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Saturday January 2nd, 2010 7:58 am

Darlene Shawn wrote:

Sophia Esther Stevens Scott married John Reuben Scott on 14 January 1914 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. On 22 February 1915 a son was born of their union. Earl Sylvester Scott was born in Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas. His mother being ill returned to her parents home in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois where she died on 30 August 1916. Her death certificate listed her place of burial as the Farmington Cemetery. It was approximately 1952 that the Earl Scott family drove to Farmington, searching for information about Sophia and her parents Leonard Coyer Stevens and Ida Jane Hatt Stevens. They met with Mr. Bulter, who was a pall bearer at her funeral and he took them to a cemetery (probably Oak Ridge). Mr. Bulter showed them where her gravesite was, near the road, but there was no marker. According to Mr. Bulter there had been a small building near her grave, that had been destroyed by fire and the cemetery records had burned. Earl Scott never met a member of his mother's family before he died in 1999. His daughter researched the Stevens line until she learned that the family had moved after the 1920 Illinois Census to McLean County, Illinois where Leonard Stevens died in 1925. His widow remarried in 1928 and lived until 1962 when she died in Livingston County, Illinois. Queries were put online requesting information about the family and the siblings of Sophia. It was 2005 that one of the queries was answered and it was learned that one brother had moved to Baltimore, Maryland and the other had moved to West Virginia. Two brothers are still missing, Joseph Earl Stevens and Cecil Coyer Stevens. Any information pertaining to this family would be helpful. Was there only one cemetery in Farmington? Please write to