Source for: William Henry Hocking, Chr. 22 Jun 1817 - 13 Sep 1848 Index
Christening source: S343
Page: p. 8,029
Date: 1 Dec 1977Death source: S473Burial source: S344
Page: Fam Grp. Sheet of Richard Hocking of England
Date: 1 Dec 1977General Source: S5General Source: S474
Page: Book H, p.19
Note: Probably this William.
Text: p. 19 Hocking, William 1844 William Clark
Entry Bk. 7 p. 265
Record Bk, 27 p. 136
Date: 1844General Source: S475
Page: Box 23
Note: Elizabeth Rittenhouse Lamb located this document in 1970 and underlined pertinent parts. Judith Rittenhouse transcribed document in May 2006.
Text: To the Honorable Judge of the Circuit Court in and for the County of Edwards and the State of Illinois in Chancey sitting Honorably representing _______ unto your Honor gone Petitioners John Hocking that heretofor to witness on the 13th day of September 1848 William Hocking a brother of your petitioner departed this life dying seized of the following described tracts of and situate in said County viz: The South East quarter of the South West quarter of the Section Fourteen the West hall of the South West Quarter of the Section Fourteen the North East Quarter of the North West quarter of the Section Twenty-three , all in Township one South of Range Ten East. Your Petitioner would further represent that before the death of said William he had purchased of your petitioner the following tract of land situated in said county the title to which though paid for by said William still remains in your Petitioner viz: Beginning at the North East corner of the West half of the North West quarter of the section twelve in Township one South of Range ten East and running West Eighty rods, thence north forty rods to the place of the beginning, containing twelve acres. Your Petitioner would further represent that said William left neither widow or child but the following brothers and sisters his only heirs and legal representations, viz., James Hocking who is since deceased, Richard Hocking, Emma Jane Messenhamer formerly Hocking and Isaac Messenhamer her Husband, Mary Putnam has since departed this life leaving the following children her heirs at law, viz: Henry Putnam, Mary Jane Putnam, Martha Ann Putnam, George Putnam, that last four of whom are minors.
Your Petitioner would further show that said lands descended to said heirs in the following portions. The said James Hocking, John Hocking, Richard Hocking, Emma Jane Messenhamer and Mary Putnam were each entitled to one fifth part of said lands. That your purchaser has purchased the interests of said James Hocking, Richard Hocking, Emma Jane and Isaac Messenhamer, in said lands, and the life estate of said George Putnam therein, all of which has been duly conveyed to your petitioner. Your Petitioner further shows that said lands now belong to said heirs as follows. Your Petitioner is entitled to four fifths parts thereof and to one fifth part during the natural life of said George W. Putnam. The said Henry Putnam, Mary Jane Putnam, Martha Ann Putnam, George Putnam, William H. Putnam, and Richard Putnam are each entitled to one sixth of one fifth part thereof after the termination of the life estate of said George W. Putnam. And in consideration of the premises your petitioner prays that said Henry Putnam, Mary Jane Putnam, Martha Ann Putnam, George Putnam, William H. Putnam, and Richard Putnam may be made defendants hereto. That summons issue so that they be compelled to answer. That a guardian Allitum be appointed to litigate and defend for said infant Dependants herein. That on the final hearing of this cause your Honor decree that your petition be made of said proprietors according to their several interests therein. That commissioners be appointed so and that your Honor grants such other and further relief in the premises and your petitioner as in duty bound.
State of Illinois, Edward County. Personally appeared before under signed Clerk of the Circuit Court in for said County John Hocking the above named petitioner and after being duly sworn on oath declared that the statements made in the said petition were true to the best of knowledge, information and belief.
Witness my hand and seal of office at Albion this 28th day of February 1856.
Walter L. Mayo, Clerk
Date: 28 Feb 1856
Source for: Lucinda Michels, 30 Dec 1812 - 4 Aug 1879 Index
General Source: S5General Source: S345
Page: ERL Drawer A17
Note: On Nov. 4, 2005, Judith Rittenhouse also looked this information up on Ancestry. It is correct. ERL notes that James Hocking, Sr., died in 1855.
Text: Page 903, Dwell. #737, Family #735: Hocking, Lucinda, 47, F, Farmer, Real Estate $1000, Pers. Prop. $1000, born Maine. Franklin Hocking, age 16, M, born Illinois. Francis Hocking, 13, M, born Illinois. Harriet Hocking, 9, F, born Illinois. Henry Hocking, 4, M, born Illinois.General Source: S476
Page: ERL Drawer A17
Note: In dwelling 294 is family of Franklin and Hester Hocking. In Dwelling #295 is household of James Hocking, Jr., and wife Mahala.
Text: Dwell. #296, Family #295: Francis Hocking, 23, M, W, Farmer, real estate $1200, Pers. Prop. $290, born Illinois. Lucinda Hocking (mother), 57, F, W, Keeping House, born Maine. Henry Hocking, 14, M, W, born Illinois.General Source: S14General Source: S360General Source: S300
Page: IL:Cem 1:j p. 1
Note: Inventoried Family only on 8 June 1968 by Judith L. Tucker.
Text: Hocking, Lucinda, wife of James d. 4 Aug 1879 aged 56 yrs. 7 mos. 5 dys.
Date: 8 Jun 1968General Source: S318
Page: p. 328
Note: Child, Henry, is not listed in this book.
Text: Lucinda Michels, daughter of James and Sarah (Getchell) Michels, was born 29 December 1812 in Maine. She was married 25 August 1931 in Edwards County, Illinois to James Hocking. James was born 3 September 1809 in Cornwall County, England, son of John and Amy (Johns) Hocking. The children of James and Lucinda were:
Emily, born about 1833;
Eliza, born about 1834;
James Hocking Jr., born about 1836, married 20 July 1854 to Mahala Bond;
George, born about 1839;
Franklin, born 28 July 1844, died 1944, wife Hester M.;
Francis M., born 25 February 1847, married 21 June 1875 to Laura J. Russell, died 9 July 1916;
Harriet Amelia, born 29 December 1850, married 4 September 1869 to Richard Rolin Douthit, died 28 October 1902. There have been many other children. James Hocking Sr. died 3 May 1855 and Lucinda Michels Hocking died 4 August 1879. They were both buried in Bone Gap Cemetery.