Submitted by: Ann Stoddard
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Montgomery County – Its Early Officers and Citizens
By A. H. H. Rountree, in the Hillsboro Democrat, April 15, 1874
Sarah WOOD married first a man by the name of BRITT in the southeastern part of the county; but moved frequently until the death of Mr. BRITT. They had two sons: James and Thomas and two daughters: Nancy and Julie. Nancy died early unmarried; James also died unmarried. Thomas lives in Bond County. Julia married William Jones who died leaving no children. She afterwards married Lenard SNOW and lives in the southeast part of the county.
Mrs. BRITT after her husband’s death married a Mr. HAWKINS by whom she had Alexander, Jasper and John. Alexander is married, Jasper is away and John died in the army.
Mary WOOD married Thomas HARRISON and settled in Lazy neck where Fielding THACKER now lives. They made frequent removals, first to Arkansas, then to Missouri, then back to Illinois, where she died in 1864. Her children were Edwin, Martha, Susan and Mary. Edwin enlisted in Capt. SPARKS Company of 3rd Ill Cavalry and died in service at twenty years of age. Martha married Fred SCHAAF who was killed in the mill at Nokomis some four or five years ago. She has two little boys and owns the old Sears farm in Fayette County some five miles east of Fillmore. Susan died unmarried.
Mary was married last summer to Charles BLACKBURN and lives in Fayette County.
Martha WOOD married Andrew J. WILLIFORD, the well know Baptist minister and present supervisor of East Fork Township. They first settled in Lady Neck, but afterwards moved to Arkansas, then to Missouri and returned to Illinois. He lives in East Fork. They have seven living children: Mary, William, Elizabeth, Anne, James, Hiram and Mattie.
Mary married S. H. SMITH, alias BONNER, the literary reporter of the Newsletter and Democrat. They have seven children: Ella, James, Henry, Harry, Frank and one other.
William married Emily, daughter of Hiram BROWN. They have four children and live near East Fork.
Anna married Read ROBINSON; they have one baby and live near Van Burensburg.
James is living at home with his father.