. . . Solomon Channel deceased, left him surviving no widow but left him surviving Joseph R. Channel, whose place of residence if living is unknown, his son and Mary C. Belk, and Sarah Channel, residing in South Ottawa, Illinois, and Melvina P. Mitchell residing at Centralia, Ill, his daughters and Maggie Corsbie only child of Maggie Corsbie a deceased daughter of said Testator residing in Montague, Texas, Jackson Channel a son residing in Dayton Illinois and John W. Channel, this administrator, his only children and heirs at law1
Solomon Channel, and wife, Betsy Wamsley, from Ohio in 1832, settled on N. W. 1/4 S. 12, T. 33, R. 4; sold to A. D. Butterfield, and returned to Ohio, came back to Illinois in 1840 [actually 1850], and died 1875; his wife died before him. He has had seven children. Joseph, now in Iowa; Mary married a Mr. Bell in Adams; Malvina; Alva, is dead; Sarah, John, and Jackson, are single.2
Solomon Channel, b 5 July 1800; d 5 March 18753
Betsy Channel, b 1811, d 27 October 18653
Alva Sea Channel, b 1833, d 15 August 18543
Samuel A. Channel, b 1850, d 28 August 18543
John W. Channel, b 1849, has been covered elsewhere on this site; see his biography and his cemetery record.
See this well-sourced Ancestry tree for more information on the children.
- Solomon Channel probate file, 1876, box C, file 173, La Salle County Genealogy Guild, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa, Illinois
- Elmer Baldwin, History of La Salle County, Illinois (Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1877), p. 283.
- FindAGrave entries, Daniels Cemetery, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois.