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  1. Silas Scramlin: Birth: 24 FEB 1824 in Otsego Co., New York. Death: 22 APR 1907 in Momence, Kankakee Co., Illinois

  2. Julia Scramlin: Birth: 1825. Death: BEF 1893

  3. Moses Scramlin: Birth: MAR 1827 in London, Ontario, Canada. Death: AFT 1900

  4. Oren Scramlin: Birth: 28 NOV 1829 in London, Ontario, Canada. Death: 20 JAN 1908 in of Shelby Twp., Blue Earth, Faribault Co., Minnesota

  5. Warren Scramlin: Birth: 28 NOV 1829 in London, Ontario, Canada. Death: AFT 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California

  6. John H. Scramlin: Birth: 6 MAR 1832 in London, Onterio, Canada. Death: 29 DEC 1893 in Momence, Kankakee Co., Illinois

  7. Wealthy Melvina Scramlin: Birth: 13 AUG 1833 in Canada. Death: 6 OCT 1908 in Moscow, Latah Co., Idaho


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Marriage: Children:
  1. Harmon Scramlin: Birth: 11 MAY 1841 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. Death: BET 1910 AND 1920 in of Dakota

  2. Farmon Scramlin: Birth: 11 MAY 1841 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. Death: 30 JUN 1904 in Momence, Kankakee Co., Illinois

  3. MARY C. Scramlin: Birth: 18 FEB 1843 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. Death: 16 JUN 1913 in W. LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan

  4. Sarah M. Scramlin: Birth: 1848 in Michigan. Death: 8 MAR 1881 in Momence, Kankakee Co., Illinois

  5. Permelia Scramlin: Birth: 1849 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. Death: 27 AUG 1918 in South Dakota

  6. Person Not Viewable


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Sources
1. Title:   Scrambling Charts from Harvey Baker's writings & from Mrs. Henry Schramlin, Pinellas Park, FL
2. Title:   Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee Co., Vol. II (Chicago, Middle West Pub. Co., 1906)
Page:   Page 1088.
Name:   DAR Library, Washington, DC & Salt Lake City, Utah
Givenname:   DAR Library, Washington, DC & Salt Lake City, Utah
RepositoryId:   R44
Repository:   R18
CallNumber:   R974.41 / B74.201 Vol. 1.
3. Title:   Momence, The Making of a River Town (Kankakee Valley Genealogical Soc., Bourbonnais, IL, 1998)
Page:   Pages 141+
Name:   FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah
Givenname:   FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah
RepositoryId:   R23
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F129 / K4 / K45 /1985
4. Title:   1850 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
5. Title:   1860 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
6. Title:   1870 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
7. Title:   Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee Co., Illinois (Chicago, Lake City, Pub. 1893)
Page:   Page 216.
8. Title:   Atlas of Kankakee Co., Illinois (Pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1883)
Page:   Page 146.
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
9. Title:   Illinois State Census Collection, 1825-1865
10. Title:   Birth information
11. Title:   Atlas of Kankakee Co., Illinois (Pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1883)
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
12. Title:   Find A Grave, internet

Notes
a. Note:   ., Bourbonnais, IL, 1998). Pp. 141+. Page 141. THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1984 "In 1850 Henry and Catherine Scramlin came to Momence from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Before living in Michigan, the Scramlins had been residents of Canada for a time, where they had farmed as they did later in Michigan and Illinois. Like so many other families who came here in those earliest times, they were natives of New York State--settlers in the Mohawk Valley. In reading of many of these families one cannot help but feel that they were on a sort of 'eternal quest' for better farm land and a freer life, for so many made several moves before coming here from the East. And we are fortunate that they found their search ending here in our community. When the Scramlins reached Illinois they took up 160 acres of land two and a half miles northwest of the Momence settlement and there Mr. Scramlin was to live for a further twenty-one years. In 1871 he again went to Michigan, but stayed there only a short time, and upon his return here he moved into town with his wife and family. He lived here until his death in 1883. He had been a soldier in the Black Hawk War, and he had had the distinction of having served on the very first Petit Jury ever to sit in the courts of the newly-organized Kanakee County. At that time Momence had about 200 residents. There were twelve children in the Scramlin family--seven sons and five daughters. They were Sarah, Julia, Mary, Wealthy, Permelia, John, Silas, Moses and two sets of twins, Orrin and Warren, and Harmon and Farmon. Julia and Sarah died when young, and most of the other children later moved on to other states and their families have become lost to us. Henry Scramlin evidently had been married twice--the other wife's name was Mary Judson, but it is not clear which children belong to her--except that we know that the twins Harmon and Farmon were children of Mary Scramlin. Page 142 John Scramlin was born in London, Ontario, in 1832, and received his education there in the common schools. He assisted his father with the farm work there and in Michigan, and later in Illinois. On Christmas Day in 1857, he married Margaret Veronica Pollard, who had come here with her mother from Winhall, Vermont, in 1844. Mrs. Pollard, the mother, must have been a "first" for her time, for she was a divorced Quaker, according to family legend, and Quakers were a sect not known for their tolerance toward divorce. Eventually Mrs. Pollard was to marry a Mr. Johnson of Kankakee. After continuing to farm for a while, John Scramlin went to work for W.H. Patterson in his general store. He worked in the Patterson store for 12 years until he opened a store of his own. That store, with its large stock of goods, was totally destroyed by fire. He then opened a meat market on River Street and he operated that store successfully until his death in 1894. He served for a time as Collector of Momence Township, and was on the first board of directors of the Building and Loan. In later years, John Scramlin often recalled the days on the farm when he drove cattle from Momence straight up to Halsted Street and to the Chicago Stock Yards. John Scramlin and Margaret had six children, Frankie, Mark, John, Ida, Grace, and Mary (Meta). The three boys died in childhood. Ida married Charles Batcheler of Momence, Grace remained single, and Mary married Ernest Woollett of Chicago. The Woolletts had one child, Martha, to who we are indebted for these facts about her family. Harmon and Farmon, one of the sets of twin sons of Henry, and brothers of John Scramlin, were both veterans of the Civil War. In August of 1861 Harmon enlisted in Company D, Forty-Second Illinois infantry. He spent 14 months as a prisoner--two months in infamous Libby Prison, and the rest of the time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of Stone River. In June of 1862 Farmon followed his brother into service and enlisted in Company H, Seventy-Sixth Illinois infantry. He participated in many battles and engagements, and was at the Siege of Vicksburg. In a charge against Fort Blakely he was badly injured in the arm. He received his honorable discharge after three year's service. When peace was declared he returned to Momence and became a clerk in Mr. Patterson's store. And he learned the tinsmith's trade. In 1871 he formed a partnership with William Astle and together they carried on a hardware business. Later the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Scramlin engaged in the hardware business in Grant Park for several years and then traveled for a time as a salesman for J.F. Temple, makers of pumps. Then he purchased his father's farm and raised cattled, hogs, and horses until poor health forced his retirement and he moved into town in 1888. In 1872 he had married Mary Lamport, daughter Page 143 of Benjamin and Mary Lamport, and they had one child, Lura. Lura was to later marry Jay Sanstrom and to become the mother of Lester (Jay) Sanstrom, who now lives in Florida. Farmon Scramlin for some time served as Highway Commissioner here and was a school director. His home was the one now on the southwest corner of Elm and Washington Streets. Sarah Scramlin, the eldest daughter of Henry and Catherine, became the first wife of William Nichols and they had one son, Fred. A granddaughter, Helen Curtis Middleton, lives in Sun City, Arizona. Silas Scramlin married Christiana Moe, and they had one daughter, Alice Theresa, who married Walter Brown. Two of Walter Hess's aunts married Scramlin brothers. These marriages all took place back in the Mohawk Valley of New York in the late 1700s and early 1800s. So, the families were likely not only intermarried, but probably had been close neighbors, and friends for a long time. And both families had emigrated to Canada before coming here to Momence." __________ From: Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee Co., IL, Lake City Pub. 1893. Pages 216-217. "Pg. 216. JOHN H. SCRAMLIN is an early settler and a substantial and highly respected citizen of Momence. He was born near London, in Upper Canada, March 6, 1832, and is a son of Henry and Catherine (Smith) Scramlin, both of whom were born in Mohawk, N. Y. The paternal grandfather of our subject followed the occupation of farming in the Empire State, where his death occurred at an advanced age many years ago. Our subject's grandfather Smith also was an agriculturist in the same State and lived to be quite old. Henry Scramlin, like his father, was a farmer and left his native State, removing to Canada. In 1835, returning to the United States, he located in Kalamazoo County. Mich., where he engaged in the cultivation of the farm for the succeeding fifteen years. In 1850, he came with his family to Illinois, and settled on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres two and a-half miles northwest of Momence, where he lived for over twenty-one years. In 1871, he again went to Michigan, but after living there for a short time only came back to Momence and lived in the town until his death, which occurred in 1883. He had retired from the active duties of farm life some years before. He was a soldier in the Black Hawk War, and throughout life was an industrious and respected citizen. His family consisted of twelve children, seven sons and five daughters, and all are living at the present time with the exception of Julia and Sarah. They are: Silas, Moses, Grin and Warren (twins), John H., Wealthy, Harmon and Farmon (twins), Mary and Permelia, who are all married and reside in several different States of the Union. John H. Scramlin was reared as a farmer lad and lived with his parents, assisting his father in the care of the farm until he had reached manhood. He received a common-school education in the district schools of the neighborhood and came to Momence in its early history. On his arrival here he entered the employ of William H. Patterson as a clerk in his general store and remained with him for twelve years. Mr. Scramlin then opened a general store and embarked in business for himself. He carried a large stock but was unfortunate, as the same year, 1870, his store, and its equipments were destroyed by fire. The following year he opened a meat-market, which he has carried on successfully to the present time. On Christmas Day of 1856, Mr. Scramlin was married to Miss Margaret Pollard, whose parents were both natives of Vermont. Six children graced the union of our subject and his wife: Ida F. became the wife of Charles R. Batcheler, of Momence, and now lives in Chicago, where Mr. Batcheler is engaged in the life insurance business; John H. died in infancy, as did also the youngest of the family, Mark W.; Grace E. and Mary E. re- side at home; and Frank E. died when fourteen years of age, in 1881. Mrs. Scramlin was called to the better world on the 17th of October, 1884. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, to which she had belonged for many years. Mr. Scramlin politically is a stanch Republican, and in the yeare 1863 and 64 was made Collector of Momence Township, in which capacity he proved an able and faithful official. He holds membership Pg. 217 with the Methodist Church and is a member of Lodge No. 481, A. F. and A. M. He also belongs to the Odd Fellows' fraternity. Mr. Scramlin's course in life has ever been marked with strict integrity and honorable dealings with his fellow-men and thus he has won the friendship and esteem of all with whom he has come in contact."
Note:   Momence, The Making of a River Town, (Kankakee Valley Genealogical Soc
b. Note:   From: Find A Grave: "Birth: Oct. 10, 1799 Oneonta, Otsego County New York, USA Death: Nov. 10, 1878 Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA In Momence, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1878 Henry Scramlin, aged 79 years and 30 days. Mr. Scramlin was born in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Oct. 10, 1799. He married his first wife, Miss. Catharine Smith, in New York, by whom he had seven children. He afterwards moved to Canada and lived there several years. From Canada he moved to Michigan, then to Momence, and bought a farm near Momence which he afterwards sold to Samuel Nichols. He lived 28 years on the farm. At this time he was living with his third wife. Thirteen years ago he sold his farm and moved back to Michigan. He came back to Momence four years ago. By his second wife, who was a Miss Mary Johnson, he had five children. Eleven of his children are now living. His third wife was a Mrs Elizabeth VanVolkenburg. His last wife died four years ago. He leaves 27 grand children. He joined the Methodist Church when he was 20 years old. His disease was congestion of the liver, and he died at the residence of his son, John. The funeral was held at the Methodist church on last Tuesday, Elder Roads officiating. Provided by Gary Hanna to the Momence Historical Society."


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