My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

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, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Antionette Potter wife of Oren Scramlin, of Momence, Illinois

Antionette was married to my 1st cousin, 4x removed.


At her residence in the Village of Momence, Wednesday, May 31, of consumption, D. Antionette, consort of Oren Scramlin, aged 48 years, 11 months and 23 days.

Mrs. Scramlin, whose maiden name was Potter, was born at Bellevue, Ohio, June 8, 1833.

When she was about the age of her oldest daughter, Agnes, her mother, who had moved to Peru, Ill., died of cholera. Mrs. Scramlin was at the time attending school at Oberlin, Ohio, and was within a few weeks of graduating. She returned home to Peru after her mother's death and moved with her father and his family to Momence about thirty years ago. Her father was Orange S. Potter, and his family at that time consisted of his son Orange and his daughters Clara, Antionette, Helen and Leonora.

Clara died in Momence twenty-five years ago, and Orange a year afterwards. Helen is now Mrs. Leavitte, and lives at Centralia, and Leonora is Mrs. Peabody and lives at St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. Scramlin were married at Kankakee, February 3, 1859. They have lived in Momence ever since.

Five children survive her, Arvis, Agnes, Glenny, Elva, and Belle.

Mrs. Scramlin early developed a tendency to consumption, but she lived an active busy life. Her care for her family for whom she labored, and her wisdom in fitting them for honorable and useful manhood and womanhood, were remarkable. She herself was a woman of more than ordinary mental endowments and noble instincts. She was an exemplary christian and a most loving and faithful wife and mother. Her force and decision of character were remarkable, and the character of the family she leaves behind shows how her firm, judicious and loving hand has successfully guided them thus far.

Several weeks ago she commenced to fail, and from that time she traveled rapidly towards the grave. On Wednesday, May 31, a little before 4 o'clock in the morning, she passed to her rest. She died surrounded by her family and her two sisters.

Her funeral was held the next day at the residence, Elder Hoover officiating, and her remains were buried in the Momence Cemetery.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."