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Re: John C. Ivory of Cambria County, PA and St. Louis
Posted by: Diana Applewhite (ID *****2131) Date: November 08, 2003 at 14:49:44
In Reply to: Re: Ivorys of Minnesota by Barbara Sclesky-Gannon of 352

Dear Barbara:

I am the great-great-great grandaughter of the John C. Ivory you mention in your posting of last year. It so happens I have been doing a lot of ancesry research in the last couple of months and can probably tell you a great deal about him. Please contact me at with any questions.

I know almost nothing about his years in Pennsylvania or when he left to go to St. Louis, but he married Bridget McKeon in St. Louis in 1848. They had eight children, two of whom died at birth and the oldest of whom was my great-great grandmother, Mary C. Ivory Griffin. John C. made a lot of money as a real estate developer in the 1850s and was a rich man at the time of the 1860 census. He died unexpectedly and intestate in 1875 (family legend has it he was hit by a train) and his wife, children and most of his grandchildren stayed in St. Louis. The Ivorys and Griffins are buried at Calvary Cemetery in a family plot which John C. bought in 1862. The most recent burial there was in 2000.

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