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Re: Williamson co.IL.>Wilson co.Tenn.> N.C. Spring-Springs
Posted by: SandraShelly (ID *****3960) Date: June 16, 2002 at 04:42:01
In Reply to: Williamson co.IL.>Wilson co.Tenn.> N.C. Spring-Springs by gloria baran of 781

Hi, this is Sandra from Michigan.
My GGGrandmother was Martha or Murtle Spring. Her descendents said she grew up in Marion, IL.
I have looked and looked at the many Spring families and haven't been able to place Martha
with one yet.
Marthas daughter, my Greatgrandmother, Nancy Adaline"Addie" Brock was born in 1880, in IL..
She Married my GGrandfather< James "Frank" Knight in 1897, Pulaski Co., IL., Mound City
(not far from Williamson Co.). They
both stated they were living in nearby Ballard
Co., the time of there Marriage.
The Addies Mothers name as Martha Spring. B IL.,or it could possibly be read as Murtle Spring. Addies Father was Henry Brock &
she said on her Marriage lis., she did not know
where he was born. I only know of two Brock
children, Addie and Henry Jr. Henry Jr. moved
to La. as a young man. Addie died in Olmstead IL.
in Jan. of 1915, she was 34. Her 3 younger children were given to families to raise as
her husband travelled in his work, he visited the children and remained a part of their
lives. Thelma Knight, B 1914, was given to a Graham family in Beltnap, Johnson Co., IL. to raise.
Thelmas Foster parents both died about 1918
during the horrible Flu epidemic. The Wyatts
then took her in and she was raised to aduthood
by them. My Grandfather Roy Knight 12, stayed
with, Charles Keller, he helped on his farm.
Roy only saw Martha Spring Brock once, that
he remembered, it was about 1910. She came to visit by boat or raft.
Roy was born in 1905 and I figure Martha was
born 1852-62. There were a few Martha
Springs in Williamson Co.. The only family Martha
could poss. belong to so far was a Moses who was
Married to an Eleandor. They had a Martha who was
born about 1858. Moses was in the Civil War. Anything you might notice that might place Martha
Spring with her parents or Henry Brock in
Williamson Co., would be appreciated. There were
Brocks close to Marion, they were from Tn., this
is a possible connection.

You are so fortunate to be going to Nashville.
My family lived near Nashville for several years. & we just love it there! The Tn. State Lib.
& Archives is right in Nashville and is a
wonderful Gen. Library the includes many
records of nearby States.(I would bet, So. Il.
is among them)
I just wish I had known more about
my Ancestors during the time we lived in
the Nashville area!!!
Have a great trip!!

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