Re: Looking for John BETHARD(S) Father
- Salem is a small town in Marion County and Carlyle is a small town in
Clinton County. They are both in central southern Illinois and are
neighboring counties. Here is a good link to an Illinois map with
just the county names.
If you look at an actual map you will find a fairly good sized lake at
Carlyle. On the Clinton County USGenWeb sight there is this following
query--perhaps it is your John?
From this address:
"Surnames: BETHARDS CARRIGAN BREESE/BREEZE
Submitter: Diane Baldwin (rbaldwin@...)
Date: 05 Jun 1999
John Bethards came to Clinton Co from Kent Co, DE @ about age 5 in
1830. His father died after that, maybe 1833, after son, william was
born. His name may have been George. John @ about age 14 was bound to
James Carrigan. Am trying to locate a grave for this Bethards. William
was living with Sidney Breese/Breeze family in 1850 census. Did his
mother remarry? She is not listed anywhere."
--- In email@example.com, "Keri" <Keri_AZ@...> wrote:
> I found out through an article that when John BETHARDS was only 5
> years old his Father died.
> I have no clue who his Parents were and alot of people are looking for
> who he was. He died in Salem, Illinois.
> Think the town might have been Carlyle.
> Can anyone help me or guide me in the right direction???