Carroll County Biographies

Elijah Rinedollar

Elijah Rinedollar, my 2nd Great grandfather, was a son of GEORGE and ANNA MARY. He was born on March 14, 1829 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, PA. When he married MARY ANN TIPTON on December 2, 1852 in Houston Township, Blair County, PA they moved there to make their home. Their first child, ANN was born on Feb 24, 1832. She was born In Houston Township on November 10, 1853. Between 1853 and early 1858, the family moved to Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, IL before the birth of the second child on April 28. Other RINEDOLLARS had went to Illinois earlier and evidently they influenced ELIJAH and family to follow them westward to newer land. In Illinois, ELIJAH became a carpenter instead of a farmer.

This move to Illinois was by road, boat and overland to Mt. Carroll, IL. The trek to Illinois was probably made by steamboat near their home in Pennsylvania to Savanna, IL, and then by road to Mt. Carroll, Carroll

Contributed by John David Rinedollar / Colorado

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