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this is family tree :........{send it to}
let me include some others as well.Jorgen Olsen Kjostad {kjostadgard,Loten,Hedmark norway}
born sept 30,1835 wed feb 28,1862
Karen Dyresdatter Ommang
born 1834,aug6
children: regine 1862, Ole kjostad 1864 ,Jen kostad 1866,
and marie kjostad 1872
Ole Jorgensen Kjostad born jan 11,1864 wed rachel enoksen
b.Nov 25,1882, {stavanger , Rogaland Norway}
their children:
Marie 1902, Oslo norway ,Jorgen Kjostad 1904,
Olive Kjostad{Dickinson} 1905 my grandmother,
Leif Kjostad 1907 ,Maude Kjostad 1909, Astrid 1911,
Ruth 1912, Morgan 1914,Edna 1917,.........................
Olive Kjostad married Arthur guy dickinson had
children : Oliver Dickinson {1925} Norma Dickinson{sears}1926}........Oliver wed verna had children ,and Norma wed Nova sears 1949..{children ,now if you know of the Dickinsons :arthur guy Dickinson wed olive regina Kjostad , Arthur Guy Dickinson parents were :Seymour M Dickinson wed Carrie Mortimer , Seymour parents were Hubbard Dickinson 1805 wife Eunice Brayton 1810 .............Hubard parents were Nathan Dickinson 1767 wife Elizabeth Huuse alittle about my family:
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John Sears enlisted in Capt. Thomas Griffin's Company, 14th Regiment (Mitchison's) KY Detached Militia (War of 1812). He was in the Battle of New Orleans.
The family was in Warren Co. KY in 1818, moving shortley thereafter to AL and from there, in the 1820s, to Fayette Co. IL. They settled on 40 acres about 1 mile of northeast of where the present village of Bingham stands. Their home was built on a rolling piece of land which had several good springs of water. The Shelbyville to Greenville road passed not far from their door.
Being from the south, with Southern sympathies, living in a Union State during the Civil War made things difficult. John has been referred to as the "King of the Copperheads".
On 11 Aug 1864, John and Hannah Sears were killed in the doorway of their log home by soldiers of the 41st IL Volunteers. When the soldiers came to the door, John refused their request and was shot. His wife, standing behind him, tried to intervene. She was killed by the same bullet that killed her husband. Accounts differ as to what the soldiers were looking for. Some say horses or money, and others say they were after his son Thomas who had deserted the Union Army.
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T 162. John Levi7 Sears, b. 24 Sep 1795 NC; d. 11 Aug 1864 near Bingham, Fayette Co. IL; ma 27 Dec 1817 Warren Co. KY, N 163. Hannah Ione7 Johnson, b. 3 Dec 1788 SC; d. 11 Aug 1864 near Bingham, Fayette Co. IL.
John Sears and wife Hannah [Johnson] Sears both died August 11, 1864. They were shot down in their home and killed by the same bullet. The tombstone says they were killed by soldiers of the 111th regt, 111 vols. They were buried on the farm - son Joseph in the same plot. Decendents say that the soldiers demanded horses, and some say that they demanded money, and when John Sears refused, he was shot. When his wife tried to intervene she was behind him and was killed by the same bullet. Francis Landers, a young girl who later married John Sears jr., was in the house at the same time. After the incident, it is said that the soldiers sat down at the table and ate the food that was being prepared for the Sears to eat. John Sears was also a southern sympathizer which might have contributed to his death. [Fayette County Genealogy Society, Vol 3, contributed to Illinois Trails by SearsDarlene56 at who says: my Great Aunt Annis has the chest that the bullet went into]

John Sears [born in North Carolina, Sept 24, 1795]. His Fayette County

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