Friday, February 21, 2014

52 Ancestors: #8 Jane Francis Lemon Blackmore (1835-1927)

Jane Francis Lemon was born in Virginia or Pennsylvania in 1835.  Her parents were George Lemon and Mary Shane.  Jane married Thomas Greenslade Blackmore in December 1853 in Peoria County, Illinois.  I believe that Jane’s mother was married 3 times, with George Lemon being her first spouse.  I believe that George died about 1838, but I haven’t documented that information yet.   

Then sometime before 1850, Jane Frances, her brother George, and Mary Shane Blackmore King, and second spouse William King, moved to Illinois.

Jane and Thomas Blackmore had seven children (5 single births and then twins), all of whom were born in Illinois.  Each of their children lived to adulthood and were married, at least once.   The family moved to Nebraska sometime between 1870 and 1880, and then went on to Colorado before 1896.  While Thomas died in 1898 in Colorado, Jane Frances lived until 1927.  I have been unable to find her in the 1900 census records, but in 1910 and 1920 she was living in Illinois, again.  Now she is listed as living with her daughter Mary and son-in-law William Cottrell. Jane is buried in Five Mile Cemetery near Saunemin, Illinois.