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Friday November 7th, 2008 1:47 am
I am looking for more information about Vodicia (Hathaway) Blanchard who died of a liver complaint according to the 1850 mortality schedule for Orion Twp. Fulton Co. IL. She was wife of Ira Blanchard who lived in Brimfield, Peoria Co. They had four daughters: Clarissa b. abt 1840; Mary T. b. abt. 1842; Elizabeth b. abt 1844; Matilda W. born 19 JAN 1843 in Brunswick, IL; Sarah Ellen b. abt 1848. It seems strange that little Sarah was taken in by the Hathaways rather than her own father and siblings, according to the 1850 census. Why was Vodicia in Orion Twp? Where was she buried? Why did the Hathaways take Sarah?