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Earlist BROWN Landowners in Marshall County, IL

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Re: Martin KENEDY, of Evans Township

Posted: 1463508731000
Classification: Query
Wm A. Roper,

Indeed, sorting out the relationship to Martin Kennedy, his wife Sarah and our Wm Brown is integral to any solution to the question of who we were. As I have stated earlier I believe that Martin Kennedy was a member of our family, possibly a son-in-law. They appear to have removed to LaSalle County, IL after selling their land in Marshall County, IL. In my notes of the Marshall County, IL General Index to Grantors I have that on 9 Oct 1882 a Martin & Sally (nickname) Kennedy of LaSalle Deeded Marshall County land to a Wm Brown also of LaSalle which Deed was recorded in Deed Book 48 p. 375, unfortunately I don't have the legal description or a copy of this Deed as the Marshall County Clerks office would not allow any copies of their Deed books as it may break the bindings to lay them on a flat bed scanner, nor would they allow anyone to capture a image of the Deeds with a digital camera or a phone! I am sure I wrote down the full legal description but, don't have it readily available. At best this much later 1882 land transfer documents the fact that there was a close relationship between the Brown's and the Kennedy's for many years after their arrival in the Evans Twp area in the 1830's.

I encountered the same issues with the Deed Books that have the original Deeds for our Brown's, was not allowed to capture any images.

I have in my notes: Wm & Elizabeth Brown sold their parcels in Evans Twp sections 10 and 11 in 1842, one year after Wm Brown Sr was interred into Cherry Point Cemetery.

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