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Jefferson Co. Illinois James Hails Elizabeth Anderson

Jefferson Co. Illinois James Hails Elizabeth Anderson

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 3:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hails Anderson
I am trying to find the family of Elizabeth Anderson Hails. According the the 1850 and 1860 census she was born abt 1823 in Virginia. She died about 1865 in Mount Vernon. She was married to James Madison Hails in 1841. They had several children. I am unable to find any record of whom Elizabeth's parents might have been. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike Bishop

Re: Jefferson Co. Illinois James Hails Elizabeth Anderson

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 5:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

You are at the end of the road !
This is your problem -

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++



marriage record -
HAILS, JAMES
ANDERSON, ELIZABETH 1841-01-25, Jefferson county

Ill Vital records -
Birth and death registration started in 1916.

Dan Pippin
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records


data from another researcher -
Elizabeth Anderson [no father or mother listed]
Birth - 1823 in Virginia
Death - 1865 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois
she married -
James Madison Hails
Birth - 1819 in Sumner, Tennessee
Death - AFT 1885 in Chautauqua, Kansas

James Hails married 3 times.

Re: Jefferson Co. Illinois James Hails Elizabeth Anderson

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 6:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
You might want to look next door in Hamilton County for parents of Elizabeth. John Anderson bio might lead you to find her parents:

http://www.carolyar.com/Illinois/Bios/Anderson.htm

Neither of the Hails bios I could find mention the man who Elizabeth Anderson married:

Thomas Hails was born in 1794, in North Carolina. Sarah E. Justice was born in Virginia on December 22, 1798. During the War of 1812, Thomas Hails fought in the Battle of New Orleans with General Jackson. Previous to their marriage Thomas Hails and Sarah Justice Hails moved to Tennessee. One of their 11 children, Marcus Hails, was born in 1826.
Thomas, Sarah and family were among the early families to move to Jefferson County, ILL.. in 1827. They settled in Section 10 and 11 of Shiloh Township, made farming their way of life and lived there until their death. Both were buried nearby in Old Shiloh Cemetery: Thomas on Oct. 25, 1857 and Sarah on Feb. 10, 1871.

Source: Facts and Folks of Jefferson Co, IL - 1978 - Jefferson County Historical Society


JOHN W. HAILS, farmer, P.O. Richview, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., March 19, 1823. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Justice) Hails, his father a native of North Carolina nad his mother of Virginia. Previous to their marriage, they had moved to Tennessee and in 1827 came to Illinois, settling in Jefferson County, near Mount Vernon, where they lived until their death. His occupation was that of farming making his home on the wild prairie, with Indians camping near. They were the parents of eleven children, six of whom are still living. He was in the war of 1812, and fought with Gen. Jackson at New orleans. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and had been since early life. The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and educated in the log schoolhouses of the day. When he reached his majority, he began life as a farmer and has followed the same occupation to the present time, being engaged in stock-raising in connection with his farm. When he left the old home, he came to his present farm and began to improve it. He has now a well-cultivated farm of 330 acres, and besides this has deeded to this children 360 acres. In politics, he still holds to the opinions of his fathers. Has held various township offices, and is now filling the osition of Highway Commissioner. He and his wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church (South). He was married August 8, 1848 to Annis M. Casey, daughter of F.S. and grand-daughter of Abram Casey. Mr. and Mrs. Hails have one child, dead and eleven living -- Narcissus C. (deceased), Thomas F., Alfred M., Zadok C., Sarah Harriet J., Ellen, Ida P., Mary, Charles, John and Samuel T. -- all living in the immediate neighborhood.

Source: History of Jefferson County, IL - 1883 - by William Henry Perrin
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