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Subject: [TENNESSEE] New
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 09:32:57 EDT
Henry HON is my family's brick wall. My history came down from Grandpa, who
died in 1970 at the age of 101. He was a very brilliant man and did
extensive research back when it was done by mail and by traveling and
visiting any person who might have a clue for him. We have found no mistakes
in his research so far. But Henry - we can't find.
Henry HON was born in Holland and married Sarah NEALE who was b. in Scotland.
They had 6 children, Ruth, b. 1797, Alferd, James, George, Margaret and Mary
b. 1812. Henry supposedly married in Gibson Co. But no records. Henry
supposedly died on the was home after fighting in the Battle of New Orleans
in the War of 1812. His death date, however, is 1815. And Grandpa said he
is buried near Columbia but in Marshall County. Mary Hon, 6th child of Henry
and Sarah, married Loyal Brooks on 15 Nov, 1834, near Columbia in county of
Marshall. And he says Sarah lived to be 96.
I would almost think Sarah would have remarried, but Mary - only 3 when her
father died, retained her HON name. I'd also think that since Grandpa knew
Sarah lived to be 96 she would have migrated to Illinois with the family.
Loyal Brooks and Mary Hon's child James Gaylord Brooks was born in
McMinnville, Tennessee. and married in 1868. They were in Illinois by then.
But if you know Tennessee, McMinnville is east of Marshall Co. Did they
There are bunches of HONS in White Co. Illinois - which is in line with
Tennessee and Montgomery Co. (west central) Illinois where the Brooks
migrated to. I can't connect any of them.
Hon might be variaion of How, Hahn, Hone, Hau, Haun, etc. Can anyone help us
with brick wall Henry and Sarah Neale HON?
Thanks! Millie Conrad