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Jackson County, Illinois

Descendants of James Westbro0k

Submitted by Toni (Antoinette) Westbrook VanCleave.
 
For many generations my family lived in So IL (Gallatin, Saline, Williamson, Johnson & Jackson). 
 
The first to migrate to IL was James and Ann (McGowan) Westbrook settling in Gallatin Co. apx 1815. He was born in VA and she in KY where they met and had their first 3 children. Their son Lewis (my g,g, g'father-9th of 10 children) was born in Gallatin Co 1829 d. 1916. He and his wife Elizabeth (Baldwin) d. 1906 are both buried in County line Cemetery--not sure which counties. Ann died & James later married Sarah (Sally) Martin 1842 in Johnson Co and had 3 more children.
 
James & Ann's son Lewis Albert (1863-1943) and his wife Mary Jane McInturff (d. 1941) are both buried in Creal Springs where he was postmaster from 1913-1922. Lewis A & Mary Jane's son, my grandfather, was Guy Earlcourt Westbrook (1893-1952) also buried in Creal Springs. He married my grandmother, Bess Jane Williams and had my father Kenneth Donald Westbrook 1919. They divorced and Guy later married Edith Mae Cooper and had Guy Edward.  Bess' father was AG (Albert Gatewood) Williams.
  

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