|GEORGE, son of J.W. & H.M SILLIMAN, DIED Aug 22, 1863|
The first census record I could find for the family was the 1860 census, which showed Jervis and Harriet (Bartlett) (listed as Julia on the record, for some reason) living next door to Marvel and Eunice (Bartlett) Hayford, Harriet's sister and brother-in-law in Rockford, Wright County, Minnesota. Harriet had two children at that time, Ida, age 5, born in New York; George, age 4, was listed as being born in Illinois.
On the 1865 census, George is not listed, but Ida appears again, as do two other daughters, Nettie and Lydia. In 1870, only Ida and Nettie are still shown on the census. In 1875, Jervis is living in Rockford at Roberts' Public House with no family at all. Ida married in the fall of 1870, and, as it turns out, Harriet divorced Jervis in 1873, and moved to Litchfield, Meeker County, where Marvel and Eunice had relocated, taking Nettie with her.
|LYDIE E., Dau of J.W. & H.M. SILLIMAN, DIED Oct. 3, 1866, Aged 1 yr 10 m|