Virginia Catlett Lamon was the daughter of Herald Catlett
a native of Charlottesville, VA. Catlett moved to Vermilion
County in October of 1846.
From "Past and Present of Vermilion County 1903" by G.C. Pearson
"Mrs Virginia Lamon 91, one of the oldest women of the county, and the oldest resident in Fairmount, died there at 11 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of her daughter Mrs C.V. Tilton, after a long illness. She had been in failing health for over a year and had been bedfast for over ten months.
"Mrs. Lamon was born in Charlottesville, VA, May 16, 1835. She came with her parents Lawrence Talifero and Sallie Nelson Catlett to Illinois in 1844, travelling overland in a canvas-covered wagon, while the men rode horseback. They built a log cabin near the edge of the timber north of Fairmont. She was the last of a family of twelve children, all of whom were prominent in the early history of Vance township. She was the widow of Dr. Charles E. Lamon who died Sept 29, 1919.
"The funeral service will be held a the Baptist church in Fairmount, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Roy T. Campbell, pastor of this church, will have charge of the service."
From: The Danville Commercial-News" Wed. Sept. 23, 1925