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[HEMPHILL DOC #1]VI.1 Jane b. Jan. 6, 1927 at Washington Present address: Washington
1074 Browning Blvd.
Los Angeles 37, Cal
August 12, 1944
Dear Cousin Minnie.
We were so happy to spend a few hours with you and to know that you are improving. Next time we get to San Diego I hope to see you fully restored.
I have transcribed my Hemphill data on the accompanying sheets and will be grateful if you will fill out what you can and then pass them on to Margaret Scott and Chester Hemphill to fill in their details and finally return the sheets to me. Of course each may make copies for their own files.
My data on the McAfee family is almost nil and I will welcome any additions anyone can make. All I have is:
James McAfee . . . . . Hopkins
Robert McAfee - . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Boyd
Daniel McAfee Jane McAfee - William Hemphill
(Came to America in 1840 (See Gen.II.3)
Had 14 children)
The McAfee family came from the Isle of Colonsaye.
W. Dwight Pierce.
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Gen.I James Hemphill b. at Ireland d. at Ireland. m. at _______ DateII.1 Mathew [per Laurel Hill records there is a Matthew Hemphill buried in the same plot as Wm. Kerr Hemphill] b. [possibly 1788 Ire.] d. [poss. 1828 Phila]
Lived in Culdary, Antrim Co., Ireland
Came to America, probably Pennsylvania
m. [possibly Mary Ann 1789-27 Nov 1850; bur. Laurel Hill]
1. Margaret Jane b. 1819 d.1842 bur. Monument, then Laurel Hill
2. William Kerr b. 29 Jul 1821]
II.2 Samuel [per Laurel Hill records there is a Samuel Hemphill buried in the same plot as Robt J. Hemphill] b. [possibly ~1800] d.
Came to America, probably Pennsylvania
m. [maybe Ann 1805-27 Jan 1853 Phila. bur: Wylie Ground, then Laurel Hill Sec V Lot 73]
[possible child: Robt J Hemphill b: 1827 d: 29 Jun 1870 Phila bur: Laurel Hill; m. Mary Jane ~1847
[Children: Mary Virginia 1848; Anna Gertrude 1850; Frank; Emma Robinson; Lillie W.; Agnes Roberta]
II.3 William b. d. 1856
m. Jane McAfee (See separate sheet, Gen.II)
II.4 James b. d. m.
II.5 John b. d. m.
II.6 Mary b. d. m.
II.7 Margaret b. d. m.
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Gen.II.3 William Hemphill b. at d. 1856 at Antrim Co., Ireland (cancer of the legs)
He was a merchant tailor.
m. Jane McAfee on . . .
She was b. 1788 at _____ Came to America in spring of 1863 d. May 14, 1876, age 83, at Champaign, Ill. [bur. Springdale Cem, Peoria plot w son Robt M & family]
III.1 Mary Ann b. d. Age 2 yrs.
III.2 Robert b. d. Age 2 Mo.
III.3 Margaret b. Jan 1, 1822 at Culdary, Co. Antrim, Ireland d. Sept. 15, 1899 at Champaign, Ill.
She came to America with her Uncle, Daniel McAfee, in 1840 at age 18.
m. Christopher C. Harris, Nov. 25, 1844 at Cincinnati, Ohio. (Descendents are in Arnold, Nicolet and Pierce
III.4 James [H.] b. at Culdary, Co. Antrim, Ireland d. at
He came to America in 1849
m. Margaret [Woodburn] . .on [abt 1858] ..... at..
(See separate sheet, Gen.III.4)
III.5 Robert [M.] b. 1826 at Culdary, Co. Antrim, Ireland d.
He came to American in 1840 at age 14 with Uncle Daniel McAfee and sister Margaret.
m. Martha Jeanne Smith on 1854 at Columbus, Ohio (see separate sheet Gen.III.5)
III.6 Jane b. d. age 8 (scarlet fever)
Gen.III.4 James [H.] Hemphill b. [~1824] at Culgary, Co. Antrim, Ireland d. [18 May 1885--obit, Peoria IL] at [Peoria IL; bur: Springdale, Peoria IL]
He came to America in 1849
His business was [teamster/machinist per 1860, 1870 census]
m. Margaret [Woodburn] on [abt 1858] at [probably Cincinnati OH]
She was born [1826 in Ireland] Died [25 Jan 1900--obit] at [Peoria IL] [bur: Springdale Cem]
IV.1 George [W.] b. [7 Sept 1859] at [Ohio] d. [22 Jan 1916--obit] at [Peoria] [bur: Springdale] m. [Bessie Jobson] on  at [Peoria] Lived at: Peoria;
[railroad man] [Children: 1. Bessie E. Feb 1884-12 Jan 1903 bur: Springdale; 2.Georgia J. 26 Oct 1886-11 Dec 1926 m. Winn W Hennessey bur: Springdale; no
known, surviving children]
IV.2 Elizabeth b. [19 Nov 1860] at [Ohio] d. [4 May 1925] at [Vancouver BC Canada] m. on at Lived at Peoria, Illinois [& Canada]
IV.3 Robert [M.] b.  at [Ohio] d. [28 Sept 1888] at ______ [bur. Springdale fam plot] m. on at
Lived at: Children:
IV.4 Margaret [H.] b. [Nov. 1864] at [Ohio] m. [widower] Archibald W[alter]. Scott on [10 Sept 1914] at [Vancouver BC] d: [30 sept 1953] Vancouver BC
[bur. Mtn View Cem. Masonic plot, Vancouver BC. Canada]
His business is: [insurance]
Present address is: 1035 14th St. W., Vancover, Canada
IV.5 Annie b. [Jun 1867] at [Ohio] d. [31 Jan 1922, Lincoln IL; buried Springdale, Peoria IL] m.
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He came to America in 1840 at age 14 with uncle Daniel McAfee
His business was - cabinet maker [master car builder, RR]
m. Martha Jean Smith at Columbus, Ohio on May 16,1854
She was born Mar. l3, 1835 at Columbus, OH dies May 24, 1883 [obit] at Peoria. [bur: Springdale]
IV.1 William J. b. April 2,1856 at Amboy. Ill. d. June l2, 1906 at Jacksonville [bur: Diamond Grove]
m. Ida Smith on Jan.4, 1888 at Jacksonville, Ill.
Children: 1. Chester [Abram] 2. [Mary] Norma (Died [& b.1899]
(See Gen IV.)
2. [H.] Jeannie b. Apr. 19,  at Peoria [IL] d. April 11, 1911 [obit] at Peoria [bur: Springdale]
She married Arthur Morton on Oct.20, 1880, Peoria, Ill. [no known children]
He was born at Galva [Carlton NY] d. Dec. 16, 1923 [obit] at Peoria. [bur: Sprindale]
> IV.3 Minnie [Cora] b. Jan. 26, 1864 at Peoria
She married Peter Nowland on Dec. 27, 1882, at Peoria [d. 3 Feb 1936 San Diego; bur: Greenwood Mem. Pk, San Diego]
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *<>Gen. IV.1 William J.[ames] Hemphill b. Apr. 2, 1856 [or 1855] at Amboy, Ill, Lee County d. June 12,1906 at Jacksonville, Ill. [bur: Diamond Grove]
[Railroad and businessman]
m. Ida [Jubilow] Smith on Jan. 4 1888 at Jacksonville, Ill
She was born 1858 [1 Feb 1859] at Jacksonville, Ill d. [16 Feb] 1902 at Prescott, Arizona [bur: Diamond Grove]
V.1 Chester [Abram] b. Mar. 5, 1893 at Jacksonville, Ill. [d. 12 Mar 1968, Jacksonville IL; bur: Diamond Grove]
m. Jeannette Taylor on Sept. 16, 1916 at Jacksonville
She was born Feb. 1, 1890 at Morgan Co., Ill [d. 15 May 1964, Jacksonville IL]
Present address: 1033 West State St., Jacksonville, Ill.
VI.1 Robert C[hester]. b. June 10, 1919 at Jacksonville [d. 22 Sep 1976; bur: Diamond Grove; WWII; atty; insur]
m. Ronda [Layer] Mann on Feb. 5, 1944 at Kankakee, Ill.
She was b. Mar. 1921 at Kankakee, Ill. [d. 14 Mar 2003; stone: Diamond Grove]
VI.2 Mary Jeannette b. June 10, 1919 at Jacksonville, Ill. [m. Thomas Cummings Smith 8 Oct 1947, Jacksonville d: 22 Feb 1993 Springfield IL; Oak Ridge No children.]
VI.3 William b. Sept. 11, 1920 at Jacksonville, Ill. [m. Patsy Blaker 4 Jun 1949 Kansas City d. 19 Sep 2010 Naples FL bur: Putnam Cem. Greenwich CT
Children: 1. James Taylor 2. Robert B.]
V.2 Mary Norma b. 1898 at Jacksonville, Ill. d. 1899 at Jacksonville, Ill. >
Gen.IV.3 Minnie Hemphill b. Jan. 26, 1864 at Peoria
m. Peter Nowland, Dec. 27, 1882 at Peoria
He was born Apr. 2,1855 at Peoria ` d. April 22, 1923 at San Diego, Cal.
Present address (1944) 1868 Front St. San Diego, Cal.
V.1 Robert b. March 10, 1891 at Peoria [d. 31 Mar 1975, LaJolla CA]
m. Esther Feb. 23 at Terre Haute
She was b. Sept. 22, 1891 at Terre Haute
He served in World War I as Lieutenant in Air Corps in Italy; remained in army.
Served in Philippine Island 1928 to 1930 as Lieutenant in Air Corps.
Promoted to Captain 1923, Major 1936 Lt. Colonel 1938, Colonel 1939
Served in World War II beginning as Colonel
Promoted to Brigadier General 1943 - Air Transport Command. Major General....
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