JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
Robert Breeze was born in Orange county, North Carolin in 1778
and died December 8,1862, at the age of 84. He fought in the
Indian War at the Battle of Tippecanoe under Genera Harrison.
In 1810 in Clark County, Indiana, he married Margaret Copple. She was
born in 1791 in Rowan county, North Carolina and died in 1875 at the
age of 84. While still in Indiana, Robert and Margaret joined the
Christian Church. In 1827, the family moved to Jefferson county. In
their home was probably organized the first Christian Church in the
county by Rev. David R. Chance and Rev. William Chaffen of Marion
county. Later the Breezes deeded the land to the church where
Little Grove Church now stands.
Fourteen children were born to Robert and Margaret Breeze: Richard,
Jacob, Elizabeth (married Crittenden Anderson), John, Owen (married
Margaret Faulkner and was Sergeant in Company F, 49th Illinois
Volunteer Infantry), Hannah (married Rev. John A. Williams), Robert,
Henry, James, Jonathan, Margaret (married Alex Bundy), Catherine
(married George Fouts), Mary (married Jacob Sanders), and Nan (married
Owen and Margaret Faulkner Breeze had five children, including Jane who
married John Sanders, Sidney who was born in 1841, and Harriett who in
1865 married Joseph A. Boles. His father was Hugh Boles whose ancestors
came from Scotland to settle in Scott county, Indiana, and on to Bureau
county and Washington county, Illinois. Hugh Boles lived near Richview,
Illinois where he died in 1854.
The Joseph Boles settled on a farm in Jefferson county that continues
to be called "Boles Farm." Joseph was a Republican, member of Walnut
Hill IOOF Lodge #710. Both were members of the Christian Church at Little
Three of their children died of scarlet fever in early childhood. Six
other children were: Alice who married Charles L. Boggs. Children:
Bert, Emmit, Carl, Pearl, Flossie. Owen who married Clara Orrill. Children:
Sidney, Harriet, Joe, Mabel. Otto who died in 1923. Emmitt who married
Mabel Jennings. Children: Reba and Wanda. Maude who married Everett
Turner. Children: Laurel who married Hester Alvis. Children: Jackie,
married Sonny Nelms (son Louis Richard); Connie, married David Diedrich
(daughter Avery Ann); Marlene, married Robert Worley (son Thomas),
later married Thomas Pruett (son Clay); Wanetta m. Howard Mose; Joe m.
Vensa Holloway and had Joan, Fred, and Wm.; Clair married Vera Knollman
and had Carol, Patricia, and David; Helen married Walter Hobbs and had
Richard; Helen later married Burnham Garritson and had Gary.
Mable who married Wilson Miller. Children: Harold J. (married Mary
Mason); Leslie (married Vera Leach); and Martha Belle (married Wayne R.
Nelson, having children Leslie Wayne and Alana Kay).
Some ommisions may have occured to protect living individuals.
"Facts and Folks A History of Jefferson County, Illinois"
Jefferson County Historical Society
Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX Page 98, 99
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer