From: Ken and Laurie Huffman [[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 6:27 PM
To: Bobbie W.
Subject: RE: BETHEL COLSTON
The information you requested is from the DeHart Cemetery. Both Bethel and, I assume, his wife Berthey are buried there. However, the persons collecting the headstone information reported that the information, other than the names, was unreadable.
An alternative would be to trace them via the census. This will narrow the search for death information to a 10 year period. Some newspapers have been preserved and it may be that the information can be found from an obituary. Another possible source would be to search for a will or other probate record. There are two references to probate files for Bethel Coulson in the Brown county Probate index. You may want to write to the County Clerk and have them check boxes 68 and 116. The dates for these are 1879 and 1894 respectively. This narrows his death to near those years.
From: Bobbie W. [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 7:33 PM
Subject: BETHEL COLSTON
Am looking for information on my great-great-great-uncle BETHEL COLSTON
who is listed in the book Cemeteries of Brown County, IL. on page 16.
Thank you for any information you can give me that is in the book.
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