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Wednesday May 16th, 2007 11:32 pm

Ginny Euwer wrote:

I am looking for information on my great grandparents. My great grandfather was William Paul Rankin sometimes shown as Rankins. He was born in Philadelphia April 6, 1852 and I have reason to believe he was illegitimate or an orphan. He shows up in the 1860 Illinois Census in Putnam Twp, Fulton County living with Horace and Mary Turner. I'm wondering if there might be any record of a guardianship. He married my great grandmother on February 4, 1875 in Table Grove, Illinois and then they moved to Rossville, Ks. in 1878. Her name was Mary Margaret Swearingen. Their daughter, Lana Pearl Rankin, was my grandmother and I would like to get her birth certificate. She told me she was born in Macomb but I found one site that said Adair, Il.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me. [posted on April 6, 2005]

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