Person:Austin Wardwell (3)

Austin Wardwell
d.13 DEC 1880 Elvaston, Hancock, IL
m. 30 NOV 1797
  1. Lorin Wardwell1798 -
  2. Austin Wardwell1800 - 1880
  3. Dennis Wardwell1802 - 1872
m. 13 APR 1848
m. 28 OCT 1868
Facts and Events
Name Austin Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 MAR 1800 Middlefield, Hampshire, MA
Marriage 13 APR 1848 Hancock County, ILto Hannah C. Wilson
Marriage 28 OCT 1868 Hancock County, ILto Melinda A. Craddick
Will? 4 JAN 1872 Hancock County, IL
Death[2] 13 DEC 1880 Elvaston, Hancock, IL
Burial[3] 14 DEC 1880 Sylvandale, Hancock, IL
Occupation? Farmer in 1850, 1860 & 1870 & 1880

Listed as a settler of Montebelo, Illinois before its organization as a township in 1829, though he is not found in the 1830 or 1840 census in Illinois. Hancock County Historical Atlas shows that he came to Illinois in 1837.

Living in Hancock County Illinois at 1850 United States Census, $1600 in real estate. In Montebelo twp at 1860. In Carthage at 1870 Census, $4000 real estate, $2100 personal estate. In Elvaston, IL at 1880 census, where he is called disabled.

An Austin Wardwell is listed in Nauvoo, Illinois Tax Index, 1842

Will: In the Name of God Amen. I Austin Wardwell of the County and State aforesaid being in my ordinary health and of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills or codicals by me made whatsoever. First after all my just debts are paid I will devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Melinda Wardwell all the property real personal or mixed of which I may die seized to be held by her for her sole use and behoof without limitation. Second, I hereby appoint my friend George W. Batchelder my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of January A.D. 1872. Austin Wardwell Thos Clark J.K. Boude witnesses

  1. Middlefield, Massachusetts Vital Records.
  2. Hancock County Illinois Cemeteries FHL Film #1533509.
  3. Hancock County Illinois Cemeteries FHL Film #1533509.