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LYNCH and WILSON families, Coles County, IL

LYNCH and WILSON families, Coles County, IL

Posted: 3 Jan 2004 2:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LYNCH, WILSON, TROUT, COURTNEY
In about 1901, Arthur LYNCH (b. Feb 1871) married Rachel WILSON (b. Nov 1881) in Charleston, Coles, IL. Their marriage date is estimated based on the fact that they had not yet married as of the June 1900 census, and had their first child, Lee, was born in 1902.

Their known children were: (all born in Charleston, Coles, IL)

C. Lee LYNCH, b. 1902
James C. LYNCH, b. 1903
Gohring Arthur LYNCH, b.
Margaret LYNCH, b. 1905
Robert LYNCH, b. 1909

Arthur LYNCH was the editor of the Charleston Courier for many years.

Rachel WILSON b. Nov 1881 was probably the daughter of either Charles WILSON b. 1860 Ohio or William WILSON b. 1861 Ohio. They in turn were sons of Jane B. “Jennie” [TROUT] [WILSON] COURTNEY and her first marriage to William I. WILSON in about 1854. This is based on Lee LYNCH, James LYNCH, and Gohring LYNCH all being listed as great grandsons in Jane B. “Jennie” [TROUT] [WILSON] COURTNEY’s obituary following her death on Valentines Day, 14 Feb 1925, near Charleston, Coles, IL. She was the widow of Joseph B. COURTNEY.

My question: Can anyone confirm the parents of Rachel WILSON as being either Charles or William WILSON? Does anyone have any more information on either Charles or William, sons of Jane B. TROUT and William I. WILSON?

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Craig H. Trout
Loudoun County, VA

Re: LYNCH and WILSON families, Coles County, IL

Posted: 21 Mar 2004 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 5 Apr 2004 1:01PM GMT
I may have written the answer wrong- Rachel was the daughter of Charles Vernon Wilson and Ella. I had gotten the information directly from Rachel's son James before he died.
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