Names: Hurd, Keith
From: Laurie Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:13 PM
To: 'Delores Williams'
Subject: RE: History of Brown
has become a fairly long response. I know that you have only requested
information on Abraham & Ada (Hurd) Keith and
In The History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, IL, p. 342 (published 1882), I found a small paragraph on Charles W. Keith, the father of Abraham L. Keith.
“CHARLES W. KEITH. The present
member of the Board of Supervisors from
The History of Brown County, p. 651 (published 1972) lists C. W. Keith as an insurance agent. He must have done this while running the pottery. I could not find him listed as the owner of a pottery, but I’m sure there is a record of it somewhere. Perhaps the VAGHS can be of help to you.
There is no additional information on Asa Hurd in the History of Brown County. No one in his family appears to be listed in Cemeteries of Brown County. However, it should be noted that (based on the marriage of Asa & Fanny listed below)they could have had four or more children prior to the birth of Frank E. in 1864, whose names I do not know. Meanwhile, I decided to check a couple of online sources, and I have a bit of information I can offer.
The Illinois State Marriage Index Online has the following marriage for Asa D. Hurd and Frances (spelled Francis) M. Edward: HURD, ASA D. married EDWARD, FRANCIS M. (called Fanny M. in the censuses) 04(Apr)/03/1852, PERRY Co, IL
might indicate that Asa Hurd
or Fanny Edward came from
couldn’t find Asa Hurd
in the 1900 census using Ancestry.com, so I did some searches based on Fanny Hurd, and found Francis
A. Hurd, the son of Asa
and Fanny, and Fanny, now a widow, living with him. In 1910, Fanny is no longer
with Francis (probably died in
Francis A. Hurd, b. Aug 1872 (27y), single, b. IL, father born OH, mother b. IL
Fanny M. Hurd, b. Sep 1833 (66y), widow, b. IL, father b. VT, mother b. NY
Francis A. Hurd, 37, md. 8 yrs, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL, occ: railroad car inspector
Florence Hurd, 9, adopted daughter, b.
you want me to search the 1900 census on Ancestry.com for the family of Abraham
Keith, I will need the names of his and
Hurd probably died between 1880 and 1900, possibly
This is all guess work, of course, but based on my experience, there is still a good change of finding more information.
recently found out a sister of one of my descendants married someone from
you have any history/burial records on Abraham L. Keith married to