Fayette County Queries for 2000
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Posted by Janet Burcham <[email protected]> on Sat, 24 Jun 2000

I am looking for information about George Wygandt born in 1833 who came to IL after serving in the Civil War. He married Sarah Taube. George had two sisters named Lydia and Barbara who lived in St. Elmo. One of the sisters married a Meyer. George and Sarah had one child, Nettie who married Lewis Burcham. Any information about this family would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Posted by Polley Lawrence <[email protected]> on Wed, 21 Jun 2000

Seeking newspaper documentation of Rev. Alfred Bliss obituary. He did not actually die, but had the privledge of reading his obituary in the Vandalia newspaper sometime between the time of 1855-1865. He was a Methodist circuit rider preacher & was accused of helping slaves escape prior to or during the Civil War. There was a "hit" out on him & someone thought he was killed. However, they killed the wrong person--but reported that Rev. Bliss died. I would like to get a copy of that newspaper account. I live in GA and do not have the opportunity to do my own research. Where are the old Vandalia newspapers housed? Is there someone from the Historical Society or Genealogical Society willing to do look-ups? Please e-mail me. Thanks! Polley

Posted by Helen Estes <[email protected]> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000

Looking for parents of Charles ARNOLD. He was born about 1876 maybe in Fayette or Bond Co. He married Sypha May MOREY in Fayette Co., IL, 24 Mar 1897. They had one daughter, Roberta, who married Eli GREEN. I believe his family is in Fayette Co., in 1880, he would be a child at this time.

Posted by Joan<[email protected]> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000

Looking for information on Russel Loomis and his wife Susan Maria Bronson. Both died before 1850 and left son Charles Tucker. Also daughter Charlotte who married William Marshall.

Posted by Sherry Petersen<[email protected]> on Wed, 07 Jun 2000

I have the following Fayette Co Hawkins...Any connections? John Hawkins was born about 1782 in TN.. He died 1840's in Pr. East Fork, Clinton Co., IL..
AFN:3LDM-C3  John married Polly Carney on Oct. 22, 1816 in Maury Co, TN.. Polly was born about 1784 in Grainger, TN.. John Hawkins and Polly Carney had the following children:  1.John Dillard Hawkins was born Sept. 15, 1816 in TN.. He died Oct 3, 1890. 2.Reuben Turpin Hawkins was born Oct. 7, 1812 in TN. He died Feb. 1859 in Madison Co., AR. 3.Griffith Tumey Hawkins was born 1814 in TN. He died Apr. 24, 1854 in Pope Township,Fayette,IL?.
4.Bathsheba L. Hawkins was born 1818 in TN.  5.Joshua Hawkins was born 1820 in TN.
AFN:3LDP-RF  6.William Hawkins was born 1822 in TN.  AFN:3LDP-SL

Posted by Kathy Frazee <[email protected]> on Sun, 28 May 2000

My grandparents James R. Mathias and Cleta Marie Mathias (Bolt) were born in Ramsey Il (Fayette County).
James Mathias's parents were John Franklin Mathias and Viola Branham. He had 4 brothers and 1 sister. Clyde, Geroge Washington "Tim", Leonard, Bentley, and Shelley. Cleta Marie Bolt's parents were Lewis Crawford Bolt and Millie Ann Diveley. She had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Ransom (died at birth), Lemuell (died at birth) , Eugene, Bertha, Goldie "Tony"(who married George Washington Mathias), and Leta her twin sister. Her grandparents were Isaac B. Bolt and Matilda Adeline Radcliff (Matilda was married twice previously to Hiram Roundtree Cline and Aaron Davis). Issac's father I think was a Lewis Bolt born about 1813 in Virginia. I would appericate any further information any one has on either of these familys.

Posted by Doug Wood <[email protected]> on Sat, 27 May 2000

I am attempting to find out if Ezekiel Wood is buried in Fayette Co. He may have moved to Fayette Co. with his sons, Anson, Grandison, Enoch, Samuel Francis, Leah, and David, from Kentucky about 1820 to 1840. Grandison was the Post Master of Vandalia in 1844. The sons eventually all moved to Wyoming, Iowa Co., Wisconsin about 1848. Any help is appreciated. [email protected]

Posted by Dan Haselett<[email protected]> on Fri, 26 May 2000

Searching for info on Mize family, Fayette County 1920's. Thelma (Mize) Haslett, brothers and sisters are Gracie,Rosella,Mae,Esta ,Charlie,Bob and Ben.

Posted by Dan Haselett<[email protected]> on Fri, 26 May 2000

Looking for info on Eddie Haslett and his wife Kim. Born in Fayette, St Elmo area in 1884 and 1886. Also looking for Eddie's brother Berthel Haslett. Any help appreciated.

Posted by james king <[email protected]> on Tue, 23 May 2000

On 7/3/1866, my g-g-grandparents Daniel King and Mary Richardson were married in Fayette County. Am looking for information on either of these two families. Daniel was born in IL (county unknown) in 1841. I have no information on Mary, other than the fact that she died about 1873 in IL. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by Sandra Hultquist<[email protected]> on Tue, 16 May 2000

Samuel SPENCE & his wife, Abigail (NEEL), moved to Fayette County, IL shortly after they married on 24 March 1843. He was from TN, she was from KY. They had five children in Fayette, Co. - Elnora/Ella SPENCE b:1847 m: John COOK 12 June 1873, George Monroe SPENCE b: 25 Aug 1848 m: Minnie KEADY 22 Aug 1880 d: 20 Oct 1939, Chicago, IL, Julia Olive SPENCE b: Nov 1855 m: C.W. DEVOE & J. RINGLAND. Child: Pearl DEVOE b: 1778. - Samuel John SPENCE b: 13 Feb 1859 Vandalia m: Eva May PATTON 18 Oct 1882, Joliet, IL. d: 3 July 1929, Chicago, IL.- Rebecca Luella SPENCE b: 1854.  An E.D.B. SPENCE was listed with Samuel & Abigail SPENCE in the 1850 US census. He was born in 1841. He disappears after that. No relationship given.
Other SPENCES in Fayette Co., at the time - possibly related: John SPENCE m: Celina CARSON (widow of Wm. NICHOLS) 23 Mar 1848. 1 child: Jane SPENCE b:11 Nov 1848. Jane married Cass BURRUS. Jane SPENCE m: Emery P. HALL 28 Mar 1867 Sarah SPENCE m: John G. PHILLIPS 8 Apr 1847
Any help with these families appreciated.

Posted by Judy Mahon <[email protected]> on Mon, 15 May 2000

My great grandfather, William Wallace POE (b. 1867, d 1943), and great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth WRIGHT, came from Fayette County. I have been given an outline of their ancestors by a cousin ( who has since passed away) and I am now trying to "flesh out" this outline.
William Wallace was the son of Fielding Wood POE and Nancy Jane BROWNING
Fielding Wood was the son of Fielden Wood POE and Letty NICHOLSON
Fielden Wood POE was the son of William POE and Charity RODGERS
William POE was the son of William POE and Sally ?
Hope this rings a bell with someone. Would love to correspond with another "cousin"!! Have some info on descendants. Thanks, JUDY e-mail: [email protected]

Posted by Sherry Petersen<[email protected]> on Fri, 05 May 2000

I have a John CAHILL, born in 1833 in Ireland married 3 times: Katie Fowler-probably PA, Elizabeth Dukes 1866 (from NC?) Fayette County (divorced 1872-Marion Co.), and Susan (HURT) MULCAHAY in 1880, Fayette Co. John's wife Katie Fowler died in 1865 in Clinton Co. They lived in Patoka,Marion Co. Are there any connections with the Dukes and Mulcahay families?

Posted by Julie Ward<[email protected]> on Thu, 27 Apr 2000

I am looking for any information on the Robinson family. Father was William N. Robinson Jr. and mother was Urania Anna Roberts. Urania Anna died in Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL in 1890 and is buried at the Old State Cemetery. Can anyone give me dates? Can anyone tell me if William is buried with her? Their children are: Edward, Barbara Ellen, Maggie, Hester, Lizzie, Hagger, Mahala, Ike, & Tom Charles. Did any of the children go to IL with them? Edward stayed in IN after he married. But I have no idea on the other children. Please help!!  Julie

Posted by Lane Trueblood<[email protected]> on Thu, 27 Apr 2000

Looking for information on Perry Arthurs -- born about 1865 in Vinton County, Ohio. Married my G Aunt Lena Trueblood 7/8/1894 in Ramsey Township, Fayette County, Illinois

Posted by Patti<[email protected]> on Thu, 27 Apr 2000

George Washington TUCKER was b. 1863 in Fayette Co., but who where his parents? I believe his father's name was Mich, but have been unable to find him. Help in finding George's father will be appreciated!

Posted by Karen Motschall<[email protected]> on Tue, 18 Apr 2000

I would appreciate help finding information on Viola May Sidwells marriage to Daniel E. Shelton. It would have occured between 1920 and 1922. It would have happened in Fayette County, Ill. unless people eloped to another area.
Thanks for any help.

Posted by Lyle Tallon<[email protected]> on Fri, 14 Apr 2000

I am looking for any record of Descendents of Eli Barton and Susan Peasley m. 2/24/1870 Children born in Fayette County were Mary, Mattie, Sylvester, and R W Barton Also John Peasley lived in Ramsey circa 1875 and looking for his descendents

Posted by Vicky Dunn<[email protected]> on Wed, 05 Apr 2000

Need info on Thomas Jefferson Gillespie married to Mary Alice Edmonds. Thomas was born August 18,1855. The had a son George Wilson Gillespie he married Cliffie Maude Lansford. He was other children, John,Toney,Emma, and Polly. I have info on two brothers of Thomas', Toney and Albert Potts. I'm not sure about the Potts. Thomas was in the 1900 Fayette County, Illinois census. I can't seem to find anything else on Thomas.

Posted by Melvin A. Fought <[email protected]> on Sun, 02 Apr 2000

My maternal grandparents were married in 1882 in Fayette Co. Ill. by Justice of the Peace W.P. Lankford. My paternal grandmother's maiden name is Lankford. I have no information on that limb of the tree. Any help along those lines would be appreciated.

Posted by Melvin A. Fought<[email protected]> on Sun, 02 Apr 2000

Bennett Anderson born April 30, 1830 in Ramsey, Fayette Co. Ill. married Elizabeth Merriman Nov. 25, 1848. Any information on Bennett's parents would be appreciated.

Posted by Tim Coyle<[email protected]> on Sun, 02 Apr 2000

I am looking for any photo's of the Vandalia RR Station ca 1880. My Greatgrandfather Edward S. Coyle was the telegraph operator there, where he lived with his wife Fannie and two of thier children were born in the station. Please e-mail me with ANY info at all about this RR station or this family. I appreciate your efforts!  Tim

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