Trying to source Almon Bates (Bates-9158) to Electa Jewell and Nehemiah Bates

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I'm looking to improve the sources linking Almon Bates (Bates-9158) with parents Electa Jewell / Bates / Sylvester (Jewell-181) and Nehemiah Bates (Bates-529). Strictly speaking, I can't paper-trail that any of these three people are in any kind of relation.

There are an enormous number of private family trees repeating this connection, including my own, but I'm looking for a paper trail. There are two sources I don't have easy access to, and I'm wondering:

1) Do we have a wikitreeer living in or about Cherokee, Iowa? Almon Bates' grave is in Oak Hill Cemetary, and has both the date and location of birth on it. Sadly, the findagrave picture is less than tremendously legible. See:

2) If anyone has Katherine Rowland's "The pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties", it allegedly relates the history of Electa Bates, who moved the family to Winnebago, Illinois upon being widowed. I am wondering if it confirms her husband's or childrens' names. I have an interlibrary loan request in for this one, but it'll take a goodly time to make it through the tubes.

WikiTree profile: Almon Bates
in Genealogy Help by Tim Shaw G2G Crew (730 points)

Call the library to see what's in her obit ?

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Electa Sylvester
Spouse: William Sylvester

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Birth date not known.
Died: March 7, 1853

Newspaper: Appleton Crescent
Notice Date: March 26, 1853
Page: 2
Type: OB

Outagamie County Wisconsin

Adoniram went to Winnebago County


Adoniram J Bates

 in the Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920

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      Name: Adoniram J Bates
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1857
      Marriage Place: Winnebago, Illinois, USA
      Spouse Name: Lucy A Howard
      Spouse Gender: Female

      Source Information Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.


      Laura went to Winnebago


      Laura J. Bates

       in the Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850

          Name: Laura J. Bates
          Spouse: John Campbell
          Marriage Date: 27 Oct 1842
          Marriage County: Winnebago

          Source Information

 Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1997.


          Almon went to Winnebago


          Almon B Bates

           in the U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865


              Name: Almon B Bates
              Birth Year: abt 1827
              Place of Birth: Massachusetts
              Age on 1 July 1863: 36
              Race: White
              Residence: Howard, Winnebago, Illinois
              Congressional District: 2nd
              Class: 2

              Source Citation

              National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); NAI: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 5


              Electa went to Winnebago


              Mrs Electa Bates

               in the Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850

                  Name: Mrs Electa Bates
                  Spouse: William Sylvester
                  Marriage Date: 12 Dec 1849
                  Marriage County: Winnebago

                  Source Information

         Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1997.


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