John Raleigh Munsell and Lusetta Holliday Munsell  


JOHN RALEIGH MUNSELL (LORENZO DOW MUNSELLE  THOMAS MUNSELL JR., THOMAS MUNSELL, JOHN,  JOHN) was born November 23, 1854 in Licking, Oh, and died April 11, 1930 in Dixon Lee Co., Il. He married LUSETTA HOLLIDAY March 23, 1876 in Dixon Lee Co., Il., daughter of CALEB HOLLIDAY and NANCY DUVALL. She was born December 18, 1852 in Jefferson, Il., and died February 08, 1930 in Dixon Lee Co., Il.

Death certificate for John **Death certificate for Lusetta


i. WILLIAM OTIS MUNSELLE, b. October 15, 1879, Mt. Vernon, IL; d. March 12, 1958, Dixon, IL.

ii. MARY DOWE MUNSELLE, b. February 13, 1883, Farrington Twp, Il; d. February 08, 1940, Dixon, Il.

iii. CORA L. MUNSELLE, b. April 1887, Il.

This might be a photo of Lusetta. This was taken around 1880s in Mt Vernon, IL. by the Hitchcock photography studio and it was found amongst Otis Munselle's possessions. John is right.


Marriage Certificate- John R & Lusetta Jefferson County IL

This is a photo taken in the 1960s of John R . Munselle's home in Jefferson County IL. He built the home himself and it has since burned down. John was a farmer and Lusetta a housewife as listed on the 1900 census of Jefferson County





Mary Dowe "Mollie" Munsell Barton

b Feb 13, 1883 IL

d Jan 8, 1940   IL

m. 1st John Barton then Everet Trowbridge, Mr. Martin and finally James Cornstubble.



William Otis Munselle

b Oct 16, 1879

d March 15, 1958

Otis m. May Shipp ( daughter of William Shipp and Martha Ellen Casner ).We are descended from their daughter Cora.


Cora L. Munselle

b April 1887

d 1902

"Miss Cora and Miss Mollie c 1891" --->



Lusetta Holliday Munsell    Death notice Dixon, IL February 8th 1930Buried :Oakwood Cemetery Lee County,  IL Feb 10, 1930


John Raleigh ( Riley ) Munsell  Death Notice Dixon,  Il   Buried : Oakwood Cemetery Lee County, IL April 12, 1930



John R and Lusetta's  graves are marked by the stone in center of photo.

Oakwood Cemetery - Dixon Twp., Lee Co., IL

MUNSELL, John Raleigh 23 Nov 1854

11 Apr 1930

Lusetta Holliday Lorenzo & Fedelia (Smith) Munsell
MUNSELL, Lusetta (Holliday) 18 Dec 1852 08 Feb 1930 John Munsell Caleb & Nancy (Duvall) Holliday