Looking for Highland families of Coles Co, Illinois. Especially looking for a Mrs. Highland who was born about 1789 and died after April 1891. I do not know her first name or maiden name. However, in April 1891, she was reportedly age 102 years, and visited her sons in Mason Co, Ky.
This makes James Hilen and Alexander Hilen brothers:
Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Ky, Thur, 30 April 1891, pg 3, col 3:
Mrs. Highland, of Illinois, is the guest of her son, Alex Highland, near South Ripley. Mrs. Highland is 102 years of age and came all the way from Illinois alone. Her son is seventy-eight years of age. She also has another son in Mason county named James, aged about seventy-six years. - Ripley Bee
[South Ripley is in Mason Co, Ky, across the Ohio River from Ripley, Brown Co, Oh.]
Mattoon Gazette, Mattoon, Coles Co, Illinois, Fri, 17 April 1891, pg 1, col 2:
City in Brief
- Mrs. Walkup and Mrs. Highland are visiting friends in Kentucky.
[Mrs. Walkup could be Susan A. Fudge, b. Oct 1841 Ky, d. 2 March 1913 Indianapolis, Marion Co, Ind, buried Mattoon, Coles Co, Illinois. (m. 1863 William "Willis" Walkup in Coles Co, Illinois)