Third Generation

22. Elizabeth Mary Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 16 Aug 1791. Elizabeth died 23 Jan 1864 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL.

She married George Gideon 19 Aug 1812. George was born in Taneytown, MD 9 Oct 1788, the son of Peter Gideon and Mary Catharine Ernst. George died 7 May 1880 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. George was a Hotel Manager.


"One of the son-in-laws of Valentine Miller was George Gideon, also a Virginian, and a lieutenant in the then recent war of 1812. He and his wife had three children when they came from Virginia." - The Clinton Register, 26 Jan 1912, p.5


"Gideon Family

"Peter Heinrich Gideon of Bavaria in company with his wife and one year old son, Peter, started for the new world about 1749. The wife died en voyage but Peter Heinrich and his son, Peter, arrived safely at Philadelphia. Peter Heinrich Gideon remarried and had other children. Both father and son fought in the Revolutionary War. Peter Gideon located in Maryland but later removed to Loudoun County, Virginia were he followed farming until his death in 1844 at the age of 96 years. He had seven children, the oldest son being George.

"George Gideon was born in Maryland in 1788 and married Elizabeth Miller of Virginia in 1812. During the War of 1812 he served in the Virginia Militia. Their three children were with them when they pioneered into Champaign county, Ohio in 1817. The Gideon family came to Clinton in the spring of 1847 when Clinton consisted of only a dozen or so houses. The trip from Ohio to Illinois was made overland in eight large prairie schooners. George Gideon conducted a hotel in Clinton and laid out the Gideon addition to Clinton. He died at the age of 92 years in 1880. His wife died at the age of 72 years in 1864. They raised a family of ten children: George William, Sarah, Catherine, Armstead M., Peter Miller, Ann, John Wesley, Samuel Hitt, Jacob Boucher and Elizabeth."
- Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.227-228; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701


"Peter Gideon, his wife and son, Peter, emigrated from Holland before the Revolutionary War and settled in Loudon County, Virginia. Mrs. Gideon died aboard ship. Both Peter and his son served in the Revolutionary War.

"The son, Peter, married Catherine McGlacoflin in 1755 [?] and they were the parents of ten children. Their son, George W. and wife moved to Ohio before 1820 settling in DeWill County [Dewitt County] before 1850."
- Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.295-296; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701; submitted by Mary Robb Kolp

Elizabeth Mary Miller and George Gideon had the following children:

 
86. i. George William Gideon was born in Hillsborough, Loudoun Co, VA 15 Jan 1813. He married Lydia Kidder 14 Jan 1834. George's family.
 
87. ii. Sarah Gideon was born in Virginia 1814. Sarah died 1900 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. She married William C. Savage in 1835. He was an investor in real estate. They had the following child:

298. i. Savage. (adopted daughter)

 
88. iii. Catherine Gideon was born in Virginia 1816. She married twice. She married David Gary. She married Campbell.
 
89. iv. Armstead M. Gideon was born in Ohio 1818. He married Levina Martin in 1840.

"Armstead Gideon was born in Ohio in 1818 and married Levina Martin in 1840. Armstead went to Minnesota and had at least four children." - Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.227-228; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701
90. v. Peter Miller Gideon was born in Ohio 1820. Peter died 1899 in Excelsior, Hennepin Co, MN. He married Wealthy Hull in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL, 1849.

"Peter Miller Gideon was born in Ohio in 1820 and married Wealthy Hull in Clinton in 1849. In 1853 he took his family to the south shore of Lake Minnetonka, near Excelsior, Minnesota, a place which later become as Gideons Bay. He developed the Wealthy Apple and many other varieties of fruit through many long years of toil and research. Later he was made Superintendent of the Minnesota Experiment Station. He had six children. Peter Gideon died in Excelsior in 1899." - Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.227-228; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701

"Peter L. Gideon[sic], a brother, migrated to Minnesota where he was a horticulturist and became well known for his efforts in growing apples and peaches in the cold climates of that area. He is honored in Excelsior, Minnesota with a park, lake and statues." - Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.295-296; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701; submitted by Mary Robb Kolp

"Peter M. Gideon, Pioneer Horticulturist" by Edgar C. Duin
 
91. vi. Ann Gideon was born in Mad River Twp., Champaign Co, OH 6 Nov 1821. Ann died 19 Jan 1912 in Clinton, Dewitt Co. Her body was interred 21 Jan 1912 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL.

"Aged Woman Is Called To Rest... Was More Than Four Score and Ten Years Old, and Knew Many Noted Men of Illinois..." -
Ann Gideon Parker obituary.

She married Abraham Parker. Abraham died January 1870 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. His body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL.

Ann Gideon and Abraham Parker had the following children:

299. i. G.W. Parker.

300. ii. Kate Parker. She married Smith.

301. iii. Parker. She married W. J. Blue.

302. iv. Parker. She married E. G. Argo.

303. v. Elizabeth Parker was born in Woodstock, OH October 1845. Elizabeth died 16 Sep 1925 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. Her body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. She married Francis Byerly.

"Mrs. Elizabeth Byerly, aged Dewitt county pioneer citizen, died last evening in the John Warner hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for the past month. A general breakdown preceded her final illness. She was 80 years of age.

"Elizabeth Parker was born in October, 1845, in Woodstock, Ohio. She was the daughter of Abraham and Ann Parker, who came to Illinois, settling in this county, when she was a year old. She was married at the age of 21 to Francis Byerly, who died about 1900. With the exception of four years spent at Ft. Scott, Kan., Mrs. Byerly's entire life was spent in Dewitt county, principally at Kenney.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Sallie Spurling of Kenney and Leonard and Flora, at home. There are several grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. William Booth, 121 West Cherry street, is the only surviving member of the immediate family of six.

"The funeral will be held Friday, the hour of to be announced later, from the home of Mrs. Booth. Internment will be in Woodlawn cemetery."
- The Clinton Morning Journal, 17 Sep 1925, p.1

304. vi. Jessie Parker was born in Tunbridge Twp., Dewitt Co, IL 13 Jan 1863. Jessie died 21 Jun 1937 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. Her body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. She married William Booth in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL, 27 Dec 1906. William was born in Cedarville, Greene Co, OH 24 Apr 1849, the son of John Booth. William died 23 Nov 1927 in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL. His body was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL.
William BOOTH obituary.

 

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