Margaret (Bond) Mansker

Margaret Elizabeth (Bond) Mansker (1848 - 1920)

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Margaret Elizabeth Mansker formerly Bond
Born in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Union County, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2016
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Margaret Elizabeth Bond was born in Jonesboro, Illinois about nine years after her parents had moved from Caburrus, North Carolina. Her father died shortly after her birth. Margaret's mother then married Solomon Miller, who was also widowed. The combined families were living together in Dongola, Illinois during the 1860 census when Margaret was 12.[1] When she was 14, her older sister, Catherine, died.

Margaret married Jacob L. Mansker 17 Apr 1870 when she was 22 in Jonesboro, Illinois.[2]

Margaret lost two sons when she was 24 and 25 years old. Two weeks before her son Ed was born in her 27th year, her sister Mary died. She and Jake then moved to Thebes, Illinois. When Margaret was 29 she gave birth to Rupert. She lost twins when she was 30. During the 1880 census, she was 32 and lived with Jake, Ed, and Rupert at Thebes, Illinois.[3] When Margaret was 33 she gave birth to Lilly, who lived only five months. At 34 she gave birth to May Mansker, and when she was 37 she gave birth to Maggie. When she was 38, Rupert died, and when she was 40, Maggie died. When she was 42, she gave birth to Mary, who lived three years. At age 46, she gave birth to Ora. During the 1900 census[4], Margaret was living with Jake, Ed, and Ora in Thebes, Illinois. Three years later, Jacob died, and the following year in 1904 her mother died. According to the 1910 census[5], a niece, Birdie F. Tinsley, age 18, was living with her in Thebes, Illinois. Margaret was living at Thebes, Illinois during the 1920 census[6], and died that year.

Margaret is buried at Thebes Cemetery near Courthouse in Thebes, Illinois.[7] Her tombstone says, "Niece of Shadrach Bond" but this cannot be corroborated with the genealogy of Shadrach Bond. Shadrach's only brothers were older than he and there would be 110 years difference in age between Shadrach's youngest brother and Margaret.


  1. 1860; Census Place: Township 13 S Range 1 W, Union, Illinois; Roll: M653_231; Page: 875; Family History Library Film: 803231
  2. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
  3. 1880; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: 175; Page: 126B; Enumeration District: 005
  4. 1900; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240237
  5. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  6. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 22
  7. Find A Grave - Margaret Elizabeth (Bond) Mansker

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