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    1. [ILBOONE] WIGHT - SNELL Family Photograph
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    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Julia WIGHT SNELL and her brother Jim WIGHT which was taken at the Freeman Studio in Belvidere, IL. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1860's with Julia in her teens and her brother likely in his 20's. In addition to their names, someone notes that they are "Nana's brother and sister" and that Julia is the "Mother to Jo. VANSICKLE" as well. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family: James WIGHT was b. 13 Jun 1833 in Delaware, NY to parents Samuel WIGHT (b. 24 Jun 1809 in Roxbury, NY) and Amelia JENKINS (b. 17 Sept 1814). James died 28 Jun 1864 in Memphis, TN. His sister Julia Ellen WIGHT was b. 23 Apr 1852 in Belvidere, IL. They were 2 of 10 children born to this couple including, James; John Aiken; Nathan Jenkins; Margaret; Gilbert Aiken; Emma Jane; Maria; Mary Emiline; Julia Ellen; and Rhoda Melissa WIGHT all born between 1833 and 1855. Julia married John SNELL on 29 Nov 1884 in Boone, IA and she died in 1926 and is buried in the Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA. Census records provide the following details: 1880 census of Boone, IA: John H. SNELL, age 34, a Laborer, born IL, parents born IA Julia E. SNELL, wife, age 28, Keeping House, born IL, parents born NY Bernice H. SNELL, dau, age 6, born IA Charles R. SNELL, son, age 4, born IA Josie R. SNELL, dau, age 3, born IA Maud SNELL, dau, age 3 months, born IA 1900 census of Sioux City, IA: John H. SNELL, age 52, born Oct 1847, married 26 years, born PA, parents born PA, a Roofer Julia E. SNELL, wife, age 48, born Apr 1852, married 26 years, 6 children/5 living, born IL, parents born NY Charles R. SNELL, son, age 24, born Oct 1875, born IA, a Soda Bottler Josie B. SNELL, dau, age 22, born Jun 1877, born IA, a Box Maker James G. SNELL, son, age 14, born Oct 1885, born IA, at School Albert H. SNELL, son, age 11, born Sept 1888, born IA, at School 1910 census of Sioux, IA: John H. SNELL, age 61 Julia E. SNELL, age 58 James SNELL, age 25 Bert SNELL, age 21 1920 census of Sioux City, IA: Andrew MILLES, age 46, born NJ, parents born NJ/Scotland, a Lecturer Bernie A. MILLES, wife, age 45, born IA, parents born VA/IL John H. SNELL, father-in-law, age 70, born VA, parents born PA, a House Roofer Julia E. SNELL, mother-in-law, age 68, born IL, parents born IL I am hoping to locate someone from this WIGHT Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

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