James P. Rankin
Rankin, James P. - m., w., age 23y11m27d, farmer,
died Aug. 2, 1889, 6 am, in Field Twp. Of typhoid fever,
married, American, born Indiana.
Resident 12 yrs.
Buried Hopewell Cemetery Aug. 3, 1889.
S. H. Hilliard, Webber Twp., IL.
(The following information was taken from:
FACTS AND FOLKS A HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Published by Jefferson County Historical Society 1968)
Married Lydia Hayes (daughter of Greenberry and Nancy Lavina Puckett Hayes) March 4, 1875 in Indiana.
Two daughters Mahulda and Dora Bertha. Mahulda later married Charles Haley.
Source: Jefferson County Death Records
Submitted by: Ken Richardson