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Re: Fesler (1870-Current)/Tazewell Co.,IL
Posted by: Sheila West Date: June 18, 2000 at 11:55:30
In Reply to: Fesler (1870-Current)/Tazewell Co.,IL by Judy Cubert of 131

Hi Judy, I am descended from Jonathan Fesler and his wife Elanor McCrairy through their first son, John Frances Fesler. I'm not sure why he was listed as John McCrairy on the 1850 census, but according to his Civil war pension record and his tombstone, his middle name is Francis. John F. married Matilda McLeland and they had 5 children: Sherman b.1865 d.1902, infant daughter b & d 1866, Loucinda Agnes b.1868 m.1888 to John Wingard, John Clinton b.1869 d.1929 m.1896 to Mary Ellen Briney (my grandparents), and Robert Tobias b.1874 d.1866. Elanor lived with John F. and his family until her death in 1896. She is buried in Liberty Cemetery in Tipton Co, IN. This is the same county that John F. enlisted in the Civil War. I always thought that Jonathan was buried in the same cemetery, but just didn't have a tombstone. I have learned in the past year that he his buried in Tazewell Co, IL. Do you know how he happened to be buried there? I know their youngest daughter, Julia, lived in IL and is buried there. Let me know what else you would like to know about Jonathan and Elanor.

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