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  • ID: I1587
  • Reference Number: 1587
  • Name: Elijah SEARCY
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 17 MAY 2012
  • Birth: 17 MAR 1788 in Woodford County, KY
  • Note: a date calculated from his age at death on his tombstone
  • Death: 28 JUN 1859 in Carlinville, Macoupin County, IL
  • Note:
    as a result of a robbery and homicide while travelling in a buggy to visit relatives. A partial transcript of the 15 Sep 1859 newspaper account of the arrest of the murderer read:

    "The murderer of the old man Elijah Searcy, a Kentuckian, in Macoupin county, in this state, last spring, has been arrested. He was found at the State Fair at Freeport last (missing) J Ladd of Galena (missing) started for Macoupin (missing) A reward of $700 was (missing) prisoner is a young man , nam (missing) and he murdered the old (missing) highway for his money, while (missing) in a buggy to some relative"
    1
  • Burial: Miller Cemetery, Macoupin County, IL
  • Census: 1840 Spencer County, KY 2
  • Census: 1850 Spencer County, KY 3



    Marriage 1 Sarah RAMSEY b: 09 SEP 1795 in Woodford County, KY
    • Married: 30 NOV 1815 in Woodford County, KY
    • Note: actually the bond date 4
    Children
    1. Has No Children Seth Ramsey SEARCY b: 12 SEP 1816 in Woodford County, KY
    2. Has Children Leavy Lucy SEARCY b: 16 MAR 1818 in Spencer County, KY
    3. Has No Children Fielding Hiatt SEARCY b: 10 JAN 1820 in Spencer County, KY
    4. Has No Children John Morgan SEARCY b: 15 JUN 1825 in Spencer County, KY
    5. Has No Children Elijah SEARCY Jr. b: 26 JAN 1828 in Spencer County, KY
    6. Has Children Elizabeth SEARCY b: 30 NOV 1829 in Spencer County, KY
    7. Has No Children William Bartlett SEARCY b: 06 DEC 1834 in Spencer County, KY

    Sources:
    1. Title: Illinois State Chronicle: No title, Record Type: News item, Location: Decatur, Illinois, Page: 2 col 2
      Abbrev: E. Searcy Murderer Arrested
      Publication: 15 Sep 1859
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Page: newspaper article stating the murderer of Elijah Searcy last spring was arrested. The newspaper has a missing piece so the entire text can not be read but enough is there to indicate "old man Elijah Searcy" was murdered last spring on the highway for his money, while driving in a buggy to some relative
    2. Title: 1840 Spencer County, KY Federal Census, Record Type: U. S. Census, Location: Spencer County, Kentucky
      Abbrev: 1840 Spencer Co Census
      Publication: 1840
      Repository:
        Name: State Historical Society of Missouri - Columbia

      Page: 213, line 24, Elijah Searcy males 10111001 females 0010001001
    3. Title: 1850 Spencer County, Kentucky Census, Record Type: U. S. Census, Location: Spencer County, Kentucky
      Abbrev: 1850 Spencer Co Census
      Publication: 1850
      Page: 82 (stamped), dwelling 159 family 159, Elijah Searcy
    4. Title: Woodford County, KY. Marriages, 1788-1851
      Abbrev: Woodford Co Marriages 1788-1851
      Author: Compiler: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: private
      Repository:
        Name: Kentucky History Center
        Note:
        PHONE: 502 564-1792

      Page: 23, Elijah Search to Sally Ramsey, 11-30-1815, minister Jno Edwards

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