been born in 1802.
The long period of the life of the subject of this sketch, together with
the fact of his association with the members of his father's family so
much older than himself, gave him a good personal knowledge of the good
old times when in this part of the country, the conditions of living
very different from the present. The number of persons who are now able
to recount from personal experience the old time ways of living are very
Esquire Davis has probably served the people of this county in the
capacity of Justice of the Peace for a greater number of years than any
other man and to his credit it may be said that few, if any, have more
uniformly and equitably administered to the laws unawed by influence and
unbridled by gain. He was admitted to the practice of law many years
ago, but attempted very little in that line. His whole course of life
was that of an upright, honorable citizen, and what he may have faith to
aquire in the way of personal gain and advancement has been made up to
him in the degree of confidence and esteem in which he had been held by
the public. He was a man of more than ordinary strength of mind, but
unassuming in disposition.
He was married December 4, 1856 to Miss Susan King, a sister of Captain
Jeff King and a daughter of Samuel King. She was born in St. Frances,
MO. After 38 years of happy wedded life, a few years of which was spent
on a farm in Beaucoup precinct, this loved companion, who was a faithful
christian and devoted member of the Baptist church, laid down the burden
of this life and went to the world beyond to whose realm five children
preceded her. Don Davis, the youngest of the group is the sole survivor
of the family and in his home the father lived the latter years of his
life and there died. The names of the deceased children are Margaret
A., Susan H., Samuel B., John, and Walter.
On December 24, 1895, Squire Davis was married to Agnes Campbell, but
death called her to her heavenly home May 9, 1901.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday morning at 9
o'clock by Rev. W. S. D. Smith, assisted by Rev. Payne. Interment at
Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Advocate and friends extend sympathy.
what happened three times? did I do something? Im confused.
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Karima, At least we know there are 2 of us on this list:)) I am looking for
Robinsons that lived in Carbondale. I think they got there between 1850 and
1860. I found them on the census but haven't had much luck anywhere else.
What about you? Debby
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