Dixon Smith Family History

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  • ID: I08165
  • Name: Martin John Meara
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1832 in Ireland
  • Death: 5 JUL 1871 in Middle Post Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois
  • Note:
    The 1870 Census shows Martin Mera [sic], wife Mary, and children Sarah, Martin, Rosanna, Joseph, and Mary living in Onarga Twp., Iroquois Co., Ilinois. He was a farmer.

    "Martin Meara, an Irishman and a farmer, who resided between Onarga and Gilman, in this county [Iroquois] , was charged with having, about June 15, 1871, whipped his son, a lad of about eleven years of age, to death." On July 5, 1871, he was taken from the County Jail at Watseka by a lynch mob and hanged.

    Marriage 1 Mary Brannick b: ABT 1835 in Kentucky
      1. Has No Children Sarah Merrill b: ABT 1857 in Kentucky
      2. Has No Children Martin Meara b: ABT 1860 in Illinois
      3. Has No Children Rose Merrill b: ABT 1863 in Illinois
      4. Has Children Joseph J. Merrill b: NOV 1866 in Illinois
      5. Has No Children Mary Agnes Meara b: 20 APR 1869 in Iroquois Co., Illinois

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