"The family at length embraced nine children, but that dread destryoyer, scarlet fever, carried off six of them, four dying within a few days. The living are: De Witt L., whose name heads this sketch; Jennie M., wife of Warren D. Ford, who resides on the old homestead, and Orpha C., who is living in Lake Forest."
The "four dying within a few days" likely refers to Ann (February 14, 1847), Mary (February 9, 1847), Levi (February 10, 1847), and Marcia (March 3, 1847), all of whom died in Feb/March 1847.
Sadly, Laura and Anna both died on May 13, 1860.
|1861 Lake County||1907 Warren township||Lake County Links to resources||Warren Township|
|1870 Lake County||1907 Lake County||Lake County - U of Illinois Funk Library||Lake County|
|1876 Lake County Landowner||1939 Lake County Aerial Photo DB||AV Archives||Illinois|
|1840 Warren Tsp Plat||1939 IL Aerial Photo database TIF/jpeg||AV Maps|
|1851 Avon Township||1919 Indian Trails by Albert F. Scharf||IL State Archive|
|1885 Avon Township:||IL Plats|
|1885 Libertyville Township||IL Landowner DB|