Person:Elizabeth Trego (1)

Elizabeth K. Trego
m. 15 May 1799
  1. Joseph Trego
  2. Charles Taylor Trego1800 - 1873
  3. George Trego1801 - 1828
  4. Anna T. Trego1803 - 1895
  5. Dr. Watson P. Trego1805 - 1873
  6. William C. Trego1807 - 1831
  7. Elizabeth K. Trego1810 - 1871
  8. Dr. Alfred Trego1812 - 1876
  9. Smith E. Trego1815 - 1867
  10. Jonathan Kirkbride Trego1817 - 1901
  11. Horace Trego1819 - 1891
m. 16 Sep 1835
  1. William Blackfan1836 - 1875
  2. Elizabeth Trego Blackfan1839 - 1912
  3. Mary Anna Blackfan1841 - 1910
  4. Samuel Blackfan1843 - 1913
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth K. Trego
Gender Female
Birth? 3 Nov 1810 Bucks Co., Pennsylvania
Marriage 16 Sep 1835 Bucks Co., Pennsylvaniato William E. Blackfan
Death? 10 Jan 1871 Orion, Henry, Illinois
Burial? Western Twp., Henry, Illinois

BIOGRAPHY: Elizabeth is the 6th of 10 children. Jeremy Jordan has her Will dated 18 Aug 1870, signed w/middle initial 'K'. It was witnessed by S.H. Trego & S.W. Blackfan. The Letters of Testamentary filed w/Henry Co. in Cambridge, IL document her death as 'on or about' 10 Jan 1871, signed by Co. Clerk F.G. Wilson on 2-20-1871. The Will gives $5 to Sister-in-law Mary Ann Trego [would be Mercy Ann (Featherby) Trego, RIN-618] and, Cousin Mary Trego [RIN-674] of Mercer Co; $10 to Niece Susan W. Blackfan [Susan W. (Trego) Blackfan, RIN-858]; $10 + best bureau to Son William; Daughter Elizabeth [Elizabeth K. (Blackfan) Lippincott, RIN-135] got the hair chain of 'my Gold watch' & silver spoons marked "E.B."; Daughter Mary Anna [Mary Anna (Blackfan) Jordan, RIN-11] got parlor sofa & 2nd best bureau. Executors of the Will were Sons William & Samuel + John H. Lippincott & Byron Jordan. According to "History of Henry County Illinois", Vol. II, by Kiner, after her husband died, she was able to add an additional 60 acres to the farm. The book "Hist. of Orion, IL - 1953" indicates that she was one of the first three trustees of a school district established in 1861. The first classes were held in her home; her 4 children being among the first students. According to an obituary from an unknown newspaper, She was born in Upper Makefield, Bucks, PA on 11 Mar 1810 [at odds with my posted date herin]. It states that she imigrated to IL with their 2 oldest children and settled near the present site of Orion, IL, on a farm, now [1871] owned by their som Samuel. They were the third family that settled in Western Twp. In 1866, she was united with the Orion M.E. Episcopal Church. Listed as Elizabeth Blackfan in 1850 Fed Census for Henry Co., IL, enumerated on 12 Nov 1850, age 40, Tavern for occupation or business, b. PA. From a transcript of the Henry Co., IL Fed. Census of 1860, she is listed as aged 50, widowed, with children: William, aged 24, b. in NJ; Elizabeth, aged 21, b. in PA; Mary, aged 19, B. in IL & Samuel, aged 17, b. in IL. From another transcript found in the Kewanee, IL Lib. in Sep 2002, from the Henry Co., IL 1860 Federal Census, it has her name listed as "Elisabeth Blackfair" incorrectly, shows age is 40 and shows occupation "Tavern", which must be an transcript error - very staunch Quaker family. The census also lists William 13, Elisabeth [note spelling] 10, Mary Ann [not as Anna] 9 & Daniel [actually Samuel] 6. Listed as Elizabeth K. Blackfan in 1870 Fed. Census for Orion, Western Twp., Henry Co., IL, enumerated on 15 Aug 1870, age 60, No Occupation and she is living in the home of her son Samuel Blackfan. Martha Carolyn (Hills) Jordan has her portrait, painted by Elizabeth's brother, Johnathan K. Trego. Jeremy Jordan has a pewter plate that is stamped: “Brought from Bucks Co., PA by Wm. & E.K. Blackfan, May 1841”. Jeremy believes there is a letter in his possession, written by their daughter Elizabeth Trego (Blackfan) Lippincott, that mentions this plate and it having been marked.

BURIAL: Western Cem.

D.J.Trego_ID: B-114-B