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MARY ANN LAWLESS, (1), oldest daughter of John and Margaret (Skirvin) Lawless, was born in Grant County, Ken­tucky, on image005 (3)February 8, 1823. She moved with her parents from Kentucky to Adams County, Illinois, in 1835. She was educated in the public schools. She was married to William Winepark Judy on October 20, 1846.  William, son of Winepark and Ann Tracy Judy, was born in Bourbon County, Ken­tucky in 1811. William lived in Gallatin County, Kentucky until almost twenty-five years of age before coming to Illinois and settling in Gilmer Township, Adams County. He carried on general farming and stock raising, being one of the pioneer residents of this part of the state, and aiding largely in early agricultural development. As he entered the land from the government not a furrow had been turned or an improvement made upon the place, but he soon broke the soil, planted the seed, and in course of time harvested good crops. He was soon recognized as one of the leading farmers of his community, worthy of all respect. William’s death occurred in February 1847, a few months after their marriage. She returned to the home of her parents, living with them and caring for them as long as they lived. She and her son then moved to a farm near Coatsburg, Illinois. After a few years they moved to Oklahoma but later returned to the farm, where they lived several more years until they located in Coatsburg. Following the death of her son in 1905, she lived with her brother, John Quincy Lawless, of Columbus, for several years; then her home was with a niece, Margaret (Lummis) Myers, where she died August 1, 1913, at age ninety. She was a member of the Primi­tive Baptist Church. The Reverend Owens, an old friend of the family, conducted the funeral service. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Adams County, Illinois. They had one son: William Henry


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