Friday, June 4, 2010

Gabriel "G." James Raymond

Birth:     March 1860
              Schuyler County, Illinois

Death:    1914
              McDonough County, Illinois



Gabriel James Raymond was one of five children born to G.F. and Sarah Ann Raymond who moved from New York state to Illinois in 1858. They settled first in Birmingham Township in Schuyler County where Gabriel was born in 1860. The family relocated to Bethel Township in McDonough County settling on 80 acres in 1869. His siblings were Sarah A.(Downey) [she is interred in this cemetery], Margaret A., John U., and Mary C. Raymond.

He married Elvira Buzzard on December 30, 1880. She was born in 1862 in Iowa, the daughter of David and Sarah Buzzard (Sarah Buzzard is also interred in this cemetery). She was raised in McDonough County, Illinois. She died in Peoria County, Illinois in 1937 and is likely buried there.

Known children: Davis, Jesse, Ola, and Clarence. An infant son is interred in this cemetery, but that stone could not be located in Nov. 2007 and March 2008.
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