Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Hethcote CHILCOTE

Residences & events:

1860 Dolson Twp, Clark Co, IL. He was the only Chilcote living in the county while the rest of the family were in Edgar. At census time he was a farm laborer with only personal property valued at $200. He and Rebecca had 1 child. Next door was sister Malinda and William Beadle.

5/30/1868 Douglas Co, IL. He purchased 40 acres for $10/acre from the railroad. It was located at S2 R09E T14N, the same location as his father and brother, Ben. The transaction did not include his current residence.

8/31/1868 Same location. He bought another 40 acres, this time for $11/acre.

6/30/1870 Adding to his estate, he purchased yet another 40 acres at the same coordinates as before for $11/acre.

8/23/1870 Bowdre Twp, PO Rural Retreat, Douglas Co, IL. At census time he was listed as H, a farmer wtih property totalling $3600/1000. Wife RJ was 33 and the children were daughters SA, 11, VA, 7, and son Justin, 2. Farm laborer, Dow Dalton, 18, was counted there with them. His father was the only other Chilcote in the township but there were several others in the county.

6/20/1880 Same place. Hethcot, 43, was still farming when the next census taker came through. Rebie J was 44 and the family had decreased by one to Viola, 17, and Justin R, 11.

The following is from the Rose Orphanage:

History of the Children
Page 61

Name Age Date of Admission
Jasper Lawson 8 December 19, 1884

Jasper Lawson, son of Mary B. Lyles, was born July 4, 1876, in Sullivan Co., Ind. He is half-brother to Grace Lyles, whose history is given on page 2.
Dec. 3, 1889, placed on trial with Hethcote Chilcote, Hinesboro, Douglas Co, Illinois, who has 300 acres of land.
June 1890, Jasper visited the home. Was well dressed and likes his home ever so much.
July 1892, Jasper visited the home last winter. Has been working the past year and a half with Mr. Fred Reese of Paris, who owns a machine shop and foundry.
This arrangement was made with the permission of Mr. Chilcote, who is the father-in-law of Mr. Reese. This year he will be paid $100. and his board. Next year he will receive $200. and his board, when he will have completed his trade as a machinist. Is a tall fine young man and is very well liked.
Dec. 11, 1894, still working for Mr. Vance and is one of the finest young men in Paris.
August 1895, Jasper visited the home, well dressed, fine looking and gentlemanly. He is employed by the Massilon Ohio Std. Bridge Co., building steel bridges in Illinois on a salary of $75.00 per month and all expenses paid and with a prospect of an advance. He is Supt. or Foreman, takes a gang of men and erects bridges wherever they send him. He is a Christian young man.
July 22, 1896, word was received here today, by the Chief of Police, that Jasper was killed while taking down an old wooden bridge at some town in Missouri. He will be buried there. Regniescat in pace !

Note: Newspaper clipping attached to page, telling of his life at the Rose Orphan Home and his death. (no date given)

6/7/1900 Bowdre Twp. At census time Hethcote and Rebecca were both 63 years old, had been married 43 years with 4 children, 3 of whom still survived. In the household were son Rosenthal, 18, servant Rosa Hood, 18, and two laborers, 52 year od widower Adam Mayhan and 26 year old Oscar Cirkwood. Hethcote was a farmer.

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