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Howland Parsons 1809-1850
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46 posts
Jan 27, 2015
9:17 PM
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.
1019 posts
Jan 29, 2015
7:47 PM
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
AGE: 45
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1811
RESIDENCE PLACE: Webster, Webster, Iowa, USA
GENDER: Female
Samantha Persons

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 madison_ia_gen_soc@yahoo.comBoone

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 tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Last Edited by Denise on Jan 30, 2015 6:28 AM
47 posts
Jan 30, 2015
7:08 PM
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.
1020 posts
Feb 01, 2015
8:53 PM
I would email them _ click on the link i provided above. They index ALL of Bureau, including Greenville.

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