Name: Samuel Anderson JOLLIFF
Birth: 8 JUL 1830 in Central City, Marion Co, IL
Death: 21 FEB 1909 in Patoka, Marion Co, IL
Burial: Patoka Cem, Patoka, Marion Co, IL
Change Date: 21 JUN 2015
Was probably born right after his parents moved to Illinois.
1850 living with his brother Reuben in Marion Co, Ill.;
1852-54 traveled to Calif. through Panama;
m Dec 25, 1857 Mary L. Kinyon (d 1863; 3 children);
By 1863 Samuel had lost 4 children and a wife to death, the first 2 were just 3 days apart.
was in Civil War, 2nd Lt. in Co. G, 111th Ill. Inf.;
m 2nd 1865 Eliza Jane (Farmer) Alexander (d 1866; 1 child; she was the widow of his cousin #2h6 James H. Alexander, who served Company G & died);
m 3rd 1867 Rebecca Jane Wisher (d 1936; 6 ch);
he was a farmer; lived in Patoka, Marion Co, IL
IL State Marriage Index:
JOLLIFF, SAMUEL A & KEYUION, MARY - CLINTON Co 12/25/1856
JOLLIFF, SAMUEL & ALEXANDER, ELIZA J. - MARION Co 07/15/1865
1900 IL census: Marion Co, Carrigan twp, p 16:
Jolliff, Samuel (head) - 69, b July 1830 IL, m 34 years
. . . . . Rebeca (wife) - 53, b May 1847 OH, m 34 yrs, 6 ch/4 liv
. . . . . Winfred B. (son) - 23, b Nov 1876 IL
from "Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois" , p 750:
SAMUEL A. JOLLIFF -
"The subject of this biographical review is one of the old and honored citizens of Carrigan township, having spent his long and eminently useful life within the borders of Marion county, a life that has been honorable at all times.
"Samuel A. Jolliff was born July 8, 1830, at Central City, Marion county, Illinois, the son of James and Elizabeth (Jackson) Jolliff. The father of the subject was born in Kentucky. The subject's paternal grandfather was in the Revolutionary war, having served under Washington until its close. He had seven different discharges from the war department of the United States. The father of the subject came to Central City, this county, October 15, 1839. He learned the miller's trade in kentucky, and for many years operated a water mill on Crooked creek, Marion county, near Central City, at the old Jolliff bridge. He was County Judge for twelve years in Clinton county, and Justice of the Peace for many years. He was a prominent man in politics in his time. He was a Baptist and liberal minded man. He died in 1876, at his home near the Jolliff bridge. He was the first settler here of this old family. He served in the War of 1812, under command of William Henry Harrison. The subject's mother was born in North Carolina and came to Kentucky when young, where she married James Jolliff. The subject is the only living member of a family of seven children. He received a limited education in the pioneer schools.
"Our subject went to California in 1852 during the gold excitement. He has seen a great deal of the world, has been in Panama where the canal is being built, and in numerous places of interest.
"Not being able to longer repress his patriotism he enlisted in the Union army August 12, 1862, in Company G, One Hundred and Eleventh Illinois Infantry, under the command of R.W. Jolliff, his brother, who was captain of that company. After a faithful service he was discharged June 6, 1865, with the rank of sergeant, having taken part in all the important battles of the One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment.
"Our subject bought wild land from the Illinois Central Railroad after he returned from the army. It is located in section 6, and he has made all the improvements on the same, and it is one of the choice farms of the township. The county was very thinly settled when the subject came here. He paid the railroad company the first money they ever received from their land. Mr. Jolliff knew the man who built the first home in Centralia, and made the brick for the depot.
"Mr. Jolliff was united in marriage on the 25th of December, 1857, to Mary L. Kinyon, and to them four children were born, all of whom are deceased. Mr. Jolliff's second wife was Eliza J. Alexander, by whom two children were born, both deceased. The subject's third wife was Rebecca J. Wisher, whom he married January 2, 1867, and to this union six children were born, namely: MINNIE A., born October 21, 1867, married Edwin O'Niel on December 22, 1885, and to whom nine children were born, only four of whom are living, and they reside in Clinton county; ULYSSES B was born May 6, 1869, and married Etta Ward in 1890. They are the parents of five children and are living in McLean county, this state; CHESTER was married to Mary Smith, December 14, 1892, and they had three children, two of whom are living and one dead: BERTIE, the fourth child, was born June 5, 1875. She is deceased. WINIFRED B, the fifth child, who was born November 14, 1876, died November 20, 1906; BERTHA B., the youngest child. was born January 2, 1880, and died at the age of three years.
"The subject's wife is the daughter of Thomas Wisher, who was born January 26, 1820. He was a carpenter and farmer. He married Harriett Horner, who was born in 1818 in Ohio, and who lived in Patoka, this state. The father of Mrs. Jolliff died February 27, 1892, and her mother passed away April 29, 1891.
"Mr. Jolliff is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In business he has ben watchful of all details of his work, and of all indications pointing toward prosperity. He has gained success, yet it hasnot been the only goal to whic he is triving, for he belongs to that class of American citizens who promote general prosperity."
Find A Grave Memorial# 51870587
Father: James H. JOLLIFF b: 26 OCT 1790 in Lexington, Fayette Co, Ky.
Mother: Elizabeth ?Betsy? JACKSON b: 9 JUN 1792 in NC
Mary L. KINYON b: 1839
25 DEC 1857
in Clinton Co, IL
- Louiza E. JOLLIFF b: 9 JAN 1858 in Clinton Co, IL
- Albert L. JOLLIFF b: 9 JAN 1859 in Clinton Co, IL
- Stella Josephine JOLLIFF b: 27 FEB 1860 in Clinton Co, IL
- John A. JOLLIFF b: 18 JUN 1860 in Clinton Co, IL
Eliza Jane FARMER b: 8 MAR 1838
15 JUL 1865
in Marion Co, IL
- Eliza Jane JOLLIFF b: MAY 1866
- Mary J. JOLLIFF b: MAY 1866
Rebecca Jane WISHER b: 12 MAY 1847 in Chillicothe, Ross co, OH
- Minnie Annette JOLLIFF b: 21 OCT 1867 in Marion Co, IL
- Ulysses S. JOLLIFF b: 6 MAY 1869 in Marion Co, IL
- Chester G. JOLLIFF b: 1872
- Bertie JOLLIFF b: 5 JUN 1875 in Marion Co, IL
- Winfred B. JOLLIFF b: 14 NOV 1876 in Marion Co, IL
- Bertha V. JOLLIFF b: 2 JAN 1880 in Marion Co, IL