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Williamson County, Illinois
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LaMaster, George W -- minister
born 11 Aug 1825 in Robertson Co, TN. His father was Hugh, born Feb 1788 in SC, he came to Wmson Co in 1838. Hugh died in 1876. George's grandfather was Rev War Soldier John LaMaster, born in PA and died in Robertson Co, TN. George's mother was Mary A Watson born 1794 VA and died 1865. In 1851 George married Matilda Perry the d/o Henry W and Nancy MM. She was born 06 Feb 1832. During the CW George was in the 100th Inf. They had 11 children: Nancy A, Mary E, Emily JM, Henry P, John A, C Amtice, George A, William B, J Ella, Ida O and Edwin M.
[Source: Abstracted from "History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois"; The Goodspeed Publishing Co; 1887]

Lauder, Alex -- Carbondale Coal and Coke Co
born 03 Jul 1834 inn Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He came to the US in 1857 via PA, then traveled to CA. In 1866 he arrived in Murphysboro, IL before settling in 1872 in Carterville. In Oct 1867 he married Elizabeth Jones of Pittston, PA. Their children are: James, Minnie, Dick, Maggie, Frank and Alex Jr. Alex died 09 Pct 1904 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Alex's parents were Thomas and Agness Lauder. Their children were: Robert, James, Alex, Sam, Agnes, Peter, Thomas and John. The last three died before 1904.
[Source: Abstracted from "Historical Souvenir of Williamson County, Illinois..." Compiled by J.F. Wilcox, 1905]

Lauder, James A -- Post Master Carterville, coal miner
was born 09 Aug 1869 in Pittston, PA. His father was Alex Lauder. James married on 14 Sep 1893 to Lina Zimmerman of St Louis. Their children are: Neva, Helen, Ruth, Don C and Junia.
[Source: Abstracted from "Historical Souvenir of Williamson County, Illinois..." Compiled by J.F. Wilcox, 1905]

Lee, John C -- farmer
Born 31 Mar 1830 in Davidosn Co, TN. His father was Henry T born in 1789 Gouchland Co, VA the s/o John. Henry came to Wmson Co in 1838 and died here 19 Sep 1869. He married Jane Sanders, John's mother, in 1828. Jane was born 1806 in Robinson Co, TN and died 10 Sep 1869. Henry was married before to a Rachel Simmons, and had 2 children
(Sources: Abstracted from Both history books, 1887 & 1905)

Lupfer, Robert M. -- farmer
born 1849 Richland Co, OH. His father was John born in 1812 Bloomfield, PA. He was a merchant and died in 1852. John married Robert's mother, Mary M Elliott (d/o John Elliott) in 1842. She was born 1824 in Perry Co, PA. John and Mary had 3 children: Elizabeth, James and Robert M. Robert married Clara M (Liddil) Nesbitt on 24 Jul 1873. She was born 1849 in Lebanon, OH
[Source: Abstracted from "History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois"; The Goodspeed Publishing Co; 1887]




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