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Mary E. Levalley1

Person ID #4076, (1846 - 1933)
Last Edited5 Jan 2015

Parents

FatherChristopher H. Levalley (ca. 1820 - )
MotherHarriet Gaines (ca. 1820 - )

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

20 Dec 18460Mary E. Levalley was born on 20 Dec 1846 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG.
Marriage

Houston P. Tait
1867~21She married Houston P. Tait, son of William Tait and Mary Ann McDowell, in 1867.
Death

19 May 193386Mary died on 19 May 1933 in New Virginia, Warren, Iowa, United StatesG, at age 86.2
Burial

May 193386She was buried in May 1933 in New Virginia Cemetery at New Virginia, Warren, Iowa.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18803 Jun 188033Mary was enumerated as the wife of Houston P. Tait on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Mary was 33 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Annie J. Tait.3
Census190014 Jun 190053Mary was enumerated as the wife of Houston P. Tait on the 1900 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Mary was 53 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Annie J. Tait and Lester Robbins Olmsted.4
Census191010 Apr 191063Mary was enumerated as the wife of Houston P. Tait on the 1910 United States Census in Virginia, Warren, Iowa. Mary was 63 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Lester Robbins Olmsted, Annie J. Tait, Donald Tait Olmsted, and Ralph Lester Olmsted.5
Census192010 Jan 192073Mary was enumerated as the mother-in-law of Lester Robbins Olmsted on the 1920 United States Census in Virginia, Warren, Iowa. Mary was 73 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Annie J. Tait, Donald Tait Olmsted, and Ralph Lester Olmsted.6
Census193018 Apr 193083Mary was enumerated as the mother-in-law of Lester Robbins Olmsted on the 1930 United States Census in Virginia, Warren, Iowa. Mary was 83 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Annie J. Tait, Ralph Lester Olmsted, and Thelma Anna Freeman.7

Children with: Houston P. Tait (1841 - 1919)

DaughterAnnie J. Tait (1877 - 1939)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 17588256. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Christopher H. Levalley

Person ID #4077, (ca. 1820 - )
Last Edited24 Apr 2009

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1820Christopher H. Levalley was born ca. 1820 in Massachusetts, United StatesG.
Marriage

Harriet Gaines
He married Harriet Gaines.

Children with: Harriet Gaines (ca. 1820 - )

DaughterMary E. Levalley (1846 - 1933)

Harriet Gaines

Person ID #4078, (ca. 1820 - )
Last Edited24 Apr 2009

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1820Harriet Gaines was born ca. 1820 in New York, United StatesG.
Marriage

Christopher H. Levalley
She married Christopher H. Levalley.

Children with: Christopher H. Levalley (ca. 1820 - )

DaughterMary E. Levalley (1846 - 1933)

John Tait

Person ID #4079
Last Edited29 Apr 2009

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

John Tait was born in ScotlandG.
Marriage

(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)
Ca. 1795He married (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname) ca. 1795, Scotland.
Death

John died in ScotlandG.

Children with: (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname) ( - Aft 1839)

DaughterMarion Tait (1795 - 1863)
SonPeter Tait (1797 - )
DaughterJennett Tait (1801 - 1881)
SonWilliam Tait (1802 - 1843)

(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)

Person ID #4080, ( - Aft 1839)
Last Edited22 Jan 2015

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname) was born in ScotlandG.
Marriage

John Tait
Ca. 1795She married John Tait ca. 1795, Scotland.
Immigration

Aft 1839She immigrated to America aft 1839.
Death

Aft 1839(Unknown died aft 1839 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG.
Burial

Aft 1839She was buried aft 1839 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

Children with: John Tait

DaughterMarion Tait (1795 - 1863)
SonPeter Tait (1797 - )
DaughterJennett Tait (1801 - 1881)
SonWilliam Tait (1802 - 1843)

John McDowell

Person ID #4081, (1783 - 1867)
Last Edited23 May 2015

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John McDowel. Died June 28, 1867 - Aged 84 years. Scotch Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois.
John McDowell (1783-1867). Scotch Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

1783~0John McDowell was born in 1783 in ScotlandG.
Marriage

Anna Livingston
Ca. 1805He married Anna Livingston ca. 1805, Scotland.
Marriage

Elizabeth McCornack
Ca. 1830He married Elizabeth McCornack ca. 1830, Scotland.
Immigration

26 Jul 1839~56He immigrated to America on 26 Jul 1839.
Marriage

Agnes McMiking
3 Nov 1842~59He married Agnes McMiking on 3 Nov 1842, Knox County, Illinois, United States.1
Death

28 Jun 1867~84John died on 28 Jun 1867 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age ~84.
Burial

Jun 1867~84He was buried in Jun 1867 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18504 Dec 1850~67John was listed on the 1850 U.S. census taken 4 Dec 1850 in Township 12 N 3 E, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.

Children with 1: Anna Livingston (ca. 1776 - 1824)

SonAlexander McDowell (1809 - 1810)
DaughterMary Ann McDowell (1814 - 1900)
SonJohn McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)

Children with 2: Elizabeth McCornack (ca. 1803 - 1836)

DaughterJeanette McDowell (ca. 1832 - )
SonThomas McDowell (1833 - 1837)
SonRobert McDowell (ca. 1834 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Illinois Marriages to 1850. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 59712644. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Anna Livingston

Person ID #4082, (ca. 1776 - 1824)
Last Edited8 Sep 2010

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1776Anna Livingston was born ca. 1776 in ScotlandG.
Marriage

John McDowell
Ca. 1805She married John McDowell ca. 1805, Scotland.
Death

26 Jan 1824Anna died on 26 Jan 1824 in Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.
Burial

Jan 1824She was buried in Jan 1824 in Old Kirkmabreck Cemetery (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Children with: John McDowell (1783 - 1867)

SonAlexander McDowell (1809 - 1810)
DaughterMary Ann McDowell (1814 - 1900)
SonJohn McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)

John W. McDowell

Person ID #4083, (1847 - 1878)
Last Edited8 Jun 2015
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMargaret Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJohn McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)
MotherMargaret Gordon (1820 - 1881)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

2 Feb 18470John W. McDowell was born on 2 Feb 1847 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Death

11 Feb 187831John died on 11 Feb 1878 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 31.1
Burial

Feb 1878~31He was buried in Feb 1878 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18504 Dec 18503They was listed as a household member of John's household in the 1850 U.S. Census taken 4 Dec 1850 in Township 12 N 3 E, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Census186018 Jun 186013John was enumerated as a member of John's household on the 1860 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. John was 13 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret Gordon, Amelia G. McDowell, Jannett Gordon McDowell, Margaret McDowell, James G. McDowell, DeWitt David McDowell, Isabella (Bell) McDowell, William H. McDowell, Peter A. McDowell, and Fredrick Robert McDowell.3
Census187015 Jul 187023John was enumerated as a member of John's household on the 1870 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. John was 23 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret Gordon, Amelia G. McDowell, Jannett Gordon McDowell, James G. McDowell, Isabella (Bell) McDowell, DeWitt David McDowell, William H. McDowell, Peter A. McDowell, Fredrick Robert McDowell, and Cora S. W. McDowell.4

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5530312. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1850 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1860 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.

Jannett Gordon McDowell

Person ID #4084, (1848 - 1919)
Last Edited5 Jan 2015
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMargaret Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJohn McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)
MotherMargaret Gordon (1820 - 1881)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

1848~0Jannett Gordon McDowell was born in 1848 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Marriage

John Miller McKie
22 Feb 1872~24She married John Miller McKie on 22 Feb 1872.
Death

1919~71Jannett died in 1919 in Altona, Walnut Grove Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG+, at age ~71.1
Burial

1919~71She was buried in 1919 in Oneida Cemetery at Oneida, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18504 Dec 1850~2They was listed as a household member of John's household in the 1850 U.S. Census taken 4 Dec 1850 in Township 12 N 3 E, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Census186018 Jun 1860~12She was listed as a member of John's household in the 1860 U.S. Census taken 18 Jun 1860 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.3
Census187015 Jul 1870~22She was listed as a member of John's household in the 1870 U.S. Census taken 15 Jul 1870 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.4
Census1880Jun 1880~32Jannett was enumerated as the daughter of John McDowell Jr. on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Jannett was ~32 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret Gordon, Amelia G. McDowell, DeWitt David McDowell, William H. McDowell, Peter A. McDowell, Fredrick Robert McDowell, Cora S. W. McDowell, John Yourston Ewart, Margaret Elisabeth Gordon Ewart, and John Miller McKie.5
Census190012 Jun 1900~52Jannett was enumerated as the wife of John Miller McKie on the 1900 United States Census in Walnut Grove Township, Knox, Illinois. Jannett was ~52 years old.6
Census191016 Apr 1910~62Jannett was enumerated as the wife of John Miller McKie on the 1910 United States Census in Walnut Grove Township, Knox, Illinois. Jannett was ~62 years old.7

Children with: John Miller McKie (1844 - 1923)

DaughterMargaret McKie (1873 - 1880)
DaughterMary McKie (1880 - 1882)

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5785845. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1850 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1860 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

Gordon E. Robson1

Person ID #4086, (1873 - 1881)
Last Edited20 Jan 2004
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMary Elizabeth Gordon4, Peter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherWilliam Robson (1831 - 1901)
MotherMary Elizabeth Gordon (1847 - 1919)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

18 Sep 18730Gordon E. Robson was born on 18 Sep 1873 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Death

12 Oct 18818Gordon died on 12 Oct 1881 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 8.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census188022 Jun 18806Gordon was enumerated as the son of William Robson on the 1880 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Gordon was 6 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Frank W. Robson, John L. Robson, and Edward Percy Robson.2

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Edward Percy Robson1

Person ID #4087, (1875 - 1924)
Last Edited25 May 2015
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMary Elizabeth Gordon4, Peter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherWilliam Robson (1831 - 1901)
MotherMary Elizabeth Gordon (1847 - 1919)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

5 Jan 18750Edward Percy Robson was born on 5 Jan 1875 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Marriage

Helen McCall Sisson
1889~14He married Helen McCall Sisson, daughter of Henry McCall Sisson and Elizabeth J. Miller, in 1889.
Milit-WWI

12 Sep 191843He registered for World War I military service on 12 Sep 1918 in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Death

3 Feb 192449Edward died on 3 Feb 1924 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 49.
Biography

Edward attended Knox College and Browns Business College (class of 1895). He was a banker, manufacturer, and stock raiser.



1912 History of Knox County, Illinois - Volume II
By Albert J. Perry
The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1912


Edward P. Robson, who is intimately connected with the agricultural and financial interests of Knox county, was born on January 5, 1875. He was the grandson of John Robson, who was born near Newcastle, in Northumberland county, England, and who was married to Mary Brown, and he is a son of William Robson, whose birth occurred in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, on the 5th of September, 1831, and who came to America with his parents when a young man. They located first at Beaver Point, Pennsylvania, and in the spring of 1850 removed to Knox county, near Rio. After his marriage he purchased his present homestead near Wataga and afterward engaged in stock-raising and general farming. William Robson was twice married. His first union was to Miss Jane Goff, who was a daughter of Louis Goff*, one of the early settlers of Rio township. To this union three children were born, one of whom survives, Cora Alice. Mrs. Robson passed away in 1867. Mr. Robson's second union occurred in 1871 to Mary E. Gordon, who was born in Victoria, Knox county, November 7, 1847, and was a daughter of Peter Gordon, a native of Scotland, who came to America when a young man and settled at Peoria, where he was employed for three years at six dollars per month. Later, in 1841, he removed to Victoria and was engaged in agricultural pursuits throughout his life. He was married to Miss Mary A. McDowell, who was a daughter of John McDowell, who came to America in 1838, going directly to Knox county. Mrs. Gordon, who had been previously married to William Tate, died in 1900, at the age of eighty-six years. Mrs. Robson is at present sixty-nine years of age and is residing at the home of her son, E. P. Robson, who was the second of three children born to his parents, the others being: Gordon, deceased; and Henry Stewart, whose birth occurred May 18, 1892, and who is residing with his brother. Mrs. Robson is a graduate of the North Western Normal School of Ohio and is a member of the Congregational church of Wataga and of its Ladies' Aid and Missionary Society. Mr. Robson, whose death occurred January 10, 1901, was one of the organizers of the Galesburg National Bank and at the time of his death was serving in the capacity of vice president. In politics he gave his support to the republican party and was one of its active members, among the offices to which he had been elected being that of school director for several years, of highway commissioner for two terms and member of the county board of supervisors for twenty-one years.

Edward P. Robson attended the common schools in his youth and at the age of thirteen years entered Knox College for a three years' course, after which he graduated from Brown's Business College in 1895. Having thus completed his education, he returned home and undertook the management of his father's farm because of the latter's ill health. In addition to general farming he also engaged in stock-raising and in both lines met with immediate success. But he has also interested himself in other undertakings, among these being the Western Tool Works of Galesburg, in which he became interested in 1905 and which is now principally owned by him and known as the Robson Manufacturing Company of Galesburg. Three years previous he and his brother opened the Bank of Wataga, at Wataga, and he has since served in the capacity of president. His success in this financial undertaking was so great that, in 1905, he opened the Victoria Exchange Bank of Victoria and has always acted as its president and since his father's death has filled the vacancy caused thereby in the directorate of the Galesburg National Bank. Mr. Robson has always had the support and confidence of the residents of his community and under his able management these banks have become solid financial institutions. Their policies have ever been such as to commend them to the public and Mr. Robson has always surrounded himself with such men as officers that are well-known for their reliability and trustworthiness.

In 1899 Mr.Robson was married to Miss Helen McCall Sisson. She was born November 27, 1871, near Galesburg. in Henderson township, and is a daughter of Henry M. and Elizabeth (.Miller) Sisson, the former deceased and the latter, who is seventy-three years of age, a resident of Galesburg. They have become the parents of two children: William Henry, born February 10, 1902; and Mary Elizabeth, whose birth occurred on the 29th of July, 1907.

In politics Mr. Robson gives active support to the republican party. Fie has served as a member of the board of supervisors for nine years, since 1903 has been a member of the township school board and has been a delegate to state conventions. In religious faith he is a Congregationalist and Mrs. Robson also holds membership in the Congregational church of Wataga. They are both active in its various departments, Mrs. Robson being at present president of the Ladies' Aid Society and her husband is acting as church treasurer. In fraternal circles Mr. Robson is equally prominent, holding membership in Wataga Lodge, No. 291, A. F. & A. M.; Oneida Chapter, R. A. M.; Galesburg Commandery, K. T.; and Mohammed Temple of the Mystic Shrine. lie also belongs to the Galesburg Lodge of Elks and the Galesburg Business Men's Club. Mr. Robson is constantly working for the industrial, commercial, financial and social development of his district and high regard is tendered him by reason of business enterprise and integrity and his sterling personal worth.

Burial

Feb 192449He was buried in Feb 1924 in Wataga Cemetery at Wataga, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census188022 Jun 18805Edward was enumerated as the son of William Robson on the 1880 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Edward was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Frank W. Robson, John L. Robson, and Gordon E. Robson.4
Census190029 Jun 190025Edward was enumerated as the son of William Robson on the 1900 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Edward was 25 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Henry Stewart Robson, and Helen McCall Sisson.5

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1900Farmer at Sparta, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG5

Children with: Helen McCall Sisson (1870 - 1942)

SonWilliam Henry Robson (1902 - 1985)
DaughterMary Elizabeth Robson (1907 - 1969)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918).
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 84422937. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.

Helen McCall Sisson

Person ID #4088, (1870 - 1942)
Last Edited6 Nov 2014

Parents

FatherHenry McCall Sisson (1829 - 1905)
MotherElizabeth J. Miller (1836 - 1912)

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

27 Nov 18700Helen McCall Sisson was born on 27 Nov 1870 in Henderson Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.1
Marriage

Edward Percy Robson
1889~19She married Edward Percy Robson, son of William Robson and Mary Elizabeth Gordon, in 1889.
Death

6 May 194271Helen died on 6 May 1942 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 71.
Burial

May 194271She was buried in May 1942 in Wataga Cemetery at Wataga, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census190029 Jun 190029Helen was enumerated as the sister-in-law of William Robson on the 1900 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Helen was 29 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Edward Percy Robson, and Henry Stewart Robson.2

Children with: Edward Percy Robson (1875 - 1924)

SonWilliam Henry Robson (1902 - 1985)
DaughterMary Elizabeth Robson (1907 - 1969)

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 84422974. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Henry McCall Sisson1

Person ID #4089, (1829 - 1905)
Last Edited6 Nov 2014

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

29 Sep 18290Henry McCall Sisson was born on 29 Sep 1829 in Clinton, Oneida, New York, United StatesG.
Marriage

Elizabeth J. Miller
25 Dec 186031He married Elizabeth J. Miller, daughter of John Miller and Jane Crane, on 25 Dec 1860, Illinois, United States.2
Death

29 May 190575Henry died on 29 May 1905 in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 75.3
Burial

Jun 190575He was buried in Jun 1905 in Hope Cemetery at Galesburg, Knox, Illinois.

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Children with: Elizabeth J. Miller (1836 - 1912)

DaughterHelen McCall Sisson (1870 - 1942)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76459529. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76459355.

Elizabeth J. Miller

Person ID #4090, (1836 - 1912)
Last Edited22 Jan 2018

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

5 Dec 18360Elizabeth J. Miller was born on 5 Dec 1836 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG.1
Marriage

Henry McCall Sisson
25 Dec 186024She married Henry McCall Sisson, son of Pardon Sisson and Abba McCall, on 25 Dec 1860, Illinois, United States.1
Death

26 Apr 191275Elizabeth died on 26 Apr 1912 in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 75.1,2
Cause of Death

26 Apr 191275She died of cerebral hemmorage.2
Obituary

Apr 191275Obituary of Elizabeth Miller Sisson

A resident for the past 17 years of this city died at her home after a four week illness due to cerebral hemmorage.

Born in Chicago to John Miller and Jane Ann Crane, her father being one of the first trustees of the village of Chicago.

Married Dec 25, 1860 Henry McCall Sission and they afterwards resided on the Sission farn two miles north of Galesburg. He died May 29, 1905. They had six daughters and two sons.

This obit was copied from a newspaper and published by the Knox Co Genealogical Society.1
Burial

Apr 191275She was buried in Apr 1912 in Hope Cemetery at Galesburg, Knox, Illinois.

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Children with: Henry McCall Sisson (1829 - 1905)

DaughterHelen McCall Sisson (1870 - 1942)

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76459529. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S290] Obituary or Monument Inscription of the deceased.

Pardon Sisson1

Person ID #4091
Last Edited10 Oct 1997

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Marriage

Abba McCall
Pardon Sisson married Abba McCall.

Children with: Abba McCall

SonHenry McCall Sisson (1829 - 1905)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.

Abba McCall1

Person ID #4092
Last Edited10 Oct 1997

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Marriage

Pardon Sisson
Abba McCall married Pardon Sisson.

Children with: Pardon Sisson

SonHenry McCall Sisson (1829 - 1905)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.

John Miller1

Person ID #4093
Last Edited10 Oct 1997

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Marriage

Jane Crane
25 Dec 1860John Miller married Jane Crane on 25 Dec 1860.
Death

John died.

Children with: Jane Crane

DaughterElizabeth J. Miller (1836 - 1912)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.

Jane Crane1

Person ID #4094
Last Edited10 Oct 1997

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Marriage

John Miller
25 Dec 1860Jane Crane married John Miller on 25 Dec 1860.

Children with: John Miller

DaughterElizabeth J. Miller (1836 - 1912)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.

Henry Stewart Robson1

Person ID #4095, (1892 - 1918)
Last Edited21 Aug 2016
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMary Elizabeth Gordon4, Peter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherWilliam Robson (1831 - 1901)
MotherMary Elizabeth Gordon (1847 - 1919)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

5 May 18920Henry Stewart Robson was born on 5 May 1892 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Marriage

Dessa Pearl Behringer
29 Oct 191321He married Dessa Pearl Behringer on 29 Oct 1913.
Milit-WWI

5 Jun 191725He registered for World War I military service on 5 Jun 1917 in Sparta, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Death

13 Nov 191826Henry died on 13 Nov 1918 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 26.3
Burial

Nov 191826He was buried in Nov 1918 in Wataga Cemetery at Wataga, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census190029 Jun 19008Henry was enumerated as the son of William Robson on the 1900 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Henry was 8 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Edward Percy Robson, and Helen McCall Sisson.4

Children with: Dessa Pearl Behringer (1889 - 1926)

SonJohn Stuart Robson (1914 - 1915)
DaughterDanita P. Robson (1917 - 1965)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918).
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 90746580. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Dessa Pearl Behringer1

Person ID #4096, (1889 - 1926)
Last Edited21 Aug 2016

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

27 Jan 18890Dessa Pearl Behringer was born on 27 Jan 1889 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Marriage

Henry Stewart Robson
29 Oct 191324She married Henry Stewart Robson, son of William Robson and Mary Elizabeth Gordon, on 29 Oct 1913.
Death

2 Sep 192637Dessa died on 2 Sep 1926 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United StatesG, at age 37.2
Burial

Sep 192637She was buried in Sep 1926 in Wataga Cemetery at Wataga, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census192014 Jan 192030Dessa was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Dessa was 30 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Danita P. Robson.3

Children with: Henry Stewart Robson (1892 - 1918)

SonJohn Stuart Robson (1914 - 1915)
DaughterDanita P. Robson (1917 - 1965)

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 90746830. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

George D. MacIntosh

Person ID #4097, (1831 - )
Last Edited5 May 2017

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

1831~0George D. MacIntosh was born in 1831 in ScotlandG.1
Note

1861~30George served in the 42nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. He was listed as 5' 11 1/2", light hair, blue eyes, single, and employed as a cabinet maker. His place of residence was Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.
Marriage

Grace Kirk
5 Sep 1871~40He married Grace Kirk on 5 Sep 1871, Knox County, Illinois, United States.2
Death

George died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18702 Aug 1870~39George was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1870 United States Census in Oneida, Knox, Illinois. George was ~39 years old.3
Census188018 Jun 1880~49George was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1880 United States Census in Ontario, Knox, Illinois. George was ~49 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Grace Kirk.1

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1870Farmer at Oneida, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG3
1880Farmer at Ontario, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG1

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.

William Henry Robson1

Person ID #4098, (1902 - 1985)
Last Edited21 May 2015
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageEdward Percy Robson5, Mary Elizabeth Gordon4, Peter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherEdward Percy Robson (1875 - 1924)
MotherHelen McCall Sisson (1870 - 1942)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

10 Feb 19020William Henry Robson was born on 10 Feb 1902 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Marriage

Ruth Sweeney
8 Sep 192523He married Ruth Sweeney on 8 Sep 1925.
Death

Sep 198583William died in Sep 1985 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 83.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census19405 Apr 194038William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1940 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. William was 38 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Ruth Sweeney, William Robson, Ruth Ann Robson, and John Henry Robson.2

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
Ca. 1925Farmer at Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG
1940Farmer at Sparta, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG2

Children with: Ruth Sweeney (1902 - 1971)

SonWilliam Robson (1928 - )
DaughterRuth Ann Robson (1930 - )
SonJohn Henry Robson (1932 - )

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Ruth Sweeney1

Person ID #4099, (1902 - 1971)
Last Edited12 Oct 1997

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

25 Sep 19020Ruth Sweeney was born on 25 Sep 1902 in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Marriage

William Henry Robson
8 Sep 192522She married William Henry Robson, son of Edward Percy Robson and Helen McCall Sisson, on 8 Sep 1925.
Death

14 Mar 197168Ruth died on 14 Mar 1971 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 68.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census19405 Apr 194037Ruth was enumerated as the wife of William Henry Robson on the 1940 United States Census in Sparta, Knox, Illinois. Ruth was 37 years old.

Also residing in the same household were William Robson, Ruth Ann Robson, and John Henry Robson.2

Children with: William Henry Robson (1902 - 1985)

SonWilliam Robson (1928 - )
DaughterRuth Ann Robson (1930 - )
SonJohn Henry Robson (1932 - )

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Mary Elizabeth Robson1

Person ID #4100, (1907 - 1969)
Last Edited10 Sep 2016
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageEdward Percy Robson5, Mary Elizabeth Gordon4, Peter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherEdward Percy Robson (1875 - 1924)
MotherHelen McCall Sisson (1870 - 1942)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

29 Jul 19070Mary Elizabeth Robson was born on 29 Jul 1907 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Graduation

Ca. 1923She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, ca. 1923. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Marriage

Carlton Carr Gossett
12 Dec 193124She married Carlton Carr Gossett on 12 Dec 1931 in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States.
Death

17 Dec 196962Mary died on 17 Dec 1969 in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 62.2
Burial

Dec 196962She was buried in Dec 1969 in Roseville Cemetery at Roseville, Warren, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census194020 Apr 194032Mary was enumerated as the wife of Carlton Carr Gossett on the 1940 United States Census in Roseville, Warren, Illinois. Mary was 32 years old.

Also residing in the same household were William Carr Gossett and Elizabeth Ann Gossett.3

Children with: Carlton Carr Gossett (1903 - 1996)

SonWilliam Carr Gossett (1934 - )
DaughterElizabeth Ann Gossett (1936 - )
SonGeorge Robson Gossett (1947 - )

Citations

  1. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 90746359. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
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