Sara Jane Rote was my gggrandmother. She married J.F. Poland December 15, 1859, in Illinois. Her father was William Rote(b.1803) m. Margaret Anderson(1804). Wm. and Margaret several children. Elizabeth Rote married a Benjamin Henry. Margaret Ann m. Elias Romey. Elisa m. Joseph HartJames m. Mrs. Eiliza Hawn. George m. Catherine Rishell
James was serving with the 11th Illinois Calvary, Company L under Col. Robert G. Ingersol when he was killed near Jackson, Tn. On 25th Dec. 1862. One day short of his birthday.
J.F. and Sara Jane moved with his son Charles Willis to Iowa and then on to Lyons, Kansas. Both are buried in Graceland Cemetary. Sara died in 1914 and J.F. in 1919.
I don't know if any of this information fits in with anyone elses but if it does, I will be glad to give you what little else that I have. judi