History of Sanamon County, Illinois; Published 1881
In this book of Illinois history we have some information about three people that once lived in Ohio County, but later moved to Sanamon County, Illinois. The four are: Edward Williams; Cassandra Peddecord; and Joseph W. Martin.
1. Edward Williams was born June 3, 1789, in Hardin county, Kentucky. Margaret Neal was born April, 1788, in Nelson county, Kentucky. The places of their birth were only about six miles apart, and the parents of both moved, when they were children, to Ohio county, where they were married about 1806. They moved to Sangamon county, Illinois, arriving December, 1826, in what is now Gardner township. He died in 1871.
2. Knotts, Thomas, was born in Lee county, Virginia, and was married there to Ella Young. They moved to Washington county, Ind., and from there to Sangamon county, 111., arriving in the spring of 1819, in what is now Ball township. They had ten children, four of whom, or their descendants, live in Ball township, namely:
LUCT married Martin G. Pulliam.
ALBION, born April i, 1814, was married April 16, 1835, in Sangamon county, to Linna Davidson, who was born Dec. 23, 1819. They had seven children in Sangamon county. THOMAS, born Nov., 1837, married Cassandra Peddecord, a native of Ohio county, Ky., and daughter of Jonathan Peddecord, now of Ball township. Thomas Knotts and wife had two children, CORDELIA E. and THOMAS. Mr. Knotts died Dec. 26, 1870, and his widow and children live in Ball township. JOHN, unmarried, and lives with his father. ELLA married George S. Pulliam. See his name. SAMUEL was born a cripple, in 1845, lives with his father. ELIZABETH married Joseph Dragoo, and lives in Ball township. JOSEPH O. married Martha Brawner, and lives in Pawnee township. WILLIAM J. lives with his father. Mrs. Linna Knotts died, and Albion Knotts was married March 2, 1854, to Mary J. Peddecord. They have four children, CHARLES W., ALBERT, HENRY J. and EDDIE, all live with their parents on the farm where their grandfather Knotts settled in 1819. It is in Ball township, two and a half miles southeast of Chatham.
3. Robison, John, was born in Virginia, and married in Maryland to Nancy Robbins. They moved to Delaware, where they had four children, and moved to Nicholas county, Ky., where five children were born, and from there to Sangamon county, Illinois, arriving in the fall of 1830, in Buffalo Hart Grove. Of their children:
ELIZABETH R., born Nov. 26, 1797, in Delaware, married in Kentucky to Samuel H. Steele.
WILLIAM, born about 1799, in Delaware, married in Nicholas county, Ky., to Mahuldah Tarr, moved to Buffalo Hart Grove, Sangamon county, thence to Madison county, where the parents died, leaving several children.
SALLT and NANCT, twins, born about 1801, in Nicholas county, Ky.
SALL T died in Buffalo Hart Grove, about 1835.
NANCT married Hiram Starr. See his name.
JOHN W., born about 1803, in Nicholas county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to Lucinda Burns. They had four children, WILLIAM T., born in Sangamon county Aug. 2, 1833, married Dec. 4, 1856, to Julia A. Lunbeck. They had five children; four died under five years. IDA LOU resides with her parents in Springfield. William T. Robison is a clerk in the freight depot of the C. and A. railroad. ELIZABETH M., born April 4, 1835, in Sangamon county, married Dec. 20, 1866, to John Finfrock, who was born July 8, 1833, near Chambersburg, Penn. They have four children, EDGAR H., FRANK E., GRACIE M. and MARY L. Mr. Finfrock enlisted July, 1862, for three years, in Co. I, 1 1 4th 111. Inf.; served until Aug., 1865, when he was honorably discharged. They live three-quarters of a mile north of Buffalo Hart station. MARY J., born April 20, 1837, in Sangamon county, married Sept. n, 1864, to Joseph W. Martin, who was born Nov. 16, 1838, in Ohio county, Kentucky. They have four children, JESSE w., WILLIAM H., LENA F. and ROBERT F., and live one-half mile north of Buffalo Hart station. JOHN F., born June 20, 1839, in Sangamon county, enlisted July, 1862, for three years, in Co. I, 1 14th ill. Inf.; served until Aug., 1865, when he was honorably discharged. He was married March 20, 1867, to Eliza A. Guthrie. They have two children, IVA E. and a babe, and live in Atlanta, Illinois. John W. Robison was killed by lightning at one o'clock on the morning of August 28, 1840, three and a half miles northeast of Buffalo Hart Grove. He was sitting at the bedside of, and was fanning his sick mother, who died two days later. His widow married Sept. 20, 1848, to David S. Warner. She is now a widow, and resides half a mile north of Buffalo Hart Station, Sangamon county, Illinois.