Sunday, September 7, 2008

Query: Beaver of Clay County

I am looking for any information on a Leander Beaver (born 1841). He was to have lived in Clay County for a number of years and also lived there most of 1858-1887. According to information on one of his son's death certificate, Leander was married to a Sarah Whitney. He may have owned a grocery store but also he worked on the river, maybe as a fisherman or light tender. There are also some records that show he was a farmer. He has listed his birthplace as Fountain County and also Madison County. He had 4 sons: Loyal Beaver, Charles Beaver, Frank Beaver and James Edward Beaver. I believe his brother's name was Loyal Beaver (born 1846). In the 1850 census he was listed with a Henry Smith and Susan Smith with a Marion Smith and Leander and a brother Beaver believe it is Loyal. I don't know if his parents had died and this Smith is a relative. Leander's parents were Henry or Harry Beaver and Sarah Welsh according to one of his marriage licenses. If anyone has any information on any of these names, please get in touch with me.

Ruth Ann Conley
201 Esser St.
Washington, IL 61571

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