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James W. Mckee

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Owen co., In
Death: Died in Vermilion co., Il.,
Place of Burial: Friends Creek Cemetery Macon co., Il.
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander B. Mckee and Nancy Harris
Husband of Frances Hamilton and Nancy R. Davis
Father of William Sherman Mckee; Emery Mckee; Henry (Hank) or David Henry Mckee; Sarah (Sadie) Mckee; Rosa D. Mckee and 1 other
Brother of Mary Ann Mckee; Nancy Mckee; Andrew J. (Anderson Jackson M.) Mckee; Elijah Wesley Mckee; Clara Mckee and 1 other

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About James W. Mckee

He bought 40 Acres 28 Feb. 1867 [Bk. 791 pg. 333] for $12 per acre NW SE of Sec. 10 19 N 6 E - 3.

He had alot of horses and a threshing machine. 

He went to Ks. to follow the wheat harvest.

1331 James W. McKee b. 21 Oct. 1843 Owen co., In.; m. 20/30 Apr. 1862 Piatt co. Il. [Bk. A. pg. 27] Nancy R. Davis b. 21 Oct. 1842 Oh. d. 4 Feb. 1885 Montgomery co., Ks. buried Cherry Vale Cemetery, Ks. Their Children:

  • 1437 William S. McKee b. 28 May 1864 Piatt co., Il.; m. 28 May 1819 Macon co., Il. [Vol. 5 pg. 143] Myrtle Sarmons; d. 18 Nov. 1937 buried Friends Creek Cemetery Macon co., Il.
  • 1438 Emery McKee b. 21 Aug. 1866 Piatt co., Il.; m. 17 Oct. 1887 Piatt co Il. Rebecca Jane “Jennie” Marvin b. 18 Feb. 1871 near Monticello, Piatt, Il. d. 8 Mar. 1945 near Argenta, Macon, Il. He d. 3 Apr. 1922 near Argenta, Macon, Il
  • 1439 Henry “Hank” McKee [prob. David Henry] b. 5 Oct. 1868;m. Elvira [-?-] b. 1868 d. 1955 ; d. 1955; both buried Friends Creek Cemetery Macon co., Il.
  • 1440 Sarah/Sadie McKee b. 27 Mar. 1872 Mo.; m. 4 Jul. 1889 Macon co., Il. [Bk. 5 pg. 29] George Patterson; d. 1907
  • 1441 Rosa D. McKee b. 4 Jan. 1874; m. 19 Jan. 1892 Macon co., Il. John E. Marvin b. 15 May 1870 Piatt co., Il. d. She d. 1907
  • 1442 Charles R. McKee b. 7 May 1875; m. 21 Jan. 1899 Macon co., Il. [Bk. D. pg. 9] Ada Sarmons; d. 25 Oct. 1955 buried Friends Creek Cemetery
m 2) 8 Mar. 1892 Macon co., Il. [Vol. 6 pg. 172] Frances Reynolds m 1) George Barton m 2) John Reynolds; m 3) 8 Feb. 1900 Vigo co., In. [Bk. 15 pg. 354, M. lic. Bk.6 pg. 82] Martha E. Baldridge, he is listed as James C. aet 70 s/o Alexander and Anna (Harris) McKee. 

Corp. Co. H. 55 ILL Inf.

Mr. Jas W McKee Decatur, Ills -----------------

  • No. 1 Are you a married man? If so, Please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.
  • answer: Yes Francis Reynolds
  • No. 2 When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: March 4 1892 by A M Stevens J. P. Decature, Ills.
  • No. 3 What record of marriage exists? Answer: County Clerk of Macon co., Ills has record
  • No. 4. Were you previously married: If so please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: Nancy died Feb. 4 1884 in Montgomery co., Kansas
  • No. 5. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of their birth. Answer: Williams S. b. May 28 1864 Emery born Aug. 21 1866 Henry born Oct. 5 1868 Sarah born March 27 1872 Rosa born Jan 4 1874 Charles born May 7 1876

Date of reply, October 19, 1897 James W. (his X mark) McKee Witness to mark M. Shea Decature, Ills

Danville Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers National Home, Danville, Il. Feb. 28, 1907
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PENSION PAPERS JAMES W. MCKEE Declaration for Original Invalid Pension State of Illinois, Macon County, SS: On this 1st day of October, A. D. one thousand weight hundred and 90 personally appeared before me, county of the Clerk, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, James W. McKee aged 48 years, a resident of the --- of Cerro Gordo, county of Piatt, State of Illinois, who being duly sworn to law declares that he is the identical James W. McKee who was enrolled on the 4th day of January, 1864, in Company A of the 116 Regiment of Illinois Inf. commanded by William Grason and transferred to Co. H. 55 Ills. Infantry. and was honorably discharged at Little Rock Arkansas on the 14th day of August, 1865; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 21 years; height 5 feet 10 inches; complexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, black. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Kenasas Mt, in the state of Georgia on or about the 27th day of June, 1864, he recived a wound in right arm and right hip wound of arm was from minnie ball and wound of hip was by minnie ball about 10 of December 1864 near Savannah Georgia he incured Camp dierrhaea from exposure whilel in line of dut and was treated for same in co quarters. That he was treated in hospitals as follows: -- and he continued to suffer with said disabilites all the rest of his term of service. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the princepally at Cerrogordo in the State of Illinois, and his occupation has been that of a farmer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a well man. That he is now partially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Michael Shea of Decatur, Illinois his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has not received-- applied for a pension. That his Post Office address is Cerro gordo county of Piatt State of Illinois. James W. (his X mark) Mckee Attest. Nathaniel Sprague T M Littleton Also personally appeared Nathaniel Spragiul, residing at Argenta, Ills and T. M. Littleton residing at Mansfield, Ills, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw James W. McKee, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. N athaniel Sprague T. M. Littleton Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of Oct. A. D. 1890, and I herby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words-- erased , and the words--added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Geo. P. Hardy, Clerk

Western Div.. Sect. "A" GST EX'r James W. McKee Co. "A" 116th Ill Inf. Co. "H" 55th Ill. Inf. Department of the Interior No. 822489 Bureau of Pensions Washington, D. C. Jany 28th, 1891 Sir: It is alleged that James W. McKee enlisted 4th Jany, 1864 and served as a --- in Co. "a" 116th Reg't Ill Vol. Inf. also as a --- in Co. "h" 55th Reg't Ill Vol. Inf. and was discharged at Little Rock, Ark. 14th August, 1865. It is also alleged that while on duty at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga.; on or about 27th June, 1864, he was disabled by wounds of right arm and right hip; also near Savanannah, Ga., about 10th Dec., 1864, he contacted diarrhaea. and was treated in hospitals of which the names, locations, and dates or treatment are as follows: Regimental Surgeon. In case of the above-named soldier the War Department is requested to furnish an official statement of the enrollment, discharge, and record of service so far as the same may be applicable to the foregoing allegation, together with full medical history. Please give the rank he held at the time he is claimed to have incurred the disability alleged, and if records show that he was not in line of duty during that period, let the fact be stated. Very respectfully, Greer B. Raum Commissioner The officer in Charge of the Record and Pension Division, War Department

No. 822489 War Department Record and Pension Division Respectfully returned to the commissioner of Pensions. James W. McKee Co. A, Reg't 116 Ills Vol. Inf. was enrolled Jany 4, 1864 and M. O. with Co. Aug. 14, 1865 as of Co. H 55 Ill Inf. to which transferred. From Feb. 29, 1864 to Feb. 28, 1865 he held rank of Pvt. and during that period the rolls show him present except as follows: Apr. 30/64 Absent on Det service (Co. was in action June 27/64) Other records furnish nothing additional bearing upon this case. The medical records show him treated as follows: as of Co. A ect. June 27 to 30, 1864 Gunshot flesh wound right arm; as James McKee, etc, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1'64 Intermittent Fever Qout; as James W. McKee, ect., Feb. 2 to 6'65, Intermittent fever Tes_, returned to duty. Nothing additional found. By authority of the Secretary of War: F. C. Ainsworth Captain and Ass't Surgeon U. S. Army Jan. 30, 1891

No. 678067 Increase United States America Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions It is hereby certified That in conformity with the, laws of the Untied States, James W. McKee who was a Private Co. A. 116 Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of Seventeen dollars per month, to commence on the sixth day of June one thousand nine hundred and six This pension in being for Chronic diarrhea and resulting diseases of rectum. Given at the Department of the Interior this thirtieth day of June one thousand nine hundred and six and of the Independence of the Untied States of America the one hundred and thirtieth E. L. Hitchcock Secretary of the Interior Countersigned W. Warner Commissioner of Pensions

West Div. EBP, Ex'r Inv Cef, No. 678067 James W. McKee Co. H 55 Reg. Ills Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions Washington D. C., Oct., 7 1897 Sir: Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family. Very respectfully, H. _____ Evans Commissioner Mr. Jas W McKee Decatur, Ills ----------------- No. 1 Are you a married man? If so, Please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name. answer: Yes Francis Reynolds No. 2 When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: March 4 1892 by A M Stevens J. P. Decature, Ills. No. 3 What record of marriage exists? Answer: County Clerk of Macon co., Ills has record No. 4. Were you previously married: If so please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: Nancy died Feb. 4 1884 in Montgomery co., Kansas No. 5. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of their birth. Answer: Williams S. b. May 28 1864 Emery born Aug. 21 1866 Henry born Oct. 5 1868 Sarah born March 27 1872 Rosa born Jan 4 1874 Charles born May 7 1876 Date of reply, October 19, 1897 James W. (his X mark) McKee Witness to mark M. Shea Decature, Ills

Danville Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers National Home, Danville, Il. Feb. 28, 1907

To Untied States Pension Agent: Chicago, Ills. Sir: In accordance with instructions of the President of the Board of Managers, National Home for D. V. S.; I have the honor to transmit herewith Pension Certificate No. 678067 of James W. McKee deceased, late of A co., 116 Reg't, Ills Col. Infantry, who died at Hospital Danville Branch N. H. D. V. S. on 28 day of February, 1907. Cause of death Mitral insufficiency Social condition Married The name, address and degree of relationship of his next of kin, so far as indicated by the records of this home, are as follows: Mrs. Frances McKee Daughter? Argenta, Ills. Very respectfully, ________ Governor

State of Ill., County of Macon} ss| In regard to claim of Mrs. Frances McKee, widow of Jas W McKee, Co "A" 116 Ill Inf. Vol., No. 678067 for accrued pension. On this 8th day of May A. D.. 1907, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid, Albert Bell, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 66 years of age, and a resident of Argenta county of Macon, and State of, Illinois; and that he is well acquainted with the claimant; that she had been married twice before her marriage to Jas W. McKee, deceased; that her first husbands name was George Barton, who died the year of the centenial 1876 I do not remember the exact date. The claimant kept house for Mr. John Reynolds, for a time after the death of Mr. Barton, she afterwards married Mr. Reynolds. This marriage was in 1877 just a little over a year after the death of her first husband. Mr. Reynolds died in 1883 I do not remember the exact date; The claimant was married to jas W. McKee, in 1892. I have this day examined the marriage certificate and find that the cermony was performed by A. C. Stevens a Justice of the Peace. Mch 8th 1892 in the city of Decatur, Ill., I have known claimant for many years and know there was never any divorce proceedings. But she lived with Jas W McKee as his wife until his death Feby 28"07 except what time he spent at the Soldiers' Home near Danville, Ill. he having gone there at times when not able to care for himself That I have no interest in this claim and am not concerned in its prosecution. Albert Bell Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 9th day of May A D 1907 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the witness before swearing; and that I have no interest direct of indirect in the prosecution of this claim. F. R. Quency, N. P.

State of Ill., County of Macon } ss: In regard to claim of Mrs. Frances McKee, widow of Jas W. McKee Co "A" 116th Ill Vol. Infs No. 678067 for accrued pension. On this 19th day of May A. D. 1907 personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and fore the county of Macon and State of Ill. The claimant Mrs. Frances McKee, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is 59 years of age and a resident of Argenta, Ill, and that she and Jas W. McKee, was on the 8th day of March A. D. 1892 united in marriage by A C STevens a justice of the peace in the city of Decatur Macon county Ill; that she was married twice before her marriage to the deceased soldier, first to Geo Barton, on the 25th day of July 1865, second to John Reynolds, on th 24th day of May 1877; that Mr. Barton, died on the 26th day of Apr. 1876; that Mr. Reynolds died on the 8th day of Nov. 1883; that she and Jas W. McKee lived together untill his death Feby 28 1907. except when he was unable to care for himself he went to the soldiers home at Danville, Ill. That Jas W McKee, was married once before he married the claimant; that his first wife died several years ago but not knowing the exact date of her death she will not try to give the date but leave this to a brother of Jas W. McKee to furnish the exact date of death. That she makes these statements for the purpose of drawing the amount due Jas W. McKee at the time of his death. Mrs. Frances {her X mark) McKee

  Goldia Towes    Mrs. Ida Ray

Also appeared residing in Argenta, Ill and residing in Agrenta,Ill, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit,, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and say Mrs. Frances Mckee make he mark to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquanyance with her of 9 years and 12 years respectively that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. Golida Towes Mrs. Ida Ray Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 17th day of Jun. 1907, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration ect., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnessess before swearing including the words interlined between lines 21 and 22 on the reverse side of this sheet of paper; That I have no interest direct nor indirect in the prosectution of this claim. F. R. Quency, N.P.

State of Ill., County of Macon} ss In regard to claim of Mrs. Frances McKee widow of Jas W. McKee deceased Co "A" 116thy Ill Vol. Inf. No. 678067, for accrued pension. On this 15th day of June A D 1907 personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the county and state aforesaid. J.W. Duvall, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 58 years of age and a resident of the town of Whitmore county of Macon and State of Illinois; That he is well acquainted with the claimant; that she had been married twice before her marriage to Jas W McKee, deceased; that her first husbands name was Geo Barton, who died while he was a near neighbor; that he waited on him during his last illness but that he does not remember the date that he has no way of fixing the same; that shortly after the death of the said Geo. Barton the claimant kept house for a John Reynolds, whom she married in about one year; Mr. Reynolds, died after they had been married six or seven years, he is unable to tell the exact date but he was the administrator of the Reynolds estate. The claimant married Jas W. McKee Mch 8th 1892 according to the records on file in the county of Macon State of Ill at Decatur of which I have this day examined. He has known claimant for many years and know there was never any divorce proceedings. That the claimant and the soldier Jas W. McKee, lived together as man and wife untill the death of the said Jas W McKee, Feby 28/1907 except what time he spent at the soldiers' home near Danville, Ill, he having gone there at times when not able to care for himself; that I have no interest in this claim and not concerned in its prosecution. J. W. Duvall Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of June A D 1907 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained tot he affiant before swearing and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim. F. R. Quency, N. P. Inv Cef No. 678067 Frances McKee, Widow James W. McKee Co. A 116 Illinois Vol Inft State of Ill, county of Macon } ss On this 8th day of Aug. A D 1907, personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the county and state aforesaid, Emery McKee, age 40 years, and Chas. McKee age 32 years residents of Argenta, county of Macon State of Illinois, Each being duly sworn according to law declares in relation to the claim of Mrs. Frances McKee, for accured pension of her husband James W McKee deceased as follows -- That they are sons of the late James W. McKee, Co. A 116th Ill Vol Inft That their mother who was James W. McKee's first wife died on the 4th day of Feby 1885 and was buried in what is known as the Cherryvale Cemetery near Cherryvale, Kansas, on the sixth day of Feby 1885. That their father was not married before or after the death of their mother untill he married the claimant Mrs. Frances McKee, Mch 8 1892. That they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. Emery McKee Chas McKee Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of AUg. A D 1907 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declarations were made known to the affiants before swearing and I certify that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. F. R. Quency, N.P

State of Illinois, county of Macon} ss Mrs. Frances McKee, being duly sworn, on oath, deposes and says that she is the surviving widow of James W. McKee; that she and her said husband lived and that she still lives in the Village of Argenta, Illinois; that a short time before the death of the said James W. McKee he was removed for treatment to the soldiers home at Danville, Illinois where he died on February 28th, 1907; that the said James W. McKee served; during the Civil War as a private in Co. A 116th Ill Vol Inf.; that she was twice married prior to contracting her marriage with the said James W. McKee, both of her said husbands having died before she contracted he marriage with the said James W. McKee; that for her first husband she had one George Barton, who served as a private in the 61st Ill Inf. Vol., from early in the Civil War untill he was mustered out in July or August 1865 and to affiants best knowledge and belief the said George Barton never received any pension or emolument from the United States on account of said service; that for her second husband

she had, one, John Reynolds, who did not at anytime serve in the army or navy of the United States. 

Futher affiant sayeth not. Frances McKee Subscribed and sworn to before me a Notary Public, in and for Macon County and State of Illinois, this 26th day of April 1909. Charles A. Denison, Notary Public

Act of April 19, 1908, as amended by Act of September 8, 1916 Declaration For widows pension State of Illinois County of Macon ss: On this 30th day of Sept. A D 1916, personally appeared before me the undersigned, duly authorized to administer oaths within the county and state aforesaid; Frances McKee aged 69 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of James W. McKee who enlisted under the name of James W. McKee in Co A 116 , Co. 55 Regiment of Ill Inf. Vols. and served at least ninety days in the late war of the Rebellion. who was honorably discharged and died on the 28 day of Feby 1907 at Danville in the state of Illinois. That she was married to said soldier under the name of Frances Reynolds on the 8 day of Mch 1892 by A. C. Stevens J. P. at Decature, Illinois there being no legal barrier to said marriage. That she had been previously married; that the soldier had been previously married by death in both cases (If claimant or her husband was previously married, state how it was dissolved. Or if neither were not married before so state here). That she was not divorced from him and that she has not remarried since the death of said soldier above named. That the names and dates of birth of all the children now living under sixteen years of age of the said soldier are as follows: None. That she had #931885 (If an application for pension has ever been made, state its number, or if you have applied, so state here). That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the united states under the provisions of the Act of April 19, 1908 as amended by act of September 8, 1916. That she appoints P. J. Lockwood & Co. of Washington D. C., her attorneys to prosecute this claim and agrees to pay them a fee of ten dollars therefore if successful. That her post office address is Argenta, county of Macon, State of Illinois. Mrs. Frances McKee Also personally appeared Mrs. J. A. Eyman residing Argenta Ill and Mrs. Velma C. Graves residing Argenta, Ill whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Frances McKee, the claimant, sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant, and their acquantance with her of 36 years and 27 years, respectively; that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim. Mrs. J. A. Eyman Mrs. Velma C. Graves Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day above written; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration &c., were fully made known and explained to applicant and witness before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Robert C. Hartman, Notary Public

General Affidavit State of Illinois County of Macon} ss: In claim No. 931885 of Frances McKee widow james W. McKee of Co. A of the 116 Reg. of Ill Co. H of 55 Reg. of Ill Vols., Personally appeared before the undersigned duly authorized to administer oaths within and for said county, Macon aged 69 years. whose P. O. is argenta county of Macon State of Ill and Velma C. Graves age 27 whose post office is Argenta Ill and who both being duly sworn, state, that they have been intimately associated with, Frances McKee, ever since the death of her husband, In February, 1907, and know from association with her that she has not remarried, but still is and remains, his widow. Malinda Deihl Velma C. Graves And affaint further states that he has no interest in this claim. Mrs. Frances McKee Sworn and subscribed before me on the 5th day of october 1916 and I herby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known before signing to the affiant who is credible, and I have no interest in this claim or its prosecution. Robert C. Hartman, Notary Public

State of Illinois, Macon County }ss: I, M. E. Peniwell, clerk of the County Court in and for said County, hereby certify that Mr. James W. McKee and Mrs. Frances Reynolds were joined in Matrimony on the 8th day of March, A. D. 1892, by A. C. Stevens J. P. in said County, as appears on the records in my Office. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of said County, at Decatur, Illinois, this the 6" day of Aug., 1907. M. E. Peniwell, Clerk of the County Court

Frances McKee Argenta, Ill 8223309 Act Apr. Drop Report – Pensioner -Cert. No.--- Pensioner --- Soldier --- Service --- Class Sec. W ---------------------------------- Record Division _____, 192_ In the above-described case a declaration filed in this division indicates that said pensioner died----.19-- Chief, Record Division ---------------------------------- Finance Division Mar. 21, 1928 The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $30 per month to Feb. 4 1928 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Feb. 8, 1928 O. J. Randall Chief, Finance Division




      
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James W. Mckee's Timeline

1843
October 21, 1843
Owen co., In
1862
April 20, 1862
Age 18
Piatt ,Illinois [Bk. A. pg. 27]
1864
May 28, 1864
Age 20
Piatt co., Il
1866
August 21, 1866
Age 22
Piatt co., Il
1868
October 5, 1868
Age 24
1872
March 27, 1872
Age 28
Missouri
1874
January 4, 1874
Age 30
1875
May 7, 1875
Age 31
1892
March 8, 1892
Age 48
Macon co., Il. [Vol. 6 pg. 172]
1907
February 28, 1907
Age 63
Vermilion co., Il.,