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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Old Settler Gone -- Obituary


               Old Settler Gone.

Silas Scramlin died at his home in
this city Monday night, April 22, at
about 11 o’clock after a long illness.
His ailment was one of those that defied
medical skill, and all knew that
sooner or later it would end his life.
Yet during the years that he suffered
He bore his affliction bravely hoping
That something might be done to prolong
his life. He was not confined to
his bed until last Sunday.

He was born in Ostego county,
County, [sic] N. Y. Feb. 24, 1824, and was
83 years, 1 month and 28 days of age.
In 1849 he came to Momence and settled
on a farm in section 9 in Ganeer
Township, where he remained for several
years. Later he made an overland
trip to California, returning in
1859, braving the dangers of such a
trip those days. On July 4, 1862, he
was united in marriage to Miss Christina
Moe, and to them one daughter
was born, Alice Theresa, the wife of
Walter A. Brown of this city.

In August of 1862, Mr. Scramlin
heeded the call to arms and enlisted
In the 76th Illinois volunteers and
served nearly three years. On May
28, 1863, while on picket duty at
Vicksburg he received a severe would
that caused him great suffering then
and in later years as well. Upon his
return home at the close of the war he
purchased a farm about three miles
southwest of Momence where he resided
until about seventeen years ago
when he gave up active farm life and
came into this city to live. Mr.
Scramlin was a man of a retiring nature,
Yet kind to his neighbors and
friends, and ever ready to assist when
occasion demanded.

He is survived by his wife and
daughter, two brothers who reside in
Minnesota, and a sister Mrs. Hanna of
Idaho. The funeral services were
held from the Episcopal Church on
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock,
conducted by Rev. T. C. Eglin, and
the remains taken to the Momence
Cemetery for burial. The members of
the G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended
the services in respect to the memory
of their deceased comrade and brother.
Copy of obituary from Gary Hanna (March 2013)

Silas Scramlin was my first cousin 4x removed.

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