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Dwelling #1888, Family #1805
Thos Hay, age 60, Male, White, occupation: farmer, real estate value-$2500, personal property value-$700, born in Scotland
Sarah Hay, age 60, Female, White, occupation: Wife, born in N.C.
Margt Hay, age 17, Female, White, born in Ind.
Lawrence Hay, age 20, Male, White, occupation: farmer, born in Ind.
Thos Hay, age 21, Male, White, occupation: farmer, born in Ind.
George Hay, age 25, Male, White, occupation: farmer, born in Ind.
Marion Hay, age 26, Male, White, occupation: farmer, born in Ind.
Cyrus Hay, age 6, Male, White, born in Ind., in school this year.
Notes: Thomas and Sarah moved here with these five youngest children in 1856, to live next door to daughter Minerva Gilesí (enumerated as "Childs") family who moved in about 1849 -- the Giles were the first to move from Indiana to Illinois. Son Robert Hay also moved to IL, in November, 1850, to nearby Bureau County, while son William moved to Iowa in about 1854 and son John stayed in Indiana (Scott County). Margaret is actually 15, and (Francis) Marion is 28. Cyrus is really grandson Silas Perry Hay, the middle child and older son of John Hay and Elizabeth Crawford. Elizabeth died in 1857 in IL on a visit to her sister Margaret (and siblings Jeremiah and Isabella) and Johnís parents and brothers too. Silasí sister Sarah 7, lives with the maternal grandparents in IN (Sarah McNeely and David Crawford), while Eugene, 4, is with his father and step-mother Susan Hardy in IN. Son Georgeís presence here is curious since he was married in 1858.