Isaac Essex

From the Oquawka Spectator ESSEX, ELLEN, November 17, 1881
Note: 1874, Abstracts of the Oquawka Spectator as edited by Va. Ross The primary work for this column was done by Ruth Hutchinson who diligently read microfilm for 15 years. I am using her notes to bring you genealogically interesting material from this highly regarded paper. Col. John B. Patterson, the editor, was a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln and the Phelps Bros., he was well-known throughout the newspaper world of his day. An Old Settler Has Been Called Home. Mr. Isaac Essex died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Peckham, in Keithsburg on 21 Dec. 1873. He was born in Chester Co., Maryland on the 17 Sep. 1786, emigrated to Virginia in 1795, thence to Ross Co., Ohio, and from there to Indiana and in 1836 he came to Ill. and stopped at Rock Island. In 1838 he came to this country, where he has resided ever since. He had been a member of the ME Church since 1792, and was always a consistent Christian, and has gone home at a ripe old age to reap his reward. His remains were brought down on the train Monday and his funeral attended from the ME church, Rev. U.Z. Gilmur , officiating. He leaves 5 children and 14 grandchildren. Note: My research has revealed there has never been a Chester Co, MD! To date I have not been able to prove his parents. In the line re: 1838, that's the word that was used country; instead of county! Submitted by: Peggy Carey