I'm looking for any information on Henry HILLY (HILLEY?), born in 1806 in
Hanover, Germany. Henry married Clarianne Thurston in 1837, in Greene County,
Illinois and died in 1895 in Jasper County, Missouri. Henry is buried in
Avilla Cemetery,Avilla, Missouri. Any information would be appreciated.
Also may be someone can tell me what the first steps should be in researching
a name in Hanover, Germany.
                             Tim Mitchell (Oklahoma City OK)

Here is what I found on a Henry Hilly in Missouri in the 1880 Census -

Census Place: Grant, De Kalb, Missouri
Source: FHL Film 1254685 National Archives Film T9-0685 Page 219B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
James F. MC CABE Self M M W 34 IN
Occ: Farmer Fa: SCO Mo: TN
Julia A. MC CABE Wife F M W 30 MO
Occ: Keeping House Fa: OH Mo: OH
William MC CABE Son M S W 12 MO
   Fa: IN Mo: MO
James MC CABE Son M S W 11 MO
   Fa: IN Mo: MO
John MC CABE Son M S W 6 MO
   Fa: IN Mo: MO
Malinda MC CABE Dau F S W 1 MO
   Fa: IN Mo: MO
Laura MC CABE Dau F S W 1M MO
   Fa: IN Mo: MO
Henry HILLY Other M W W 73 PRU
Occ: Gardener Fa: PRU Mo: PRU

no mention of Clarianne

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