Putnam County

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Gunn Hiltabrand Bible

I have two questions: Where can I locate the burial records for Caledonia Cemetery? and, Where can I possibly find the family bible that belonged to Elizabeth Gunn Hiltabrand?

The family bible has been mentioned in several family trees and articles that I have found online as I've researched the Gunn family of Daniel Mark Gunn (my 4th g grandfather). Supposedly, the bible was passed on to descendants of Elizabeth Gunn Hiltabrand, Daniel Mark Gunn's daughter. I'm fairly certain there are some of those descendants living in or near Putnam and La Salle counties. However, Elizabeth and her husband, George Hiltabrand, had several children; so we're talking about many possibilities. I am one of Elizabeth's descendants and I'm certain no one in my line has or had the bible. I am hoping someone may have given the bible to the historical society. Wishful thinking! If you have any leads on this document, I'd like to know.

I will appreciate hearing from you. Thank you very much.

Submitted 27 Jul 2017 by Carol Kreider

HAILEY marriage

One of my ancestors, Joicy Hailey, married Obediah Graves in April 1837 in Putnam Co, IL. Since she would have been only 15 years old, she would have needed her father's permission to marry. Right? Where can I find a record of this permit? I am trying to document that Hartwell Hamlin Haily was Joicy Hailey's father.

Submitted 5 Apr 2016 by Carol Kreider

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