Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Is for Mothers: Jane Sill (About 1811 - Before 1857)

Jane Sill is another ancestor about whom we know very little directly. The only government record that names her is the 1850 U.S. Census for McKeesport in Allegheny County. Pennsylvania, when her age was given as 39.

[Year: 1850; Census Place: McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_747;Page: 237B; Image: 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. ]

When her father's sister Ann Sill made her will* in 1850 she left a bequest for Jane.

["Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," images, Family Search ( : accessed 12 October 2015), Allegheny  Wills 1845-1854 and 1888 vol 6-7 >
image 436 of 724; county courthouses, Pennsylvania.]

But when her father Jesse Sill made his will in 1857 he didn't mention Jane or her husband Isaac Webb but he left cash bequests his three Webb grandchildren, Abner (my great great grandfather), Jesse and Elizabeth, leading to the conclusion that both of their parents were dead by that time.

It's likely that Jane is buried in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery where many of her kin were laid to rest.

*Recorded February 5, 1851.

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