|Daniel Boots &
Mary Ann Sly Boots
|Mary Ann Sly was born July 29, 1824, in St. Lawrence County, New York and in girlhood with her parents moved to Oswego County, New York.
Daniel Boots was born in Essex, England, February 15, 1824. When four years old he came to Oswego County, New York with his parents.
December 13, 1847 Mary Ann Sly and Daniel Boots were united in marriage. To this union were born four boys and two girls; James P, Elmer J, William A, Robert T; Sylvia A and Julia M. There are 22 living grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Leaving New York in 1865 they came to Dekalb County IL. In 1866 they moved to Jones County and located on a farm near Cass Center, Cass Township. In 1869 they came to Greenfield Township near Morley. In 1894 they left the farm and moved to the village of Morley where they resided until their deaths.
Mary Ann Boots being 83 years, 5 months and 15 days old. Four sisters have preceded her and one brother is still living.
Daniel Boots, her beloved companion, followed on January 11, 1908 being 83 years, 10 months and 27 days old. He being the last of 16 children.
The funeral of these highly respected old people was held January 13, at the Methodist Church in Morley and internment was in the Cemetery at Center Chapel. Rev. D. C. Dutton, Methodist pastor at Anamosa, officiated. Few people live so long and so honorably. It was touching indeed to see them side by side in death...comrades in death as they were in the vicissitudes of the long years.
Submitted by: Dave Bock