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Saturday, April 15, 2017

It’s Family Time~John F. and Elizabeth (Meisenheimer) Dry


It's Family Time
John F. Dry was born in 1780 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He was the son of Owen Ulrich Dry and his wife Eve.

John F. Dry and Elizabeth Meisenheimer were married about 1805. Elizabeth Meisenheimer was born in 1788 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Sometime between 1820 and 1840, John and Elizabeth moved their family from Cabarrus County, North Carolina to Perry County, Illinois.

John F. Dry and Elizabeth Meisenheimer had the following children:

i. Leah Dry, born 1810; married Jacob House, 2 Nov 1852, Perry County Illinois; died 5 Mar 1891, Perry County, Illinois, United States.
ii. John Moses Dry was born in 1813. He died in 1875 at the age of 62.
iii. Eleanor Dry was born in 1815. She died in 1865 at the age of 40.
iv. Sarah Dry was born in 1817. She died in 1890 at the age of 72.
v. Paul Dry was born in 1821. He died in 1869 at the age of 48.
vi. Edmund Dry was born in 1823. He died in 1899 at the age of 76.
vii. Andrew Jackson Dry was born in 1832.
viii. Daniel Moses Dry was born in 1839 in Cabarrus Co. NC. He died in 1857 at the age of 18 in Perry County. 

Shortly after arriving in Perry County, Illinois; John F. Dry died on 25 Aug 1842 at the age of 62.  His wife, Elizabeth died a short 4 years later on 10 Sep 1846 at the age of 58. 

John F. Dry is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.






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[1] 1830 U S Census, Montgomery County, North Carolina, population schedule, Montgomery, North Carolina, Page 83, Line 26, Next to Last Line, John F. DRY; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll 123.
[2] 1840 U. S. Census, Perry County, Illinois, population schedule, Perry County, Illinois, John F. Dry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2016); citing NARA publication Roll: M_704_67.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2016); Memorial page for John F Dry; (1780–25 August 1842); Find a Grave memorial # 102102805, Citing Dry Cemetery; Perry County, Illinois, USA.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2016); Memorial page for Elizabeth Meisenheimer Dry; (1788–10 September 1846); Find a Grave memorial # 102102807, Citing Dry Cemetery; Perry County, Illinois, USA.

















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