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This collection contains records of the Sillin-Monroe-Sprague family, including Bible records of births and deaths, correspondence, and other material related to the history of the family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Syrvetus Sillin is listed in the 1880 Census of Logan Township, Anglaise County, Ohio, close to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is buried in the Pepper Lake Cemetery in Prairie County, Arkansas. Several members of the Sillin family seem to have been in Pulaski County, Arkansas, as early as 1899. In 1900, Syrvetus and his wife, Harriet, were living in Little Rock, where they ran a "boat house." By 1910, Iza E. Sillon, the owner of the records in this collection. was a dressmaker, and the widow of James W. Null. She lived in Little Rock with her children, Arthur J. and Edward. On October 6, 1917, Iza E. Null (Sillon) married Charles C. Stockton. She died in August of 1975. The family may have come to Arkansas to join a cousin, Dr. Cyrenius W. Sillin, who was a noted physician in Stuttgart, Arkansas, from 1892 until his death in December 1920. Dr. Sillin was a brother of Syrvetus Sillin, having been born in 1856 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Both were the sons of John P. Sillin, born in 1801, and Hannah Patterson, born in 1811. Their mother died in 1864 and their father in 1875.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Sillin-Monroe-Sprague family papers, SMC.176.018


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Sillin-Monroe-Sprague family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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