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Posted By: Alexis Romero (email)
Date: 3/14/2006 at 00:03:22

Rosetta (Mannon) McLean, Tillman was the 4th child in the James M. Mannon and Isabell [Banes] family.

She was born March 1, 1862 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Her parents were both of Dutch birth.

In 1867 her parents migrated to Otoe Co., Nebraska taking advantage of the Homestead act and settled in the Delaware Prct. area according to the Nebraska 1860 census, Rosetta was 5 yrs. old.

On January 24, 1882 she married Alexander McLean and by December 1882 she gave birth to her first child, Alexander McLean Jr.

Alexander was b. Abt. 1852 in Kings, Quince, Prince Edward Island. He was the s/o John McLean and Margaret McSwan both of Prince Edward Island and that the McLean and McSwan's were of Scottish birth.

I haven't found a record to indicate what happen to Alexander, but I believe he may have died, but the next record I have, is the marriage record between Rosetta and Joel W. Tillman on April 28, 1885 in Butler Co., Nebraska. Joel was also a widower with 2 young children. I have the marriage records on both of these marriages.

Joel W. Tillman was b. October 9, 1861 s/o Silas Tillman and Susana Barnet and was born in Indiana.

For the first years of their marriage the couple remained in Nebraska and Joel farmed but by 1910 the couple had moved to Sidney, Fremont Co., Iowa and raised 10 children there.

The Iowa 1910 census listed Joel as working for the Telephone Co., as the Company President, his oldest son Howard and daughter Orpha were also working for the Telephone Co., Howard as a lineman and Orpha as a telephone operator.
There are many photos and letters from different family members that indicate that the Tillman family were a christian family and very close net and involved in the community there in Sidney.

In their later years the Tillman family moved to Omaha, Nebraska and lived out their years there.


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