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a. Note:   ack to 1907: From a partial letter written by an unknown person about 1900. Copy provided by Linda [Cleaver] Besendorfer. "My grandfather was named Fordeas Farnum, or so he persisted in spelling it. He was a plasterer by trade and a hard working man, much respected though poor. He came to Rochester, NY and died there when in his 60th year. His wife was a MacDonald and their children that I know of, were Bela, Thomas, Wealthy, Maria, Ann and Harriet. The latter, I visited at Rising Sun, Iowa in 1866. She had 3 children with her then grown." (Who wrote this letter?) . In 1821 a Wealthy Farnum married Philo Patterson at Penfield (Monroe Co?) - check out if possible... This information came from a Rochester, NY newspaper index in the Runnell Library.
LAND: William Patterson sells land to Richard J. Taylor in Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois 30 Apr 1856. Welthy is mentioned as William's wife, they are from Legin, Karne, Illinois (Elgin, Kane, IL?). This land was the land Maria W. Taylor lived on and owned at the time of her death. . PROBATE: Hancock Co, Illinois - Welthy Underhill, Box 146 Carthage, Hancock, Illinois - Executor: Huron G. Taylor 22 Apr 1882. Wealthy died 11 Mar 1882 at her home. Wealthy only heir at law was her sister, Maria W. Taylor.
Note:   NAME: From Linda Besendorfer - from letters saved in her family dating b


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