I'm looking for someone in Schuyler, Carroll or McDonough Counties who could help me over a long-standing dead end.
I'm searching for information on Solomon C. ("S.C.") Waid, who died in Bardolph, McDonough County on Dec. 27, 1874. Thanks to the Masonic Lodge in Rushville, I have photos of his gravesite in Bardolph Cemetery.
I would like to hire, if necessary, someone to find Solomon's death certificate, obituary, any land records in McDonough County, and other documentary information. Solomon and his wife, Catherine (Teel) Waid were the parents of Francis Marion Waid, who married Olive Alzina Walters--a member of the William Walters family tree.
I am particularly interested in finding the names of his parents and/or determing whether any connection exists with Caroline (Wade) Mark who died in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois in 1900. She founded the Caroline Mark Home for Elderly Women.
If you can help, you can contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org