Selected Families and Individuals


Sarah "Sally" JARED

1.  Sarah & Archibald did not have children


1.  Wilson J. Jarrett lived in Kentucky and owned slaves

2.  Four of Wilson's sons fought on the Union side


1.  Junius was a Civil War Veteran


1.  James was a Civil War Veteran

2.  Occupation:  Owner of Hotel in Kentucky


1.  Wilson J. Jarrett lived in Kentucky and owned slaves

2.  Four of Wilson's sons fought on the Union side

Catherine "Kate" MORDOCK

1.  Medical:  Senility

Melindy JARED

1.  Malinda & her husband Abner both died very young leaving five small children.   Jefferson & Granville were raised by their Uncle and Aunt Sally and Archer McGlothlan;  Joel & Polly Jared raised William;  Katherine & Manda were raised by Israel Jared and Rachel Clemons.

Cpl. William JARED

1.  Corporal William Jared, by Grace Heminger Jared

    William Jared, son of Joel and Mary (Dowell) Jared was born 3 Jan 1821, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, on a farm on Sinking Creek, not far from Abraham Lincoln's birthplace.  When William was 24 years old, on November 27, 1845, he married Susan Robinson, 18-year old daughter of Allen and Lucy (Lucinda) (Dowell) Robinson.
     In the year 1848, William and his brother Israel, 13 years his senior, grew restless.  They heard rumors of the fertile land in Illinois and longed to try the new frontier.  Joel and wife Mary, together with Joel's brother Thomas, a widower, and some of Thomas' children joined the caravan.
    William, Israel, and Joel owned several teams of horses, which must have given them quite an advantage.
    It was a dull day in November when they reached Yale, Jasper County, Illinois.  Thomas and his band pushed on toward the better land of Edgar County.  Joel and his descendants paid the government a small percent per acre for their land, paying the rest by homestead rights, and settled year Yale.
     On a hill overlooking Painter Creek, William felled the trees and built his crude log cabin.  He filled the cracks with mud.  The furniture was two three-legged stools, a rough table, a built-in bed with hickory bark for springs, a corn shuck mattress, feather beds for  covering, a trundle bed underneath the big bed for the children.  There was a loft above, reached by a ladder, and here in that one room and loft, which served as a kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom, a family of 13 children were born.
     A school was built near by.  It was named the Jared school for its teacher Israel, William Jared's older brother.
    On 18 January 1860, identical triplet sons were born to William and Susan.  They lived but a day.  Then came the election of Abraham Lincoln and the great Civil War.   The months lengthened into years and the conflict raged on.  In the heart of William Jared another battle raged.  There were nine children now, Lewis, the oldest was 15 years old.  The soil was not very productive.  Would his wife and 15 year old Lewis be able to keep the wood from the door?
    Near the end of summer of 1862, his country's need forced a decision.  Fighting for country became synonymous with protecting his family, so on August 14, 1862, William Jared enlisted.   He served as a corporal in the 123rd Illinois Infantry in Company E under Cpl. James Monroe. On 6 September he was sent to Camp Terry at Mattoon, Illinois.  Here, in 13 days he received all the military training he had ever had.  On 19 September his regiment was loaded into freight cars and transported to Louisville, Kentucky, where they were at once put to work underf Gen. Nelson to fortify the city against Bragg, who was then advancing on it in pursuit of Buell.  Eleven days of this strenuous labor and then they started marching southward through Kentucky after Bragg, who had turned back.  The untrained troops of 123rd Illinois Infantry were at the mercy of the enemy.  Their loss was terrible.  Corporal William Jared was badly wounded in his right leg.  He was sent to the military hospital at Louisville, Kentucky.  The days lengthened into weeks---weeks into months while Corporatl William Jared fought for his life.
    The physical suffering battle with the fear and worry about his family.  They were suffering the privations and hardships of war.  It is said that at time the children had nothing but cornbread and green apples to eat.  The corporal did not improve.  When Spring approached, he realized that his wife needed him as a new baby was expected.  The government would not give him a furlough.  They considered him not sufficiently improved to be discharged from hospital treatment.  
     Finally his nurse came to the rescue.  Together they laid their plans.  Dressed in the civilian clothes which the nurse was able to smuggle in, he would leave the hospital without detection.  He would go home to be with his wife during her coming event, then return to the hospital.  About 28 February 1863, he crept out of the hospital disguised in his borrowed suit, and boarded the train for Olney, Illinois.  He was a ghost of the strong, hearty man, who six months before had kissed his family goodbye.  He reached Olney on 2nd March.  The rest of the way had to be made on foot.  It was 28 miles to Yale.  When he reached home and Susan laid his 5 week old son Joel into his arms, for a few days at least hey were happy.
    But death followed birth in the little log cabin, for a weeklater Corporal William Jared, age 42, was dead.  The long trip had caused blood poison and death came quickly.  His war record kept by his faithful nurse, gives Louisville, Kentucky as the place of his death, March 9, 1863.  Susan Robinson Jared was left a widow at 35 years of age with 10 children, the younges but six weeks old.
    Sorrow followed Susanna four months later when wee Joel, the war baby died.  In 1864 Quincy Adams was laid beside his father.  At 70 years the hair of this valiant woman ws hardly touched with grey, and her remarkable refinement was still evident.


1.  A trade card was found in the leaves of the Old Bible at the Matheny home.  It was dated 30 Jun 1874.  "This is to certify that Josiah Andrews is a member of Crooked Creek Grange, Number 1318".  On the same date there was a like certificate for Elizabeth Andrews.  There is no further record referring to this family.  There was evidently two children.

Elizabeth JARED

1.  Elizabeth died after an illness of six weeks of Lagrippe


1.  Occupation:  School Teacher in Jasper County, Illinois

Dr. Josiah C. ANDREWS

1.  Josiah signed his mother's death certificate