Ancestors of Maud Hunter (Eyre) Waughop (1863 IL-1947 IL)
Jonathan Dimon, born 1841 in IL, was the son of Samuel and Nancy Dimon. He married Amelia (Geason) Eyre about 1865-1869 in Tazewell Co. IL and was living in Peoria IL in 1870 -- census has them listed as Diamond, John (29), Amelia (30) and her daughter Maud Eyre (7).
Maud Eyre married John Kern Waughop in Tazewell Co. IL on 24 Dec 1882 and had the following children in Tazewell Co.:
Mable C. Waughop Funk (1884), Charles Waughop (1887), Earl P. Waughop (1891); Clyde Benjamin Waughop (1895), Velda Irene Waughop Zeine (1900) and John Leo Waughop (1904).
I am seeking contact with descendants of Amelia Dimon or Maud Eyre Waughop who may know who Amelia's ancestors were -- the Geeson or Geason family. Her parents were Swiss German, probably born around 1785-1795 and immigrated before 1820 or so. They started out in PA, then moved to OH about 1837, then to IL by 1850.