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Isabelle A. Cox

Isabelle A. Cox

Female 1842 - 1884  (42 years)


  • Name Isabelle A. Cox 
    Born 1842  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Cause of Death cholera morbus, complicated by insanity 
    Residence 1850  Sugar Creek, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabell Cox, 9 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of Emily Cox 
    • CENSUS: 1850
      Sugar Creek, Clinton County, Indiana
      Emily Cox, 45 years old, born in Virginia
      Mary Cox, 18 years old, born in Kentucky
      James H. Cox, 21 years old, born in Kentucky
      Caroline Cox, 16 years old, born in Kentucky
      William M. Cox, 13 years old, born in Kentucky
      Nancy Cox, 11 years old, born in Kentucky
      Isabell Cox, 9 years old, born in Kentucky
      Polly Cox, 7 years old, born in Kentucky
      Alexander Cox, 5 years old, born in Kentucky
    Residence 1860  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabella Cox, 18 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of Emily Smith 
    • CENSUS: 1860
      Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Emily Smith, 52 years old, born in Virginia
      Isabella Cox, 18 years old, born in Kentucky
      John Cox, 15 years old, born in Kentucky
      William M. Cox, 22 years old, born in Kentucky
    Residence 3 Jul 1865  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A. Nicholson enumerated on state census as head of household with 1 male age 30-40, 1 female under the age of 10 and 1 age 20-30 in the home 
    Medical Information (Fact Aug 1868 
    G Wheeler Jones rendered professional services to Isabell two times in month, on August 10 and August 16 
    Residence 1870  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabell Nicholson, 28 years old, born in Illinois, enumerated on census in home of Andson Nicholson 
    • CENSUS: 1870
      Vermilion County, Illinois
      Anson Nicholson, 49 years old, born in West Virginia, farmer, real estate valued at 5000, personal estate valued at 500
      Isabell Nicholson, 28 years old, born in Illinois
      Emma Nicholson, 5 years old, born in Illinois
      Inez Nicholson, 2 years old, born in Illinois
    Individual Note Jun 1870 
    death of husband Anson b/w June 28 and June 30 
    • rumored that Anson met his death by foul play and that Isabelle and John Robinson were under suspicion of having been instrumental in causing Anson's death
    Individual Note 24 Jun 1870 
    husband Anson executed his will, naming wife Isabelle A. Nicholson 
    Individual Note 22 Jul 1870  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anson did not specify an executor; Isabelle relinquished right to be executor; court appointed Isaac N. Payton, who took administrator's oath this date 
    • Estate of Andson Nicholson Deceased
      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County

      In County Court, June Term, AD 1870
      To Hon. R.W. Hanford, Judge of the County Court of Vermilion County
      I, Isabel A. Nicholson, widow of Andson Nicholson late of said County, deceased, do hereby relinquish and renounce all right, claim and preference which I may have to administer upon the estate of the said deceased.
      Witness my hand this 9 day of July AD 1870.
      Isabel A. Nicholson "X" her mark
      Widow of Andson Nicholson
      Late of Danville, deceased

      Attest:
      B.O. Anderson

    Individual Note 22 Jul 1870  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court appointed Isaac N. Payton to be the administrator of the Estate of Andson Nicholson, deceased 
    Individual Note 28 Jul 1870  Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dead Guy Down Well  
    • On or about July 28, 1870, about a month after Anson died, a man by the name of John Robinson died in a well located on Anson's property. From all accounts, it appears Mr. Robinson died from the "damps" while cleaning out the well.



      Years later, Mr. Robinson's wife, Anna Saunders Robinson Williams Bensinger Tackabarry, applied for a widow's pension on her late husband, John Bensinger's, service in the Civil War. As part of the application, Anna had to prove that her first husband, John Robinson, was dead. An investigator traveled to Vermilion County in 1925 and interviewed a number of people living in Grape Creek regarding the circumstances of Mr. Robinson's death. The following excerpts are from the investigator's report.



      Anna Tackabarry Deposition
      February 16, 1925:
      Q. What was the name of your first husband?
      A. JOHN ROBINSON.
      Q. Where did you marry him?
      A. At Kansas Station, Edgar County, Illinois. I was close to 18 years old I believe. I cannot tell the date of the marriage. We were actually married by a preacher but I cannot think of the name of the preacher who married us. I did not live with him very long. He and I lived at Brazil, Clay County, Ind. and he was a coal miner. We went to Marshall, Clark County, Illinois on a visit and he wanted me to go home, my parents lived there, and he went out on Grape Creek that county to clean out a well, on the place of a man named KEIGER. They had a water mill, ground corn, etc. That was a deep well and they offered $10 or $20 for a man to clean it out. My husband, ROBINSON, being a coal miner, thought he could do that, but he was killed by the damp in the well.
      Q. How do you know he was killed there?
      A. Because they sent me word about it but they told me not to come to the funeral because he was all 'busted', he fell back when they were drawing him from the well and that bursted him and killed him, he was cruelly mangled. His body was buried in the KEIGER graveyard. He and I had no trouble. He was never in the army. I do not know anything about ROBINSON's people, he came from Liverpool, England. I do not know whether there is any record of his death. Grape Creek was a coal mine and there was a store down below there run by a man named BOONE. It was kind-o southeast of Danville.

      Perry Sanders Deposition
      February 16, 1925
      (brother of Anna Tackabarry)
      Q. How many times has this claimant been married?
      A. She has been married four times. She was first married to a man named JAMES [sic] ROBINSON; where she married ROBINSON I cannot tell for a positive fact. Yes, sir, I saw ROBINSON. She and ROBINSON lived together around Marshall, Illinois. No children, claimant never had any children. ROBINSON died, or got killed in a well, the damps in a well killed him somewheres in around Marshall, Illinois.

      Martha A. Leibrick Deposition
      February 17, 1925
      (sister of Anna Tackabarry)
      "The claimant's first husband was a man named JOHN ROBINSON, married him at Perrysville, Indiana, I think, but don't know because I was not there among them. They did not separate, he got killed in a well from the 'damps'. That was at KIGER's Mill on the Big Vermillion, in Vermillion County, Illinois. It was closer to Danville that he lost his life.

      Anna Tackabarry Deposition
      February 26, 1925:
      Q. The witnesses in your claim say you and ROBINSON had separated. Is that correct?
      A. No, I had gone to Marshall, Clark County, Illinois to the house of my mother (now deceased) and my husband ROBINSON was on Grape Creek on the KIGER place to clean out a well. We had lived there at Grape Creek. While I was at home, my mother's home, ROBINSON was killed in a well on the KIGER place and after his death it was reported that he and I had separated. My folks would get angry with me once in awhile and throw it up to me that we had separated.
      Q. How do you know ROBINSON died there?
      A. Why, Mr. Kiger wrote me that he was dead and sent me some money. There were two of those Kigers, TILLMAN KIGER and JOHN KIGER. Mr. KIGER sent me somewhere about 20 or 25 dollars. There was a newspaper account of his death and I kept it a long time but it got burned in a fire. I cannot give the date. This occurred near Danville, Illinois.

      Ruth Nimrick Deposition
      April 16, 1925
      (sister of Anna Tackabarry)
      "ANNA's first husband was JOHN ROBINSON, to whom she was married in Paris, Illinois, as I remember--I think that she was working in that City, and he was a coal miner and they were married there, and they lived in Paris, and in Kansas Station, and later in Brazil, Ind., and then I remember of the claimant coming home--coming to father's home near Marshall, and I understood that ROBINSON was dead--that he got killed in a well from the damps. I heard of his death at the time, but my father was sick and none of us were able to go to the funeral. I don't remember that claimant was at home prior to the death of ROBINSON, as I don't remember that they were separated--heard nothing of the kind. It may have been that ROBINSON was in Grape Creek, and was not living with my sister just at the date of his death, but as to that I don't remember, but remember hearing of the death of ROBINSON, and then remember of the claimant being at our home
      ...
      "I heard of the death of ROBINSON at the time, and understood that he died at Grape Creek from having gone into a well and was killed by the damps--poisonous gases in the well. He was an Englishman and was not afraid to undertake anything, and I never questioned his death, and that was long before she married WILLIAMS.

      Levi A. Wilson Deposition
      April 16, 1925
      Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois

      "I am 75 years old, P.O. address RFD 6, Danville, Illinois. I am living at
      Grape Creek, and retired on account of poor health. Have lived here since the close of the Civil War, and remember of the death of a man named JOHN ROBINSON, who died in a well on the property of Mrs. ANSON NICHOLSON, in Grape Creek, and not far from where I was then living. Mrs. NICHOLSON was a widow and the well on her property was a deep well and was needing cleaning out, and she got this man JOHN ROBINSON to go into the well to clean it out, and he was overcome by the damps, and was brought up to the surface by men who pulled his body up with long poles to which hooks had been attached. I well remember the incident and of his dead body--saw his body when brought to the surface, but I did not attend his funeral. I remember that there was a crowd of people at the home of the widow NICHOLSON when his body was brought out of the well, and as I now remember the party who went for the Coroner at the date of his death, rode my horse, but don't remember the name of the man who went for the Coroner. I remember that DAN WILSON, deceased, gave me 50 cents for the use of my horse, and I was thinking that it was for to bring the Coroner but it is a long time ago, and I may not have this exactly right, but that's the way I remember the matter--don't remember the details, but I do personally remember of the fact of his death, and that he died in the well on the property of the widow NICHOLSON, and that the damps was the cause of his death--that he died in the well and was brought up a corpse, and I think that his body was buried in the Nicholson Graveyard, but am not absolutely positive where he was buried. I have not thought of him for years, but well remember the fact of his death, as I saw him at once when his body was brought out of the well.
      Q. What was the date of death of JOHN ROBINSON?
      A. I don't know the date, but it was after the close of the Civil War, as we came here to Grape Creek at the close of the Civil War, and he died some time after we came here, but no way of getting at the date. I don't think that it was many years after the close of the war. I only knew him as JOHN ROBINSON, and did not know any of his people. I never heard that he was a married man, and did not know where he had formerly lived--he must have been living about here some two or three years, and he was a mattress maker--made mattresses out of corn husks, and he and JOE MANUAL worked together and bached together, but he is dead. I well remember going to his shack where he was making mattresses and he sang a song of the "Little Brown Jug" and he loved the contents of the jug, too. I heard nothing about his family, if he had one. I remember being at the well when his body was brought up, but I don't remember that his body was dropped or mangled, but he was brought up naked as I remember--body pulled up with a long pole with a hook at the end--poles spliced together to make one long enough to reach him, and it was a deep well. There were great crowds of people at the well when he was brought up, and I remember many, but they are dead. Miss TRESSIE KYGER is now living on the property where the well is located in which JOHN ROBINSON lost his life. Everybody then living here knew of the fact of his death--the community was shocked and excited over it. He did not die at Kygers Mills, but the Mills were only about one mile from the house where he lost his life, as I am telling you. ROBINSON went into the well of the widow, NICHOLSON, widow of ANSON NICHOLSON, but she is dead. The KYGERs are all dead, DAN, TILLMAN, HENRY and JOHN are all dead. They ran a Water Mill in about one mile of where ROBINSON lost his life. WILLIAM BOONE kept a store in the neighborhood, but he is dead--died only a few months ago. I am not related to the claimant, never heard of her, or that JOHN ROBINSON was married."; witnesses CLARA PRIDRENARE [?] and EVELYN WILSON; signed by his mark X LEVI A. WILSON.

      Terrissa Kyger Deposition
      April 16, 1925
      Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois

      "I am past 70 years of age, P.O. address and residence Grape Creek, Illinois. Occupation, keeping house and unmarried. I am the daughter of HENRY KYGER, and I have lived in the neighborhood all my life, and I remember that many years ago a man named JOHN ROBINSON was working about here, and I saw him occasionally and also remember that he went into a well where this house stands, but at that time the property was owned by ANSON NICHOLSON, and the man JOHN ROBINSON was overcome by the damps, and died here, altho I did not see his dead body, but I heard of it at the time and I was then living at Kygers Mills, something like one mile from here. While I don't remember the date of the death of JOHN ROBINSON, I think it was after the close of the Civil War, but I have no way of fixing the date. I was a grown woman, and was living at the home of my father. I was not specially acquainted with JOHN ROBINSON, but knew that he was working about here, and went into the well to clean it out, and lost his life by the damps, and that's all I know of the matter. While I rather think that his body was buried in the neighborhood, I don't remember where. Don't remember who buried his body, and I did not know any of his people--just knew him as JOHN ROBINSON, and did not know he was a married man, and never heard that he had a wife. I don't know where he had lived prior to coming here, and don't remember how long he was about in the neighborhood. I understood that he died from the poison damps in the well, that he didn't live but a short time after going into the well, and was brought up dead. While I did not see his dead body, and did not attend his burial, I well remember of the fact, and it was talked about in the neighborhood, and was well know by all at that time, but most all are dead that knew of his death, but the fact of his death was well known by all.
      signed by Terrissa Kyger.

      America M. Blakeney Deposition
      April 16, 1925
      Vermilion County, Illinois

      "I am 83 years old, P.O. address RFD 1, Grape Creek, Ill. Occupation,
      keeping house, and a widow--husband was HUGH BLAKENEY. I have lived in the immediate neighborhood all my life, and I remember hearing of the death of a man called JOHN ROBINSON many years ago--no way of getting at the date. I did not see his dead body, and was not at the burial, but I heard of the fact of his death at the time, as it was talked of at the time. The fact of his death was well known by the whole community at that time. I have seen this man JOHN ROBINSON, but I had no special acquaintance with him. I did not know any of his people, and don't know where he had formerly lived. He was not a married man while here to my knowledge or at least I did not know that he had a wife, and had not heard that he had been married. He and JOE MANUAL bached together, but MANUAL is dead--well, I understood that he and MANUAL bached together. I understood that he was staying at the home of the widow of ANSON NICHOLSON, and there was a deep well that needed to be cleaned out, and he went into the well to clean out the well, and died of the damps. This is all I know of the matter, but it was well known at the time and was talked about. No sir, I don't remember the date he was killed--no way of getting at the date. I now remember that my youngest child was a baby--less than one year old. I went to see ANSON NICHOLSON, who was sick, and died soon after I went to see him, and it was only a few weeks after the death of ANSON NICHOLSON until JOHN ROBINSON went into the well and met his death. The baby I am telling you about was called HAWS BLAKENEY. He is commonly called 'Dr.' BLAKENEY, and signs his name D.H. BLAKENEY. He was born May 8, 1870, and as I remember, my son was less than one year old when JOHN ROBINSON lost his life.

      Report of Bureau of Pensions Inspector, Charles A. Hughes
      April 22, 1925

      "It is further shown by competent testimony that claimant's first husband died of poison gases in a well at Grape Creek, Vermillion County, Illinois about the year 1870--the summer of 1870, altho have been unable to get the exact date of his death--the fact is shown beyond any question-one witness, Mr. LEVI A. WILSON, saw his body removed from the well, and others living near, knew of the fact from a general understanding of it at the time. I have failed to find any record evidence of his death, as there are no death records dating that far back, and the Coroner's records only date back to 1887, but I think that the evidence herewith is sufficient to show beyond question that JOHN ROBINSON died the summer of 1870. I saw HAWS, commonly called "DOCK" BLAKENEY, mentioned by his mother, and he says that he was born May 1870, and his mother says that ROBINSON met his death when her baby was small, and she thinks the summer following his birth in May 1870.
      ...
      The reputation of LEVI A. WILSON, TERRISSA KYGAR [sic], and AMANDA M. BLAKENEY is good. All were rather timid, and were afraid that they would say something that would not be correct, and I think that all of these people have stated the facts just as they knew it to be.
      It appears that ROBINSON did not die in a well on the property of the KYGERs, but on the property of the widow of ANSON NICHOLSON, deceased, and the property now occupied by deponent TERRISSA KYGER. I could have looked into the well where ROBINSON lost his life, had I gone to the rear of the home of TERRISSA KYGER, but I was hurried for time, and didn't see that my looking into the well would change the status of the case.
      The KYGERs who owned the Mill, commonly called KYGER's Mill, are all dead. They were DANIEL, TILLMAN, HENRY and JOHN. The Mill was standing then about one mile from the place where ROBINSON lost his life, and along those days the entire community was often spoken of as "Kyger's Mill". The Mill collapsed about 1900, just about the time DANIEL KYGER died. I saw his widow, now SARAH HARKELROD, a pensioner, Danville, Ill., but she tells me that she did not marry KYGER until 1872, and did not remember ROBINSON, or of his death, but she is old and memory is very poor.
      I learned that a sister of DAN KYGER, Mrs. SARAH UNDERWOOD, is living at Georgetown, Ill., but she never lived at Grape Creek, and if she knew of the death of ROBINSON, it would only be hearsay, and I did not see her. I was also told that HARRISON PARISH, now living in Allerton, Ill., was living in Grape Creek when ROBINSON lost his life, and would probably remember of the fact, but in view of the testimony already secured, I did not think it necessary to see him.
      I found several other who said that they had heard the matter of ROBINSON's death talked of--the Coroner, Mr. COLE, aged not over 40, says that he heard, when at Grape Creek, of the death of ROBINSON.
      WILLIAM BOONE, who kept a general store in the immediate vicinity of Grape Creek died only a few months ago, and his widow was not married to him until in more recent years, and was not at Grape Creek until years after ROBINSON met his death, as is fully shown herein, ie, the fact of the death of ROBINSON is well shown.
      The well where he lost his life was on the NICHOLSON property, but all that family are dead--ANSON NICHOLSON died only a short time prior to the death of ROBINSON, and his widow passed away years ago. I heard rumors that ANSON NICHOLSON met his death by foul play and that his wife and ROBINSON were under suspicion of having been instrumental in causing his death, but this is only gossip, and immaterial in this case.
    Individual Note 1 Sept 1870  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    circa this date, appraisers' estimate for widow 
    • We, the undersigned, appraisers appointed by the Judge of the County Court of .... County to appraise and value the goods, chattels and personal estate of .... deceased, do hereby make and certify to said Court, the following estimate of the value of each article of specific property allowed by law to the widow, for herself and family, to wit:
      Necessary Beds, Bedsteads and Bedding for the widow and family 60.00
      Necessary Household and Kitchen Furniture 75.00
      One Spinning Wheel 3.50
      One Loom and its Appendages 10.00
      One pair Cards 1.00
      One Stove and necessary Pipe therefore 15.00
      Wearing Apparel for widow and family 60.00
      Milch Cow and Calf 50.00
      Amount 274.50

      One Horse 40.00
      One Woman's Saddle and Bridle 15.00
      Provisions for one year 150.00
      6 Sheep and Fleeces, beign two for each member of the family 15.00
      Food for the above stock six months 50.00
      Fuel for three months 15.00
      Other Property 60.00
      TOTAL 559.50

      Martin Lafferty
      Francis M. Parish
      Perry O'Neal
      Appraisers


      Appraisers' Bill
      Book C, Page 132
      (no date)
      Widow 2 Beds and bedding 18.00
      Widow 2 Chairs and crib 2.00
      Widow Stove and Table and Safe 20.00
      Widow 1 Bbl and Jars and Jugs 2.00
      Widow 1 ?? .50
      Kegs, logs, chain, saw, oxes, 8.00
      Ploughs and old iron 1.50
      Widow 2 sows 15.00
      Widow Cow 35.00
      1 wagon 6.00
      1 sled .25
      Widow 3 hogs 15.00
      Widow 1 hog 5.00
      Widow 1 2 yr old 35.00
      Widow 1 mare 40.00
      Widow 1 mare 40.00
      Widow 1 horse 8.00
      1 set harness 3.00
      2/3 of 15 acres corn 50.00
      2/5 of 8 acres corn 11.50
      5 … corn 2.00
      Widow 34 bushels wheat 27.00
      Widow 25 lbs wool 3.00
      Widow 2 kettles 3.00
      1 cane ill .50
      Widow 15 shoats 35.00
      384.22 (math doesn't add up!)
    Individual Note 20 Nov 1871  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Pratt, new administrator for estate of Andson Nicholson 
    Individual Note 12 Mar 1873 
    Coburn and Grinder received $30 from Thomas Pratt, to be paid to Belle Nicholson 
    Individual Note 17 May 1873  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabel, Emily, Mary summoned to answer petition for sale of land 
    • State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      To the People of the State of Illinois to the Sheriff of said County, Greeting:
      We command you, that you summon Isabel Nicholson, Emily Nicholson, Mary Nicholson, and John Kinney, if they shall be found in your county, personally to be and appear before the County Court of said Vermilion County on the first day of June Term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in Danville in said Vermilion County on the Third Monday of June 1873 to answer unto the Petition of Thomas Pratt administrator of the estate of Andson Nicholson deceased, on the return day hereof; which said petition was filed in our said Court on the 17th day of May AD 1873, and prays that this Court will order and direct the sale of real estate of said deceased for the payment of debts.
      And have you then and there this writ, with an indorsement thereon in what manner you shall have executed the same.
      John W. Dale, Clerk of our said court, and the seal thereof, at Danville aforesaid, this 17th day of May AD 1873
    Individual Note 17 May 1873  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Pratt, administrator, petitioned the Vermilion County court for an order authorizing the sale of Anson's land in order to pay the unpaid claims against the estate 
    • Thomas Pratt, administrator of Estate of Andson Nicholson, deceased, vs. Isabel Nicholson, Emily Nicholson, Mary Nicholson, and John Kinney
      Petition to Sell Land
      Filed May 17, 1873
      J.W. Dale, clerk

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      Vermilion County Court
      June Term AD 1873

      To the Honorable R.W. Hanford, Judge of said court:
      Your petitioner Thomas Pratt administrator of the estate of Andson Nicholson deceased respectfully shows unto your honor that the personal property belonging to said decedent at the time of his death amounted to the sum of Three Hundred and eighty-four dollars and twenty two cents according to the appraisement made in pursuance of law, all of which said personal estate came into the hands of Isaac N. Payton the former administrator, and was by said Isaac N. Payton paid out to Isabel Nicholson widow of said Andson Nicholson, as part payment of the sum of Five Hundred and fifty-nine Dollars and fifty cents awarded to her by said appraisers as her specific allowance.
      And your petitioner further shows unto your honor that there yet remains unpaid of said specific allowance the sum of ninety-three Dollars and seventy-three cents, and that claims have been allowed against said estate to the amount of Nine Hundred and forty-six Dollars and thirty-nine cents, and that the probable costs of administration will amount to the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, and that your petitioner knows of no claims yet to be presented against said estate.
      And your petitioner further shows unto your honor that none of the personal property belonging to said estate has ever come to the hands of your petitioner.
      And your petitioner further shows unto your honor that said Andson Nicholson at the time of his death was seized in fee simple of the following described pieces or parcels of land lying and being in the County of Vermilion and State of Illinois viz:
      The South East quarter of section thirty four township nineteen north range eleven west, except twenty eight acres off of the north end of the west half of said quarter section
      Also ten acres described as follows, to wit: beginning at the north west corner of lot two of the west half of the north east quarter of section three township eighteen north range eleven west then east eighty poles thence south 42 degrees west without any variation thirty five poles thence west fifty three poles and eighteen links thence north twenty four poles to the beginning
      Lot two in block three in McRoberts and Walker's addition to the town now city of Danville
      And your petitioner further shows that said Andson Nicholson left him surviving his widow Isabel Nicholson, and Emily Nicholson and Mary Nicholson his children and only heirs at law both of whom are minors.
      And your petitioner further shows that one John Kinney is in possession of said premises as tenant.
      Your petitioner therefore prays your honor for an order for the sale of said premises above described as for so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the claims now unpaid against said estate, and also for the appointment of commissioners to set off the dower of said Isabel Nicholson therein.
      And your petitioner further prays that said Isabel Nicholson and John Kinney may be made parties defendants hereto, and that a summons may issue returnable etc and that your honor will grant such other orders as may be right and just
      Thomas Pratt

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      Thomas Pratt being duly sworn deposes and says that the within petition by him filed is true in substance and matter of fact.
      Thomas Pratt
      Subscribed and sworn before me this 17th day of May 1873
      John W. Dale, Clerk
    Individual Note 19 Aug 1873  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court appointed Joseph Stewart, Greenville Graves, and Reason H. McMillen to allot and set off Isabelle's dower in lands, listed in Thomas Pratt's petition for sale of land, belonging to estate of Anson Nicholson 
    • State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      August Term AD 1873
      Vermilion County Court

      Thomas Pratt administrator of the estate of Andson Nicholson deceased
      vs.
      Isabel Nicholson, Emily Nicholson, Mary Nicholson, John Kinney, and George F. Coburn guardian of said Emily and Mary Nicholson

      And now comes said petitioner by JB Mann his attorney and the said George F. Coburn guardian of said Emily and Mary Nicholson having entered his appearance in this cause in person and having been made a party hereto, and the court finding that said Isabel Nicholson, Emily Nicholson, Mary Nicholson and John Kinney have each and all been duly notified of the pendency of this cause by service of summons upon each of them more than ten days previous to the first day of this of the present term of this court in all respects as required by law, and the said Isabel Nicholson and John Kinney having failed to file their answers herein as required by a rule of the court heretofore taken upon them, and they each being three times solemnly called come not but make default, it is therefore ordered and decreed by the court that the matters and things in said petition alleged be taken as confessed against them. And sad Mary Nicholson and Emily Nicholson having filed their answer herein by George F. Coburn their said legal guardian denying all the material allegations in said petitions and calling for strict proof of the same.
      And the said cause now coming on to be heard upon said petition the answers thereunto and the testimony and evidence introduced the court finds that the matters and things in said petition alleged are true. And particularly does the court find from the evidence that the personal property of said Andson Nicholson at the time of his death amounted to the sum of three hundred and eighty-four dollars and twenty-two cents according to law, all of which said personal estate came into the hands of Isaac N. Payton former administrator of said estate and by him was paid out to Isabel Nicholson widow of said Andson Nicholson as part payment of the sum of Five Hundred and fifty-nine Dollars and fifty-cents awarded to her by said appraisers as her specific allowance.
      And the court further finds from the evidence that there yet remains unpaid of said specific allowance the sum of ninety three dollars and seventy-three cents, and that claims have been allowed against said estate to the amount of nine hundred and forty-six dollars and thirty nine cents and that the probable costs of administration will amount to the sum of two hundred dollars, and that there are no claims to be presented against said estate so far as is known.
      And the court further finds from the evidence that none of the said personal estate has ever come to the hands of said petitioner.
      And the court further finds form the evidence that said Andson Nicholson at the time of his death was seized in fee simple of the following described pieces or parcels of land lying and being in Vermilion County Illinois, viz:
      The south east quarter of section thirty-four township nineteen north range eleven west except twenty-eight acres off of the north end of the west half of said quarter section. Also ten acres described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the north west corner of lot two of the west half of the north east quarter of section three township eighteen north range eleven west, thence east eighty poles, then south forty two degrees west, without any variation thirty-five poles, thence west fifty three poles and eighteen links thence north twenty four poles to the beginning
      Also lot two in block three in McRoberts and Walker's addition to the town of Danville.
      And the court further finds from the evidence that said Andson Nicholson left him surviving his widow Isabel Nicholson, and Mary and Emily Nicholson his only heirs at law.
      And the court further finds from the evidence that John Kinney is in possession of said land as tenant. And that said Isabel Nicholson is entitled to her dower in the same.
      And the court being satisfied from the evidence that it will be necessary in order to raise funds to pay the indebtedness of said estate to sell all or a part of said lands.
      It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the dower of said Isabel Nicholson be set off and assigned to her in said lands above described and that Greenville H. Graves Joseph Stewart, and Reason H. McMillan be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to assign said dower, and it is ordered that a warrant issue to them and that they report their proceedings herein without delay.
    Individual Note After 19 Aug 1873  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court ordered sale of land belonging to Anson Nicholson 

    • State of Illinois
      County of Vermilion
      August Term AD 1873
      Vermilion County Court

      Thomas Pratt, administrator of the estate of Andson Nicholson deceased
      vs
      Isabel Nicholson, et al

      And now again comes said petitioner by JB Mann his attorney and come also Greenville H. Graves, Joseph Stewart and Reason H. McMillan commissioners heretofore appointed by the court to assign dower of Isabel Nicholson in the lands in said petitioner described, and present to the court under their hands and seals their report in writing in the words and figures following viz:

      (Their ... oath and report)

      It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that said petitioner as administrator as aforesaid proceed to sell said real estate in said petition and the above report described at public auction at the south door of the building occupied by the clerk of this court, in Danville Illinois, after having advertised the time, place and terms of said sale, for at least four weeks, by posting up notice containing the same together with a description of said premises in at least four public places in said Vermilion County, and also by publishing a like notice in some newspaper of general circulation in said county, four successive weeks prior to said sale. That said sale be made upon the terms of ten per cent cash in hand and the balances in six and twelve months, the purchaser to give note bearing ten percent interest with good personal security, and mortgage on the premises sold. And that said petitioner execute to the purchaser at said sale proper deeds of conveyance for said premises, and that he report his action in the premises to the court without delay. And that this case is continued
    Individual Note 1 Sep 1873  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commissioners' Report concerning dower out of lands, listed in Thomas Pratt's petition for sale of land, belonging to estate of Anson Nicholson. Dower could not be made without prejudice to estate; lands worth $3,687.00 
    • Pursuant to the request of Thomas Pratt, administrator, in his petition to sell real estate, the Court at its August 1873 term appointed Joseph Stewart, Greenville Graves, and Reason McMillen, all of Vermilion County, commissioners to allot and set off Isabelle's dower out of the lands listed in the petition belonging to the estate of Anson Nicholson.
      The commissioners filed their report on September 1, 1873.

      Warrant of Commissioners to Assign Dower
      Estate of Andson Nicholson Deceased
      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      In County Court August Term AD 1873
      The People of the State of Illinois to Joseph Stewart, Greenville Graves, and Reason H. McMillen of the County of Vermilion and State of Illinois, Greeting:
      This is to authorize you, jointly, to allot and set off to Mrs. Isabella Nicholson widow of the late Andson Nicholson deceased, her dower out of the following lands and tenements of the estate of the aforesiad Andson Nicholson late of the County of Vermilion and State of Illinois, to wit:
      Part of Lot Two (2) of the North East quarter of Section Three (3) Township Eighteen (18) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing ten acres more or less
      Also part of the South West fraction of the South West quarter of Section Thirty five (35) Township Nineteen (19) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing 22 1/2 acres more or less.
      Also a part of the South East quarter of Section thirty four (34) Township NIneteen (19) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing one hundred and fifteen acres
      Also lot No. Two (2) Block No. Three (3) of McRoberts and Walker's Addition to Danville
      each of you having first taken the oath hereto annexed; a certificate whereof you are to return, annexed to an assignment of Dower to the said Isabella Nicholson.
      Witness, John W. Dale, clerk of the county court for the said County of Vermilion at his office in Danville this 19th day of August AD 1873 and the Probate Seal of said court hereunto affixed

      Commissioners' Report
      September 1, 1873

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      In County Court of the August term AD 1873
      Thomas Pratt, administrator de bonis non of the Estate of Andson Nicholson deceased
      vs.
      Isabella Nicholson, et al
      Petition to sell real estate to pay debts

      To the Honorable Raymond W. Hanford Judge of the County Court of Vermilion County, Illinois
      The undersigned Commissioners appointed by the decretal order of the Court rendered in said cause at said term of said court to set off to Isabella Nicholson widow of said Andson Nicholson deceased her dower out of
      " Lot No Two (2) of the North East quarter of Section Three (3) Township Eighteen (18) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing ten acres more or less
      " Also part of the South West fraction of the South West quarter of Section Thirty five (35) Township Nineteen (19) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing 22 1/2 acres more or less.
      " Also a part of the South East quarter of Section thirty four (34) Township Nineteen (19) North of Range Eleven (11) West containing one hundred and fifteen acres
      " Also lot No. Two (2) Block No. Three (3) of McRoberts and Walker's Addition to Danville
      being the lands and tenements described in said petition to sell real estate of said deceased to pay debts an order of said court having been made for that purpose would respectfully report to the court that after each of said Commissioners taking an oath before RW Hanford County Judge of Vermilion County Illinois fairly and impartially to allot and set off to said Isabella Nicholson widow of said Andson Nicholson deceased her dower out of the lands and tenements described in the order of the court for that purpose if the same could be made consistent with the interest of the estate (which oath is hereunto attached and made a part of this report) the undersigned went upon the premises and examined the same and would report that the same and each tract thereof are so circumstanced that dower thereof cannot be made without great prejudice to the interest of the estate and that the said several tracks of land are reasonably worth the sum of Three Thousand six hundred and eighty seven Dollars. All of which is respectfully submitted.
      Given under our hands and seals this 1st day of September AD 1873
      GH Graves (seal)
      Jos. Stewart (seal)
      RH McMillen (seal)

      Commisisoners fees
      3 days each
      Alexander Bowman Surveyors fees
      1 day - $6.00
    Individual Note 10 Feb 1874  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale of Lands described in Thomas Pratt's petition; Henry Kyger bought two parcels, for $2,399.80 
    • Thomas Pratt again offered the lands described in his petition at public sale on February 10, 1874. Henry Kyger purchased two parcels of land, for $2,399.80.
      (although four parcels listed in petition, apparently only three put up for sale. Kyger bought two; the town lot did not sell)

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      December Term AD 1874
      Vermilion County Court

      Thomas Pratt administrator of Andson Nicholson
      vs.
      Isabella Nicholson, et al

      The undersigned petitioner in the above cause respectfully reports that on the 10th day of February AD 1874 he offered at public sale the lands described in said petition and said decree, at the south door of the clerk's office in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, between the hours of ten o'clock a.m. and five o'clock p.m. of said day. That previous to making said sale he advertised the time, place, and terms thereof by a notice published in the Danville Times, a weekly newspaper of general circulation in and for said Vermilion County, for four successive weeks prior to said sale and by posting said notice at the Clerk's office, post office, city building, and Pennsylvania House in Danville, the same being public places in said Vermilion County. And at said sale Henry Kyger bid the sum of Twenty-Three Hundred and ninety-nine 80/100 Dollars for the following described tracts of land mentioned in said decree viz:
      The south east quarter of section thirty-four township nineteen north range eleven west except twenty-eight acres off of the north end of the west half of said quarter section.
      Also ten acres described as follows viz: Beginning at the north west corner of lot two of the west half of the north east quarter of section three township eighteen north range eleven west, thence east eighty poles thence south 42 degrees west without variation thirty-five poles thence west fifty-three poles and eighteen links, thence north twenty-four poles to the beginning.
      There being no bidders for lot two in block three in McRoberts & Walker's addition to Danville the same was not sold. And said Kyger being the highest bidder for said premises above described the same was sold to him and a deed executed to him therefore
      Thomas Pratt
    Individual Note 23 Oct 1875  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Complaint against administrator - failure to settle estate 
    • Isabelle filed a complaint with the court in October of 1875, alleging that Thomas Pratt had not settled Anson's estate. The court issued a citation and notice to Mr. Pratt, ordering him to appear before the court in November of 1875, and show cause, if any, why he had not made settlement of the estate.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      The People of the State of Illinois, to the Sheriff of said County - Greeting:
      Whereas Isabelle Martin (formerly Isabelle Nicholson), widow of Andson Nicholson deceased, by G.F. Coburn her attorney, has filed her praecipe for a citation to issue to Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non of the estate of Anson Nicholson deceased, returnable at the next November Term of the County Court of said County directing him to appear and show cause if any he have why he has not made settlement of said estate. You are, therefore, hereby commanded that you cite and give notice to the said Thomas Pratt administrator as aforesaid, that he be and appear before the County Court of Vermilion County, at a November term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in Danville, on the 15th day of November AD 1875, then and there to show cause if any he have why he has not made settlement of the estate of the said Andson Nicholson deceased, and further to do and perform what shall then, by the said Court, be required and adjudged. And hereof make due service and return as the law directs.
      Witness John W. Dale Clerk of said County Court and the Seal thereof, at Danville in said County, this 23 day of October AD 1875
    Individual Note 16 Dec 1876 
    complaint against administrator - failure to settle estate 
    • Isabelle filed another complaint with the court, in December of 1876, alleging that Thomas Pratt had not paid her the balance of her specific allowance and had not made final settlement of Anson's estate. The court issued a citation and notice to Mr. Pratt, ordering him to appear before the court in January of 1877, and show cause, if any, why he had not paid Isabelle or made final settlement of the estate.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      The People of the State of Illinois, to the Sheriff of said County - Greeting:
      Whereas Isabella Martin, formerly Isabelle Nicholson, by John Holloway her solicitor has filed her praecipe for a citation to issue for Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of the estate of Anson Nicholson deceased. You are, therefore, hereby commanded that you cite and give notice to the said Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non with will annexed as aforesaid, that he be and appear before the County Court of Vermilion County, at a ____ term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in Danville, on the second MOnday of January 1877, then and there to show cause why he does not pay the balance fo her specific allowance and amount due her on her annual allowance in lieu of dower and why he has not put out at interest a sufficient sum of the assets of said estate to secure the yearly allowance and why he does not make final settlement of estate, and further to do and perform what shall then, by the said Court, be required and adjudged. And hereof make due service and return as the law directs.
      Witness John W. Dale Clerk of said County Court and the Seal thereof, at Danville in said County, this 16th day of December 1876.
    Individual Note 17 Jul 1877 
    complaint against administrator - failure to settle estate 
    • George Coburn filed a complaint against administrator Thomas Pratt, on July 17, 1877, for Pratt's failure to settle the estate of Andson Nicholson. Mr. Coburn was the guardian of Andson's daughters, Emily and Mary. The court posted notice for Mr. Pratt to appear before the next term of court to settle the estate.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County, Illinois

      The people of the State of Illinois to the Sheriff of said County - Greeting:
      Whereas, complaint has been made to the County Court of said County on the part of ..Coburn by Evans Wallow his attorneys, that Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non of the estate of Andson Nicholson deceased has failed to settle the estate of said decedent in accordance with law.
      You are, therefore, hereby commanded that you cite and give notice to the said Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non as aforesaid, that he be and appear before the County Court of Vermilion County, at a ____ term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in Danville, on the Third Monday of August AD 1877, then and there to settle his accounts with the said estate and distribute the moneys remaining in his hands to the persons entitled thereto and further to do and perform what shall then, by the said Court, be required and adjudged. And hereof make due service and return as the law directs.
      Witness, JW Dale, clerk of said County Court, and the seal thereof, at Danville in said County, this 17th day of July AD 1877
    Individual Note Aft Aug 1877 
    appeal of court's order approving administrator Thomas Pratt's final report 
    • It appears Isabelle and her daughters appealed the court's order approving Thomas Pratt's final report. The record did not show if and how the court ruled on Isabelle's objections to that final report. Thus, the parties asked the court to make clear its ruling, and if overruling Isabelle's objections, to forward the amended record to the circuit court.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      In the County Court

      The People
      vs
      Thomas Pratt administrator of estate of Anson Nicholson
      Citation to make final settlement

      Whereas the record in said proceedings show that Isabella Martin filed her objections to the final report of said administrator but does not show in what way said objections were disposed of by the court and that said Isabella Martin joined in the appeal from his order of said court approving said final report.
      Now it is hereby agreed by the parties hereto that in case the judge fo said court is of the opinion that said objections of said Isabella Martin to said final account of said administrator wee overruled by the court and that said Isabella Martin joined in the appeal from said order of said court overruling said objections and approving said final account, then in that case the record in said proceeding may be so amended by .... whosing said state fo facts and taht a correct transcript of said amended record be at once sent up to the circuit court of said county
      M. C ... for defendant
      Evan W... attorneys for minor defendants
      John N. Holloway, attorney for Isabella Martin
    Individual Note After Aug 1877  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    objected to administrator's final account of estate of Andson Nicholson 
    • Isabelle filed a complaint with the court in 1877, objecting to the final account filed by Thomas Pratt, alleging that she had never been paid.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion county
      Int the County Court ____ Term AD 1877

      The People, etc
      vs
      Thomas Pratt administrator de bonis non of the estate of Anson Nicholson
      Citation to make final settlement

      And now comes Isabella Martin by John Holloway her attorney and says that she is the widow of said deceased and that she has never accepted her annuity allowed by this court in lieu of dower in the lands of deceased and that the administrator Thomas Pratt has never paid her anything on said annuity and she further objects to the final account filed by the administrator herein as being incorrect - and is here ready to point out the errors therein to the court.
      Isabella Martin
      By John A. Holloway her attorney

      (* note - no record that Isabelle ever married a Martin)
    Residence 1878  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1878 CITY DIRECTORY
      Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Isabelle is listed in 1878 City Directory of Danville as widow of Anson residing on the south side of Chestnut Street at 3 West Buchanan (Chestnut is 3rd street South of Main Street and Buchanan is 6th street East of Vermilion).
    Residence 1880  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabel Nicholson, 37 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, enumerated on census as head of household; widowed; daughters Emily and Mary, mother Emily, sister Nancy in home 
    • CENSUS: 1880
      Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Isabel Nicholson, head of household, 37 years old, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia; mother born in Virginia. Widowed.
      Emily Nicholson, daughter, 15 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky. At school
      Mary Nicholson, daughter, 11 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky. At school
      Emily Smith, mother, 77 years old, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
      Nancy Hart, sister, 40 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Virginia
    Medical Information (Fact 15 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court issued writ, commanding sheriff to bring Isabell before court for inquest 
    • WRIT
      January 15, 1883

      In the matter of Isabel Nicholson alleged to be insane
      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      In County Court
      The People of the State of Illinois to Sheriff of said County - Greeting:
      Whereas, a petition has been duly filed in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of said County by Emily Smith of said County, asking the Judge of said Court for proceedings to inquire into the allege insanity of Isabel Nicholson of said County and State aforesaid.
      And whereas, upon the filing of said petition, the Judge of said County Court did order the Clerk of the Court to issue a writ requiring said person alleged to be insane to be brought before him, the said Judge, at the Court House a the hour of 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on Monday the 15th day of January AD 1883.
      You are therefore hereby commanded and required to bring said Isabel Nicholson before said Judge at the day, hour and place aforesaid. Hereof fail not.
      Witness Edward Winter Clerk of said County Court, and the Seal thereof, this 15th day of January AD 1883
    Medical Information (Fact 15 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court summoned jury for inquest into Isabelle's sanity 
    • SUMMONS FOR JURORS
      January 15, 1883

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      The People of the State of Illinois
      To the Sheriff of said County - Greeting:
      You are hereby commanded forthwith to summon six suitable persons, at least one of who shall be a physician and the others lawful Jurors to assemble before the County Court of said county, at Danville on the 15th day of January A.D. 1883 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, to serve as Jurors in the case hereinafter named and as a jury to be sworn to try the fact of the Sanity or Insanity of Isabelle Nicholson of said County alleged to be insane, in the matter of the application of Emily Smith to have said alleged Insane Person committed to the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane, now pending in said Court, under a statement filed by said applicant.
      Hereof fail not, and of this Writ make due service and return.
      Witness, Edwin Winter, Clerk of said Court, and the Seal thereof, at Danville aforesaid, this 15th day of January AD 1883
    Medical Information (Fact 15 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    jury found Isabel insane and homicidal 
    • FOUND INSANE
      January 15, 1883

      We the undersigned Jurors in the case of Isabell Nicholson alleged to be insane, having heard the evidence in the case, are satisfied that said Isabell Nicholson is Insane, and a fit person to be sent to a State Hospital for the Insane; that she is a resident of the State of Illinois and County of Vermilion that her age is 39 years; that her disease is of 6 weeks duration; that the cause is loss of property; that the disease is not with her heredity; that she is not subject to epilepsy, and that she does manifest homicidal tendencies; that she is free from vermine, and is not affected by any contagious disease, and is not an idiot; that she is a Pauper; and that said Isabell Nicholson was in person actually present during said Inquisition.

      Theodore Le... M.D.
      C.A. Savage
      John E. Deeble
      Luke Vesey
      EH Langhans
      George Boyle
    Medical Information (Fact 15 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mother Emily Smith filed petition alleging that Isabelle was insane and asking court to inquire into Isabelle's alleged insanity 
    • PETITION FOR INQUISITION IN INSANITY
      Vermilion County Court
      January Term 1883

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      In the County Court January Term, AD 1883
      To the Honorable David D. Evans Judge of said Court
      Your Petitioner, Emily Smith, of City of Danville in said County, respectfully represents that Isabell Nicholson of said County, is supposed to be insane or distracted; that your petitioner is the mother of said Isabell Nicholson and respectfully asks for proceedings to inquire into her alleged insanity or distraction, according to law.
      Emily Smith "X" her mark
    Medical Information (Fact 26 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    finding Isabelle dangerous, court ordered Isabelle detained until she could be committed ot the hospital for the insane 
    • In the matter of Isabell Nicholson, an Insane Person

      It appearing to the court that the said Isabelle Nicholson is a dangerous person to be at large and that she should be restrained of her liberty temporarily until she can be committed to a Hospital for the Insane. It is therefore ordered by the court that the said Isabelle Nicholson be detained by the sheriff of the said County until she can be confined in a hospital for the insane, and that the said sheriff may arrest and temporarily confine her in the common jail of the county.

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      I Edwin Winter County Clerk in and for said County, do hereby certify tht the above is a true and correct copy of the order of the court this day entered of record in said County Court in the matter of Isabell Nicholson, Insane.
      Witness my hand and official seal this 26th day of January AD 1883
      Edwin Winter
      County Clerk

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      I have duly executed the within writ by arresting the within named Isabell Nicholson and temporarily committed her to the county jail of said county, as I am herein commanded this 26th day of January AD 1883
      ... sheriff
    Medical Information (Fact 30 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court issued warrant to arrest Isabelle and convey her to the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane 
    • State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      The People of the State of Illinois
      To W.J.B. Lester
      You are hereby commanded forthwith to arrest Isabell Nicholson who has been declared insane, and to convey her to the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane, and you re hereby authorized to take to your aid and assistant if deemed necessary, and of this Warrant make due return to this office, with an endorsement thereon, in what nammer you shall have executed the same.
      Witness my hand and the Seal of our said County Court, at Danville this 30th day of January AD 1883
      Edwin Winter, Clerk of the County Court

      State of Illinois
      Vermilion County
      I have duly executed the within warrant by arresting the within named Isabell Nicholson and conveyed her to the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee, Illinois, and delivered her to the superintendent there on this the 31st day of January AD 1883 as I am by said writ commanded.
      WJB Lester
    Medical Information (Fact 31 Jan 1883  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    committed to the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane 
    Died 9 Aug 1884  Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • died at the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane
    • Register of Deaths
      Kankakee County, Illinois

      Isabella Nicholson
      40 years old
      housekeeper, widow, American, born in Kentucky
      Date of Death: August 9, 1884, at 4:10
      Place of Death: Illinois E. Hospital for Insance
      Cause of Death: Cholera Morbus, complicated by insanity
      Duration of disease: 1 year and 8 months
      Place of Burial: Danville, Illinois
    • Danville Daily News
      August 11, 1884
      Mrs. Bell Nicholson, sent from this county, died in the Kankakee insane asylum, last Saturday.  The remains will be brought to this city, today, for interment.  The funeral will take place from her daughter's residence, Mrs. J.e. Epmeier, East Danville, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
    • Danville Daily Commercial
      August 11, 1884
      Mrs. Bell Nicholson, who died in the Kankakee insane asylum Saturday, was brought to the city. Her funeral took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Epmeier, East Danville, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
    Buried Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • presumed buried at the Nicholson Cemetery
    Person ID I47  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2018 

    Father John Cox,   b. 1791-1800,   d. 30 Sept 1845, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Emily McKinney,   b. 1803-1807, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 10 Jun 1822  Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married by Joseph James; James McKinney surety on marriage bond
    John Cox - Emily McKinney Marriage
    John Cox - Emily McKinney Marriage
    John Cox - Emily McKinney Marriage
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andson Nicholson,   b. 1822, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1870, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1863  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anson Nicholson - Isabelle Cox Marriage
    Anson Nicholson - Isabelle Cox Marriage
    Children 
     1. Emma A. Nicholson,   b. 20 May 1865, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1906  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Mary Ellen Nicholson,   b. 10 Aug 1867, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1929, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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