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Macon County, Illinois


McCool Family

George McCool moved his family from Brantford, Ontario to Macon County in the mid 1800s.

Ireland Family

Robert ireland Jr., his wife Sophia, their


  • 20 Feb 1861: George McCool buys 80 acres of land in Macon County.
  • 1862?: Robert ireland family arrives in Macon County.
  • 14 Aug 1863: Robert ireland, Jr. dies at age 54. Buried in the Long Grove Cemetery in Decatur, iL.
  • 22 Apr 1868: William Henry ireland, age 28, marries Maria Louisa "Pet" McCool, age 23.
  • 08 Apr 1869: Louisa Marie ireland, daughter of William and Pet, is born.

Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073

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