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Torrences of Shelby County, IL
Posted by: Mary Neff (ID *****1412) Date: October 16, 2007 at 11:39:03
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James Torrence b. 12/2/1744 in Londonberry, Ireland
d. 5/22/1826 Washington Co., PA
married Mary McConnell 6/28/1768
Mary was b. 2/24/1743 or 44; died 5/15/1778 Fayette Co, PA
James Torrence m. 2nd wife - Martha Stewart

James and Mary Torrence's son, John Torrence b. 2/13/1774 in Fayette Co, PA d. 1822 Fairfield Co, OH.
Married to Sarah Bryan.

John and Sarah's son, William Torrence, b 1807 OH
buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby Co, IL.
William married Anna Nigh, daughter of Samuel & Nancy (Christy) Nigh. Anna b. 1/26/1822 d. 8/9/1903 bur. Mound Cemetery, Cowden, IL.
William & Anna Torrence's children:
Nancy A. b ~1842 OH
Samuel C. b 3/13/1844 Fairfield Co, OH (my lineage)
James A

Samuel is my gg grandfather. Supposedly middle initial
"C" is for Clinton. One record says "E" but marriage license reads "C."
B. 3/13/1844 D. 11/8/1912 Cowden, IL
1880 lived in Bowling Green, Fayette Co, IL
m. Ormanda (Amanda) Fletcher in Shelby Co., IL
I had marriage date of 3/18/1867 however cyberdriveillinois states 3/3/1867.
"Amanda" was b. 12/10 year uncertain 1846-48 IL
father from OH; mother from MD
died 5/14/1912/13 Killed herself - poisoning
Samuel & Ormanda's children:
James William b. 6/21/1868 IL d. 11/22/1927 Cowden, IL
Charles E b. 1872/73 Cowden, IL d. 5/28/1938 Decatur, IL
Walter Elias "Ike" 1877-1956 IL
Stella Mae b. 1880-1967 IL
Bessie Maude b. 6/12/1884 Cowden, IL d. 6/14/1966
My father always said there were two infant sons also.

Bessie Maude Torrence Moore is my great-grandmother. I have more info on some of this family if anyone is interested.
I have one question though - Does anyone know which Torrence married H. (always heard it stood for Hulda?) Alice Simpson? I thought it was James but unsure which James.

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