My great-great grandfather Milton Stewart "Stew" COLP (also seen as Culp, Coulp, etc.) died September 17, 1874, in Franklin County, IL. A prominent farmer who owned land in both Franklin and Williamson County, IL (The innovative Colp family farm is still in the family and is listed as a Centennial Illinois Farm), he was killed by unknown assailants and found dead in his wagon: apparently his horse brought his body home. His will is dated November 1874.
Looking for more information on Milton S. CULP/COLP and his wife, Eliza (Louisa M.) DILLARD in southern Illinois and especially would like to exchange info on their children, all of whom were born in Illinois from 1839 onward. Some of their children stayed in southern Illinois and were big in mining and farming pursuits, others migrated to INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA, and into TEXAS after Milton's death. Related surnames include DILLARD, SWEET, RUSH, LOWRY or LOWERY, ELLET (ELLIOT?), PITCOCK or PIDCOCK.
Please get in touch if you are related to any of the following folks. Would love to exchange info!
Children of Milton "Stew" Culp/Colp and Eliza Dillard are:
1) Mary Ann Colp, born 1839, Franklin County, IL., married Thomas Jesse LOWRY in 1861, Franklin County, IL, died 1889,IL, buried Limestone Cemetary near Alto Pass, Union County, IL. (this is my great-grandmother)
2) Charles R. Colp
3) William N. Colp
4) Josiah K Colp
5) Miles A. Colp
6) John H. Colp
7) Sidney C. Colp
8) Sarah C. Colp (m. ELLET)
9) Malissa Colp (married Stephen PIDCOCK or PITCOCK)
10) Louisa M. Colp (m. SWEET)
Probate Box: 6
Date & Place of Death: Before Nov 1874: Franklin County, IL.
OTHER: Administrator's Bond dated 2 November 1874 - Estate Sale held November 1874.
Adm: William N. Colp and John H Colp.
Surety: William Nolen and G.W. Campbell
"Early Court Records",
1877 Partition and Dower: Milton S. COLP died intestate in Franklin County on 17 September 1874, leaving his wife, Louisa M. COLP, and the following children: Charles R. COLP, Mary Ann LOWRY, William N., Josiah K., Miles
A.,John H., and Sidney C. COLP, Sarah C. ELLET, Malissa PIDCOCK and Louisa M. SWEET and grandchild Eva RUSH, daughter of Em... C. RUSH, who was a deceased
daughter, who are his heirs and only heirs at law. That he died seized of land in T.7s R.1e in Franklin County and T.8s R.1e in Williamson County,Illinois. That title to land was derived by patent from the U.S. Government
and warranty deeds. The widow is entitled to her 1/3 dower interest and the other heirs are each entitled to 1/11 share of said real estate.
Veteran buried at Osage Cemetery, Six Mile Township, Franklin County, IL:
Milton S. COLP, Co. H., 31st IL. Inft., Civil War