Esther B. Hakes Record Reed
born 11 Sep 1815 in Cortland
County, NY; she died 3 Apr
1905 in Winfield, Cowley
County, KS. She and her
family lived in Peoria
County, IL from around 1855
Esther Hakes Record was the
sister of Anthony Hakes, Daniel
Hakes, Stephen VanRensselaer
Hakes, and Alanson Hakes. She was
the daughter of Rensselaer Hakes and
his first wife, Caroline (Laney)
Rensselaer is buried at West
Hallock Cemetery, Peoria County,
IL., as well as his second wife,
Lucinda Hendrick Hakes. His sons
Anthony, Alanson, and
Daniel are frequently
mentioned in histories of Peoria
Three of John and Esther Hakes
Record's daughters did remain in
Illinois. The oldest daughter,
Lucinda Caroline Record, married
James Gale and they lived and farmed
in Knox County, IL. Also, Julia Ann
Record married Andrew Kimble and
they resided in
Chillicothe, IL. A third
daughter, Alvira Record, died and is
buried at the West Hallock Cemetery,
Peoria County, IL.
Even though Esther died in Kansas
and was born in New York State, she
spent at least 20 years of her life
in Peoria County, IL. After her
husband, my gr gr gr grandfather
John A. W. Record passed
away, Esther married Elias Button,
the husband of Esther's sister
Permelia Hakes Button, who had
passed away in 1861. The marriage
did not last. After the dissolution
of that marriage, Esther married
Thomas B. Reed who was a brother of
Simon and Aaron Reed. They were
part of the "Big Train" that came to
settle Peoria County, IL. I am
related to Esther's third husband,
Thomas B. Reed, by blood also. My
great great grandfather, Thomas
Riley Carson, was the grandson of
Thomas B. Reed through Thomas's
daughter, Harriet Reed Carson.
Thomas Riley Carson married Lovina
Jane Record, daughter of John A. W.
Record and Esther B. Hakes Record
Reed. Lovina Jane Record Carson is
my great great grandmother.
Below are scanned images of the
bible's cover and the actual pages.
the front of the Bible are the birth
dates for each of Esther Hakes
Record and John A. W. Record's
children. The names and dates were
written by Esther Hakes Record.
1 of Esther's Bible.
John A. W.
June the 12
the 11 the
. . . . . .
. . . . . .
. . .
April the 20
21 the year
the 3 the
S Ambrose W.
April the 22
year 1841 .
. . . . .
May the 24
Page 2 of
6 the year
June the 2
the 22 the
days . . . .
John A. W.
1861 Aged 47
corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!