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ELIZABETH JANE LAWLESS, (1), second daughter of John and Margaret Skirvin Lawless, was born on December 8, 1824, in Grant County, Kentucky, and was married to John Petit Yeargain on April 19, 1849 in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois. He was born February 14, 1826 in Kentucky to John C. and Elizabeth Bain Yeargain. John and Elizabeth lived on their 200-acre farm in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois, all of their married lives. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church. She died on April 17, 1899, and he died on December 18, 1905; both were buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Adams County, Illinois. They had nine children: Mary Emeline, Stephen Asberry, Jane Ann, Thomas Millard, Margaret Amelia, John Henry, James Oliver, William Orville, and Edith Elizabeth.


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