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Jun 12, 2011
9:12 PM
My ancestors are buried in the Lyndon Cemetery. When I searched it brought me to the Tampico Sight, am I looking in the right direction. In June 1844 William Stewart bought 160 acres of land in Whiteside County Illinois where they farmed east of Sterling, not far from the Rock River. He paid $700.00 for the land and sold it about 5 years later for $1100.00. In 1849 William purchased land near Lyndon, Whiteside County, Illinois. He is buried in the old Stewart family plot on top of the hill in the Lyndon Cemetery. He apparently sold this property to his one of his sons, Thomas in 1851 (these records are at the Whiteside County Courthouse) Thomas died at age 31 in 1861. One of their daughters Emily died at age 18..all buried in the Stewart Plot. When did the Tampico Tornado start in circulation?? There were a total of 11 or 12 children. One of his sons married Adelaide Syemour the daughter of Harvey Hervey SEYMOUR and Martha Jane Paddock. I have found these in some of the Biographies. Any help is appreciated. A sincere Thanks
735 posts
Jun 13, 2011
8:20 AM
Hi Merlyn,
Here is some preliminary information on this family. I have to leave for a while, but I'll get back to you shortly:

Harvey Hervey Seymour Family Group Sheet

Adeline SEYMOUR, (1854-1886) married George STEWART Dec. 25, 1870, Whiteside Co., IL

Adelaide Leonora SEYMOUR,(1854-1900) married Jeremiah STEWART Dec. 23, 1869

1850 United States Federal Census about Thomas Stuart
Name: Thomas Stuart (definitely spelled STUART on census)
[Thomas Stewart] Added by members of Ancestry.com
[Thomas Stewart] "
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 37, Whiteside, Illinois
Family Number: 99
Household Members: Name Age
William Stuart 56, PA, 1794
Amy Stuart 45 MD, 1805
Thomas Stuart 20 OH
Eliza Stuart 8 OH
Jane Stuart 15 OH
Emily Stuart 14 OH
Jemimah[sic] Stuart 11 OH
George Stuart 9 OH

1860 United States Federal Census about Thos Stewart
Name: Thos Stewart
[Thomas Stewart]
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Lyndon, Whiteside, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Lyndon
Household Members: Name Age
Franklin Merrill21, b. IL 1839
Amy Stewart 54, b. VA 1806
Thos Stewart 29, b. OH 1831
Eliza Stewart 28, b. OH 1832
James Stewart 24, b. OH 1836
Jerimiah Stewart 21,b. OH 1839 m. Adelaide L. Seymour 1869
George Stewart 18, b. OH 1842 m. Adeline Seymour 1870
Frank W Stewart, 7, b. IL 1853

Marriage for Eliza Stewart

IL State Archives online:
Groom Bride Date Vol./Page License No. County

1900 United States Federal Census about Eliza Pringle
Name: Eliza Pringle
Home in 1900: Burnside, Webster, Iowa
Age: 68
Birth Date: Oct 1831
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother: number of living children: 5
Mother: How many children: 5
Spouse's Name: William B Pringle
Marriage year: 1862
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 38
Household Members: Name Age
William B Pringle 62
Eliza Pringle 68
William F Stewart 46

1910 - Iowa, Webster Co., Burnside, Dist. 0198
Frank Stewart 56, IL
Eliza Pringle - Stepmother, 79, OH
Arthur Mason - Boarder, 12, MO/MO/MO

Betley-Hogan Family Tree, by
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Member since 28 Jul 2003
Last signed in Over 6 months ago

Genealogy posted by "hogabum"
Spouse & Children:
Sp: William T Pringle 1837 – 1861
William Frank Stuart Pringle 1854 –
Frank Pringle 1855 –
Abigail Abbie Melissa Pringle 1861 – 1949
Alice A Pringle 1864 –
Ellies Pringle 1865 –
Mary A Pringle 1867 –
Amoy Pringle 1868 –
Anna Pringle 1871 –
Sources provided by "hogabum":
Iowa State Census, 1895 about Eliza Pringle
Name: Eliza Pringle
Age: 64
Race: White
Birthplace: Ohio
Residence: Bumside, Webster
Profile updated Over 6 months ago

Last Edited by on Jun 19, 2011 11:11 AM
2 posts
Jun 13, 2011
8:44 AM
Thank you! My Great Grandmother was Maude Stewart daughter of Adelaide Seymour and Jeremiah Stewart. I saw the different spellings. In my family history I was told that Adelaide and Adaline were twins. Do you think that George Stewart married the twin?? Thanks this is helpful. When did the Tampico Tornado start into publication. I can imagine my great great great Grandfather Wm Stewart living along the Rock River, no doubt with Indians!
736 posts
Jun 13, 2011
12:20 PM
Yes, as I posted earler in the msg. thread, the Stewart boys married Seymour sisters:
Harvey Hervey Seymour Family Group Sheet


Adeline SEYMOUR, (1854-1886) married George STEWART Dec. 25, 1870, Whiteside Co., IL

Adelaide Leonora SEYMOUR,(1854-1900) married Jeremiah STEWART Dec. 23, 1869

That information is from the family history submitted by Evelyn Seymour Henry, g/d of Fred Seymour.
Click on the link to see the family chart.

As for the Tampico Tornado newspaper, it was published from May, 1876 - Dec.1966. We have the newspapers archived at our historical society. There is no charge to visit and review them, but donations are always graciously accepted and appreciated! :?)

If you live out of the area, you can order them on microfilm via inter-library loan from the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield.

You may also want to check the Sterling Gazette newspapers, which started publishing in 1854 to present. The microfilm is archived in the Sterling Public Library. They have an INDEX only online that gives you the subject, date of issue, page# & column# of the article. GAZETTE INDEX

A separate website for the Gazette newspapers is: Early Sterling Gazette Newspapers which is the actual article online. It is not complete, but well worth checking out. All of these links can be found via our Table of Contents page of our website as well.

If you find an article of interest in the Gazette Index, you can contact the Sterling Library and they will mail you a copy of the article for a small fee.

Last Edited by on Jun 19, 2011 10:52 PM
155 posts
Jun 13, 2011
7:42 PM
If it would be of help here..... One of my Great Grandparents was Samuel Washington Teach. Sam had a younger brother named John Andrew Teach, b. 16 July 1870 in Washington Co. MD. On 25 May 1891, John married (Whiteside # 8195) Emma May Stewart, b. May 1872, the daughter of Jeremiah & Adelaide Leonora (Seymore) Stewart.
737 posts
Jun 14, 2011
6:13 AM
Hi Jack!,
I was hoping you were reading this and would jump in. I thought I saw something connecting to a Teach family & remembered you connected to them. Thanks for the input - always appreciate your help.
739 posts
Jun 15, 2011
7:34 AM
I was just reviewing the Stewart family and notice that Emily disappears after the 1850 census. She would have been of marrying age by1860, but I don't see her listed on the IL State Archives Marriage Database. It's possible that she married in IA or somewhere else,but doesn't seem like a high probability. I wonder if she died?

These may be the other Stewart marriages:


3 posts
Jun 18, 2011
8:54 AM
Emily Stewart died at the age of 18 and is buried in the Stewart Family Plot in Lyndon. I was hoping the Tampico Tornado would be in publication so I could find out why or what she died from at such a young age
742 posts
Jun 19, 2011
10:56 PM
Perhaps the Lyndon Historical Society could be of help:
Jim Boonstra President
Roy Osteen Vice President
Carol (Richmond) Crady Treasurer
Mary Ellen (Hunt) Rogers Secretary
Email lyndonareahistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
Phone 815-778-4962

You could check with the county for a death certificate. Connie Landheer clandheer@whiteside.org

Last Edited by on Jun 19, 2011 10:57 PM
752 posts
Jul 22, 2011
10:55 AM
I've started a STEWART and a SEYMOUR Family Album in our Picasa Albums.
Click to open album & enlarge or read detail.

Click to open album, enlarge, read details.
Sandi Hartnell
7 posts
Aug 20, 2011
1:02 PM
I have a Jane Stewart in my Lyon family tree.

Jane was the 2nd wife of Baxter Lyon, born 1816 in Craftsbury, VT, died 1893 in Hesston, Harvey Co., KS. Jane was previously married to Abram Ritter in Oct 1861 in Whiteside Co., IL. (Baxter's first wife was Sarah Vaughn of Stockbridge, NY.)

Jane was born about 1837 in Ohio. Jane and Baxter had at least 2 children: William and Myrtle. The reason I think this may be the right family is because Jane's mother was Amy (no surname) born in Virginia, as was her husband (no given name) born in Virginia, and that seems to fit with the 1850 & 1860 census you have posted here.

Sandi Hartnell
8 posts
Aug 23, 2011
10:32 PM
Hi Sandi, I believe we do indeed have the same Jane Stewart, I have her as being born July 13 1836(probably Fayette County Ohio) She is listed in the Whiteside County Census and listed as living with Jeremiah Stewart in the 1870 census. Jeremiah was her brother. She did marry Abram Ritter and later married Baxter Lyon in January 1871 and moved to Heston Kansas. Her parents were William Stewart and Amy Atcher (Wright) I did not have any information on any children...so Thank You. Love the ability to learn new information!!
10 posts
Oct 07, 2011
10:29 AM
Was William Stewarts wife's maiden name Atcher or Wright? Was she married previously?
11 posts
Oct 08, 2011
9:59 AM
Sandi she was born Amy Atcher daughter of Cornelius and Mary. She married Josiah Wright in 1823 and no children were known born to the Union. William had a first wife (unable to find out who this was) he had four children with Amy. He had previous children with his first wife, I assume that she must have died as all the children moved with their father from Ohio to Illinois. Hope this helps you.

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