Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Five-minute Family History Fun - October 7th

Happy National Family History Month!

In memory of-

Mary Jane Sweet
b. 7 October 1841
Vermillion County, Illinois
m. abt 1876 - a Cline

All of the information I have prior to doing a five-minute search was received from a family researcher in Illinois. There was some documentation included about the family in general, and Mary's parents in particular. However, there is no specific documentation regarding Mary.Let's  see what's out there!

There is a lot of good info out there about Mary Jane (Sweet) Cline, who is my ninth cousin three times removed. It was hard to make myself stop when my timer went off. :) 

  • FamilySearch
    • There is a FamilySearch Tree for Mary with her vital information and family information, both as a wife and as a child. There are no sources noted. This record did name her husband as Jonas Cline.
    • Marriage date is in the record: 26 March 1856 in Clark County, Illinois. I did locate extracted information about their marriage, but it only had the year. ("Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934", database)
    • Also found at this site a record of the Jonas and Mary Jane Cline family living in Martinsville Township, Clark County, Illinois in 1860. There were four people in the household: Jonas (21), Mary Jane (19), Daniel (1), and William Nilson (0).
  • Find A Grave
    • The record for Mary Jane Sweet Cline includes her birth and death dates. Her death date is recorded as Oct. 6, 1898. Her parents and siblings are named with links to their memorial pages. Her husband is not named on the page.
    • Mary Jane is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Martinsville, Clark, Illinois. Her memorial number is 45191488.
There were other records I saw in passing, but my time is up! I continue to be amazed at the information available to us when we focus, and take the time. Of course, these exercises are only scratching the surface!

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1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! And I had totally forgotten that you kept a blog.

    Once we are settled down in the house, I want to do a better job of working on my genealogy. Thank you for the motivation!