Friday, May 15, 2009

Swinney Deeds - Macon Co., Illinois

John C. & Eva (Rice) Swinney in Macon County, Illinois, Deeds:

Macon Co., IL
Book "225", Page 363
Release of Mortgage
27 October 1905
H.L. Hoskinson, of Hennepin Co., Minnesota
John C. & Eva Swinney of Macon Co., Illinois
Referenced Book 269, Page 570 - Mortgage
"Document 43538"
Lot 14, Block 3, Oakland Place, an addition to Decatur...

Macon Co., IL
Book "269", Page 570
23 October 1905
Document #24342
John C. Swinney and Eva Swinney, husband and wife, of Town of Moweaqua, County of Shelby, State of Illinois
H.L. Hoskinson of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN
Lot 14, Block 3, Oakland Place....

Since I was camped nearby I stopped into the Macon County Recorder of Deeds office and did a little research. I was hoping to find Eva & John Swinney as "grantees" in a deed that documented their former residence as Saline Co., Illinois. However, I learned from the deeds above that their previous residence was in Shelby County, Illinois. If I wanted to find a document with them in Saline County, Shelby Co. was probably the place to find it (unless there were other moves in between). After living in Macon Co., Eva & John Swinney moved to Mount Pulaski, Logan Co., Illinois, where they died. [Eva was my great-grandmother's sister]

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