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Subject: Re: Wrong Dates for Greathouse
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 23:45:30 EDT
In a message dated 7/30/02 2:06:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, LouiseJ995
> Subj: Wrong Dates
> Date: 7/30/02 2:06:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time
> From: LouiseJ995
> To: , , ,
> 30 July 2002
> Great news! Vivian Taylor has made a wonderful discovery in the White
> County, Illinois Land records. I will quote her remark about what she
> found and has shared with me:
> "I went to Willard Library this week and checked the White County land
> records again. The record I used this time was prepared by the White
> County Historical Society from the Illinois State Archives records. I am
> now sure that the purchase dates of 1808, 1813, and 1814 were incorrect in
> the book prepared by Harriet Vaught in 1976. The dates should be 1843 (not
> 1813) for Hiram, 1844 (not 1814) for Daniel P. and 1853 (not 1808) for
> William H. Greathouse."
> The earlier dates have been a burr under my saddle for a long time, because
> they just did not fit with what was known and with later records on this
> family. Daniel P. and William H. are sons of Hiram, and Hiram would have
> been so very young when he made this land entry. It is with great relief
> that we can now discard the incorrect information published in Harriet
> Vought's book.
> Another earlier great research find of Vivian Taylor is about the
> mysterious James Greathouse who died in Union Co., Ky. I will quote her
> No James Greathouse
> Note the James Greathouse Inventory that has been found in Union Co., Ky.
> appears to have been a transcription error. In the margin of this
> inventory the name James Graham inventory is written. James Graham is
> written in the body of the inventory. Quote from letter from Vivian M.
> Taylor: She viewed the original record in Union Co., Ky.
> "In Union Co., KY, the inventory for James Greathouse has a marginal entry
> note "James Graham Inventory'. Graham is also the surname used in the
> final paragraph of the entry. We cannot find any other estate paperwork or
> deed for a James Greathouse in that era. There are other papers for the
> James Graham Estate, however. Also a Jane Graham appears as head of
> household in the 1820 Union Co. census. My husband is convinced that
> 'Greathouse', was written in error (although very clearly) on the
> inventory, and he believes that there was no James Greathouse. I am
> inclined to agree with him..."
> I too, agree with Vivian's husband that there was no James Greathouse. No
> other records whatsoever have been found for a James Greathouse.
> Louise F. Johnson