"Cousin Book" by Edith Jackson Hankins [Part 2 of 4].
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the Ohio River near Ft. Massacre, when they were attacked by Indians. Thomas and the baby, with two other members of the party, were killed. The journey to the wilds of Illinois was interrupted and some years afterward, was undertaken again. In the meantime, Mrs. Hughes had married James Pillars and they arrived at Kaskaskia in 1795 to make the settlement. Martha's brothers were James, who died in 1842. John, who lived northwest of Chester, Illinois. Stace, who lived in the O'Harra neighborhood, on west side of the Kaskaskia River and died in 1857. Felix, who was a magistrate near Chester, Illinois. Henry, who lived on the home place east of the River. James Hughes died in Randolph County, Illinois. I do not know, yet, about his wife, whom he married and brought from Kentucky in 1800. Matilda Susan Bourland was born November 27, 1819 in Monroe County, Mississippi, near Cotton Gin Port. Her parents were Andrew and Demaris D. Reese Bourland. Andrew was born on October 7 or 27, 1794 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married, on January 13, 1816 in Christian County, Kentucky. Demaris was born on May 4, 1796 or May 9, 1795 in South Carolina. Their children: Emily Overton Bourland, born March 3, 1817 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, who married John M. Brown on April 9, 1835 in Perry Co. Illinois. Emily died on June 12, 1845. Matilda Susan was born November 27, 1819 and married (1) Milton Flack (2) Joshua Bradley and died September 28, 1904. John Daniel Bourland was born May 25, 1821 in Siene, Mississippi and married (1) Mary Powers (2) Catherine Carroll. J.D. died on November 2, 1880 in Woodlawn, Illinois. Information about this family was given by our cousin, T.O. Martin of Memphis, Tennessee. 25