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Wednesday May 16th, 2007 11:33 pm

Terry Brandner wrote:

I am have been researching a relative on mine and I am too far away in Northern Illinois to just drop in for research, if any one can help me I would appreciate it greatly. Simon Elliott was born in Northern Ireland about 1772. Died May 4, 1845 in Copperas Creek, Fulton County and is buried May 1845, Banner Cem. (formerly Utica), Fulton County, Illinois. Simon Elliott came over with parents and 7 other siblings. The ship wrecked off the coast of New Jersey and all but 3 brothers died, John, William, and Simon Elliott. Not much of any records found. Simon made a lot of money by buying government land at government prices, loaned money and became wealthy. He never married, lived and died a bachelor, with no children. His estate was settled by his nephew. Simon's estate took 10 years to settle, because so many people owed him money. He was 73 years old when he died. I have been trying to find out from where in Northern Ireland he came from. Don't' know if the death certificate, probate, will, or naturalization papers (if he went through the process) would have it in them. The ship: Faithful Steward sailed out of Londonderry, Ireland. If there were any record to tell his birth place I would be appreciated. I have been stuck for many years on this.

Thank you very much. [Posted April 13, 2005]

Terry Brandner's email is brandner@rockford.com


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