OUR TEDROW FAMILY GENEALOGY
INDEX OF SURNAMES
Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor
found in TEDROW Genealogy
Descendants of John Tedrow
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 TEDROW was born Abt. 1790 in PA/OH??, and died Abt. 1812 in Ft. Sackville, nr Vincennes, IN. He married
MARY MAGDALENA ELY (Source: Parke & Vermillion Co., IN History, Pages 795-797.) 1811, daughter of GEORGE ELY
and EVA STROSNIDER. She was born 11 April 1794 in Berks Co., PA, and died 30 September 1884 in Vermillion Co., IN.
Notes for JOHN TEDROW:
Re Leonard Helt of Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN: "Apparently, when the HELT family had relocated from Ohio and had
stayed the winter at Fort Sackville, Vincennes, IN, they also stayed with the TEDROW family at Fort Sackville.
MARY TEDROW'S husband had been hunting for furs, had become ill and was left at Fort Sackville. When DANIEL HELT
returned to Fort Sackville in the Spring, he discovered that MR. TEDROW had died.
MARY TEDROW supposedly had two children by her first husband before marrying DANIEL HELT.
(m Daniel Helt in 1819)
Per Parke & Vermillion Co., IN History, Daniel Helt m POLLY TEEHOM, but this researcher believes this is the same person
as MARY TEDROW. This history states that she had seven children by first marrigae to ? TEDROW.
Notes for MARY MAGDALENA ELY:
MARY is mentioned in her father's Will in 1830 in Washington Co., PA. Not listed with a married name as her sister's
were??? She would have been married to Daniel HELT at this time??
Parke & Vermillion Cos. IN History refers to her as "POLLY TEEHOM", but this researcher believes this is MARY ELY
who married JOHN TEDROW #1. Marriage record in Vigo Co., IN substantiates this, as her name is listed as DETRO
which is a variant of TEDROW. Polly is frequently used as a nickname for Mary, plus the surname TEDROW has been
misspelled so many ways that I believe TEEHOM Could be misread as TEDROW in earlier writings. What has yet to be
researched is "seven children" before marrying Daniel Helt. I know of only two and she doesn't appear old enough to have
had seven children before she m Daniel Helt, re the Census readings and tombstone inscriptions. She was b 1794 and was
25 in 1819 when she m#2. To have had 7 children she would have been married at age 17 or 18 and had a child each year??
Possible, but seems impractical to think that?? Unless there were mulitply births, such as sets of twins? Her first husband,
JOHN TEDROW became sick after a hunting trip near Vincennes IN and died there. --These thoughts written by researcher
Information on Mary Ely Tedrow Helt came from marriage record; A Descendant of HELT's in Vermillion Co IN; Vermilion
Co IN History biography; Marilyn Ellis by e-mail where she searched the Ancestor File at Family History Center and also
has the ELY surname as a Collateral relative. Birth years of children are from this Ancestoral File.
Email from Bill Phillips informing me of info on the Washington Co., PA Web Page on the George
EALY family that listed dau Mary's first husband as JOHN TEDROW with a marriage year of 1811. Raymond Bell, a very
well respected researcher for Washington Co., PA was a researcher of the EALY surname. Bill Phillips ancestor was a
brother to George EALY, Michael ELY?
Land Patent in Vincennes land office for a JONAS TEDROW who purchased land in 1837 and 1840 in Vermillion Co. IN.
Could this be a son of Mary? Or is it JOHN TEDROW, son of Mary?
Children of JOHN TEDROW and MARY ELY are:
2. i. JOHN ELI2 TEDROW, b. 1811, PA or OH?; d. Aft. 1860.
ii. CHILD TEDROW, b. Abt. 1812.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN ELI2 TEDROW (JOHN1) was born 1811 in PA or OH?, and died Aft. 1860. He married (1) MARY PATON/ PATTON
22 December 1836 in Vermillion Co., IN. She was born Abt. 1818, and died Abt. 1847 in Vermillion Co., IN?. He married
(2) SARAH "SALLY" CONRAD 01 January 1849 in Edgar Co IL. She was born Abt. 1818 in KY, and died Bef. 1860.
He married (3) MRS. MARY BOWIE 09 August 1860 in Warren Co IL.
Notes for JOHN ELI TEDROW:
John Eli Tedrow is "lost" after the 1860 Warren Co., IL Census. He is not listed in IL Census Index 1870. There is no
Probate/Will or Cemetery records for him in Warren Co., IL. Indiana Census needs to be checked in case he went back to
Vermillion Co., IN to reside near his mother, Mary M. HELT.
Land Patents, Vincennes, IN Federal Land Office:
Certificate #21906, JONAS TEDROW of Vermillion County, Indiana bought land -E1/2SE1/4 of Sec. 30 in Township fifteen
North of Range, nine West , in the District of lands subject to sale at Vincennes, Indiana, Containing eighty acres. - dated
1 Aug 1839
Certificate #27350, JONAS TEDROW of Vermillion County, Indiana bought land =
NW1/4SE1/4 of Section 30, in township fifteen north, of range nine west, in the District of Lands subject to sale at
Vincennes, Indiana, Containing forty acres - dated 1 Oct 1840.
It is yet to be determined if this Jonas Tedrow is the same person as John Eli Tedrow. John Eli is listed in the 1840
Vermillion Co. IN Census, but not Jonas. As John Eli had a son named Elijah Jonas, this researcher wonders if John Eli's
name was Jonas Eli, not John?
Children of JOHN TEDROW and MARY PATTON are:
i. SARAH J.3 TEDROW, b. Abt. 1837, (Vermillion Co.?), IN.
ii. LEONADAS TEDROW, b. Abt. 1838, (Vermillion Co.?), IN.
3. iii. ELIJAH JONAS TEDROW, b. 29 March 1841, Vermillion Co., IN; d. 28 January 1871, Vermillion Co., IL.
iv. DANIEL TEDROW, b. Abt. 1842, (Vermillion Co.?), IN.
v. MARGARET S. TEDROW, b. Abt. 1845, (Vermillion Co.?), IN.
4. vi. MARY M. TEDROW, b. October 1847, Vermillion Co.?, IN; d. Abt. 1925, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.
5. vii. ELI FRANCIS TEDROW, b. 23 October 1847, Edgar Co., IL; d. 30 April 1933, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
Child of JOHN TEDROW and SARAH CONRAD is:
viii. JOSEPH H.3 TEDROW, b. Abt. 1849, (Vermillion Co?), IN.
Generation No. 3
3. ELIJAH JONAS3 TEDROW (JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) was born 29 March 1841 in Vermillion Co., IN, and died 28 January 1871
in Vermillion Co., IL. He married (1) CYNTHIA WOODRUFF/WOODRING 06 June 1859 in Warren Co., IL. She was born
22 May 1842 in OH, and died 01 April 1925 in St. Louis, MO. He married (2) MARIAH M. FOSTER 21 April 1868 in Niantic,
Macon Co., IL, daughter of WILLIAM FOSTER, JR. and KAZIA HARDIN. She was born 12 April 1845 in Grant Co., KY,
and died 1894 in Macon Co., IL.
Notes for ELIJAH JONAS TEDROW:
ELIJAH JONAS TEDROW enlisted Civil War when he resided in Camargo, Douglas Co IL in 1861. He was listed as 5'10"
with brown hair, gray eyes and light Complexion. And was listed as married. This was a clue to look for an earlier marriage
which was found in Warren Co IL to Cynthia Woodruff. A descendant and researcher of Cynthia states her surname was
WOODRING, not WOODRUFF, although County records in Warren Co IL has the name as WOODRUFF. Cynthia and
Elijah Jonas Tedrow were divorced in Warren Co. IL.
E. Jonas Tedrow was in Co. D, 21st Regt. Ills. Vols.
Civil Warrecords in possession of Mary Ann Kaylor states Jonas Tedrow died 18th of Jan 1871. Pension application by
MARIAH M. SHRADER dated 1 Sep 1890, states that Mariah M. Foster remarried to HENRY SHRADER, but that before
the soldier's death neither of them had been previously married. Which isn't true. Evidently Mariah wasn't aware of Jonas'
first marriage to Cynthia Woodruff/Woodring.
Doctor Kimbrough's statement in Pension Application, states that Jonas had a stiff knee, the right knee which he said was
the result of an injury received while in the service. Doctor was called to treat Jonas in Jan 1871 stating he had paralisis of
right side Complicated or accompanied by a low _____grade of fever and that the paralisis was the result of the injury
received during the war. Jonas was a man of temperate habits and had the reputation among his Comrades of being a good
soldier. His injury was the result of a mule falling on him, when he was driving a supply wagon.
Christian Churchcrecords of Harristown, Macon County, IL give Elijah Jonas Tedrow's birthdate as 29 Mar 1841 in
Vermillion Co., IN. He was baptized in 1857 by hand, received 26 Sep 1869. Doesn't give the place of baptism. He was
received by Confession and Letters of Commendation granted March 20 A. D. 1870
Notes for CYNTHIA WOODRUFF/WOODRING:
Dot Hogan researcher states that surname is WOODRING. This is her husband's ancestry.
Dot states that Cynthia was married three times. 2nd birthday Mar 1840?
Marriage Notes for ELIJAH TEDROW and CYNTHIA WOODRUFF/WOODRING:
STATE OF ILLINOIS March Term A. D. 1865
Warren County In Chancery
CYNTHIA A. TEDROW
And now the Master in Chancery having made his report herein and it appearing to the Court from said Report that S. B.
BISHOP was produced and sworn before the said Master and certified that he had known CYNTHIA A. TEDROW for
fourteen years and that he had known JONAS TEDROW for six years, that said CYNTHIA and JONAS TEDROW lived
together about eight months after they were married, that said JONAS never provided anything for the support of his wife
during the time he lived with her or since. That more than five years ago Defendant left the Country and deserted his wife
and has never lived with Complainant since that time and has never been heard from since. That about five years ago and
directly after TEDROW left the Country a child was born the issue of said marriage named HIRAM TEDROW who has been
supported entirely by his mother the Complainant and the Complainant has resided in the State of Illinois for the last seven
And now the Court being fully advised of the fact of this case, It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the
Marriage heretofore existing between Complainant and Defendant be and the same is dissolved and the said Complainant
restored to all the rights and privileges of an unumarried woman and that Complainant have the perpetual care and custody
of the said HIRAM TEDROW and that Defendant pay the Costs of this proceeding.
March 11, 1865 John S. Thompson
Child of ELIJAH TEDROW and CYNTHIA WOODRUFF/WOODRING is:
i. HIRAM J.4 TEDROW, b. 1860, Warren Co., IL; m. ETTIE A. SHEPARD, 25 December 1884, Emporia, Lyons
Co., KS; b. 1864.
Notes for HIRAM J. TEDROW:
Hiram Tedrow was in Lyons Co. KS bef 1870 Census. .
Dot Hogan is Connected through Hiram's mother Cynthia who was married to Hiram's father Elijah Jonas
Tedrow in IL. Jonas and Cynthia were divorced in 1864.
[Brøderbund Family Archive #319, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1870, Date of Import:
4 Sep, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.319.1.18989.161]
Individual: Tedroe, Harmon
County/State: Lyon Co., KS
Location: Fremont Twp
Page #: 244
Is this Hiram J. Tedrow at age 10? Or another Tedrow?
Children of ELIJAH TEDROW and MARIAH FOSTER are:
6. ii. MARY E.4 TEDROW, b. 11 March 1867, Niantic, Macon Co., IL; d. 04 December 1938, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.
7. iii. JOHN ALLEN TEDROW, b. 14 January 1870, Niantic, Macon Co., IL; d. 02 October 1922, Polk Co., IA.
4. MARY M.3 TEDROW (JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) was born October 1847 in Vermillion Co.?, IN, and died Abt. 1925 in
Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. She married PHILANDER COLONEL BULLINGTON 02 January 1869 in Vermillion Co., IN, son of
ISAAC BULLINGTON and MAHALA ASTON. He died 1917 in Jewett, Cumberland Co., IL.
Notes for PHILANDER CoLONEL BULLINGTON:
Circa 1885 Philander Bullington changed his name to BURLINGTON.
Don Burlington, Mary Ward line;
Mary Burlington Ward Email Address:
Children of MARY TEDROW and PHILANDER BULLINGTON are:
i. ELBER4 BURLINGTON.
ii. ARNETTE BURLINGTON.
iii. EVA BURLINGTON, b. 1872.
iv. ADA MAY BURLINGTON, b. 1877.
8. v. OTIS M. BURLINGTON, b. 26 March 1879, St. Bernice, Vermillion Co., IN; d. 21 February 1960, S. Roxana,
Madison Co., IL.
9. vi. BLANCHE BURLINGTON, b. 29 May 1882, Danville, Henricks Co., IN; d. 30 May 1954, Terre Haute,
Vigo Co., IN.
10. vii. CHARLES OTHO BURLINGTON, b. 31 August 1885; d. 27 April 1965, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.
viii. SHELL NEWTON BURLINGTON, b. 15 February 1888.
5. ELI FRANCIS3 TEDROW (JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) was born 23 October 1847 in Edgar Co., IL, and died 30 April 1933 in
Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. He married SARAH ELIZABETH PENDLEY 19 August 1869 in Edgar Co., IL, daughter of
JAMES PENLEY/PENDLEY and LUCINDA ARCHER. She was born August 1850 in Vermillion Co., ? IN, and died Bef. 1933.
Notes for ELI FRANCIS TEDROW:
FAMILY PHOTO of ELI FRANCIS TEDROW, taken 27 Dec 1890 in Clinton, Missouri. In possession of Joe Donald
Burlington with a Copy given to Mary Ann Kaylor
Death Certificate for Eli Francis Tedrow, Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL County Clerks Office & IL State Archives,
Springfield, IL. He was listed as a widower.
Children of ELI TEDROW and SARAH PENDLEY are:
i. FANNA M.4 TEDROW, b. March 1871, (Vermillion Co?), IL; m. WILLIAM BERMEL, Aft. 1890.
ii. LONNIE MACK TEDROW, b. 29 August 1872, (Edgar Co?), IL; d. 06 January 1873, (Edgar Co?), iL.
iii. CHARLEY WINBERN TEDROW, b. July 1881.
iv. ALLIE PEARL TEDROW, b. July 1890.
v. FRANCIS L. TEDROW, b. 02 December 1893; d. 07 May 1956; m. HELEN H. ?; b. 25 July 1896;
d. 12 February 1972.
Generation No. 4
6. MARY E.4 TEDROW (ELIJAH JONAS3, JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) was born 11 March 1867 in Niantic, Macon Co., IL,
and died 04 December 1938 in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL. She married AUGUSTUS J. PHELAN 13 February 1893 in Illiopolis,
Sangamon Co., IL, son of MICHAEL PHELAN and CATHERINE DAVIS. He was born 28 August 1865 in Kingscote,
Proton Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada, and died 11 February 1942 in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.
Notes for MARY E. TEDROW:
Source: Death Certificate in possession of Mary Ann Kaylor. Mary Tedrow is a sister to JOHN TEDROW who married
SARAH JANE PHELAN, sister to Augustus Phelan.
IL Death Index, IL State Archives, #281.
Some researchers have Mary's name as SHRADER. This is not Correct per Mary E. Phelan's death certificate which states
TEDROW. Mary E. & John Tedrow's mother Maria was married #1 to Elijah Jonas Tedrow and married #2 to Henry
SHRADER. Hence, this is where the name Shrader fits in.
Obituary, IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 5 Dec 1938, page 9:
MRS. AUGUST PHELAN
Lincoln, Dec. 4 - Mrs. August Phelan, 71, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m. today in St.Clara's hospital, where she had been taken
an hour previuosly following a heart attack.
Mrs. Phelan was born in Niantic. She is survived by her husband, three sons: Arthur Phelan of Ft. Worth, Tex.; John Phelan
of Lincoln, and Edward Phelan of Springfield; one daughter Mrs. Fern Dowdle, Lincoln.
Remains wre removed to the Carrigan funeral home, this city.
Notes for AUGUSTUS J. PHELAN:
John Phelan Genealogy lists birth and death days for Augustus Phelan and states he moved from KingsCote, Proton,
Ontario, Canada to Logan Co. , Lincoln, IL around 1883. He & his family lived at 1027 Pulaski St. in Lincoln. He also states
he married Mary SHRADER which is not Correct. He married Mary E. TEDROW, sister of John Allen Tedrow who married
Gus's sister Sarah Jane Phelan. Mary M. Tedrow and John Allen Tedrow's mother married a HENRY SHRADER after the
death of their father, Elijah Jonas Tedrow. Their mother was Mariah Foster. Source for Mary Tedrow's parents...death
certificate, Logan Co., IL and marriage record for Augustus and Mary E. Tedrow.
Church records at Visitation Church in Illiopolis, IL support the fact that Augustus was still in Macon Co., IL. Did he go to
Logan Co. IL 1883? His son Edward was baptized at St. Ann's Church in Niantic in 1893, but Kathleen Loftus Howe
genealogy has a son ARLU PHELAN b 1888, this needs checked for further correctness? Is this Arley b 1904? Twin to
Catherine? Parents married 1893. Also, son Arthur Thomas Phelan b 1887. Was Augustus Phelan married previously?
No record has been found of that.
Marriage Notes for MARY TEDROW and AUGUSTUS PHELAN:
Visitation church records, Illiopolis, IL; Augustus Phelan and Mary E. Tedrow, James Phelan and Lizzie Ryan, double
wedding, 13 Feb 1893. Augustus and James the sons of Michael Phelan and Catherine Davis. Mary E. Tedrow d/o John
Tedrow and Mariah Foster; Lizzie Ryan the dau of Pat Ryan and Mary Barr; Witnesses: Sarah Phelan and Henry Holmes.
Children of MARY TEDROW and AUGUSTUS PHELAN are:
i. EDWARD ALLEN5 PHELAN, b. 04 December 1893, Macon? Co., IL;
d. 23 June 1954, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.
Notes for EDWARD ALLEN PHELAN:
Baptismrecords in custody of Visitation B.V.M. Church, Illiopolis, IL Baptism by Fr. Manuel;
birthdate 4 Dec 1893, sponsors, John Handy and Lucille Cunningham.
ii. JOHN JOSEPH PHELAN, b. 21 August 1896, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL;
d. 30 March 1946, Lincoln, Logan Co. IL;
m. ANNA BAZULAS.
Notes for JOHN JOSEPH PHELAN:
IL Pvt. 6 Marines, 2nd Marine Div., World War I - Tombstone Inscriptions, Holy Cross Cemetery,
LinColn, Logan Co. IL
iii. MABEL FERN PHELAN, b. February 1900, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL;
m. ?? DOWDEL.
Notes for MABEL FERN PHELAN:
Source: Phelan Genealogy by John Phelan, 1996
Kathleen Howe genealogy has Mabel Fern Phelan b 1900?
iv. ARLEY PHELAN, b. 1904, Prob. Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.
Notes for ARLEY PHELAN:
Phelan Genealogy by John Phelan as Arley's birth as Aug 1888 which would have been five years
before the parents were married?
v. MARY KATHERINE PHELAN, b. 1904, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL; d. 09 March 1922, Lincoln,
Logan Co., IL.
Notes for MARY KATHERINE PHELAN:
Death Index, IL State Archives, #2540068
vi. ARTHUR THOMAS PHELAN, b. 1887; d. 1964; m. ALICIA ATURAN.
7. JOHN ALLEN4 TEDROW (ELIJAH JONAS3, JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) (CLICK FOR PHOTO) was born 14 January 1870 in Niantic,
Macon Co., IL, and died 02 October 1922 in Polk Co., IA. He married (1) SARAH JANE PHELAN 06 April 1896 in
Creston, Union Co., IA, daughter of MICHAEL PHELAN and CATHERINE DAVIS. She was born
29 January 1874 in Grey Co., Ontario, and died November 1897 in Albia, Monroe Co., IA. He married (2) ADRA
MAUD JONES 16 June 1899 in Sangamon Co IL, daughter of OLIVER JONES and SARAH HAYNES. She was
born 28 June 1878 in IL, and died 1908 in Riverton?, Sangamon Co IL. He married (3) MAE E. ANDERSON 1909
in (Polk Co?) IA. She was born 1881 in IA?, and died December 1940 in Polk County, IA.
Notes for JOHN ALLEN TEDROW:
Death Certificate, Polk County Iowa; Jordan Cemetery records, West Des Moines, IA;
died Walnut Twp.;
Notes for SARAH JANE PHELAN:
Kathleen Howe has Sarah's death date as 27 Sep 1897 and her birth year as 1875.
Sarah Jane Phelan wrote a letter to her sister Nell (Mary Ellen) dated 8 April 1896:
This is my dress
Dear Nell, (Iowa)
I received your kind and wealcome letter a long time ago and you will no doubt be
surprised to receive this from Iowa and more so when I tell you your old sis is married.
Nell I had a right to tell you but I couldn't for I knew Mama and Papa would not like it
and I was afraid to tell them but Nell I have the best little husband in the world. You
must forgive us for being so selfish.I don't think I will ever come back to Illinois or not
for a year or to at the earliest but I am perfectly satisfied hear. We were married at
Creston, Iowa in the priests parlor on Monday April the 6.
The Priest sent for a dispensation to the Bishop. I went to confession and we were
married right a way after. Nell I want you to write and tell us all the news what did
Maggie call her boy and who does it look like.
How is all Katies and Maggies and Anna's. So Jim is in Lincoln has he still got the
Rhuemetism how is Mama and Papa and John does he still go to School. Nell I would
love to have come to see you all before we were married but I knew it would be twice as
hard to leave and money was scarce. I did sell them quilts but not to Mary. it cost me 65 cts
to get them out of the office Nell we are only 9.80 miles from Sarah Daily. I am going down to
see her after we get our family raised ha ha. We will call the first one Nell. Well Dear old Sis
I will close and let Allen write a little letter. Nell you must address your letters to Mr. John
Allen, Nevenville, Iowa and don't tell any one where we are at. by by old girl you must wish
your sister and Brother Joy and a happy life.
Your loving sister
Tell Tresa Hellow
As Sadie has left me the job of finishing this letter I will do the best I can
it has been so long since I have wrote to you that I expect you will be a little surprised to hear from
your little brother. I wish you were here to give us both a good whipping we would not cry and of
Course you would do a good job. I know you feel like it but we _____(?).
Your sister and ___ your brother Ted
The folks are ____ and I must ____ good night. Write back By By
Sarah (Sadie) Jane Phelan and John Allen Tedrow eloped without her parents permission. They went
to Iowa and the above letter indicates they were married there 6 Apr 1896 in the Priests parlor. They
used an alias, obviously to avoid being found, by using John Allen, Nevenville, IA as their P. O. address.
They were married at Creston, Union Co. IA where the record exists.
Calvary Cemetery Tombstone readings by SCGS; On-site readings by Mary Ann Kaylor with picture.
Tombstone is inscribed as SARAH TEDROH which is in error, should be TEDROW, Death date on stone
is inscribed Sept. 26, 1896, which is the wrong year according to dau Theresa who has birth affidavit filed
in Union Co. IA as 1897. This is a delayed birth record with Aunt Nell swearing to the date.
These dates are questionable by this researcher, but to this date have no way of verifying the exact dates,
but have two records with dates to document the tombstone isn't Correct. Theresa was baptized 25 Oct
1897 in Hiteman/Albia, IA and Sarah was listed as mother per the church records with no indication she
was deceased. However just six days earlier, there is a letter from John Allen Tedrow to Sarah's sister Tresa
Phelan, stating that Sarah was ill and dated 19 Oct 1897.
Following is the letter:
Oct-19-97 Miss Tresa Phelan
Dear Sister you have been a long time without writing. I will write and let you know that Sade is very Sick
with Tiphoid fever not dangerous thought I hope. She worries about you not writing. I have mad (e) three
trips ? your mail and received none. Please write right away. I have two girls staying with us we had to
put the Baby of the Bottle On account of the fever in her brest.
She was some better this morning. I must hurry back home. if she get worse I will notify you. Write right away
P.S. John Allen
Marriage Notes for JOHN TEDROW and SARAH PHELAN:
Marriage record in Union County, IA
Notes for ADRA MAUD JONES:
Maud Jones TEDROW's death date varies....obit for daughter FLORENCE in 1901 states Florence was survived
by parents. JERRY PENDLEY, researcher, states that family bible has her death date 1 Apr 1901, after birth of
Florence or shortly thereafter??
Children of JOHN TEDROW and SARAH PHELAN are:
i. THERESA MARGARET5 TEDROW, (CLICK FOR BABY PHOTO)
b. 07 August 1897, Creston, Union Co., IA
d. 21 December 1988, Decatur, Macon Co., IL;
m. COYNE WILLIAM KAYLOR, 18 March 1917, Sangamon Co., IL;
b. 03 January 1896, Sangamon Co., IL; d. 19 January 1987, Decatur, Macon Co., IL.
Notes for THERESA MARGARET TEDROW:
Hiteman Church is no longer in existence. It was a mission of St. Mary's in Albia, Iowa.
Baptismal record in possession of Mary Ann Kaylor.
Delayed Birth record from IA Dept. of Health (Copy in possession of MAK): Theresa Margaret Tedrow was
born 7 Aug 1897 in Creston, Union Co. IA. (Marriage certificate says Albia, IA?). She was the first born of a
set of twins, her sister Ellen being stillborn. Father listed as Allen Tedrow, mother listed as Sarah Jane Phelan.
Nellie Garecht signs the Affidavit and swears it is correct and that she has known Theresa for 45 years and
that she resides in Illiopolis. "I know Teresa Tedrow because she was my sisters daughter - her mother died
when she was three months old and my Father and my Mother raised her. - Date 27 Oct 1942.
IL State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL: (Issue 1940's?)
ILLIOPOLIS WOMAN WINS $10,000 IN CoNTEST (Picture included):
An Illiopolis woman, who decided at the last minute to enter a Contest because she "had nothing to lose",
yesterday was presented with the check for first prize--$10,000. At the sight of the five figures on the check,
MRS. CoYNE KAYLOR nearly fainted.
Mrs. Kaylor, left, and her husband, Coyne, right, are shown in the photo with Paul Myers of the firm's
advertising department in Cincinnati, OH. The picture was snapped just as Mrs. Kaylor noticed the amount
she had won.
The Contest was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble in Connection with its product, Drene shampoo.
Contestants were required to answer in 25 words or less why they liked the product.
Mrs Kaylor answer was chosen as the best from among several hundred thousand entries. She was
Contacted Friday by Mr. Myers and told she was a prize winner. But at that time he did not divulge the
amount of the prize she had won. "She thought she has won a $50. prize", Myers said.
He kept the amount a secret from her while making arrangements for a photographer to acCompany him
for the presentation.
Yesterday he returned to Illiopolis and found Mrs. Kaylor at work in a restaurant operated in Connection
with a filling station. With the amount of check still unknown to Mrs. Kaylor, Myers took it from his pocket
and handed it to her.
When the amazed woman realized that the check was for $10,000 she faltered and stepped back, grasping for
support. Tremblingly she posed for pictures, still unbelieving.
"I wasn't gong to enter the Contest, she said, but when I realized it was the last day to get an entry in the mail,
I decided that I might as well since I had nothing to lose."
Now that she has the check she has begun figuring what Uncle Sam's share will be for inCome tax purposes.
Myers estimated that she will be able to keep about $6,000 of it, the rest going for inCome taxes.
OBITUARY: State Journal & Register, Springfield, IL:
KAYLOR - Illiopolis - Mrs. Coyne (THERESA MARARET TEDROW) Kaylor, 91, of Illiopolis died 3:24 p.m.
Wednesday (Dec 21, 1988) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Visitation, Illiopolis. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Friday in
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Illiopolis, with 8 pm prayer service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Kaylor was born in Creston, Iowa, daughter of John Allen and Sarah Jane Tedrow. She was a former
COOK at Illiopolis High School and Grade School and was a member of the Church of Visitation and Altar &
Rosary Society. She married Coyne William Kaylor in 1917. He died in 1987.
Surviving are her sons, Gene of Decatur; Robert of Illiopolis, daughters, Anna Lyon of New Whiteland, IN;
Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Hohenstein of Illiopolis; 33 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; one great-great-
Two sons, two brothers and one sister and one grandchild preceded her in death.
MASS OF RESURRECTION
Theresa M. Kaylor
December 24, 1988
Visitation BVM Church
The past four weeks you saw the Advent Wreath in the sanctuary. This wreath with it's four candles
represented the four Sundays of Advent. These candles were there to remind us of our waiting and our
preparation for the meeting of Jesus Christ at Christmas. For THERESA KAYLOR who has been waiting
and preparing through-out her Life, the wait is over. Her life-long preparation is now Complete. The light of
Christ touches her now and she radiates with the warmth and love of Jesus himself. Those four burning
candles represented the brightness of the glory she now experiences.
Theresa has experienced that fleeting moment of passage that we call death. She has walked through that
door into eternity. None of us shall ever physically see or hear or touch her again in this lifetime. However,
spiritually she will be with us still. She has left us behind, probably with many mixed and Conflicting emotions.
In the Gospel for this Mass of Resurrection Jesus said "I am indeed going to prepare a place for you, and then
I shall Come back and take you with me that where I am you also may be."
.....................(lengthy part skipped over).........
People who study the origins of words are reasonable sure that the word good-bye is a shortening of the
four words, "GOD BE WITH YOU". It probably does not mean that for most of us for it has lost that meaning.
However, if we Could think of it in this way, it would take some of the pain out of parting. We have to say
good-bye..God be with you, to Theresa, as she has said good bye..God be with you, to us. The parting is
from each other, not from God. God is still with us and is with her, for "precious in the eyes of the Lord is the
death of his faithful ones."
With love......Father Bob (Rev. Robert Porter)
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH, STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Macon:
Theresa Margaret Kaylor, Female, died December 21, 1988, white, American, age 91, born 7 Aug 1897, died
St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Macon Co. IL, born in Iowa, USA; widowed; homemaker,
own home; resided 849 Anne St., Illiopolis, Sangamon Co. IL; Father - John Allen Tedrow; Mother - Sarah
Jane Phalan; Informant, Dorothy Hohenstein, daughter;
Death caused by Acute Myocardial Infarction; no autopsy; died at 3:24 p.m.; Dr. Jack L. Greider, Decatur, IL;
Burial Riverside Cemetery, Illiopolis, IL Dec. 24, 1988; Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, 515 W. Wood St.,
Decatur, IL (Illiopolis location). Robert T. Daily, funeral director's signature.
Notes for CoYNE WILLIAM KAYLOR:
Sangamon County, IL Vitalrecords:
Death Certificate: CoYNE WILLIAM KAYLOR; male; died January 19, 1987, Macon Co. IL; white,
American, age 92; born 3 Jan 1895 Illinois, died at Monroe House, Decatur, IL; Occupation -
Police Officer; Law Enforcement; resided 944 Miles St., Illiopolis, Sangamon Co. IL; Father: William Kaylor;
Mother: Mary Ann Roberts; Informant Theresa Kaylor, wife;
Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary Failure; due to Chronic Renal failure & ??; Dawson & Wikoff Funeral
Director, 515 W. Wood, Decatur, IL 62522; buried Riverside Cemetery, Illiopolis, IL Jan. 22, 1987
Marriage License - Mr. Coyne W. Kaylor and Miss Margarette Tedrow; Issued Mar 17, 1917, filed
22 Oct 1917. Coyne Wm. Kaylor, Illiopolis; farmer; age next birthday 23, Father William Kaylor; Mother
Anne Roberts; first marriage; Teresa Tedrow, Illiopolis, age next birthday 20, born Alby, Iowa, Father:
Allen Tedrow; Mother Sarah Phelan, first marriage; married at Illiopolis 18 Mar 1917. Witnesses: John C.
and Hanna Banks; married by J. C. Daw.
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Homerecord, Illiopolis, Sangamon Co IL
WILLIAM KAYLOR Family Bible.
Marriage Notes for THERESA TEDROW and COYNE KAYLOR:
Marriage witnessed by John C. Penow and Hannah Banks. Marriage performed by Rev. J. C. Daw.
Information on Marriage application: Coyne Wm. Kaylor, Illiopolis, farmer, age 23, born Illiopolis, father:
Wm. Kaylor, mother: Annie Roberts, first marriage. Teresa Tedrow, age 10, b Alby, Iowa, father: Allen
Tedrow, mother: Sarah Phelan, first marriage. Married at Illiopolis in the County of Sangamon and State of
Illnois, the 18th of March 1917.
ii. ELLEN TEDROW, b. 07 August 1897, Creston, Union Co, Iowa;
d. 07 August 1897, Creston, Union Co, Iowa.
Children of JOHN TEDROW and ADRA JONES are:
iii. OLIVER ALLEN5 TEDROW, b. 25 December 1899, Riverton, Sangamon Co IL; d. 14 July 1966,
Indianapolis, Marion Co IN; m. EVA
Oliver Allen Tedrow legally changed his name to TEDD VANCE
iv. FLORENCE P. TEDROW, b. 03 April 1901, Riverton, Sangamon Co IL; d. 29 October 1901, Riverton,
Sangamon Co IL.
Child of JOHN TEDROW and MAE ANDERSON is:
v. FOSTER H.5 TEDROW, b. 25 December 1909, Enterprise, Polk Co IA;
d. 04 October 1986, Des Moines, Polk Co IA;
m. EVELYN K. ANDERSON, 1943, Des Moines, Polk Co IA;
b. 07 March 1919, IA?.
8. OTIS M.4 BURLINGTON (MARY M.3 TEDROW, JOHN ELI2, JOHN1) was born 26 March 1879 in
St. Bernice, Vermillion Co., IN, and died 21 February 1960 in S. Roxana, Madison Co., IL. He married MILDRED
FRANCIS SPANN 08 February 1932 in Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL.
Children of OTIS BURLINGTON and MILDRED SPANN are:
i. MELBA JUNE5 BURLINGTON
ii. JOE DONALD BURLINGTON
iii. MARY LOU BURLINGTON
iv. ROBERT PHYLANDER BURLINGTON
v. FAYE ELIZABETH BURLINGTON
9. BLANCHE4 BURLINGTON (MARY M.3 TEDROW, JOHN ELI2, JOHN1)
was born 29 May 1882 in Danville, Henricks Co., IN, and died 30 May 1954
in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. She married CHARLES BENNETT.
Child of BLANCHE BURLINGTON and CHARLES BENNETT is:
i. LAWRENCE C.5 BENNETT, b. 21 July 1901; d. 25 July 1952, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN;
10. CHARLES OTHO4 BURLINGTON (MARY M.3 TEDROW, JOHN ELI2, JOHN1)
was born 31 August 1885, and died 27 April 1965 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. He married THRISSA HICKMAN.
Child of CHARLES BURLINGTON and THRISSA HICKMAN is:
i. LANTHE E.5 BURLINGTON
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