I located the HILLIS family living in Rising Sun,
In the fall I decided to search the IGI for George and Mary. I was able to find an entry for them that referred to a batch made from the Hamilton County, Ohio marriages. They were married 05 Sep 1886. I wondered if Mary was from the
I searched on Ancestry for more information about Francis WASHBURN. I found that he had served in the civil war for the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The most important and interesting find about him was in The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families by Edmund James Cleveland (1899)
I went on Family Search’s pilot record search and searched the
I also searched for the surname HILLIS. First, I found a stillborn child, Willard, of Mary and George HILLIS in 1912.
Then I hit the jackpot. I also found a death certificate for Mary HILLIS in
After finding that Mary was from the
I still need to find more evidence to prove my case once and for all, but I think that I am on the right path. I need to get a hold of George and Mary’s marriage certificate to see what information it can give me. What I have read about marriages at the time tells me that there won’t be much to gather from it. I’ll also search church records for it. I also need to figure out when and where George died. It should be between the death of their stillborn child and Mary’s death, since she was a widow. Since Mary was buried in Rising Sun, I think that is where George probably died. But I have not been able to find them in any cemetery transcriptions. I wish Indiana death certificates were available online.