Jacob SILVERNAIL 252
- Born: 10 Aug 1820, Chenango, New York 32
- Marriage: Alice POTTER on 23 Apr 1842 in Fulton County, Illinois 98
- Died: 12 Dec 1899, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 79 253
- Buried: 14 Dec 1899, Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 20,253
Another name for Jacob was Jacob SILVERNALE.
Noted events in his life were:
• Religion, 1849, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 254 being a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years.
• Residence, 1850, Orion Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 255
• Occupation, 1850, Orion Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 255 Carpenter
• Court, 1858, Fulton County, Illinois. 256 Case # 386.3; Plantiff: M & W RR, Director; Defendant: Silvernail, Jacob
• Court, 1858, Fulton County, Illinois. 257 Case # 689.3; Plantiff: Miss. & WAB. RR Co.; Defendant: Silvernail, Jacob
• Residence, 1860, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 105
• Occupation, 1860, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 105 where he was a farmer.
• Occupation, 1870, Fulton County, Illinois. 98 Farmer
• Honors, 1879, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 258 by having the following biography published in History of Fulton County, Illinois
Canton Township section on page 568-69:
"Jacob Silvernail, farmer, is a native of Chenango Co., N.Y., where he was born in 1820. He came to this county in 1837 and located at Canton, where he followed carpentering for 10 years, and was engaged in the lumber business and running the saw-mill on Copperas creek for 10 years; and in 1859 located on his present farm. In 1842 he was united in marriage with Alice Potter, formerly of New Jersey. They have born to them 9 children. John W. enlisted in Co. K, 103d Ill. Inf., in 1862, and had served 15 months, when he was mortally wounded at Mission Ridge, dying the next night succeeding the battle. His remains were brought home and now rest in Canton cemetery. Mary J., Melissa A., Hattie, Bell, Adelia, Lydia, and Josephine are their children. Mr. and Mrs. S. have been members of the Baptist Church for 30 years."
In the section "Early Settlement" it says in the sub-section "Early Milling":
"Early Milling.--One of the greatest difficulties encountered by the early settlers was in having their milling done. By a liberal application of enterprise and muscle they experienced but little trouble in producing an abundance of the cereals, but having it converted into breadstuff was a source of much hard labor. . . . . Mr. Jacob Silvernail related that upon one occasion he went to the Little Mackinaw mill on the east side of the Illinois and was gone from home nine days before he got his grist and, as Mr. Silvernail says, 'the ague at the same time.'" page 221-222
• Residence, 1880, Fulton County, Illinois. 259
• Occupation, 1880, Fulton County, Illinois. 259 where he was a farmer.
• Residence: S. 3rd Ave & Walnut Street, Dec 1899, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 253
• Obituary, 13 Dec 1899, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 260 Canton Daily Ledger
The Rev. Dr. W. J. Stewart officates at the funeral of Jacob Silvernail, which takes place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, from the family residence to Greenwood cemetery.
Jacob Silvernail Dead
An Old Resident of Fulton County--He Came Here in 1837.
Jacob Silvernail of Canton died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning (December 12, 1899), at his home on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Walnut Street.
Mr. Silvernail was in his eightieth year. He had been for a long time in poor health and for the past three years quite feeble. Death was due to kidney trouble and paralysis. He had a second paralytic stroke on Monday of last week.
Jacob Silvernail was born in the town of German, Chenango County, N. Y. Aug. 16, 1820. He came to Illinois in 1837 and for some years thereafter made his home with the late E. A. Breed, in Orion Township. Subsequently he lived for many years on his farm at the extreme southeast corner of Canton Township. Sixteen years ago he removed to the city.
He was married in April 1842, to Miss Alice Potter. They were the parents of two sons and seven daughters. One son--John--was killed in battle while serving as a Union soldier in the war of the rebellion. The other son died in infancy. Mrs. Silvernail and five of the daughters are living. The surviving daughters are Mrs. Melissa (John) Ryno, of Orion Township; Mrs. S. M. Russum, of Fullerton, Neb.; Mrs. Mary Jane (Joseph Chenoweth, of Colorado; Mrs. James Whitehill, of Iowa; and Mrs. John Elwell of Table Grove. One of the deceased daughters was the first wife of Frank Fouts of Banner Township. The other died in infancy.
There are living six of Mr. Silvernail's eight brothers and sisters: Mrs. Cecil Savill, of Canton Township; Mrs. Paul S. Tarter, of Bernadotte Township; Isaac and Joseph Silvernail, and Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Herrington, all residing in the state of New York.
Jacob Silvernail was a man greatly respected, and one whose most prominent trait of character was his regard for his word. It was always as good as a bond. He had been from early manhood a consistent member of the Baptist church.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, from the residence to Greenwood cemetery.
Various newspapers in Fulton County IL reporting deaths
• Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery, 14 Dec 1899, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 20,98
Jacob married Alice POTTER, daughter of William POTTER and Rachel WELLS, on 23 Apr 1842 in Fulton County, Illinois.98 (Alice POTTER was born on 30 Oct 1823 in New Jersey,261 died on 16 Mar 1905 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA 262 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 253.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage Fact, 28 Apr 1942, Fulton County, Illinois. Vol 00A, Page 0096, License # 00000043