1850 Moultrie Co, IL. He was not listed with his father's family in the census.
1860 Moultrie Co, IL. At census time he was living with Uncle William as a farmhand.
He served as Lt in Co H 18th ILL Inf in the Civil War.
6/7/1865 Jonathan Creek Twp, Moultrie Co, IL. He signed a petition for a road.
10/12/1869 His name was on a warranty deed in a land transfer.
8/7/1871 He paid a school tax for property at T14R6.
Residences & events:
1850 Moultrie Co, IL. George's age was recorded as 21 in the census but he was actually 23. He had property = $160 but no occupation and no children at that time.
1860 Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. At census time George's occupation was laborer with property = $100. Living in his house were cousin, Vienna Bracken, 27, assistant, with property = $200/100; Mary D Purvis, 20, assistant, with property = $200; and James Purvis, 23, laborer.
3/1/1864 He enlisted in Co 18th IL Inf with the rank of Orderly Sgt.
12-16-1865 Pine Bluff, Ark. The army discharged him with the rank of 1st Lt.
1876 Piatt Co, IL, near Voorhees Station. He bought a farm there about 5 miles south of Bement.
1877 Hammond, IL. Having sold the farm, he bought a hotel and moved.
Spring 1880 Davis City, IA. Moving west after having lost his wife about 2 yrs prior.
1884 Blue Hill, Neb. He and son, Owen, were still on the move again.
1887 Guthrie, OK. Several of the children joined him on this migration. He was a farmer again there.
1905 Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. At the request of several of the children who had remained behind, he returned home.
George probably belongs to a first wife or else he was illegitimate, being born 2 yrs before George and Mary were married.