The Ruark Family of Richland County, Illnois


Reason Pumpery Ruark Sr. (1797OH-abt1874IL) - md (1) Mary Jane Banks (abt1796GA- ). Reason began his family in Geauga County, Ohio, but had moved to Edwards County, Illinois by 1819. He again moved, this time to Richland County, Illinois, by 1850. In this year he can be found in the 1850 census for Richland County, along with Jane and children Euphemia, Elizabeth, James and Reason. Reason md (2) Elizabeth Hurst Spriggs Halfacre.

Reason and Jane had the following children:

Reason's will also mentions three other grandchildren. Each was to receive $100 from his will "as they each become of lawful age". However, their parentage isn't mentioned.

Reason and Elizabeth had at least one child: Last Will and Testament of Reason Ruark, Sr.

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last modified: 12 January 2003