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Howland Parsons 1809-1850
Howland Parsons 1809-1850
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
Jan 27, 2015
Searching for death information on Howland Parsons. He was born about 1809 in New York and died around 1850 in Greenville, Bureau County, Illinois. His wife was Samantha Ervin. Samantha was listed as head of household in the 1850 census taken in June. They had four children. In 1851 Samantha had a daughter so Howland must have been alive in 1850. I cannot find any record of his death. He is not listed on the 1850 Mortality Schedule. Checked the Greenville/Fairfield Cemetery index and he is not listed. The Parsons name has been found as Persons and Pearsons. Howland as Holland. It's possible Howland was a middle name.
Jan 29, 2015
You may want to check with the Bureau County Genealogical Society They keep an indexed file for all of their newspapers through about 1920. I've checked some resources, but have not found anything yet. You already have the following information, but I will post here to make it easier to follow:
1850 - Greenville, Bureau, IL
Samantha "Pearsons", 40yrs
b. abt. 1810, ?
Thomas, 14y, IL abt. 1836
Emily, 12y, IL, abt. 1838
Caroline, 9, IL, abt. 1841
Adeline, 6yrs, IL, abt. 18441856 Webster, Webster, IA
NAME: Samantha Persons
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1811
RESIDENCE DATE: 1856
RESIDENCE PLACE: Webster, Webster, Iowa, USA
MARITAL STATUS: Widowed
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:NAME AGE
1860 - Boone, Hamilton, IA
Samantha Parsons, 49, 1811, OH
Thomas, 23y, 1832
Emily Parsons, 20y 1840
Abigail, 8, IL 1852
Wm Smith, 26y, IN
Samuel Hamilton, 30y, Ireland
Have you found obits for any of his family? I can search some online newspapers if you do not subscribe to any.
Iowa Genealogical Society"
Webster, Madison Co. IA
[when they were in Webster, IA in 1856]
MADISON COUNTY GEN SOCIETY, PO BOX 26, WINTERSET, IA 50273-0026 email@example.comBoone
BOONE COUNTY GEN SOCIETY, PO BOX 453, BOONE, IA 50036-0453
If Bureau County Genealogical Society cannot help, you can contact the Bureau County Vital Records
If none of these pan out, get back with me either on the board, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Edited by Denise on Jan 30, 2015 6:28 AM
Jan 30, 2015
Thank you for checking. Howland is my 3rd great grandmother's brother so he's an uncle of mine. Just found a DNA match with a descendant of Howland's and she was requesting information on his death date and place. Unfortunately he just disappears. I told her next time I go to Princeton I'd check for him. I thought Howland may have done business in Tampico. I think Tampico would have been closer for him than Princeton.
Feb 01, 2015
I would email them _ click on the link i provided above. They index ALL of Bureau, including Greenville.
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